21 Actions You Can Take Right Now To Get PMP Certified

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So you have been working with projects for a while and have been thinking about getting your PMI certification. Do you need a little encouragement? Search no more! Here’s my list of 21 actions you can take right now to get your PMP certification.

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Insights from Gartner 2011 PPM and IT Governance Summit – A Conversation with Donna Fitzgerald

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Donna Fitzgerald, Research VP with Gartner, shares insights from the Gartner 2011 PPM and IT Governance Summit. Donna Fitzgerald, Research VP with Gartner, shares insights from the Gartner 2011 PPM and IT Governance Summit. I had the great pleasure to talk to one the thought leaders that I count on for advice on Program and Portfolio Management. Donna Fitzgerald, Research VP with Gartner, shares with us insights from her four presentations at.

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My Getting Things Done Setup

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The best thing that I’ve done for my Project Management career was to manage my personal projects more effectively. I am an avid user of David Allen’s “Getting Things Done” approach to personal productivity. It is amazing how it has changed my life.

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What CIOs want from their Project Managers

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Brought to you by: Project Management Telesummit: March 8-10, 2011 – Don’t miss this opportunity to hear fifteen of today’s leading and emerging voices in Project Management.

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The Challenge of Bringing Project Management to Small Businesses

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When Concept Red started “following” me on Twitter (by the way, click here to follow me on Twitter) they immediately caught my attention. Their focus on small businesses spoke to me, since this is one of my passions. I started a conversation with Caron Levy, who graciously answered my questions on their approach to bringing […]. The post The Challenge of Bringing Project Management to Small Businesses appeared first on Project Management for the Masses.

2011 27

A Fool with a Tool is Still a Fool: Overcoming The Pitfalls of Introducing Collaboration Tools

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Thomas Juli, PhD, PMP shares with us what it takes to successfully introduce collaboration tools in our projects. Thomas Juli, PhD, PMP says that as virtual team work becomes prevalent these days, collaboration within and across project teams becomes more important.

2011 23

Leading Projects with the Brain in Mind – The Neuroscience of Leadership with Dr. David Rock

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David Rock on the neuroscience of leadership and the SCARF Model: a brain-based framework for increasing effectiveness in collaborating with and influencing others. Brought to you by: PMTeleseminars.com I have been following the work of Dr. David Rock for quite some time now.

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Leading projects with the brain in mind: Why You Are Not Your Brain with Dr. Jeffrey Schwartz

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Jeffrey M. Schwartz, M.D. shares insights from his latest book “You Are Not Your Brain” on how to understand, identify, and free ourselves from deceptive brain messages. When we are faced with the constant stress of the day to day challenges of our projects, we can get overwhelmed and easily slip into self-doubt, indecision, Dr. Jeffrey M. Schwartz, M.D. shares insights from his latest book “You Are Not Your Brain” on how to understand, identify, and free ourselves from deceptive brain messages.

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Leading Projects with the Brain in Mind – 7 Habits of Highly Effective Brains

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Jonathan Jordan reveals the “7 Habits of Highly Effective Brains”, based on his recent presentation to the United States Senate staff.

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A conversation with Dr. Harold Kerzner

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Brought to you by: Project Management Telesummit: March 8-10, 2011 – Don’t miss this opportunity to join fifteen of today’s dynamic and engaging thought leaders in Project Management. Brought to you by: Project Management Telesummit: March 8-10, 2011 – Don’t miss this opportunity to join fifteen of today’s dynamic and engaging thought leaders in Project Management.

2011 14

Evernote Explained: A Brief Introduction

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Anybody who knows me knows my excitement over a little product called Evernote. They have just passed the 10 million-user mark and they keep growing, so I’m definitely not alone.

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Knowledge Management Success equals Project Management Success

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Brought to you by: Project Management Telesummit: March 8-10, 2011 – Don’t miss hearing Dr. Levin speak at the PM Telesummit. Brought to you by: Project Management Telesummit: March 8-10, 2011 – Don’t miss hearing Dr. Levin speak at the PM Telesummit. Ginger Levin shares how Knowledge management, if implemented effectively and used, is the key to success in project management and can transform the organization to excellence.

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ITIL Planning Concepts For Project Managers

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Brought to you by: Project Management Telesummit: March 8-10, 2011 – Don’t miss this opportunity to hear fifteen of today’s leading and emerging voices in Project Management. Brought to you by: Project Management Telesummit: March 8-10, 2011 – Don’t miss this opportunity to hear fifteen of today’s leading and emerging voices in Project Management.

