Project Management Training To Help You Achieve Certification in 2017

Girl's Guide to PM

If your goal this year is to put yourself in that bracket and get studying for a certification, then I’m here to help! Certification: CAPM®, PMP®. Certification: PMP®, CAPM®, PMI-ACP®. Certification: PMP®. It actually made me want to learn about process groups, which is a rare thing. Certification: None particularly. This article contains affiliate links. I’ll only share with you products that I know to be awesome!

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Free project management certifications

Moira Alexander

Six Sigma: Define and Measure - an introduction to the Six Sigma methodology and DMAIC cycle for process improvement with a focus on the define and measure phases. Project Management Life Cycle - a course on how to apply project management tools, processes, and techniques for the successful execution of a project from initiation to closing. The site offers various PM modules and certification.

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The Top Five Project Management Certifications in the UK

Arras People

In this guest post, Simplilearn , a global training provider (who are also part of the Arras People training directory), give us an overview of which certifications are the most popular in the UK today. The easiest and fastest way to carve a career in this field is with a project management certification. In this article, we will tell you about the different project management certifications that are in demand in the UK and what each certification entails.

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What You Need to Know About PRINCE2 2017

Arras People

According to Axelos , the guidance has been updated – the principles, themes and processes remain the same – to concentrate on the application of PRINCE2 and how best to tailor it. The 2017 update introduces the whole concept at a much earlier stage, explaining exactly why it is so important in today’s working environment. According to Axelos these are the main parts of PRINCE2 that can be tailored: The processes – they can be combined or adapted.

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Processes and Project Management

Project Health Check

We regard Processes as the bedrock for successful Project Management. Edwards Deming said it best: " If you can't describe what you are doing as a process, you don't know what you're doing" Our Project Plans should describe how we intend to leverage and operate our organisation's Standard Processes - which should (hopefully) exist above and beyond the Project. And not just our Project Management Processes (Schedule/Cost Management etc) but the technical delivery aspects also.

Project Management Training to Help You Achieve Certification This Year

Girl's Guide to PM

This article, Project Management Training to Help You Achieve Certification This Year , first appeared on Girl's Guide to Project Management. Are you looking to do a project management training course or take a certificate course this year? The APM Salary and Market Survey 2017 (pdf) says that 53% of project professionals expect to have to take on new skills and training in the next 5 years. Certification: CAPM®, PMP®. Certification: PMP®, CAPM®, PMI-ACP®.

PMP Certification – Are You Waiting for a Guarantee?

Brad Egeland

Becoming a certified project manager through the Project Management Institute (PMI) and coming out with your project management professional (PMP) certification in hand requires time, money, commitment, and dedication to your profession. Plus an agreement and understanding that such a certification makes a difference in your career, your advancement within the profession and how you will perform going forward as a project manager.

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5 Reasons Why PMP Certification Should be on Your List of New Years Resolutions

Brad Egeland

If not then there's still time to add PMP certification to that list if you are a project manager. I can give you five good reasons why certification should be on your list. Project managers with PMP certification earn more. Surveys show that project managers with PMP certification earn an average of $20,000 more annually than their non-certified counterparts. Some employers require certification. Have you made your New Years resolution list yet for 2018?

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Project Management Trends (2018 Edition)

Girl's Guide to PM

Long-time readers will know that I believe certification schemes to be useful, but not the only thing that a successful project manager needs. As the demand for project management work grows, certification schemes are a simple way to differentiate candidates. If soft skills are essential, how do we get them if not through certification training courses? Improving consistency in process and decision making.

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10 Things New Project Managers Should Know

Girl's Guide to PM

Whether that’s through ongoing Agile retrospectives or by talking about continuous process improvement as you go, keep thinking about what you could do better. Then you can tweak what you are doing to improve the project and the processes. If you can’t, read everything you can, research good practices online, attend training and take some certificates. This article, 10 Things New Project Managers Should Know , first appeared on Girl's Guide to PM.

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How to Unite Enterprise and Project Risk Management

Project Risk Coach

Project risk management includes the processes to identify, evaluate, develop response plans, implement responses, and monitor project risks. Here are the Project Risk Management processes : Process. Continual monitoring of risks through risk reviews; evaluating the effectiveness of the risk management processes. Once again, we leverage project management to implement the homeowner deductibles and a process for managing the property exposure/concentration.

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How to Unite Enterprise and Project Risk Management

Project Risk Coach

Project risk management includes the processes to identify, evaluate, develop response plans, implement responses, and monitor project risks. Here are the Project Risk Management processes : Process. Continual monitoring of risks through risk reviews; evaluating the effectiveness of the risk management processes. Once again, we leverage project management to implement the homeowner deductibles and a process for managing the property exposure/concentration.

