Personal management is often a limting factor for projects managers.Â This can help: 1. I sometimes have trouble remembering which subfolder I put something into, or have trouble deciding which folder to put something into.Â Thatâ€™s a signal for at least some reorganization required! 2. I try to think of the # of messages in [...]
Entries from July 2007
July 27th, 2007 · 1,337 Comments
Tags: Soft Skills
July 26th, 2007 · 610 Comments
I think the idea of building enterprise architectures is a great ideal. It relates very closely to the idea of project portfolio management â€“ where multiple projects are coordinated as a hole for the benefit of the enterprise. Here are some of the ideas based on experience at the US Army. This topic is sure to be revisited!
July 25th, 2007 · 2 Comments
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July 25th, 2007 · 8 Comments
I recently saw a forum post where a PMP hopeful was wondering if contact hours he had earned through a PM training course are ‘perpetual’. He wondered if they would â€œlast foreverâ€. After a little research, I verified that yes, his training in project management would not expire, and he could use it to help meet his PM educational requirements on his PMP application. The problem is, â€œWhy would he wait?â€
July 25th, 2007 · 865 Comments
Many PMs would benefit by earning another certification because of their industry or functional affiliation. For example, it may be career enhancing for a PM in the pharmaceutical or construction industry to earn another certification, to complement the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification, directly related to their industry. Similarly, some PMPs might specialize in certain functional areas, like Human Resouces, Supply Chain Management, or financial projects. There are often certifications related to those, and you can earn PDUs to maintain your PMP certification while preparing for some of these other certifications.
July 24th, 2007 · 94 Comments
Here are some quick pointers on leadership development and soft skills training: Â Any training assumes that a person has a strong foundation of values, beliefs, habits, etc.Â These are critical to ensuring the person internalizes the training correctly.Â This is why continuous personal improvement â€“ building good habits, developing healthy attitudes, strong character, and [...]
Tags: Soft Skills
July 24th, 2007 · 26 Comments
Someone recently asked in a forum for advice on what they should do next in their career, with a keen interest in what certification could do for them.Â I responded: Â "I would go for something that will help you specifically to get your next job, or perform better in your current job.Â The post [...]
July 23rd, 2007 · 59 Comments
I am dealing with a problemrelated to project portfolio management and web servicesÂ that I think many others are dealing with today:Â "How do you manage project, program, and project portfolio quality in a world with a growing presence of web services?" The problem – specifically in a large environment involving many different projects and programs [...]
July 20th, 2007 · 728 Comments
There are lots of courses out there to prepare for the PMP exam, but I believe it is not just about preparing for the exam.Â That is just a piece, and one that can be overvalued.Â I believe it is really important to get some formal training on the subject, discipline, and profession of PROJECT [...]
July 20th, 2007 · 130 Comments
One of the keys to documenting project management experience for the PMI is to map it to project management processes and project management knowledge areas. This will awaken you to what you actually have done related to project management, and will also awaken you to things that you can do. It also has the benefit [...]