Free project management certifications

Moira Alexander

Six Sigma and Lean: Quantitative Tools for Productivity and Quality - covers how to master Six Sigma and Lean fundamentals to improve productivity and quality in your organization and earn a TUM Lean and Six Sigma Yellow Belt certification. Advanced Leadership for Engineers: Leading Teams, Organizations, and Networks - A $190 course designed for engineers aspiring to become effective leaders and enhance leadership skills through captivating concepts and challenging assignments.

The Essential Project Management Competencies: A 2017 Perspective

Girl's Guide to PM

I don’t have the time (or the requirement) to take a certification course, but I’m always prepared to develop the competencies I need to succeed. Leadership. Project Management Training To Help You Achieve Certification in 2017 Are you looking to go for a project management certifications this year? 2017 Project Management Trends To Watch There are a number of project management trends to watch for in 2017.

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Do We Need ‘Agile’ Leadership?

Agile Coach

Yesterday Adriana Girdler and I presented Timeless Leadership at the Toronto Agile Tour. Our intent was to show that everything we need to know about leadership has already been invented, we just need to stop and look around once in a while instead of jumping on the next agile fad. There are too many other fads to list, but now we’re smack dab in the middle of thinking we need to redefine leadership because Agile requires different leadership.

9 Benefits of CPM Certification

Techno-PM

Certified Project Manager CPM Certification Although becoming qualified may not be required in your particular line of work, there are many benefits to obtaining CPM certification. According to the PMI’s Pulse of the Profession report in 2010, project managers without certification complete fewer projects on time and on budget. In 2017, the median salary for a project manager in Australia was approximately AU$142,800 per year. PM Certifications

Seven Project Management Influencers to Watch

Project Risk Coach

From the UK, Susanne Madsen is an internationally recognized project leadership coach, trainer, and consultant. She is the author of The Project Management Coaching Workbook and The Power of Project Leadership. Another thing I appreciate about Kiron is that he not only is a Project Management Professional (PMP), he is certified as a Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP), along with other certifications. Leadership

Why PMPs Should Actually Read the PMBOK 6th Edition

Project Risk Coach

Four Reasons to Read the PMBOK 6th Edition The Project Management Institute (PMI) released the PMBOK 6 th Edition on September 6 th , 2017. I’m glad I got my certification behind me.” PMI conducts Role Delineation Studies for each certification every five to seven years. The project manager’s role has been mapped to the PMI Talent Triangle — technical project management, leadership, and strategic and business management.

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Do You Really Care About Your People?

Project Risk Coach

Furthermore, some project managers believe their education, training, and certifications put them above others. Leadership Project Integration ManagementDo you really care about your people? I mean really. I have to admit there have been times in my project management career when I cared more about the project than the people. After all, I was under a lot of pressure to deliver the project come hell or high water. And my reputation and career were on the line.

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Seven Project Management Influencers to Watch

Project Risk Coach

From the UK, Susanne Madsen is an internationally recognized project leadership coach, trainer, and consultant. She is the author of The Project Management Coaching Workbook and The Power of Project Leadership. Another thing I appreciate about Kiron is that he not only is a Project Management Professional (PMP), he is certified as a Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP), along with other certifications. Leadership

The 30 Most Popular Project Management Articles from 2017

MavenLink

So where did many of the business and technology executives and professionals frequent to find the top content of 2017? Certification. Here are two articles that provided in-depth coverage of some of the most common and recognized project management certifications. Top 11 project management certifications for 2017 (CIO). Summary: Shares details on 11 of the most recognized project management certifications, their requirements, and fees.

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Why PMPs Should Actually Read the PMBOK 6th Edition

Project Risk Coach

Four Reasons to Read the PMBOK 6th Edition The Project Management Institute (PMI) released the PMBOK 6 th Edition on September 6 th , 2017. I’m glad I got my certification behind me.” PMI conducts Role Delineation Studies for each certification every five to seven years. The project manager’s role has been mapped to the PMI Talent Triangle — technical project management, leadership, and strategic and business management.

