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Five Highlights of the 2020 PMI Job Report

Arras People

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). PMO Flashmob – the networking and learning group – has spent the last year trying to understand the impacts of AI on projects – specifically the management of projects. Project Management PMO report

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A History of PMI & Its Role in Project Management

ProjectManager.com

The Project Management Institute (PMI) is a nonprofit organization for those working in project management across the globe. If you have even a passing interest in the field, then you’ve bumped up against PMI. As an organization, it offers training and certification in project management, and it reports regularly on industry trends. Given its vast influence, it’s important to have a basic understanding of PMI and its history. Quick Facts About PMI.

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Project Management Q&A – Maintaining Your PMP Certification for Free

Arras People

What free options would you recommend for maintaining my PMP certification ? After spending over £400 to get your PMP certification you will probably want to avoid any extra costs maintaining and gaining up to date knowledge. Things like Podcasts, e-learning websites and local seminars and meetups are all great ways to maintain that PMP certification. Agile PM related, try DrunkenPM Radio. They all have PMI BoK content and PMP prep materials.

The Top UK Project Management Certifications in 2019- By Role

Arras People

In a recent blog The Top UK Project Management Certifications in 2019 , we explored the results from the 2019 PMBR (Project Management Benchmark Report) dataset to identify the take-up (or not) of PM certifications in the UK. A not insignificant number of the cohort at 19% have the MSP certification. Scrum is the only Agile based certification making an appearance in the top 10.

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Certification Proliferation and Confusion

Leading Answers

Today I discovered 7 different credentials for PMO staff from the same provider. Don’t even get me started on Agile certifications which have splintered and multiplied faster than the brooms in Fantasia’s Sorcerer’s Apprentice. Within the PMI community, people know the CAPM® is a foundational credential and the PfMP® is more advanced. However, outside the PMI the situation is complex and rapidly evolving.  We need the same with certifications.

The Top UK Project Management Certifications in 2019

Arras People

One of the top questions we have answered from our inception back in 2002 has been about project management certification. Taking data from the 2019 PMBR (Project Management Benchmark Report) dataset we were able to construct the table below which shows the take up (or not) of PM certifications in the UK. Interestingly, for those who identified as currently unemployed just 56% (-10%) said they had this level of certification. For more PMO related certificates see here.

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Webinar Recap: Want To Be A PMI-ACP? The Primary Steps to Take

MPUG

Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of Satya Narayan Dash’s session, Want To Be A PMI-ACP? If you want to be a PMI-ACP, here are the primary steps to take. Today’s session is eligible for one PMI-PDU and the technical category.

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4 Ways to Supercharge Your PMO

Brad Egeland

I was reading a survey indicating that almost 90% of organizations now have some form of project management office (PMO). 58% of respondents indicated that they did not feel their PMO was effective. Only 34% said that their PMO had good repeatable processes, procedures and templates in place to help them do their jobs well. And a full 47% indicated that their company’s senior leadership had no visible involvement in the PMO. Hire experience over certification.

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Conference Updates

Leading Answers

In the last couple of weeks, I have had the pleasure to attend and present at the PMI Global Conference in Chicago and the PMO Symposium in Houston. This week I am off to present at a PMI Chapter conference. Agile Project Management Certification Events Leadership Travel

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What is a Project Management Certification? And Why Do I Need It?

The IIL Blog

Project Management certification demonstrates an individual’s experience, knowledge, and skill in project management – and in many companies, it’s a requirement for new and current project managers. However, when students attend a certification prep course, they quickly learn that additional time and effort will be required to become ready to sit the exam. Questions increase the relevance and value of the certification. So – what does certification do for you?

Conference Updates

Leading Answers

In the last couple of weeks, I have had the pleasure to attend and present at the PMI Global Conference in Chicago and the PMO Symposium in Houston. This week I am off to present at a PMI Chapter conference in Saskatchewan and then the Dubai International Project Management Forum (DIPMF) in Dubai. As agile approaches mature and spread beyond software the project management landscape continues to evolve. Agile Project Management Certification Events Leadership Travel

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Conference Updates

Leading Answers

In the last couple of weeks, I have had the pleasure to attend and present at the PMI Global Conference in Chicago and the PMO Symposium in Houston. This week I am off to present at a PMI Chapter conference in Saskatchewan and then the Dubai International Project Management Forum (DIPMF) in Dubai. As agile approaches mature and spread beyond software the project management landscape continues to evolve. Agile Project Management Certification Events Leadership Travel

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What Is a PMO? (Infographic)

Wrike

Project management is a discipline loaded with acronyms: PMP, PRINCE2, CPM, WBS, PMBOK, PMI… and about 150 others. Whether or not you’re a project manager by title, one acronym you’re sure to hear more often is PMO. What is PMO?” PMO stands for “project management office.” The percentage of companies with a PMO has nearly doubled since 2000, according to The State of the PMO 2016. . Definition of PMO. Who Needs a PMO? The PMO Director.

