Free project management certifications

Moira Alexander

Project Risk Assessment - a self-paced course on how to conduct risk analysis of different projects using both conceptual and practical developments in modern finance. 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. The site offers various PM modules and certification.

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. However, few organizations have yet to actually unite the enterprise and project risk management efforts. What is Enterprise Risk Management? You would receive an inspection report listing all of the issues and risks.

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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. However, few organizations have yet to actually unite the enterprise and project risk management efforts. What is Enterprise Risk Management? You would receive an inspection report listing all of the issues and risks.

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What You Need to Know About PRINCE2 2017

Arras People

The 2017 update introduces the whole concept at a much earlier stage, explaining exactly why it is so important in today’s working environment. Tailor to suit the project environment – PRINCE2 is tailored to suit the project’s environment, size, complexity, importance, capability and risk. *So If you are a current PRINCE2 Practitioner, your certificate will remain valid until the end of its five-year period.

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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. As a line manager or a Project Office manager, the best thing to look for is projects that skip between green and red, projects with a lot of ‘surprises’ and a long list of risks and issues that don’t seem to be managed. 2017 Project Management Trends To Watch There are a number of project management trends to watch for in 2017.

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Final PMP 2017 Boot Camp and Certification based on PMBOK 5th Edition

Brad Egeland

PPM Global Services – a leading provider of guaranteed PMP Certification training - is offering their final 2017 PMP Boot Camp based on the 5th Edition of the PMBOK. Anyone who is considering taking the PMP exam should take the test this year (2017) before the PMP exam changes. There is risk in waiting.

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What is PRINCE2 Agile All About?

Arras People

In order to help assess the current situation and the risks involved with the approach you choose an “Agilometer“ has been created as a guide to help you make the right decision as to the suitability of using an agile approach. As of 1 October 2016, PRINCE2 Agile can be taken if you hold any of the following certifications: PRINCE2® Foundation.

10 Things New Project Managers Should Know

Girl's Guide to PM

Risk log. From baselines to Gantt charts, work breakdown structures to risk sensitivity analysis, there are so many new terms to get to grips with. There’s a risk that someone on the team will keep telling you that everything is on track and it’s only when it is too late to do anything about it that you’ll realise they were wrong. Manage Risk. Each project risk will need a management strategy and an action plan.

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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 risk assessments. Testing risk response.

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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? These three articles share some of the best practices and how-to articles to help your business reduce risks and avoid costly mistakes. 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).

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Seven Project Management Influencers to Watch

Project Risk Coach

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. His perspective on project and risk management is balanced and practical. 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?

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. Certifications like the PMI-ACP and the ICAgile suite of credentials provide coverage and demonstrate knowledge of these topics. However, maybe you are not interested in agile and want to pursue risk management further. Maybe a PMI-RMP (Risk Management Professional) credential fits the bill?

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What does project management mean to YOU?

Kiron Bondale

Or you might specialize by focusing on a particular aspect of project management such as recovering troubled projects or by becoming a project risk management specialist. ” – 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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Strategic Risk Management and Projects

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Although we face many uncertainties at all of these levels, both in terms of threats and opportunities, we can be confident that our corporate risk management structure enables us to understand the risks, and provides a framework within which acceptable risk may be managed in line with stakeholder expectations. Strategic Risk Management. But how important is the strategic leadership and alignment of risk planning? Enterprise-Wide Risk 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 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.

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. And crucially they will identify risks upfront to help them manage and mitigate the risks.

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Introducing the PRINCE2 Principles

Project Health Check

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). 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.

Kick Start Your Project Management Career with APM’s PFQ

Arras People

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). So I often recommend the – what was the Foundation certification – but is now the PFQ as a first step.

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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.

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43 Learning Resources for New and Experienced Project Managers

LiquidPlanner

Certificate Programs. He brings in PM experts to talk about a wide variety of topics, everything from how to become a PM to managing unknown risks. 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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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. 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.

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Seven Project Management Influencers to Watch

Project Risk Coach

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. His perspective on project and risk management is balanced and practical. 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?

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. Risk Management.

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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. Certifications like the PMI-ACP and the ICAgile suite of credentials provide coverage and demonstrate knowledge of these topics. However, maybe you are not interested in agile and want to pursue risk management further. Maybe a PMI-RMP (Risk Management Professional) credential fits the bill?

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The Benefits Of PRINCE2 For Better Projects And Organizations

Project-Management.pm

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. Applicants with PRINCE2® certifications have more edge, compared to those who don’t.