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Bridging the PM Competency Gap [Book Review]

Girl's Guide to PM

There is no shortage of certification courses (and if you’re looking for support in that area here are some suggestions of reputable suppliers ). As with many project managers in leadership roles, I have other responsibilities in my day. This article, Bridging the PM Competency Gap [Book Review] , first appeared on Girl's Guide to PM. How far do you think your company goes supporting project managers?

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43 Learning Resources for New and Experienced Project Managers

LiquidPlanner

Certificate Programs. This course is intended to prepare you for the fully-online accredited Applied Project Management Certificate from the University of California, Irvine. Start date: November 6, 2017. Coursera: Applied Project Management certificate. Start date: December 4, 2017. We recommend checking out the “Project Management Training Bundle”, which gives you access to the PM certification courses, as well as the Agile and scrum certification courses.

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Know the value of your change

The Lazy Project Manager

Ability to evaluate and judge – such is the essence of project leadership and decision making. Common components of Project Intelligence include: Project Management skills, maturity and certification (from project contributor through to senior project (or program) roles). Tailwind Project Solutions was formed in 2014 to provide a bespoke approach to project leadership development.

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Online Training: RapidStart PMO Review

Girl's Guide to PM

Diab is the CEO of Leadership Formation, a consulting firm that focuses on helping organisations with strategy, alignment, execution and people. Project Management Training To Help You Achieve Certification in 2017 Are you looking to go for a project management certifications this year? This article contains affiliate links. Having looked at Philip’s training in-depth I’m happy to recommend it to you. RapidStart PMO: Online Project Management Training Review.

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A View from the Top

The Lazy Project Manager

So, failure to deliver ‘X’ will result in a potential fine of ‘Y’, and/or a potential loss in self-certification of ‘Z’ and so on. Tailwind Project Solutions was formed in 2014 to provide a bespoke approach to project leadership development.

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8 Administrative Professional Conferences You Can’t Miss in 2018

Musings on Project Management

Attendees may take a preparation class for the PACE (Professional Administrative Certification of Excellence) Exam and even complete the exam right after the class to earn a PACE Certification. During 10 sessions, you’ll learn about leadership, technology, writing, organization, negotiation, and more. Administrative professionals are behind-the-scenes managers, sometimes making even more decisions a day than the leadership team.

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Conference Updates

Leading Answers

Agile Project Management Certification Events Leadership TravelIn the last couple of weeks, I have had the pleasure to attend and present at the PMI Global Conference in Chicago and the PMO Symposium in Houston. This week I am off to present at a PMI Chapter conference.

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Inspiring Women in Project Management: Amy Hamilton

Girl's Guide to PM

It is written as a leadership fable and many of the traits of my main character are based on people I know and have worked with. I am currently working on a Master’s Degree Certificate from the US National Defense University and am starting a PhD program in Organizational Leadership from Regent University in Virginia Beach, VA, USA. Today I’m interviewing Amy Hamilton. Amy’s spoken at a TEDTalk, served in the US Army, and is writing a book.

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Project Management Apprenticeships: A Game Changer for Business

Girl's Guide to PM

From April 2017 there will be another significant change in the project management world that will open up opportunities for those who choose not to take a university degree. The Apprenticeship Levy comes into force in April 2017 for employers with an annual salary bill of more than £3 million and the money raised will be used to train the additional apprentices. 2017 Project Management Trends To Watch There are a number of project management trends to watch for in 2017.

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The 20 Education Venues for Online Master of Project Management

Project-Management.pm

An online master of project management is one of the best investments one has in order to advance his or her certification levels or acquire one. One of the degrees that they offer is Master’s in project Management with a Project Management certificate. Both the program and curriculum refer to The Project Management Body of Knowledge ( PMBoK®-Guide ), as well as serve to fulfill the Project Management Professional ( PMP )® Certification. Economics for Leadership.