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Never work weekends again: The keys to a sustainable work pace

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Brought to you by: Project Management Telesummit: March 8-10, 2011 – Don’t miss hearing Rich speak at the Telesummit. Brought to you by: Project Management Telesummit: March 8-10, 2011 – Don’t miss hearing Rich speak at the Telesummit. A conversation with Rich Sheridan, CEO of Menlo Innovations, on how agile methods enable his team to build a sustainable and humane work pace while still meeting the needs of his business.

2011 13

How to handle stubborn resistance to change

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A conversation with Cindy Margules, a Director of Project Management Office, on how to handle stubborn resistance to change. Cindy Margules, Director of the Project Management Office at Convio, Inc, shares with us insights on how to overcome the challenges of leading change. Cindy discusses: The key components in change management and how attitudes. A conversation with Cindy Margules, a Director of Project Management Office, on how to handle stubborn resistance to change.

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How To Be Productive When Things Keep Coming At You

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After Mariana followed up with me after my last post, I decided to elaborate more on how to stay productive while managing all the information that we are bombarded with every day. Be it email messages, “snail” mail, websites we come across, phone calls we receive, meetings we attend, etc, we are given an enormous […]. The post How To Be Productive When Things Keep Coming At You appeared first on Project Management for the Masses. Blog Productivity

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Writing Statements of Work That Keep Your Projects on Track

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Matt Karlyn, a partner with the law firm of Foley & Lardner LLP and is a member of the firm’s Information Technology & Outsourcing Practice, shares his insights on writing vendor Statements of Work that keep IT projects on Track and protect them from vendors who don’t deliver. At the beginning of a project that.

2011 15

Project Management: it is not for WIMPS!

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A conversation with Traci Duez on the importance of developing the courage to lead. Today, I have the distinct pleasure to chat with Traci Duez, President and founder of Break Free Consulting, who shares with us her insights on why courage is the backbone of leadership and how values secure the backbone in place. Traci. A conversation with Traci Duez on the importance of developing the courage to lead.

2011 15

Here’s How To Be Lazy And Productive

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Peter Taylor is known in the project management world as the “Lazy Project Manager.” ” His book of the same title offers great insights on productivity, and challenges the notion that putting in the long hours is the only way to accomplish more. I am always looking for ways to do more while working less, so […]. The post Here’s How To Be Lazy And Productive appeared first on Project Management for the Masses. Blog Books Interviews Productivity

2011 11

Tangible Tips for Handling the Endless Stress in Project Management

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Steve Flannes shares his insights on the five stress management techniques that have proven successful with project managers. Today, I have the distinct pleasure to chat with Dr. Steve Flannes about his tangible tips for handling the endless stress in Project Management. Dr. Flannes describes why Project management is inherently stressful due to matrix. Dr. Steve Flannes shares his insights on the five stress management techniques that have proven successful with project managers.

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Successful Change – How to implement change through people

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Leading major change initiatives means facing key challenges that range from securing senior management buy-in and sponsorship for change right through to overcoming resistance from the people on the frontline who are impacted most heavily by the change. In his book Successful Change, David shares his insights from the experiences that he and his colleagues.

Getting Started in Project Management, PM Ideas for Your Business and Personal Life: Cornelius Fichtner, PMP

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Here is an interview with Cornelius Fichtner, PMP. Cornelius shares with us how he became a Project Manager, and his best tips to implement Project Management ideas in your small business and in your personal life.

How To Be A Brilliant Project Leader: A Conversation with Mike Clayton

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Author Mike Clayton talks about his new book Brilliant Project Leader: What the best project leaders know, do, and say to get results, every time. I recently read Mike Clayton’s new book Brilliant Project Leader: What the best project leaders know, do, and say to get results, every time. I found this book to be. Author Mike Clayton talks about his new book Brilliant Project Leader: What the best project leaders know, do, and say to get results, every time.

Project Management soft skills guru tells us how she got started

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It is no secret that many project managers start their careers as a promotion from a technical position. The IT world is full of Project Managers who were programmers, for example. It’s not a surprise then to realize that while many PMs excel at the technical side of project management, many have difficulties with their […]. The post Project Management soft skills guru tells us how she got started appeared first on Project Management for the Masses.

Leading projects with the brain in mind: The Emotional Brain

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We like to think that our decisions are based on logic and rational thinking but my guest today says that “everything we do is rooted in emotion” Latest Neuroscience research is showing that our emotional brain plays a very important role in determining our thoughts and behaviors.

A Sixth Sense for Project Management with Tres Roeder

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A conversation with Tres Roeder, president and founder of Roeder Consulting. In this conversation, I had the pleasure to chat with Tres Roader, President and Founder of Roeder Consulting, about what it takes to achieve real and meaningful change and project success. Tres reveals why successful project managers need more than great technical skills. They. A conversation with Tres Roeder, president and founder of Roeder Consulting.