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15 Easy Ways to Earn PDUs in 2020

Girl's Guide to PM

Do you need to earn PDUs to maintain your PMI certification? If you hold a PMP ® , PgMP ® , PfMP ® or PMI-PBA ® certification, you need to earn 60 PDUs every three years. If you hold a CAPM ® certificate, you need to earn 15 PDUs every three years.

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Top Project Management Conferences of 2019

ProjectManager.com

Whether you’re looking to enhance your education, keep your certification updated, learn new methodologies, play with new project management tools or socialize with your peers, project management conferences offer a wide variety of experiences for the novice and journeyman alike. The Scrum Alliance offers its annual networking and learning opportunity, with new solutions and tools to help deepen your knowledge of Agile. deliver:Agile 2019. PMI EMEA Congress.

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Webinar recap: Agile Project Management with Microsoft Teams and Planner

MPUG

Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of Dux Raymond Sy’s Agile Project Management with Microsoft Teams and Planner webinar being provided by MPUG for the convenience of our members. Agile Project Management with Microsoft Teams and Planner. Today’s session is eligible for 1 PMI PDU in the technical category. I hope today, as we talk about Agile Project Management, Microsoft Teams and Planner, everybody would be gaining a lot out of it.

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Top Project Management Conferences of 2020

ProjectManager.com

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. Attendees can earn up to 12 PDUs towards their PMP certification. For the agile enthusiast, this scrum gathering takes place twice a year since 2013. Agile & Beyond . The speakers and panels are still being confirmed at this time, but in the past this conference has tapped every aspect of agile.

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The 2021 Project Management Report

Girl's Guide to PM

Agile ) methods together. However, this finding is markedly different to what VersionOne found in their 14 th Annual State of Agile report in 2020. Their research found that only 9% of Agile practitioners were using hybrid methods. The top career goal is certification.

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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 passions are Agile, project management methodologies, and PMOs. Cornelius provides many resources for helping project managers prepare for the PMP PMI-ACP, and CAPM exams.

Understanding the Steps to Developing Your Project Management Career

Arras People

There are 4 main bodies who provide qualifications, they are: APM – Have a number of certifications as well as releasing the professional charter ChPP earlier this year. APMG – Their certifications are based on tools and techniques such as: agile, change management and benefits management. PMI – Are a not for profit organisation based in the USA.

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#PMOT – Who are the Project Managers on Twitter to Follow?

Online PM Courses

And we mustn’t forget that there are other widely used hashtags in the #PMOT community, like #Agile, #PMO, and #PMP. Enthusiastic PMO bod. PMO flashmobber: arraspeople.co.uk. We make Agile teams become amazing, check out our free online masterclass: agilesumo.com. Chris’s Article at Online PM Courses: Why You can No longer Ignore Agile Methodologies. Agile Project Management Author, Mentor, and Instructor. PMI: @ PMInstitute.

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Dr. Harold Kerzner Q&A: How Changes in Project Management Are Supporting Agile and Scrum

The IIL Blog

This past November as part of IIL’s IPM Day online conference , Dr. Harold Kerzner delivered a keynote on “ How Changes in Project Management Are Supporting Agile and Scrum. This appears to be true for continuous improvements in Agile and Scrum activities. and we are excited to share highlights here, organized in the following categories: Agile and Scrum . AGILE AND SCRUM. Can the traditional PM role still exist in an Agile world?

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Top 10 Project Management Conferences You Can Not Afford to Miss in 2020

Taskque

Agile and Beyond. If you are a project manager who is using agile project management methodology in your projects, then you don’t want to miss this conference. With an impressive panel of speakers, sessions and topics, Agile and Beyond conference offers something for everyone. PMO Conference. With more than 600 PMO professionals in attendance, it is one of the largest PMO conferences in the world. PMI EMEA Congress. PMI Global Conference 2020.

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Keep your mind Project Management sharp with these resources

Project Management Five

One might think that once you’ve earned the coveted Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification, life gets pretty easy. I know many of my readers are professional PMs working within larger PMO structures.

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How To Make 2019 A Successful Year for Your Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

It’s a lot to read, so here are some spoilers drawn from common themes I heard time and time again in the interviews: Agile – if you don’t know enough about it, you need to start learning. Going with the flow seems to go against years of traditional project management thinking, but we have found it easier to do by focusing on our bigger purpose and values, all while remaining agile day-to-day so we can adapt quickly. Agile project management is on the rise.

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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 passions are Agile, project management methodologies, and PMOs. Cornelius provides many resources for helping project managers prepare for the PMP PMI-ACP, and CAPM exams.

99 Reasons to Love (and Join) MPUG Now!

MPUG

Many, many opportunities to earn PMI® PDUs. Over 550 hours of on-demand training eligible for PMI® PDU credit. Certificates of completion for every event attended live or watched on-demand. You can earn PMI® PDUs for attending web events.

