Free project management certifications

Moira Alexander

Evidence-Based Project Management - a self-paced course that covers which project management strategies, tools and techniques are most effective by analyzing evidence-based research. 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.

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. You'll also like: Overcoming Imposter Syndrome Overcoming Imposter Syndrome: Ten Strategies to Stop Feeling Like a Fraud at Work is an ebook designed for people who have ever felt as if. Project Management Training To Help You Achieve Certification in 2017 Are you looking to go for a project management certifications this year?

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4 Strategies to Prepare for Industry 4.0


here are four strategies to keep in mind. Instead of focusing on qualifications determined by degrees and certificates, companies should recruit for capabilities to succeed. Download the guide here: The post 4 Strategies to Prepare for Industry 4.0 Robots operating autonomously on factory lines, drones delivering packages to doorsteps, 3D printed organs working alongside our own. Just 15 years ago, these ideas may have sounded like plot lines out of a sci-fi novel.

10 Things New Project Managers Should Know

Girl's Guide to PM

Each project risk will need a management strategy and an action plan. Make sure you understand your project’s benefits and keep checking that they will be achieved and that the project does still align with current business strategy. 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

The selection of risk strategies (e.g., Strategic risk management , a critical component of ERM, is the process for identifying, evaluating, and managing risks most critical to achieving an organization’s strategies and goals. Insurance Company Example – Strategy to Projects Map. PMI-Risk Management Professional Certification. .

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How to Unite Enterprise and Project Risk Management

Project Risk Coach

The selection of risk strategies (e.g., Strategic risk management , a critical component of ERM, is the process for identifying, evaluating, and managing risks most critical to achieving an organization’s strategies and goals. Insurance Company Example – Strategy to Projects Map. PMI-Risk Management Professional Certification. .

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Is There Value in Integrating Change Management and Project Management?


While project managers can plan their whole project in detail before any actual work occurs, change managers must be prepared for unexpected developments and need to shift their approach and change their strategy as needed. Today, more and more project managers are earning professional certifications like PMP to sharpen their skills and increase their industry value. Manage changes to projects or initiatives within an organization on both a technical and human level.

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. If you are looking to set up a PMO in your organisation then this will help you get started efficiently and make everyone feel that you are a pro at all this strategy and set up stuff! Project Management Training To Help You Achieve Certification in 2017 Are you looking to go for a project management certifications this year?

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How to Juggle Work With Your PMP Study Plan

Girl's Guide to PM

Treat getting your PMP certification as a mini-project. A better strategy to studying for your PMP exam is to learn something new every day. Compared to getting a project management degree , getting this certificate is a piece of cake! This article, How to Juggle Work With Your PMP Study Plan , first appeared on Girl's Guide to PM. This is a guest post by Helena Liu. Helena Liu. Once you leave school and enter the workforce, trying to learn new things can be a challenge.

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Do You Actually Need a Project Management Certification?


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.

Know the value of your change

The Lazy Project Manager

Common components of Project Intelligence include: Project Management skills, maturity and certification (from project contributor through to senior project (or program) roles). It should be the representation in projects (and programs) of the competitive strategy that will allow business executives to convert their intentions into reality.

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43 Learning Resources for New and Experienced Project Managers


Certificate Programs. Drawing from his years leading technology projects at Microsoft, Berkun offers readers field-tested philosophies and strategies for defining, leading, and managing projects. He invites real people to talk about how they implement productivity strategies in their professional and personal lives. This course is intended to prepare you for the fully-online accredited Applied Project Management Certificate from the University of California, Irvine.

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8 Administrative Professional Conferences You Can’t Miss in 2018

Musings on Project Management

We love these conference for administrative professionals because they equip you with real-world strategies you need to squeeze even more out of your limited time and energy. During this spectacular event, administrative professionals meet, exchange work strategies, and form lifelong friendships while enjoying snacks, music, and too many other festivities to count. 8 Administrative Professional Conferences You Can’t Miss in 2018.

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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. 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.

