Project Management Trends [2020]

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? There are trends in all industries and professions.

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The Product Owner in Scrum: Responsibilities, Certifications & Tools

Product Owner Certification. While not required, a product owner certification can be a great way to brush up on needed skills and to learn new things. Certification can also help those looking for a new job, as it shows potential hiring companies that you are qualified for the role.

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Saviom Review: Enterprise Resource Management Software [2020]

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You can also filter on things like certification or location to find the best person for the job. Saviom Review: Enterprise Resource Management Software [2020]. Are you looking for a robust workforce planning, resource management and portfolio management tool?

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Top Project Management Conferences of 2020

It’s a great time to further your education, keep up on your certification and get a chance to rub shoulders with others in your field from all over the world. So, save the date and mark your calendars, whether analog or digital: here are the top project management conferences of 2020.

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Social Collaborative Management: Harnessing the Power of the Many

Speaker: Peter Taylor, Speaker & Author of The Lazy Project Manager

Social Collaborative Management aims at delivering, at the enterprise level, a common goal for the business while harnessing the performance advantages of a collaborative community. This is a vital paradigm shift that many organisations are trying to understand right now - balancing traditional work and centralised leadership against the value of decentralised teams and trust. But the principles of harnessing collective power, collaboration, and community build an underlying ‘constant change’ capability that is critical in today’s new work environment.

Five Highlights of the 2020 PMI Job Report

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The Project Management Institute’s (PMI) membership magazine – PM Network – has just released the January issue with a report – 2020 Jobs Report – available for project management practitioners to take a look at (currently only available for members).

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Best Construction Project Management Software of 2020

2020 Best Construction Project Management Software Rankings. There’s an employee contact log, with everyone’s certification, though it doesn’t allow tracking of expiration and outdated training. This post was updated January 2020).

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PMI Certification Options: Is One Right for You?

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It's too easy to thing of PMI certification as a one-trick pony: PMP. But, the range of PMI certificate options can often be a surprise. The post PMI Certification Options: Is One Right for You? appeared first on OnlinePMCourses.

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How Valuable is the PMP Certification?


It’s natural for aspiring project managers to want to look for ways to differentiate themselves in the job market, and getting a PMP certification from the Project Management Institute is one of the most effective ways to do thatWhile there are many more PMP-certified project managers today than there were just a few years ago, a project management certification is still a mark of distinction. PMP Certification Requirements. So, is PMP certification worth it?

The Best Agile & Scrum Certifications to Have in 2020


The post The Best Agile & Scrum Certifications to Have in 2020 appeared first on Agilemania. Agile and Scrum CertificationWith the ever-changing IT market, its expectations, and demands, it is imperative for organizations to practice agile methods and principles.

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Collaborate Better with Your Customer-Facing Teams

Speaker: Hope Gurion, Product Leader Coach, Fearless Product LLC

Customer discovery is the lifeblood of product teams to identify the most important customer needs to solve next. Often it's the Product and UX members of the trio who take lead on facilitating this discovery. But what about other customer-facing teams in an organization? How do product teams best partner with these teams to understand customers’ unmet needs and decide which needs to address next?

4 Project Management Trends of 2020: What to Prepare for?

Epicflow Blog

Project Management web resources are awash with articles about 2020 project management trends. The fact that AI as a project management trend in 2020 is discussed so vividly doesn’t make it true. We don’t share this opinion, which is why soft skills cannot be named a 2020 trend.

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CSM or PSM – The Better Certification!! The Never-Ending Debate.


When people posted this question to me, to help them figure out which among the two certifications (PSM and CSM) was better, it was confusing and humbling at the same time. When going through the links that were shared, I was surprised at the efforts to commoditize the certifications and realized the source of their confusion. No, I don’t plan… The post CSM or PSM – The Better Certification!!

PMI’s Pulse of the Profession 2020: Creating a Future-Oriented Project Management Culture


Source: PMI 2020 Pulse of the Profession Report, page 2 The new decade calls for a paradigm shift in project management. In practice, around 60% of companies now offer their managers and employees training and certification courses to help them improve their project management skills.

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How The PMP Exam is Changing in 2020

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It’s widely known that the Project Management Professional (PMP)® exam is changing in July 2020, but what exactly is going to be different? If they didn’t, you’d find that the PMP exam was still based on the ways of working we had back when the certification was first introduced.