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. No one will be willing to take a risk on you otherwise. Lets get straight to the point, the year just went by. Revise your job profile and interest - because you have a specific job title doesn't mean you cannot rethink or change it.

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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. Additionally, a project portfolio manager takes care of the projects’ health by analyzing possible risks and improve the former’s performance. Some even require certification for this position. Portfolio Risk Management. . .

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Agile project management- A tutorial

Binfire

No planning, on the other hand, could also cause grave risks to the project and even may cause the project to fail. Do you need a Certificate to manage Agile projects? There is nothing wrong with getting one of many certificates offered for project management in general and Agile positions like Scrum master or product owner in particular. But having a certificate is not a must. Agile Project Management Certification.

Socio political complexity and project management

Susanne Madsen

To reduce structural complexity we can use traditional project management tools such as breakdown structures, critical path analysis and risk management. We want to control it and mitigate all risks up front with our risk registers. It turned out that 80% of the training and certification was focused on structural complexity, 10% on emergent and 10% on socio political complexity. ​I recently heard Stephen Carver speak about complexity.

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10 Project Portfolio Management Benefits You Need To Know

Project-Management.pm

It eschews traditional project management; projects are less vulnerable to risks and they have a greater chance of success if portfolio management is at play. Project Portfolio Management Benefits #2: Risk Mitigation. Risks in project portfolio management come in various forms : governance, resource management, and financial. Be smart when selecting your resources; some companies go by far as to require applicants to have certifications in their resume.

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

Brad Egeland

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. Project managers take note.the PMP Exam is changing in the first quarter of 2018. Does that mean you have to take it now?

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Agile project management- A tutorial

Binfire

No planning on the other hand could also cause gave risks to the project and even may cause the project to fail. Do you need a Certificate to manage Agile projects? There is nothing wrong with getting one of many certificates offered for project management in general and Agile positions like Scrum master or product owner in particular. But having a certificate is not a must.

6 Things PRINCE2 Certified Project Managers Should Do Every Day

Prince2

Below we’ve highlighted a few key daily activities, these have been drawn from the PRINCE2 2017 A3 Process Map , which is available for free download. Manage Risks – Unmanaged risks can derail the best laid plans. PRINCE2 Project Managers are acutely aware of this and are constantly working to manage these risks. Click here to start your journey towards PRINCE2 certification.

10 Myths about Project Management Tools

Binfire

If you have two or three people working on a project, Excel is a good way to keep track of lists, but once you need to identify risks, mark dependencies or share document and get notified when something in the changes, you will outgrow Excel real fast. Myth #3: You need PMI certification to use Project Management tools. It is actually another myth that to be a good project manager you have to have PMI certification.

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. And of course, each of these domains operates in the presence of reducible and irreducible uncertainty requiring Risk Management processes. When managing any project as Risk Managers as Tim Lister suggested, we need to make estimates in the presence of these uncertainties as well. NoEstimates Agile Estimating Risk

You Could Be A Project Manager and Not Even Know It

Prince2

Dates are high Risk situations. The PM immediately identified this as a Risk. Thankfully, their PRINCE2 training reminded them that Risks can be defined as “threats” or “opportunities”. “ The best project management skills are a combination of characteristics and certification. Project Managers often have chameleon-like adaptability, infallible common sense and unmatched efficiency. The best PMs combine these traits with relevant training for even better results.

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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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Project Management Monsters Around Us

LiquidPlanner

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. The resulting mitigation needed to fit within the space available, increasing cost and putting the schedule at risk. Once again, the weapon of choice is a solid product development process: Risk assessments that force you to sit down and ask, “How can this project fail?”.

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How to Run Brexit Like a Project

Prince2

You’ve just earned your PRINCE2 Foundation certificate and your first job is to manage Brexit. Manage risk. Remember that big projects come with big risks. Make sure you assign a Risk Owner who understands the intricacies of this issue. Because Europol is EU-funded, Brexit means the UK risks losing membership. In January 2017, Theresa May proposed a new free trade agreement which “cannot mean membership of the single market.”

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PMP Study Notes PDF (PMBOK 6th Edition)

ExamsPM

We have compiled together a series of study notes that will help you prepare for your upcoming PMP certifications. Risk Management – PMP Study Guide. In 2018, the PMBOK will switch from the 5 th edition to the new 6 th edition. We’ve put together the ultimate PMP Study Notes PDF to help you with the transition. The major change is that the PMBOK will include agile in all the knowledge areas.

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