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Project Management Careers Q&A – PMO Manager Career Path

Arras People

I’ve been working as a PMO Manager for a number of years now and I want to progress further into portfolio level PMOs, getting involved in strategy execution and generally working at a more senior level. Your transition plan could actually mean stepping away from PMO entirely for a few years to gain wider business management and more strategy related experience.

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Farewell to Black Sabbath

The Lazy Project Manager

On the 4th February 2017 I will attend, with my daughter, the very last ever (well they promise it will be the last ever, ever, ever) Black Sabbath gig, nearly 50 years after it all started. But there is much left to be done naturally; raising the standard of executive sponsorship, connecting business strategy to project based activity, making project management a default step on the path to the top, the ‘C level’, of an organisation etc.

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The 20 Education Venues for Online Master of Project Management

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.

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Course Review: How To Honestly Rate Your Meeting Productivity

Girl's Guide to PM

Boosting productivity makes a difference in being able to achieve your overall strategy. The course is light here on practical strategies, but Gord does share a lot of free resources and talks about the kind of things you can do – not in enough detail to be able to implement without some help or further reading, but plenty of ideas to get started if you are prepared to put in some work yourself. Why rate your meeting productivity?

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The Benefits Of PRINCE2 For Better Projects And Organizations

When you align projects with the organization’s strategy, it’s usually a given you do the same with your methodologies. As a project manager , you can always rely on a PRINCE2® certification to help you develop your skills to further contribute to the project’s continuous needs and processes. Applicants with PRINCE2® certifications have more edge, compared to those who don’t.

Understanding the Roles of the Project Portfolio Manager

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. Identifying the multi-project strategies of the company. Some even require certification for this position. Management is very important within any organization.

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Lessons from My Winding Path to Project Management


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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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. At this level they’re just surviving from one crisis to the other without any focus on strategy. The organisation gets it and running projects is an integrated part of their strategy. ​I recently heard Stephen Carver speak about complexity.

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10 Project Portfolio Management Benefits You Need To Know

Be smart when selecting your resources; some companies go by far as to require applicants to have certifications in their resume. Valued projects are not only measured on how long it takes to complete but the strategy and processes that come with it. A clearer understanding of project portfolio management will help you comprehend its benefits that contribute to an organization.

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To Master Information Management on Your Project, Do These 4 Things


There are plenty of strategies to optimize the use of your valuable time for focusing on the most important issues. I did this when preparing for my professional engineer’s licensure exam nearly twenty years ago, did it in preparation for my PMP exam, and I’m doing it now as I prepare to sit for the Program Management certification exam. Knowledge is power.

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How to Run Brexit Like a Project


You’ve just earned your PRINCE2 Foundation certificate and your first job is to manage Brexit. With a Communication Management Strategy Template, you’ll have an idea of: • How stakeholders are grouped. • In January 2017, Theresa May proposed a new free trade agreement which “cannot mean membership of the single market.” But before you can even work as an informed member of a PRINCE2 project team, you’ll need a Foundation certificate.

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80+ Awesome Online Resources for Project Managers


Index: Online Training Programs & Certification Prep. Online Training & Certification Prep. provides a comprehensive course catalog, covering both core project management concepts and advanced strategies. 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. They also offer a Professional Project Executive (PPE) certification program.


The Squad Report

PMI has given us plenty of data on how project success rates rise dramatically when projects are aligned to Strategy and when Champions/Sponsors are engaged. 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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5 Best Project Management Books for Beginners and Accidental Project Managers


Key takeaways: Field-tested philosophies and strategies behind successful projects. Solid basis to get prepared for professional certification. The role of the ‘project manager’ isn’t reserved only for those certified in Agile methodologies or even those who have chosen to become project managers. More and more, professional of all kinds are being asked to wear multiple hats and take on a variety of roles to get projects across the line.

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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. They state on their website “We explore strategies and techniques used to share stories and engaging content through words, pictures, audio, video and beyond.”.

