4 Ways of Making More of a Difference as a PMP

Brad Egeland

by Michelle LaBrosse, CCPM, CAL, CPD, RYT ​ Since 2001, we have been helping people get and stay Project Management Professional (PMP) certified. Many of these folks stay in touch with us – especially those who continue to take Cheetah Learning professional development courses to maintain their PMP certification or earn new PM certs through Cheetah Learning.

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How to Overcome Low Employee Engagement Levels

Brad Egeland

Collins (2001) declared that the top performing companies prioritize getting the right people in the company before deciding vision, strategy, organization structure and even business tactics. Attracting, retaining, and engaging employees is becoming an increasing challenge for organizations, which in turn, impacts on project delivery. Employee engagement is used to measure the effectiveness and efficiency of an organization’s approach to human resource management.

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Why PMPs Should Actually Read the PMBOK 6th Edition

Project Risk Coach

I got PMP in August of 2001 and my PMI-RMP in December of 2012. Four Reasons to Read the PMBOK 6th Edition The Project Management Institute (PMI) released the PMBOK 6 th Edition on September 6 th , 2017. Some certified project managers may respond with, “Ho-hum.

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A Super-Quick Guide to PERT, Critical Path, and All the Other Ways to Manage a Project

Redbooth

And in 2001, a group of software developers met in Utah and published the Agile Manifesto. Most project managers are familiar with Agile and the Scrum Board. Agile works for fast-moving startup teams that need to deliver new products constantly.

Agile project management: A beginner's guide

Moira Alexander

Later in 2001, the agile manifesto , a "formal proclamation of four key values and 12 principles to guide an iterative and people-centric approach to software development," was published by 17 software developers. If you're new to project management and the agile methodology, the answers to these 10 questions will arm you with the information you need to get started. And if you're a project management veteran, these frequently asked agile questions are a good refresher. What is agile?

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What Does Agile Mean in the Job Market?

Arras People

In 2001 representatives of all the leading ‘agile’ methods got together in the USA and, over two days, created the manifesto for the newly formed ‘Agile Alliance’. What does Agile mean? And how on earth do we distinguish this in the job market?

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The Ethics of Project Management, Social Responsibility, and Authentic Leadership

Brightwork

Peter Drucker (2001) famously stated that “management is about doing things right; leadership is about doing the right things.” ” The question needs to be asked from a Project Management perspective – “Am I an ethical Project Manager?” According to the Centre for Ethical Leadership (2015), “ethical leadership is knowing your core values and having the courage to live them in all parts of your life in service of the common good.”

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Software Intensive System of Systems

Herding Cats

They have five characteristics (Maier, 1998) that make the system of systems designation (Krygiel, 1999; Carlock & Fenton, 2001). . Systems Management 2 (2001) 325–345, IOS Press. The domain I work in is categorized as Software Intensive System of Systems (SISoS).

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The “ScrumAnd” Stance (requiring thought and discipline)

Gunther Verheyen

Since Scrum’s inception in 1995 and the definition of ‘Agile’ as a set of values and principles in 2001, Scrum gradually became the most preferred way for people, teams and organizations worldwide to become more Agile. Try organizing a party in a “Yes, but…” atmosphere.

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Quote of the Day

Herding Cats

When they could no longer blame fate, they were in despair - Anais Nïn , in Improving Project Performance: Eight Habits of Successful Project teams , Jerry Wellman, Palgrave, 2001.

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Software Intensive System of Systems

Herding Cats

They have five characteristics (Maier, 1998) that make the system of systems designation (Krygiel, 1999; Carlock & Fenton, 2001). . Systems Management 2 (2001) 325–345, IOS Press. The domain I work in is categorized as Software Intensive System of Systems (SISoS).

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Still Using Excel Spreadsheets for Project Management? [Guest Post]

Brightwork

BrightWork has been providing project management solutions with SharePoint since SharePoint 2001. Executive Overview I have the privilege of seeing so many great projects and solutions. BrightWork Collaborative Project Management Framework and software are no exception. I first was introduced by BrightWork by Éamonn McGuinness, who has the vision of making successful project and portfolio management possible and easy for every organization.

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How to Overcome Low Employee Engagement Levels

Brightwork

Collins (2001) declared that the top performing companies prioritize getting the right people in the company before deciding vision, strategy, organization structure and even business tactics. Attracting, retaining, and engaging employees is becoming an increasing challenge for organizations, which in turn, impacts on project delivery. Employee engagement is used to measure the effectiveness and efficiency of an organization’s approach to human resource management.

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Project Management and Leadership Competencies: A Snapshot

The IIL Blog

By Dr. Willis H. Thomas, PMP, CPT . The Project Management Institute (PMI) ® Talent Triangle ® has addressed the need for project leadership competencies.

Do We Need ‘Agile’ Leadership?

Agile Coach

The agile movement started in 2001 with the Agile Manifesto , but it might shock some people by learning that business existed before 2001 and many organizations thrived before 2001, thrive today, and will continue to thrive long after Agile is dead.

What is Agile and Scrum?