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Leading Under Uncertainty

Speaker: Greg Coticchia, CEO & Founder of ENTRA

Organizations of all types and sizes are facing common challenges of how to deal with the uncertainty in our current professional and personal lives. How can you plan when you are uncertain of what's next? On a product level, how can you be sure of delivering the ‘right’ messaging, products, solutions, and services to customers? How do you survive to fight the fight another day? In this session, we will discuss important tips for you as a Product Manager dealing with uncertainty. At the same time, we will discuss another important aspect of dealing with uncertainty, and that is building trust, especially while many of us are working remotely or in new or different settings.

How to Become a Project Manager in 2020


They also tend to be higher if you hold professional degrees or certifications like the PMP (we’ll come to this later). Most project managers, thus, end up either learning on the job or acquiring formal certifications to level up their project management skills. Certificates.

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Four Arguments for PMP Certification

Brad Egeland

project management professional (PMP) certification. The PMP is, of course, the showcase certification offered by the Project Management Institute (PMI) and is considered the defacto certification for project managers who are serious about their trade.

July 1, 2020’s PMP® Exam Changes


The new exam, which goes live on July 1, 2020, contains the biggest changes the exam has ever experienced. This is the method for keeping the PMP a relevant certification. The post July 1, 2020’s PMP® Exam Changes appeared first on MPUG.

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Why your people could benefit from professional certificates

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Employees may want to pursue a certificate for a number of reasons , including curiosity, career development, a desire to bolster their credibility, as well as increased responsibilities and pay. First, which professional certificates are regarded as effective within your industry and why?

Dealing with Difficult Stakeholders: Tips for Product People

Speaker: Roman Pichler, Product Management Expert and Acclaimed Author

Leading stakeholders and development teams is notoriously challenging for product managers: They lack the power to tell the individuals what to do, but they need their support to progress the product. To make things worse, stakeholders come from different departments and often have different perspectives and interests, which leads to disagreements and conflicts. Join Roman Pichler, product management expert and acclaimed author, as he shares tips to help you more effectively deal with difficult stakeholders and techniques for constructively resolving conflict.

5 Days to PMP Certification Explained

Brad Egeland

Cheetah Learning - the #1 provider of Project Manager Professional (PMP) preparation and certification training - touts a 98% success rate in getting their students certified and says they can do it in 4 days of prep, you take the test on Friday of that week and you're done.

I have my Scrum Master certification—now what?

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Several hundred thousand people have taken Scrum Master certification courses with the expectation they will be prepared to lead a Scrum team. As an agile consultant and instructor, I am often asked, “I just received my Scrum Master certification, now what do I do?”.


What is the difference between a SAFe and Certified Scrum Master certification


In this article, we will discuss the significant differences between the two prominent certifications in Agile space. The post What is the difference between a SAFe and Certified Scrum Master certification appeared first on Agilemania. Agile and Scrum Certification

Update on Google's Project Management Certification

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I received an email from Google today, as I'm sure many of you did, stating that their Project Management certification course will "launch on Coursera later this year." Our certificate will focus on foundational concepts like empathizing with users, conducting research, and prototyping.

Use Discovery and Delivery to Experiment Our Way to a New Normal

Speaker: Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant, Rothman Consulting Group

Many of us are accustomed to planning for either discovery or delivery. We know how to plan for where we want to be for a product (delivery). And, we know how to plan to discover a market (discovery). Right now in 2020, those plans might not be worth anything. The world is still in upheaval—and no one has a crystal ball to know when we should plan more in-depth. Instead of planning for either discovery or delivery, we can use experiments—for all our work. When we focus on experimentation, small bets, and short feedback loops, we can create the kinds of products our customers will love.

The 23 Best Project Management Books For Upgrading Your Career in 2020


We combed through best-seller lists, spoke with veteran PMs, and read a ton to put together this list of the best project management books for upgrading your career in 2020. In fact, if you’re taking the PMP certification it will be your textbook. The PMBOK might not be the best option if you’re not looking to get a certification or want something more specific to your niche. The number one thing every project manager needs to level up their skills is experience.