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Conference Updates

Leading Answers

Agile Project Management Certification Events Leadership TravelIn the last couple of weeks, I have had the pleasure to attend and present at the PMI Global Conference in Chicago and the PMO Symposium in Houston. This week I am off to present at a PMI Chapter conference in Saskatchewan and then the Dubai International Project Management Forum (DIPMF) in Dubai. Once I return I will post some accounts and observations from these conferences.

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Got Your CSM, Now What?

Leading Answers

Of course, learning is not tied to credentials, many people are anti-certification and that is an understandable choice. I want to disclose upfront that I have been involved with the development of ICAgile, PMI-ACP, and DSDM Leadership credentials so I likely have some bias and preferences. Lean, Kanban, Leadership, and Emotional Intelligence are all topics that agile teams can benefit from. Agile Project Management Certification Personal Agility PMI-ACP

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PMBOK Guide – 6th Edition gets an Agile Appendix + All new Agile Practice Guide

Leading Answers

Agile Project Management Books Certification Events Leadership PMI-ACPNext week the PMI launches the 6 th edition of its Guide to the PMBOK. Changes for this edition include an Agile Appendix and Agile Introductions to each of the Knowledge Areas. I hope people find them useful. I co-wrote them with Jesse Fewell around this time last year and we have been waiting for the guide to make its way through the PMI standards publication process that includes translation into 11 languages.

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Conference Updates

Leading Answers

Agile Project Management Certification Events Leadership TravelIn the last couple of weeks, I have had the pleasure to attend and present at the PMI Global Conference in Chicago and the PMO Symposium in Houston. This week I am off to present at a PMI Chapter conference in Saskatchewan and then the Dubai International Project Management Forum (DIPMF) in Dubai. Once I return I will post some accounts and observations from these conferences.

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Have You Considered Legal Project Management?

Girl's Guide to PM

There are a lot of project management certifications out there. Project Management and Leadership – can you have one without the other? 2017 Project Management Trends To Watch There are a number of project management trends to watch for in 2017. Legal Project Management (LPM) is a discipline recognised widely in the legal services sector. All of the large law firms in the City of London, along with some of the larger regional firms, now employ legal project managers.

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Project Management Careers Q&A – PMO Manager Career Path

Arras People

There will also be work for you to do in understanding the latest thinking and guidance around Portfolio Management (the latest Thought Leadership pieces from PMI are a crucial place to start, as is the Certification for Portfolio Management ). From a more personal side– strong leadership, gravitas, firm but fair, holding their own, managing the politics, the buck stops with me.

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What is an agile coach? A valuable role for organizational change

Agilemania

Agile coaching is an essential skill for scrum masters, agile coaches, and leadership coaches to support self-managed teams. Agilemania has been facilitating Agile Coaching classes since 2017 and has been well appreciated by participants.

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Lessons from My Winding Path to Project Management

LiquidPlanner

But I couldn’t carve out the time to make that happen, so I enrolled in a certificate program for “Management in the Technology Sector. The program included classes in project management, team leadership, and business strategy. When you query a group of second graders about what they want to be when they grow up, they’ll say an astronaut, doctor, firefighter, scientist or some other cool job.

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So this is why project management is failing.

Ron Rosenhead

Donnie MacNicol posted a link to a great article that goes some way into explaining why leadership development is not working. The authors focus on leadership however when I read the article I thought – for leadership read project management. If you want people to receive a certification great however ensure that those you train are actively involved in projects or very soon will be.

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Socio political complexity and project management

Susanne Madsen

It turned out that 80% of the training and certification was focused on structural complexity, 10% on emergent and 10% on socio political complexity. If you liked this post, you may also like: Project Leadership - 20 essential tips ​ Why do projects continue to fail - and what can we do about it? What are the differences between management and leadership? The secret to authentic leadership in projects​I recently heard Stephen Carver speak about complexity.