Putting Brakes on a Rocket: Managing Velocity, Reward, and Risk at Intel

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Russ Martinelli, Senior Program Manager at Intel, on what it takes to manage a high-velocity program at Intel Corporation and what it takes to survive when one crashes.

Building camaraderie and accountability in your project meetings

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Brought to you by: Project Management Telesummit: March 8-10, 2011 – Don’t miss hearing Dana speak at the Telesummit. Brought to you by: Project Management Telesummit: March 8-10, 2011 – Don’t miss hearing Dana speak at the Telesummit. Dana Brownlee shares facilitation techniques and best practices to build a sense of camaraderie and accountability in our project meetings.

Projectize your life

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I have been the project manager for our small family business for a long time. As you may know, we provide services to the construction industry, specifically in the area of project management. All our clients are project managers in the construction industry. You can see exactly what we do by clicking here. Our company […]. The post Projectize your life appeared first on Project Management for the Masses. Blog PM Concepts

Interview with Pam Stanton: The Project Whisperer

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On our second interview in our series, Pam Stanton shares with us how she got started in Project Management. She also gives us great tips on how to start a career in Project Management, how to implement Project Management ideas in small business and in our personal lives.

Leading Global Teams: Do You Know What it Takes?

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A conversation with Dr. Margery Mayer, author of the book “The Virtual Edge: Embracing Technology for Distributed Project Team Success” on what it takes to lead global teams.

PM Exam Simulator changes on August 15th

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For those who purchased the PM Exam Simulator (compensated affiliate link) here’s an update on the changes made to it in anticipation to PMI’s new PMP exam which takes place on August 31st. From Cornelius Fichtner: PMI is changing the PMP exam on August 31st. The last day that you can take the “old style” PMP […]. The post PM Exam Simulator changes on August 15th appeared first on Project Management for the Masses. Blog PMP Exam Products

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How to replace a vendor who is not working out

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A conversation with Patricia Garofano on how to successfully replace a vendor who is not working out and ensure a smooth transition to a new vendor with minimal impact on your organization. Don’t miss hearing Patricia speak at the Project Management Telesummit: March 8-10,2011. Find out more here. Brought to you by: Project Management Telesummit.

Sittin’ on the dock of the bay… Wasting time? It’s up to you.

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Margaret Meloni just posted this great little tidbit on wasting time. If you have a minute, check it out. I think we all worry that we are wasting our time. We worry we’re wasting our time on this career path, on this relationship. Margaret talks about wasting time at the grocery line. As I like […]. The post Sittin’ on the dock of the bay… Wasting time? It’s up to you. appeared first on Project Management for the Masses. Blog Productivity

How to Manage Stakeholders

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I really recommend you check out the project management community on LinkedIn. There are great discussions there and it is a great place to meet other project managers and exchange ideas. It was in that group that I met Dave Ardent. His great answers caught my attention and we started communicating by email. It soon […]. The post How to Manage Stakeholders appeared first on Project Management for the Masses. Blog Interviews Stakeholder Management

How to Read the PMBOK Guide

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If you are planning on taking the PMP exam, or if you want to learn more about Project Management, you eventually will have to read the Project Management Body of Knowledge, or PMBOK Guide. The problem is that reading PMBOK Guide is as exciting as reading the Yellow Pages. It is structured as a framework, […]. The post How to Read the PMBOK Guide appeared first on Project Management for the Masses. Blog PMP Exam PMBOK Tips

Leading projects with the brain in mind: Building High Performance Teams

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Jeff Richardson on how understanding the latest brain research can help Project Managers build and lead high performance teams. Jeff Richardson, of Empowered Alliances, believes that every team has the capability to achieve extraordinary performance results but so few ever realize this potential.

The Best Resource to Help you Start your Project Management Career

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If you have ever done an online search on how to get started in project management, you certainly have bumped into content written by our guest Josh Nankivel, BSc PM, PMP.

Challenges in establishing an integrated project management system

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If you’ve ever used a project management information system, you know that while helpful, it can be challenging to integrate the information that such tools provide with other aspects of your business. Dr. Onur Tokdemir, Ph.D. explains how his company, Qatar Project Management (QPM) has dealt with this challenge. QPM has the goal of becoming […]. The post Challenges in establishing an integrated project management system appeared first on Project Management for the Masses.

Join me at the Project Management Telesummit

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I am excited to be bringing you the first edition of the Project Management Telesummit on March 8-10, 2011. When budgets get tight, training and professional development are usually the first things out the door. Taking charge of your own training and professional development and investing in your future is the best way to create. Leadership Mindset Change Management Self Mastery