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Enterprise Agile Coach Masterclass with Two ICAgile Certifications (ICP-ENT & ICP-CAT)


ICAgile is the world’s leading certification body for agile which offers the practitioner with a clear and broad learning roadmap made up of separate tracks.

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Project Administrator Job Description

We mentioned certification, and having started or graduated from any one of the accredited project management certification programs would definitely play in your favor. If you’re looking for something more than an entry-level project administrator position, then certification is strongly recommended. Senior project administrators are usually well-qualified, with certification, experience and even master’s degrees in the field. Certifications a plus.

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Our Scrum Master Holds the Certification but Is Not Competent


The Program was practicing Scrum for six… The post Our Scrum Master Holds the Certification but Is Not Competent appeared first on Agilemania. I have been consulting a big MNC who has started their Scaled Agile adoption journey.

Using Continuous Customer Testing for Pandemic-Proof Product Success

Speaker: Luke Freiler, CEO and co-founder of Centercode

After weathering recessions with a wide range of iconic customers, CEO and Product Manager Luke Freiler has seen first hand the impact the Voice of the Customer has had in making or breaking tech companies during hard times. He's going to walk you through an agile process for continuous customer testing that saves you time and gives you full confidence in your products — no matter how many you're sending out the door this year.

Certifications, Digital Credentials, and Endorsements

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I started running my Lean Change Agent workshop in 2014 and have never offered a certification. I provided a Certificate of Completion because I have never believed that anyone should be ‘certified’ in anything for attending a 2-day course. Lamest blog post title ever.

Project Management Job Titles: Understanding the Types of Roles in Project Management

Girl's Guide to PM

If you don’t yet have the project management certification and experience to go into a project manager job, you’ll be looking for job titles for entry level positions. If you’re searching for a project management job, you’ve no doubt come across a range of different job titles.

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Best 2020 Online Courses, Events, and Resources for Project Managers

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There you can also find information about paid-for certifications suggested by various PM expert companies, and corresponding examinations. Besides, you can also pass your PMP certification exam online, just from your place. There’s absolutely no difference between the way you’d pass it at a special certification center and at home. It consists of 15 chapters and suggests a certificate upon completion.

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Project Management Job Description

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The person spec or person profile section might also talk about the required experience and certifications the job holder would be expected to have. The job profile might also ask for a certain type of technical background, specific industry experience or certifications.

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2020 Challenges and Trends in Construction

Epicflow Blog

Reducing the carbon footprint is not a unique trend for construction companies, and is not a 2020 trend, either. There’s a worldwide certification program called LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) that sets up standards for improving construction processes to make them more environmentally friendly. . As stated by Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) , the non-residential construction field lost 10,700 jobs by the end of March 2020.

5 Reasons Why You Should Get a Professional Certificate

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Deciding to get a professional certificate can involve several factors such as, your industry, your interests, your network, and how you would ultimately like to grow in each of these areas. Although certificates demand additional time, energy, and investment, they are likely to pay off by translating to better, more consistent projects, as well as greater visibility and rewards for your work. One study found certain certificates carried an 18% premium for salary.

Project Managers – Stay Active in Isolation

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If it’s a certification course, the exam tends to be done by a remote proctor, so you can schedule that when it works for you, not necessarily at the end of the training course. There are regular breaks throughout the course and if it is a certification based course with an exam, online proctoring is available. There is no doubt about it, it’s been an unprecedented couple of weeks for the UK and globally with the outbreak and reaction to COVID-19.

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PMI-ACP Supported Self-Study Group with Mike Griffiths - September Start

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Agile Project Management Books Certification Events PMI-ACPFollowing the great success of the pilot program, I will be launching another Supported Self-Study Group in September. For more details and schedule of Zoom calls email me at Part book-club, part study-group, these sessions feature weekly live Zoom calls with me, Mike Griffiths and exclusive study materials.

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15 Ways to Celebrate Success at Work

Girl's Guide to PM

If it comes with a certificate then that’s even better. When was the last time you hit a significant milestone at work and did something to celebrate? Or simply celebrated the fact that you’d made it through another day on a difficult project? I don’t think we do that enough, so here are 15 ways that you can celebrate success at work with your team. Meal out. This works well on teams with fewer than 20 people in my experience.

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