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Difference Between Agile Project Management and Scrum

Brad Egeland

Leadership in agile methodologies encourages collaborative culture, face to face communication and accountability. It is one of the leading certification training providers. As the corporate world is rapidly changing in the form of support issues, customer demands, project requirements, many companies are not able to work on traditional business processes as they are not fast enough to deal with the ever-changing requirements.

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Project Management Monsters Around Us

LiquidPlanner

Leadership must understand the implication and make the tradeoffs based on the best-available information. I once worked on a project where the laws of physics suggested that we would likely fail FCC certification testing due to high levels of emissions of radio frequency noise. Monsters aren’t just for Halloween. The undead walk among us all year round. Only on Halloween do they show their true faces.

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The Million Dollar PM Question.To Certify or Not Certify?

Brad Egeland

Where do you stand on the topic of project management certification as a way to be the best, show you're the best, and give yourself the best chance at project success and project customer satisfaction? Is PMP certification a career goal of yours? But certification gives a validation you can't easily show in any other way – there is no question about that. So let's consider 5 advantages to obtaining PMP certification.

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The PMO Series (2): The Most Important Project Management Office Roles

Inloox

Social and leadership competence. Good to have: a project management certification. A quick reminder: In the first part of this series , we’ve already established what a PMO is and what its function in an organization is: ". The project management office is responsible for the overall project management controlling and for the maintenance of project management systems for the entire organization.

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6 Tips for Becoming a Better Project Manager

Brad Egeland

ending with you successfully taking the project management professional (PMP) exam for certification. There are always issues and discussing them with your leadership can be a humbling experience. But trust me, it will help you grow as a project manager and also gain visibility with your senior leadership. We can always get better. Many of us have a long way to go.some are closer to the top than others. But improvement should always be the goal.

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Key Signs it MIght be Time to Certify and Move On

Brad Egeland

There are often times a few signs here and there that it may be time to dust off your résumé, tweak it with your most recent accomplishments – like PMP certification training and maybe that $850,000 successful project you just finished - and start shopping it around. Sudden departmental changes or the combining of departments and restructuring of leadership can be an impending sign of jobs and faces disappearing.

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80+ Awesome Online Resources for Project Managers

Wrike

Index: Online Training Programs & Certification Prep. Online Training & Certification Prep. IIL conducts virtual and on-demand courses on topics like project scope, risk management, and Earned Value Management systems, plus prep courses for a variety of certifications. All instructors have at least a decade of project experience, and many hold an impressive list of certifications. They also offer a Professional Project Executive (PPE) certification program.

MY 8 MOST IMPORTANT PROJECT MANAGEMENT SOFT SKILLS

The Squad Report

1) Listening 2) Business Knowledge/Understanding 3) Conflict Management 4) Negotiation 5) Team Building 6) Communication 7) Integrity 8) Leadership These eight aren't in a ranking of importance but #1 and 2 are tops in my book. Most organizations focus Project Management training on tools, certification, and process. Is there such a thing as Good vs Great Project Managers? Of course there is! Just as with any profession, some Project Managers are better than others.

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Have you got these Future Ready skills?

Lynne Cazaly

While these may not be as specific as in ‘go to this course’ or ‘get this certification’ (don't by the way) -- there are some domains of expertise that will help us handle what’s ahead, no matter our role, project, team, enterprise or industry. agility business agility change fufuture of work leadership work skillsHow to get ready for the stuff that hasn't even happened yet.

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3 Unexpected Benefits of Attending Conferences

Project Bliss

You may think that the only benefits of attending conferences are to gain new knowledge on an area specific to your job title and earning professional certification credits. Don Roy presented on Thought Leadership and the opportunities that abound for you to assert thought leadership. But there are other benefits of attending conferences that you may not have considered. Or maybe your gut reaction is that conferences are a waste of time.

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