Free project management certifications

Moira Alexander

Founded by Harvard University and MIT in 2012, edX is one of the biggest MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses) platforms available and offers many project management (PM) courses. Introductory project management courses. Introduction to Project Management - a self-paced course that teaches practical ways to use project management skills, whether your project is large or small. Intermediate project management courses.

How to Unite Enterprise and Project Risk Management

Project Risk Coach

Learn to Better Manage Enterprise Risks Through Project Risk Management Many organizations have adopted enterprise risk management (ERM) as a way to make better decisions, get stronger operating results, and meet regulatory requirements. These same organizations may have program and project managers managing scores of projects. However, few organizations have yet to actually unite the enterprise and project risk management efforts.

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How to Unite Enterprise and Project Risk Management

Project Risk Coach

Learn to Better Manage Enterprise Risks Through Project Risk Management Many organizations have adopted enterprise risk management (ERM) as a way to make better decisions, get stronger operating results, and meet regulatory requirements. These same organizations may have program and project managers managing scores of projects. However, few organizations have yet to actually unite the enterprise and project risk management efforts.

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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. The Competencies You Need As A Project Manager Today. I’d say that the competencies you should be looking to develop as a project manager are definitely ‘soft skills’ in their widest form. But I think you’ll know within yourself if your project isn’t going right and it’s because you don’t have the skills to manage it.

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What You Need to Know About PRINCE2 2017

Arras People

It’s always been there – the principle that PRINCE2 should be tailored for specific projects or to an organisation’s specific way of managing projects. Judging by the update, that principle is one that needs more attention – perhaps that comes as no surprise to anyone who works in project management because PRINCE2 being used in its entirety, letter by letter on a project is unheard of.

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10 Things New Project Managers Should Know

Girl's Guide to PM

This article, 10 Things New Project Managers Should Know , first appeared on Girl's Guide to PM. It would be nice to think that every company has a formal mentoring scheme, and that you can tap into the experience of other project managers through this. As a result, people managing projects for the first time often find themselves making mistakes. These are the things that I wish someone had told me when I first started managing projects. Manage Scope.

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5 Things You Should Know About the PMI-RMP®

Project Risk Coach

Every project has risks—events or conditions that, if they occur, have positive or negative effects on a project’s objectives. And project managers are risk managers, some better than others. If you want to improve your project success through better risk management, consider getting certified as a Risk Management Professional. First, you may simply want to improve your ability to identify, evaluate, respond to, and control risks.

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What is PRINCE2 Agile All About?

Arras People

The new PRINCE2 Agile guide has been created to provide guidance for blending the PRINCE2 project management approach with agile delivery methods. The six aspects of project performance that need to managed are presented in PRINCE2 Agile as a hexagon highlighting the agile drivers of delivering on time and to budget. As of 1 October 2016, PRINCE2 Agile can be taken if you hold any of the following certifications: PRINCE2® Foundation. Project Management Professional® (PMP).

Seven Project Management Influencers to Watch

Project Risk Coach

Up your game with new project management resources If you had to pick a few people who are helping you grow and mature as a project manager, who would those people be? She is the author of The Project Management Coaching Workbook and The Power of Project Leadership. Elizabeth Harrin is the creator of A Girl’s Guide to Project Management which she started in 2006. He provides insights and practical tips on ways to improve your project management.

What does project management mean to YOU?

Kiron Bondale

If you see your current work in project management as a stepping stone to a higher role such as a C-level business executive then it might just be a job. While you will develop and use project management competencies to successfully deliver projects, you generally won’t commit much personal time to the profession such as mentoring junior PMs or giving presentations. They are likely unaware of it, but they smile a lot when they speak about project management.

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The 30 Most Popular Project Management Articles from 2017

MavenLink

Project management is one of the most rapidly growing fields globally, because of its highly valuable application towards strategic business goal attainment. As a result, some of the most widely recognized technology and business publications are placing more focus on project management. So where did many of the business and technology executives and professionals frequent to find the top content of 2017? 8 common project management mistakes — and how to avoid them (CIO).

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Strategic Risk Management and Projects

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Experienced managers know the value of the ‘elevator view’, that is, knowing when to press the button for the top floor to look down at the bigger picture, and when to descend to the ground floor to get down ‘amongst the weeds’. At the ground floor our project managers provide assurance that their projects are on target to deliver, according to st ated objectives. Strategic Risk Management. But how important is the strategic leadership and alignment of risk planning?

