Planning for GDPR

Planning for GDPR

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The GDPR Plan: Getting Started Even though the implementation deadline for the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is fast approaching (25 May 2018,) there are still many companies of all sizes who are not ready for it. As a consultant working in the area of project management, I approach almost everything as a project and recommend to my clients they do the same. The advantage of taking this approach is that it can take something seemingly insurmountable and decompose it into more manageable pieces. So, even with the looming deadline, start with a project charter, such as the following example, which includes, among other things: Statement of Work: Prepare the policies and procedures needed to abide by the GDPR… Target Schedule: by 25 May 2018 Target Budget: 200 staff…
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Developing a Project Management Office (PMO) is in itself a Project!

Developing a Project Management Office (PMO) is in itself a Project!

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One of the more exciting parts of the work I do is help my clients expand their businesses. Whether they buy out another company, open a new office across the country or overseas, or simply increase their staff due to client needs, they recognize the benefits of developing and implementing a PMO. And this “temporary endeavor” is, of course, a project, which needs to be approached as such. However, some of my clients sometimes chuckle when I tell them we need to start with a charter, and then continue on with a project management plan. They see these tools as redundant for an internal PMO. The charter and PM Plan, they believe, is only necessary when running projects for their clients, but both of these documents are essential to successfully…
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2017 is a great year to become PMP Certified!

2017 is a great year to become PMP Certified!

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The new PMBOK 6th edition is due to be published within the fourth quarter of 2017. Therefore, the PMP, as well as CAPM exams will be revised to include updated, as well as new material. The expected changes/updates are as follows: General The front-end chapters will be revised and updated: The Inputs and Outputs will be shown on one chart, and will not include the Tools and Techniques: Tools and Techniques will be grouped as follows: For example, the Tools and Techniques for the “Collect Requirements Process” will be revised as follows: Relevant Agile, Adaptive and Iterative Practices will be included in most Knowledge Areas. Project Integration Management A new process, “Manage Project Knowledge,” will be added to the Executing Process Group. More emphasis will be placed on incorporating “lessons…
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INPUTS, TOOLS & TECHNIQUES, OUTPUTS (ITTO) FLASH CARDS

INPUTS, TOOLS & TECHNIQUES, OUTPUTS (ITTO) FLASH CARDS

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Here’s how these quizzes work: Click ‘Check answer’ to see the answer to each card. If you don’t know it as well as you’d like to, click ‘Need more practice,’ and that card will go to the bottom of the stack so you can practice it again. If you know it, click ‘Got it. Got It advances you to next card.’ ‘Shuffle’ lets you shuffle the deck. Also, try our Preparation Quiz for the PMP Certification Exam [qdeck] [h] PMP Certification Flashcards [i] Here’s how these quizzes work: Click ‘Check answer’ to see the answer to each card. If you don’t know it as well as you’d like to, click ‘Need more practice,’ and that card will go to the bottom of the stack so you can practice it again.…
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PMP Certification Flash Cards

PMP Certification Flash Cards

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Here’s how these quizzes work: Click ‘Check answer’ to see the answer to each card. If you don’t know it as well as you’d like to, click ‘Need more practice,’ and that card will go to the bottom of the stack so you can practice it again. If you know it, click ‘Got it. Got It advances you to next card.’ ‘Shuffle’ lets you shuffle the deck. Also, try our Preparation Quiz for the PMP Certification Exam [qdeck] [h] PMP Certification Flashcards [i] Here’s how these quizzes work: Click ‘Check answer’ to see the answer to each card. If you don’t know it as well as you’d like to, click ‘Need more practice,’ and that card will go to the bottom of the stack so you can practice it again.…
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