Tag Archives: PMPC

Summer Slump for PMP Project Managers

Yesterday I attended a fantastic teleconference titled Summer Surge: 10 Strategies to Beat the ‘Summer Slump’ by my mentor Darren Hardy. The content got me to thinking more deeply about the term ‘Enterprise Environmental Factors’ related to Planning Human Relationship Management. For instructor-led PMP Certification training see our Project Management course schedule.   Darren’s presentation shared … Continue reading Summer Slump for PMP Project Managers

Getting those PDUs – Professional Development Units

Shout out to the sales and marketing personnel at Interface Technical Training who inspired this blog… They continually receive the question, “What counts toward PMI Professional Development Units?” The answer is usually ‘it depends’, since credential holders self report. This blog will at least clarify which Interface Technical Training courses comply with PMI guidelines based … Continue reading Getting those PDUs – Professional Development Units

PMXPO Project Management 2015 Virtual Global Congress – Recap

One long, fruitful day. 6.5 PDU’s. New insight into the direction of PMI and the world of project management. I attended Projectmanagement.com’s 2015 virtual Global Congress yesterday (April 30, 2015). Admittedly skepticism led to event attendance. Would sitting in front of a monitor for ten hours listening to virtual/remote delivery of project management content be … Continue reading PMXPO Project Management 2015 Virtual Global Congress – Recap

Games (Project) Trainers Play

Several of my PMP students have requested additional ideas for team building exercises, both general purpose and focused on teaching aspects of project management. Hopefully this post will provide a few new ideas and alternatives. My favorite source for creative and unexpected games is the ‘Games Trainers Play’ series from McGraw-Hill. The series includes several … Continue reading Games (Project) Trainers Play

Getting ready for the PMP Exam: Rent versus Buy

In a recent blog, Getting ready for the PMP Exam: Contract Risk, I addressed relative procurement risk and the selection of contract types. Within that blog I compared the initiation of procurement with the initiation of a project. In our PMPC preparation course, I regularly emphasize the integration with other knowledge areas and insight that … Continue reading Getting ready for the PMP Exam: Rent versus Buy