The IIL Blog

The Agile philosophy is best described in the Agile Manifesto , written in 2001. LeRoy Ward, PMP, PgMP, PfMP, CSM, GWCPM, SCPM | Executive Vice President – Enterprise Solutions, IIL . The Nuts and Bolts of Agile and Scrum. Agile and Scrum: What’s the difference?

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A PM’s Guide to Agile Software Development

Project Bliss

It came about during a ski trip in 2001. Everybody’s talking about agile software development these days: project managers, software developers, IT directors, small startups and big corporations.

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The Top Five Project Management Certifications in the UK

Arras People

While there are several courses and certificates for the Scrum methodology, the best-known one is the Certified Scrum Alliance (CSM) credential awarded by the Scrum Alliance, a nonprofit organization that was formed in 2001. .

MOE's and MOP's for a Capability

Herding Cats

1] The University of Queensland, MECH4551 – System Design Projects – Semester 2 2001, Design Methods Fact Sheet Measures of Effectiveness (MOE) and Measures of Performance (MOP).

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Talent Management of The Future

Leading Answers

The term talent management comes from research done by McKinsey in the late 1990’s and popularized in the book “ The War for Talent ” in 2001. We have shifted to Knowledge Work, but how do we find, develop and retain knowledgeable workers?

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Why the Stage Gate Process will Make You a Better Project Manager

Online PM Courses

The OGC developed a sophisticated Gateway Review Process and introduced it across Central Government at the start of 2001. The Stage Gate Process gets too little love from Project Managers.

Limits of a Self-Organizing Team

Leading Agile

The idea of a self-organizing team has been promoted strongly since the Agile movement started to gain popularity following the publication of the Agile Manifesto in 2001.

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Agile Project Management

ActiveCollab

Agile is not a methodology but a set of principles (as defined in Agile Manifesto in 2001) that suggests how we should approach project management. In 2001, 17 software developers met in Utah to discuss their processes that were different from the usual waterfall project management approach.

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Scrum for Newbies: How to Use Scrum to Tame Chaos

Wrike

It’s a method for accomplishing work where teams use principles from the Agile Manifesto made famous by pioneering software development teams back in 2001. At the beginning of 2017, our then three-person content team here at Wrike was faced with a rather large problem.

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Ensure Excellent Implementation when Outsourcing a Project Manager

Wrike

At the end of 2001, Rogers communication installed a new software that gave open access to their 423,000 customers’ emails. While it may be common for large companies to keep full-time project managers on staff, not every company has the benefit of an experienced PM onsite. There may not be enough staff to dedicate exclusively to managing projects. Or certain projects may need specific skills not present in your company. Or financial resources may simply be lacking.

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Agile Project Management

ActiveCollab

Agile is not a methodology but a set of principles (as defined in Agile Manifesto in 2001) that suggests how we should approach project management. In 2001, 17 software developers met in Utah to discuss their processes that were different from the usual waterfall project management approach.

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Misunderstanding Making Decisions in the Presence of Uncertainty

Herding Cats

A Methodology for Exposing Software Development Risk in Emergent System Properties,” Technical Report 11-101, April 21, 2001, Victor Basili, Lucas Layman, and Marvin Zelkowitz, Fraunhofer Center for Experimental Software Engineering, College Park, Maryland. Pich, INSEAD Working Paper, 2001.

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Estimating is a Learned Skill

Herding Cats

Seventh International Software Metrics Symposium, 2001. Improving Subjective Estimates Using Paired Comparisons,” Eduardo Miranda, IEEE Software , January/February, 2001. “A 1, January 2001. Dolado, Information and Software Technology 43 (2001) 61–72. 4 July 2001, Pg. Improving Subjective Estimates Using Paired Comparisons,” Eduardo Miranda, IEEE Software , January/February 2001.

What is Risk Management?

Herding Cats

Maltz, Long Range Planning 34 (2001) 699–725. . Risk management is about making informed decisions by consciously assessing what can go wrong, as well as the likelihood and severity of the impact when that possibility comes true.

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Talent Management of The Future

Leading Answers

The term talent management comes from research done by McKinsey in the late 1990’s and popularized in the book “ The War for Talent ” in 2001. We have shifted to Knowledge Work, but how do we find, develop and retain knowledgeable workers? This post examines Talent Management from two perspectives. First, what works well for agile teams. Second, how does the function change as organizations evolve, showing us how talent management may be done in future.

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Lessons Learned as a First Time Medical Device Project Manager

LiquidPlanner

In 2001, I joined Calypso Medical as employee number 18. Our goal was to create a remarkable medical device that could track the location of the prostate to a millimeter of accuracy during prostate cancer treatments.

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Agile project management- A tutorial

Binfire

In 2001 a group of software engineers and scientists in IT industry got together and wrote Agile Manifesto. The Agile project management methodology has been used by software engineers and IT professionals for the past sixteen years.

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Fallacy of the Day

Herding Cats

Project Succes: A Multidimensional Strategic Concept," Aaron Shenhar, Dov Dvir, Ofer Levy, and Alan Maltz, Long Range Planning , 34, 2001, pp. "On spec" is open loop control on value.

Agile project management- A tutorial

Binfire

In 2001 a group of software engineers and scientists in IT industry got together and wrote Agile Manifesto.

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