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Keep your mind Project Management sharp with these resources

Project Management Five

One might think that once you’ve earned the coveted Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification, life gets pretty easy. I know many of my readers are professional PMs working within larger PMO structures.

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Project Management Questions I Get Asked Most

Online PM Courses

Should I Join the PMI/APM etc and Take their Qualifications? There's more to membership of PMI, APM, IAPM and other than the qualification, of course. The PMI is the Biggest Player, Globally. But, internationally, there is one association that is bigger, better-known, and more valued by employers: the Project Management Institute (PMI). So, should you seek one of the PMI's qualifications? The PMI. Is Agile still a trend? What is Agile?

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80+ Awesome Online Resources for Project Managers

Wrike

Where can you go to talk Gantt charts, work breakdown structures, and Agile workflows to your heart’s content with other project management aficionados? Index: Online Training Programs & Certification Prep. Online Training & Certification Prep. Essentials of Project Management Series – PMI. Sign up for virtual learning or self-paced courses on Agile, Project Portfolio Management, preventing project failure, and managing high-risk projects.

How To Make 2018 A Successful Year for Your Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

It’s a lot to read, so here are some spoilers drawn from common themes I heard time and time again in the interviews: Agile – if you don’t know enough about it, you need to start learning. Going with the flow seems to go against years of traditional project management thinking, but we have found it easier to do by focusing on our bigger purpose and values, all while remaining agile day-to-day so we can adapt quickly. Agile project management is on the rise.

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Project Management Trends: 2018 Topics to Watch

LiquidPlanner

And yet, we had some significant shifts this year, most notably PMI releasing the sixth edition of “A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge” ( PMBOK® Guide ), alongside the Agile Practice Guide. Blending Agile and Waterfall. As I mentioned, the PMBOK® Guide – Sixth Edition includes information on how to make project management tools and techniques work in an Agile environment. The much-quoted PMI Talent Gap report states that 15.7

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The Best Project Management Blogs for 2019

Online PM Courses

Project Management Blogs about Agile and Agile Methods. It’s apparently targeted at IT PM, but the sections on Managing Projects, Applied Leadership, and Business Acumen speak clearly to PMI’s Talent Triangle. ProjectManagement.com is the PMI’s [LINK-video] community site and the vast number of blogs its members publish here will keep any reader busy. Here’s a PM blogger who understands Agile and writes about it a lot these days. Managed Agile.

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Top 10 Project Management Conferences for 2020

Appfluence

The PMO 2020 Conference. The PMO Conference is widely praised across the project management community for its learning and networking opportunities. Focused on offering the most insightful tools and research to develop your ability as a project manager, the PMO Conference hosts a full program of expert speakers, an exhibition of the latest PMO products and services, and networking opportunities with the best in the project management field. PMI Global Conference 2020.

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Come and join your Tribe at #ThePMTribe

The Lazy Project Manager

Ellis – Colin started his career as a project manager in 1997 and worked his way up through program manager and PMO manager to eventually head up large project departments in the private sector and government in the UK, New Zealand and Australia. She’s the author of the PMI bestselling book, Collaboration Tools for Project Managers (and a bunch of other books). His books include the Agile Almanac trilogy and, most recently, Enterprise Agility in Healthcare.

The Complete Glossary of 614 Project Management Terms

Workamajig

It doesn’t matter whether you’re working towards your PMP certification or simply managing projects casually in your organization, knowing core project management terms always helps. Agile: A project management methodology that focuses on delivering work in an iterative fashion.

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10 LinkedIn Groups every Entrepreneur & Project Manager should join

Taskque

Another large group accommodating 370,842 members, where you can discuss anything related to project management including PMP certification, PMBOK PDU, Prince2, software development, CMMI, IEEE, ISO, Six Sigma, Agile, Scrum, ITIL & PMO. PMI Project, Program & Portfolio Management: An Official group of Project Management Institute, this vibrant group boasts over 233,836 members. This is the right place to glean all the information about PMP certification.

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Remembering and Using Your Project Management Training

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

You can check out the PMI one here. There are plenty of courses available – online, classroom, a mix of both (blended) – there are bite-sized, informal learning, longer non-certified and of course professional certifications training too. With project management, there are options to think about in terms of do you need an overarching qualification, such as the PMI PMP , or is it a very specific technical project management skill, such as risk management ?

Becoming a Project Manager – A Complete Guide for 2018

Paymo App

How to become a project manager- education and the most important PM certificates you can get out there. Project management methodologies – Agile, Waterfall, PRINCE2, PRiSM, Six Sigma, Critical Path, and many more. Certifications. Are project management certificates still worth it? As you advance in your career you’ll either feel the need to certify your project management knowledge or you’ll be asked by your employer to get a certificate. Agile.

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Webinar Recap: Do You Know How to Recover a Project?

MPUG

All of the sessions you watch on demand can be submitted to your webinar history and the live sessions you attend are automatically submitted, and within your history, you could print or download your transcript and certificates of completion, including the one for today. PMO, sorry.

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