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Professional Recognition in Project Management Matters

Arras People

It’s been interesting seeing project management develop over the years – so many more people want to get into a project management role yet how to do that has led to mixed and confusing messages. It’s a challenging and exciting job and you enjoy it but project management can be hard to quantify to people in different industries. What Makes a Project Manager a Professional Project Manager? Project Management APM

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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. Were they previously a PMP certified project manager who took a CSM class to learn a little about Scrum? If you are pursuing job opportunities then you should research what hiring managers are looking for. Certifications like the PMI-ACP and the ICAgile suite of credentials provide coverage and demonstrate knowledge of these topics.

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Kick Start Your Project Management Career with APM’s PFQ

Arras People

Carrying on with an Association for Project Management (APM) theme this week – did you know that they have recently changed the names of the two main accreditation ? Previously there was the Foundation Certificate – that’s now called Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ) and the other one which was the next level up – the APMP – is now called Project Management Qualification (PMQ). Project Management Training APM

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Seven Project Management Influencers to Watch

Project Risk Coach

Up your game with new project management resources If you had to pick a few people who are helping you grow and mature as a project manager, who would those people be? She is the author of The Project Management Coaching Workbook and The Power of Project Leadership. Elizabeth Harrin is the creator of A Girl’s Guide to Project Management which she started in 2006. He provides insights and practical tips on ways to improve your project management.

43 Learning Resources for New and Experienced Project Managers

LiquidPlanner

Because project management is such a multifaceted role that works with many different stakeholders, we’ve included both PM and non-PM resources. Certificate Programs. Alpha Project Managers: What the Top 2% Know That Everyone Else Does Not by Andy Crowe. Using data from a survey of more than 800 project managers from around the world, Crowe looks at what traits and practices make the top 2 percent of project managers rise above the rest. Scrum Certifications.

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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. This is how the online master of project management comes in. The online master of project management is different based on the school. Advanced Project Management.

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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 some organization uses some project management framework, you need to get certified. 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. Each certificate is different. project-management

Know the value of your change

The Lazy Project Manager

The following is an extract from my new book ‘How to get Fired at the C-Level: Why mismanaging change is the biggest risk of all’ in association with my friends at Tailwind Project Solutions – the extracts follow a series of 5 Challenges that I think every organisation should consider, and consider very carefully: Challenge 4 – Invest in good analysis and good reporting. In all aspects, the project demands the intelligent project manager.

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A View from the Top

The Lazy Project Manager

The following is an extract from my new book ‘How to get Fired at the C-Level: Why mismanaging change is the biggest risk of all’ in association with my friends at Tailwind Project Solutions – the extracts follow a series of 5 Challenges that I think every organisation should consider, and consider very carefully: ‘Change is the law of life. Challenge 1 – invest in the right Portfolio Management. project management apm c.

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Introducing the PRINCE2 Principles

Project Health Check

PRINCE2 is a popular UK Project Management methodology, that continues to gain traction in other locations around the world. Now managed by Axelos, it is part of a comprehensive and integrated best practice suite along side other methodologies such as Management of Risk (M_o_R) and Managing Successful Programmes (MSP).

Agile project management- A tutorial

Binfire

The Agile project management methodology has been used by software engineers and IT professionals for the past sixteen years. The reason for this surge in popularity is quite understandable, the majority of projects benefit when managed using lean concepts promoted by Agile project management methodology. But the tide is turning and Agile project management is gaining wide acceptance as a valid process for most projects. History of Agile project management.

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. Were they previously a PMP certified project manager who took a CSM class to learn a little about Scrum? If you are pursuing job opportunities then you should research what hiring managers are looking for. Certifications like the PMI-ACP and the ICAgile suite of credentials provide coverage and demonstrate knowledge of these topics.

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Understanding the Roles of the Project Portfolio Manager

Project-Management.pm

Management is very important within any organization. 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. The management is also responsible for planning, executing, and finalizing projects. It is at the very top of the governance hierarchy; each process involved in a project consists of management.

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Agile project management- A tutorial

Binfire

The Agile project management methodology has been used in the software development and IT industry for the past sixteen years, but recently it has gained wide acceptance by many number of industries and organizations. The reason for this surge in popularity is quite understandable, a majority of projects benefit when managed using lean concepts promoted by Agile project management methodology. History of Agile project management. Agile project management Roles.

Project Management Trends [2020]

Girl's Guide to PM

Project management is no different: we see trends come and go, or stay with us and develop over time. Recently I’ve been reflecting on what the shifts are and where that is taking us as project managers. And this is a global project management trend.