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Ensure Excellent Implementation when Outsourcing a Project Manager


Many of them strive to define their vision, mission, competitive strategy, principles and values, etc., The traditional approach is to look for “project managers” with glowing diplomas and certificates and then equip them with sophisticated project management software and in the best cases, provide them with adequate staff and office space.

How to Create Your Own PMP Study Plan


When you decide to get PMP certified, you should treat obtaining your certification as a mini-project. The Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is the world’s leading certification on project management. The goal of this certification is to teach you a framework to successfully manage projects of any size in any industry. To obtain your PMP certification, you need to pass a 4-hour, 200-question multiple choice exam.

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Strategic Risk Management and Projects

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Their study of 2017 suggests that only 38% of business leaders believe that their business model will exist in 5 years. [3] 2] Project Management Institute, A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, 6 th edn (2017). [3] 3] Microsoft, Creating a Culture of Digital Transformation (2017). [4] Check also Strategy Execution ‘ Strategic Leadership Certification program in partnership with Duke CE.

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Top 12 Most Relevant Project Management Books You Need to Read


The boxset covers 6 topics: management essentials, leadership, strategy, managing people, and managing yourself. Each topic covers the most critical topics from the world’s top management experts, like: Porter’s five competitive forces, blue ocean strategy, the balanced scorecard, and more. The book is issued by the Project Management Institute (PMI) and serves as the study book for the PMP and CAPM project management certification.

Top 12 Most Relevant Project Management Books You Need to Read


The boxset covers 6 topics: management essentials, leadership, strategy, managing people, and managing yourself. Each topic covers the most critical articles from the world’s top management experts, like: strategy and the five competitive forces by Michael Porter, building a vision by Collins and Porras, blue ocean strategy by Kim and Mauborgne, and the balanced scorecard by Kaplan and Norton.

Compendium of Works to Increase Probability of Project Success

Herding Cats

Strategy (#Strategy). Here's how to connect dots between strategy, mission success, programmatics, and technical performance management in units of measure meaningful to the decision makers. Capabilities Based Planning (V2) - Capability-based planning fits naturally with Strategy Based Planning and Business Process Improvement. Successful Digital Transformation Starts with a well defined Executable Strategy for Success - PMI San Diego Chapter , 11 July 2018.

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PRINCE2: An Introduction to the Project Management Methodology

The activities associated with this process include constructing risk, configuration, quality and communications management strategies. PRINCE2 Certification. PRINCE2 has a course of study that leads to a certification in the methodology. There are four levels of certification in PRINCE2: PRINCE2 2017 Foundation. PRINCE2 2017 Practitioner. Basically, these certifications differ in that they offer two different project management frameworks.

Product Management 101: How to Become a Product Manager


Product managers are responsible for product strategy, developing the product roadmap, and defining features. . VP of Product Management: Leads, defines, and communicates product strategy in line with long-term business goals, owns the product management roadmap, manages the product lifecycle from concept to phasing out, develops budgets, and defines pricing and competitive positioning. . Required skills and qualifications go beyond diplomas and certifications, however.

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The PMI Talent Triangle: A Guide [for members and non-members]

Online PM Courses

Take a look at our reviews of the last three ( 2016 , 2017 , 2018 ). PMI picked this up again, in their report, ‘ Project Management Job Growth and Talent Gap 2017–2027 ‘ Here, PMI refers to the three sides of the PMI Talent Triangle as a ‘necessary mix of competencies’ The report finds a high demand for practitioners that have this mix. The PMI Talent Triangle defines three areas for continuing education for holders of all PMI certifications.

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The International PMO standard from AIPMO

Henny Portman

There are three core certifications (IPMO-F, IPMO-P and IPMO-E) that provide in total 15 days of training, workshops, real case studies, focus groups, coaching and exams. P3O or IPMA PMO certifications are not comparable to AIPMO’s core certifications in terms of approach, content and outcome.

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Picking a Project Management Methodology


A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide) Sixth Edition was published in 2017 by the Project Management Institute (PMI). In 2011, PMI introduced a new certification, the Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP). The Essence of an Approach.

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