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CERTIFICATION TRAINING for Professional Development

CERTIFICATION TRAINING for Professional Development

Training
We all have painfully sat through courses where the instructor “teaches” by reading the slides. The slides are text-intensive and while lots of information is potentially conveyed, the participants don’t engage. Shortly, they have checked out. Checking emails and texts. Your precious training budget wasted. In a digital world, it seems almost counterproductive to schedule a physical training session.  We are all busy and couldn’t our time be better spent than trotting off to some training. There must be a book or online tool that can meet these objectives at a fraction of the cost and time.   Why Online Training Fails Multitasking competes for our attention. According to Gloria Mark, professor of informatics at the University of California, Irvine, we are interrupted nearly every three minutes. Business books have surprisingly…
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Job Search Strategies Over 40

Job Search Strategies Over 40

Career Coaching
Due to changes in the global economy, many executives are finding themselves back in the job market.  Is job seeking a young person's game? My answers are from my personal experience in Abu Dhabi. Yes, predominantly under 45. Above 45 those who have and are still being coached by me are not necessarily searching for new ''jobs''. They seek to find what they ''love'' or like to do or have been wanting to do all their lives.  Therefore, resulting in ''creating'' their own job. By choice? My clients - yes, however, according to many other coaches not necessarily by choice. Many who have either lost their jobs above the age of 45... tend to search for a job until they realize that they are not necessarily respected as they were…
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Word of Mouth Opens Doors

Word of Mouth Opens Doors

Career Coaching
I have a two-year-old and fortunately, I have a killer babysitter - who we love, as does my daughter. A friend of mine was looking for a sitter and I referred our sitter. My friend met with the babysitter and hired her for the summer. She didn't interview anyone else, she went with my referral and was equally impressed with how quickly her daughter took to the sitter. My friend was at work and was mentioning the new sitter and how the summer arrangement was working out so well.  A co-worker overheard and asked if she could hire the sitter for the month of September.  "Don't you want to meet her? my friend asked.  "No - I know you and know you would only be happy with her if she…
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What are the TOP 3 skills you need to be a successful PMP?

What are the TOP 3 skills you need to be a successful PMP?

FAQs
What does it take to become a successful project management professional PMP? A lot! First of all, there are the prerequisites - Four-year degree 4,500 hours leading and directing projects - about 2 years of full-time managing projects. 35 hours of project management education That's the baseline to establish credibility in the project management field.  It demonstrates that you have the hands-on experience required of a project management professional. What are the TOP 3 skills you need to be a successful PMP? In addition to the prerequisites mentioned above, these skills are important to have a successful career in project management. Experience - The ability to look at a proposed project and understand what needs to be addressed in the scope. Project scope is the part of project planning that…
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How should I prepare for the PMP exam?

How should I prepare for the PMP exam?

FAQs
We get this question all the time.  Are there any short cuts? One magical Online PMP Training Course to cut through all the PMBOK knowledge in an afternoon?  Sadly, the answer is no. The exam is quite extensive - The certification exam has 200 multiple-choice questions, and you have four hours to complete it. In the past, 61% was published by PMI as the passing score for the PMP. Now, there is no set number - You need to score at least "Moderately Proficient" in all 6 domains in order to pass the exam. How should I prepare for the PMP exam? "Moderately Proficient" means you need to have a good working knowledge of all the different areas covered Project Management Body of knowledge "PMBOK." A Guide to the Project…
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PMP Eligibility Requirements

PMP Eligibility Requirements

FAQs
According to the 9th edition of PMI’s Project Management Salary Survey 2015, which polled over 26,000 project managers from 34 different countries, the median salary for a Project Management Practitioner in Germany was 78.000 € ($87,245 USD). "Certifications such as PMI’s globally-recognized Project Management Professional (PMP)® provide a significant advantage when it comes to salary and earning potential. Among survey respondents, those with a PMP certification garner a higher salary (20% higher on average)than those without a PMP certification." PMP Eligibility Requirements In order to apply to take the PMP exam you are required to have attained a certain amount of experience leading and directing projects: 60 months (7,500 hours) of experience if you have an associate’s degree, and 36 months (4,500 hours) of experience if you have a bachelor’s…
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How To Get Project Management Certification

How To Get Project Management Certification

Training
I attended a PMP ‘Bootcamp’ led by Jorge and truly appreciated his teaching style. Jorge can break down and explain any concept in a very clear, understandable manner supported by the depth and breadth of his real-life experience as an international project manager. Studying for the PMP exam with Jorge has been enjoyable and he truly cares about the success of his students, always willing to go the extra mile. Mikaela Gallon, Allianz 4 days of classroom training, 35 PMI® required contact hours and the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) 5th edition in preparation for the PMP Certification Exam. PM Workshops (PMW) incorporates both the theoretical, as well as practical, sides of project management into all our trainings. To that end, all our workshops include the following study materials, exercises, and case studies: Project…
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2019 is a Great Time to become a Certified Project Manager!

2019 is a Great Time to become a Certified Project Manager!

Resources
The new PMBOK 6th edition was recently released. 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 learned” throughout the project. “Close Procurements” will be…
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Executive Career Coach

Executive Career Coach

Career Coaching
Rehab Career Session The goal is to support candidates in making informed decisions about their career development and trajectory, as well as offer various tools that they can use – CVs, cover letters, LinkedIn profiles – to meet those goals.   During the session: We will work together to create a clear path to find the kind of job you’ve always wanted. You’ll uncover the hidden challenges that may be sabotaging your success in your job search. And you’ll leave the session renewed, re-energized and inspired to finally find the job that’s right for you. This session is normally 150 euros ($175), but as a gesture of goodwill towards my readers, I am making it available for 50% off for the next 10 people.  I only have 10 spaces available for…
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Planning for GDPR

Planning for GDPR

Resources
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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