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Tips for Success on Your Project Management Examination

Tips for Success on Your Project Management Examination

Project Management
According to statistics, in the last few years, one of the skillsets that have become quite essential for working professionals is Project Management Professional (PMP). The number of candidates for this exam is forever growing; however, not everyone successfully achieves the results they planned on which hampers their future plans. Hence, this article offers a few tips that will help project managers attain a passing score. Take a look! More understanding and less memorizing One of the grave mistakes which examinees make is trying to memorize a lot of aspects without understanding it in detail. What one should keep in mind is that this is a practical test that will help examiners understand his/her’s Project Management application theories and concepts in different real-world scenarios and situations. Due to the ever-increasing…
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10 Project Management Trends You Can No Longer Ignore in 2020

10 Project Management Trends You Can No Longer Ignore in 2020

Project Management
Project management is a booming trend in all organizations. All the business people want to find a way to manage their projects in an effective manner to boost the productivity of the business and the only solution is to use the methodologies of project management. Day by day new methodologies are adopted by all the software and developers are keenly developing new software to handle the projects and to overcome the limitations in the features of the software. They upgrade the software and release the new version into the Market. The competition is really high among the developers to upgrade the new version of Project Management software. Image by Dirk Wouters from Pixabay Here we can see the trends that will drive the project management to the top so that it will be…
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Project Management Workshops Dublin

Project Management Workshops Dublin

Dublin
Project Management Bootcamp Dublin January 20 - January 22 €1.900 This 3-day workshop is intended for people who want to learn the fundamentals of project management, while not necessarily seeking to be certified as such. The classroom content will focus firstly on how to develop the project description (scope), as well as the associated budget and schedule. Additionally, other critical management tasks shall be included, such as dealing with changes, addressing risks, determining the quality objectives and how to reach them, as well as how to deal with risks and… Find out more » PMI-ACP Exam Preparation Course Dublin January 27 - January 29 €1.900 This 3-day course satisfies the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) 24 contact hours needed to take the certification exam and includes the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® Handbook in preparation…
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Project Management Workshops Berlin

Project Management Workshops Berlin

Berlin
These workshops are intended for professionals who want to learn the fundamentals of project management. The classroom content will focus firstly on how to develop the project description (scope), as well as the associated budget and schedule. Additionally, other critical management tasks shall be included, such as dealing with changes, addressing risks, determining the quality objectives and how to reach them, as well as how to deal with risks and stakeholder management. Agile and Scrum Foundations Berlin February 17, 2020 - February 18, 2020 €1.300   This is a two-day class geared towards flexible projects with quick turnaround demands, such as IT and R&D, where the requirements and solutions evolve through collaboration among cross-functional teams. It is geared towards fast-changing project requirements, which will lead to improved quality control, greater…
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PMP Exam is Changing

PMP Exam is Changing

Project Management
Initially, there was a new version of the PMP Exam expected for this month (December 2019.) However, the changes have been delayed until 1 July 2020. That means that, if you have been preparing for the PMP, make sure to take the exam by 30 June 2020. As you will note, this gives you ample time to study and/or finish studying, as well as schedule a convenient time to sit for the exam. Also, for those of you wondering why the exam keeps changing every few years, it is important to note that these changes are crucial in keeping up with the demands of various industries and organizations. The fact that new topics and/or emphases are introduced into the exam and PMBOK every 3 – 5 years means that the…
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Why do PMOs Fail?

Why do PMOs Fail?

Project Management
More and more Project Management Offices (PMOs) are seen both as saviors as well as fiascos waiting to happen. Through empirical and statistical data, we now that companies all over the world get very excited about the idea of having some sort of internal entity that will help with managing resources, provide training, set overall standards and guidelines, and be the repository, as well as aggressive collector of lessons learned and other helpful internal data. However, most people also know or have heard of, PMOs that fail within a year of their implementation. Therefore, managing principals and project managers get excited about the thought of having a PMO, but are also wary of being the ones whose PMO fails on their watch. So what is the answer? Go ahead and…
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Project Management Tips Right Resourcing Your Project

Project Management Tips Right Resourcing Your Project

Project Management
Finding the right resources, whether human ones or equipment or tools, can be a challenging task all its own, but an essential one; especially the human type. However, there are ways to prepare for this task. If you have been working at your company for a few years, then you should have first-hand knowledge of the staff’s abilities, capabilities, and personalities. However, if you are new to your company and/or to the staff, then your ability to select the right personnel is not as easy; or if you are about to hire new team members. So how can we overcome this challenge? We all use CVs, check references, ask the usual questions regarding experience, challenges they have encountered, and the typical “where do you see yourself in 5 years.” Additionally,…
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Project Management Change versus Risk

Project Management Change versus Risk

Project Management, Risk Management
Change and Risk are similar in the sense that they both deal with uncertainty. In other words, they are both unknowns, which may or may not occur, and they can both have negative and positive impacts on a project. So how do we distinguish them?   In the simplest of terms, “risks” can and usually are identified at the beginning of a project, as well as throughout the project, as soon as any potential new risks are identified. However, “change” is unanticipated and, therefore, poses its own unique set of challenges. Whereas a risk, which you identified early in the project cycle, can be addressed through some sort of strategic response (mitigation, transfer, etc.) and monitored through pre-determined triggers, a “change” will occur spontaneously and needs to be addressed as…
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Quality Management Planning

Quality Management Planning

Quality Management
As economies worldwide grow, and manufacturing continues to increase output exponentially in almost every sector, quality control tends, at times, to atrophy and become, to some extent, superfluous. Quality is often relegated to secondary or tertiary levels of importance. This is in large part because reaching production goals, meeting schedules and staying within prescribed budgets are more critical than turning out a good product. In other words, most project manager's focus is almost entirely set on the triple constraints: scope, cost and time. However, we all know that these constraints are only a part of a successful project. This is why we have to have a Quality Management Plan (QMP) in place for all projects, which, at a minimum, must contain Quality Metrics. As I teach in my courses, we…
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Change vs Risk Project Management

Change vs Risk Project Management

Project Management
Change versus Risk:  The quick and straightforward definitions for “Change” and “Risk” are as follows: changes are usually unexpected, and almost always unwelcome, though they need not be. More on that later. “Risks,” on the other hand, are usually identified, qualified, quantified and planned for, to some extent, within the “planned risk response” process. However, there still could be some unforeseen aspects (i.e. changes) in identified risks. Our qualification and quantification of the probability of a risk occurring, as well as their impacts, are, as we all know, estimates and not an exact science. We truly do not know how bad or good a risk will be until it appears and we address it. On the other hand, “changes,” when they occur, almost always automatically come with risks. These can…
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