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5 Things You Should Know About the PMI-RMP®

Project Risk Coach

The PMI-RMP certification process greatly enhanced my knowledge and skills and prepared me to better serve as the Director of Enterprise Risk Management for a large property and casualty insurance company. The certification exam has 170 multiple-choice questions and you have 3.5 Passing the Risk Management Professional Certification Exam the First Time!

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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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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. This is not meant to be an exhaustive catalogue of agile credentials rather a thinking or discussion tool for getting the research process started.  help ground and orient the decision-making process. Certifications like the PMI-ACP and the ICAgile suite of credentials provide coverage and demonstrate knowledge of these topics.

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What does project management mean to YOU?

Kiron Bondale

Being in the middle of changing roles, the thought process I went through to decide to make a change caused me to revisit a question which I’ve asked myself more than once over the past two decades. ” – Agent Smith Tagged: certifications , improving project management. Project Management certifications improving project managementI’m not asking for your elevator pitch for the discipline , but rather what does it mean to you personally ?

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Is There Value in Integrating Change Management and Project Management?

Entry

Project management is the process of supervising a project team through a series of tasks that ultimately reach completion of a defined goal with a specified target date for completion. On the other hand, change management is intended to support an organization’s adjustment to the changes due to either internal processes or external factors. But unlike project management, there is no widely-recognized change management certification for change management experts.

Do You Actually Need a Project Management Certification?

ActiveCollab

You’ve probably heard about all sorts of project management certifications and wonder whether it’s worth having one. If you want to manage projects better, certification won’t help you much. The most popular project management certifications. A certification is different from a degree. Certifications, on the other hand, are awarded by professional organizations and focus only on one area. Each certificate is different. Certificates promote bureaucracy.

PMBOK Guide 6th Edition and Agile Practice Guide - Impacts on Credentials

Leading Answers

On September 6, 2017, the PMI published the new PMBOK® Guide 6 th Edition and the accompanying Agile Practice Guide. The image below depicts the process. Of all the project practices that are in use, (1) the Exam Content Outline acts like a filter (2) that limits what scope goes into the item writing (question writing) process. A lexicon harmonization process is occurring.   Agile Project Management Books Certification Events PMI-ACP

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Process Reduces Agility? Only on De Minimis Projects

Herding Cats

A popular toss off aphrase in some agile circles is process reduces agility. In this domain today, Agile processes are the basis of engineering those systems. IMPLEMENTATION OF NEW ACQUISITION PROCESS FOR INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SYSTEMS. the Secretary of Defense shall develop and implement a new acquisition process for information technology systems. A Model-Based Agile Process for DO-178C Certification David J. 217–231, 2017.

Have You Considered Legal Project Management?

Girl's Guide to PM

Second, the legal services industry is such a distinct branch of commerce, with lawyers using particular procedures, processes and terminology, that the ‘legal’ suffix is entirely justified. Legal project managers are also usually asked to become involved with – or take the lead in creating – process improvement initiatives of various kinds. There are a lot of project management certifications out there.

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Book Review: PMP Project Management Professional Exam

Girl's Guide to PM

It starts with a framework and overview of the whole thing to set the context, then dives into the process groups followed by the knowledge areas – in other words, it covers the content of A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide®) – Fifth Edition as you’d expect from a quality exam prep guide. Beyond the exam content it also covers the application process so it will take you through the whole journey from deciding to take the exam to walking out of the exam room.

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43 Learning Resources for New and Experienced Project Managers

LiquidPlanner

Certificate Programs. Sigmon gives project managers a defined process to not only break bad news, but also improve communication over the long-term. 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. Courses and Certifications.

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Professional Recognition in Project Management Matters

Arras People

After all that training and CPD you have done, the qualifications and certifications you worked so hard to achieve, other people outside the profession don’t get the difference between being a professional project manager and simply managing everyday projects in your life. Professional project managers on the other hand, will use a well-developed set of best practice processes to manage and control their projects so that, in theory, they proceed much more smoothly.

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Introducing the PRINCE2 Principles

Project Health Check

Since the author holds both the PMP and PRINCE2 Practitioner Certification , it can sometimes be insightful to compare and contrast the two approaches to see what stands out in both. Then there is the PRINCE2 "Processes", equivalent to the PMBOK "Process Groups" - essentially the flow of phases throughout the Project Life cycle. They aren't detailed processes or procedures, they aren't step-by-step plans or rigorous methods.

Know the value of your change

The Lazy Project Manager

Capacity for knowledge and the ability to acquire it – projects also require a continuous learning process to understand the change that is being delivered, the lessons that are there to be learned. Capacity for reason and abstract thought – logical application through the methods of project management will deliver a degree of likely success, the ability to ‘think outside the box’ and supply beneficial adaptations to process and solutions will deliver the rest.