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10 Myths about Project Management Tools

Binfire

You are promoted to manage your first project, congratulations! Since you are a serious manager you have decided to improve the team’s productivity by purchasing one of the project management tools available in the market. you are on the right track to becoming a great project manager. Truth: There is a good chance that if you are discussing purchasing project management software , you or someone on your team has identified issues in running of your projects.

Socio political complexity and project management

Susanne Madsen

He captured my attention and taught me something about the different types of complexity and how it relates to project management maturity levels. Stephen Carver is a university lecturer at Cranfield School of Management and also spends much of his time consulting directly with corporations. Because of his ability to bridge the gap between academia and the world of project management practitioners, his insights are well worth listening to.

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10 Project Portfolio Management Benefits You Need To Know

Project-Management.pm

A clearer understanding of project portfolio management will help you comprehend its benefits that contribute to an organization. In this case, portfolio management is more than just organizing projects into a single portfolio; it also enables companies to conserve time and resources and create transparency in terms of tasks and decision-making. Project portfolio management benefits vary, yet very helpful to an organization. Project Portfolio Management Benefits.

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The Benefits Of PRINCE2 For Better Projects And Organizations

Project-Management.pm

And that is how PRINCE2 possesses some qualities that project manager s look for when it comes to tailor-made methods. PRINCE2 Benefits #2 – Helps Bust Risks. Basically, all project methodologies assist in tracking the risks and mitigating them. 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.

Project Management Monsters Around Us

LiquidPlanner

Or we don’t want to hear the answers, like “the customers want something different than what the product manager thinks they want”. 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. Management didn’t want to slow down the project to allow a cage to be designed until we had actual measurements to prove that we needed a cage.

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PRINCE2: The Project Management Method Explained

Girl's Guide to PM

PRINCE2 is a project management method. It’s structured, and experience-based, created from the lived experience of thousands of project managers and successful projects. It’s a customizable way of managing and controlling the work. Manage by stages. Manage by exception.

6 Things PRINCE2 Certified Project Managers Should Do Every Day

Prince2

Projects are often very complex endeavours, but PRINCE2 is a project management method proven to deliver them successfully. The activities carried out by the project manager at any one time can be quite diverse. However, there are certain common activities that a PRINCE2 Certified Project Manager will carry out almost every day. Manage Risks – Unmanaged risks can derail the best laid plans. PRINCE2 Project Managers understand this.

3 Things to do before you wrap up 2017

Stepping Into Project Management

This means: Observe the market shifting - and get yourself a new certification or learn something new. You join the course of your choice and learn and if you want the certification you can pay. Talk about your goal/career path - figure out where you want to career path to be at and then talk about it with your manager, mentors and sooner or later you will find your sponsor. No one will be willing to take a risk on you otherwise.

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You Could Be A Project Manager and Not Even Know It

Prince2

Project Managers often have chameleon-like adaptability, infallible common sense and unmatched efficiency. You sound like a Project Manager. We’re going share two (completely fictional) real-life stories where project management helped save the day. If these are “so you” but you aren’t a Project Manager, you should seriously consider re-training. Dates are high Risk situations. The PM immediately identified this as a Risk.

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The PMP exam in Changing in 2018 - Certifiy Now or Wait?

Brad Egeland

Project managers take note.the PMP Exam is changing in the first quarter of 2018. There is likely risk in waiting. One training provider I know of is trying to help aspiring exam takers get ready in 2017 to pass - with their guaranteed pass boot camp training - by offering a $500 early registration discount for trainees. Does that mean you have to take it now?

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Process Reduces Agility? Only on De Minimis Projects

Herding Cats

A Model-Based Agile Process for DO-178C Certification David J. Hanssen, Gosse Wedzinga, and Martijn Stuip, XP 2017, LNBIP 283, pp. 217–231, 2017. A Closer Look at 804, A Summary of Considerations for DOD Program Managers, CMU/SEI-2011-SR-015. And of course, each of these domains operates in the presence of reducible and irreducible uncertainty requiring Risk Management processes. NoEstimates Agile Estimating Risk

PMI-RMP: FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS FOR 2021

Project Risk Coach

2 Why should I consider the PMI-RMP certification? 11 Additional Certification FAQs 12 Help Me Help You! The PMI Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP)® is one of the eight PMI certifications. Why should I consider the PMI-RMP certification?

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How To Become A Project Manager: The Ultimate Guide

Project Bliss

Have you wondered if project management was a good career path for you, and if so, just how to become a project manager ? You may be a natural born project manager. Project management may be your dream job. What Does a Project Manager Do? Managing risks.

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