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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. In terms of a ratio that typically might be at around 4:1 (apply your own business factor here you should be able to find relevant figures in your business case approval process).

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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. These skills are also necessary to efficiently manage processes, make decisions, and communicate with others. 8 Administrative Professional Conferences You Can’t Miss in 2018.

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5 Mistakes Every Project Manager Should Avoid

Girl's Guide to PM

In the process, all quality checks are bypassed; what goes out is an end product with lower quality standards than the average fast food joint. KnowledgeHut is a PMI Registered Education Provider offering online and classroom courses including CSPO Certification and PMP. I’m delighted to be partnering with KnowledgeHut to bring you an article by Abhishek Gaurav today. To err is human. But if you’re a project manager, erring isn’t really something you can afford to do.

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Online Training: OnlinePMCourses Review

Girl's Guide to PM

When I tested this process out and asked a question I got an answer back in a couple of hours. If you want to align it to the PMI certification structure, in my opinion this looks like the best complementary course to take in parallel with your CAPM® studies. This article contains affiliate links. Having looked at Mike’s training in-depth I’m happy to recommend it to you. OnlinePMCourses.com: Project Management Training Online. Name: Online PM Courses.com.

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Inspiring Women in Project Management: Amy Hamilton

Girl's Guide to PM

The names and processes are different, however, but very results focused. 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. Truly a woman of many talents! I asked her how she got started.

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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. This is not meant to be an exhaustive catalogue of agile credentials rather a thinking or discussion tool for getting the research process started.  help ground and orient the decision-making process. Certifications like the PMI-ACP and the ICAgile suite of credentials provide coverage and demonstrate knowledge of these topics.

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

Leading Answers

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. These include more frequent: communications, validation of solution increments, and review and adaptation of process. Agile Project Management Books Certification Events Leadership PMI-ACPNext week the PMI launches the 6 th edition of its Guide to the PMBOK.

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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. Organizations need project managers who can juggle different operations and processes, all the while achieving the end result of the projects. One of the degrees that they offer is Master’s in project Management with a Project Management certificate. This also helps students become qualified for a PMI Certification.

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PMBOK Guide 6th Edition and Agile Practice Guide - Impacts on Credentials

Leading Answers

On September 6, 2017, the PMI published the new PMBOK® Guide 6 th Edition and the accompanying Agile Practice Guide. The image below depicts the process. Of all the project practices that are in use, (1) the Exam Content Outline acts like a filter (2) that limits what scope goes into the item writing (question writing) process. A lexicon harmonization process is occurring.   Agile Project Management Books Certification Events PMI-ACP

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So this is why project management is failing.

Ron Rosenhead

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. Project Review/governance – ensure that there is strong project management review alongside project governance in place (Governance refers to the set of policies, regulations, functions, processes, procedures and responsibilities that define the establishment, management and control of projects, programmes and portfolios.).

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An In-Depth Look at the Top 8 Modern Project Management Tools

Paymo App

They are also a favourite with the judges: they have won accolades from Forbes (Small Giants 2017) and G2Crowd (Summer Leader). The initial onboarding process links you into 8 How To videos to get you running quickly. Their data center allows for 99% uptime while still meeting SOC1 certification criteria and more. . When you sign up to Wrike you’ll hit a welcome video, and the process to create an account is easy.

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The Benefits Of PRINCE2 For Better Projects And Organizations

Project-Management.pm

Some people assumed that PRINCE2® belongs in a waterfall method—it’s actually not a ‘one size fits all’ process; rather, it’s an outline tailor-made for projects, regardless of type and size. In the case of PRINCE2, its processes are based on their seven principles and concepts and in turn enable them to determine the risks involved, as well as estimations, planning , and stakeholders needed for the projects. PRINCE2 Benefits #4 – Makes Every Process and Task Consistent.

Ask a Project Manager: How to Find an International PM Job

LiquidPlanner

I’ve been spending a fair amount of time looking at what is going to be new and while there’s nothing particularly radical, there are some technical changes within the processes that will no doubt influence the questions you are likely to see. They have their own certification scheme, but you may find some resources there to help you plan what’s possible for working in a non-governmental organization as a project professional.

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Understanding the Roles of the Project Portfolio Manager

Project-Management.pm

These days, organizations are being pressured by the growth and changes in the market to employ individuals with not just a degree in a certain field but experience, skills, and even certification as well. It is at the very top of the governance hierarchy; each process involved in a project consists of management. Overseeing governance processes and meetings. Some even require certification for this position. Management is very important within any organization.

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