A History of PMI & Its Role in Project Management


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. Quick Facts About PMI. The PMI footprint is huge. PMI Founders.

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Should I Choose PMI’s PMP?

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We were talking about PMI’s PMP certification – the article was recently published entitled Is PMP certification necessary for small businesses? Here I share some further insights that didn’t make the final article. Project Management Training PMI

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PMI Are some more equal than others?

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So what is my concern and why am I mentioning PMI? Well I’m not just focusing on PMI but the behaviour I am concerned about seems to be rather more prevalent within PMI and PMI Congresses than others. PMI’s global membership currently exceeds 500,000, impressive of course.

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PMI PMBOK Guide 7th Edition Standard – What’s New?


The preparation for the new Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®) Guide, 7 th edition is currently underway, and the Project Management Institute (PMI®) has made the draft for the standard part publicly available for comments. The post PMI PMBOK Guide 7th Edition Standard – What’s New?

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Success in Disruptive Times: PMI’s 2018 Pulse of the Profession

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The PMI has titled its 2018 Pulse of the Profession report: Success in Disruptive Times. You can download your copy of Success in Disruptive Times from the PMI’s website. The PMI’s Annual Project Management Survey: The Pulse of the Profession.

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Webinar Recap: PMI PMBOK Guide 7th Edition Standard – What’s New?


Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of Satya Narayan Dash’s PMI PMBOK Guide 7th Edition Standard – What’s New? Kyle: Hello everyone, and welcome to today’s MPUG webinar, What’s New With PMI PMBOK Guide’s 7th Edition Standard. This is PMI lingo.

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Why the Stage Gate Process will Make You a Better Project Manager

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The Stage Gate Process gets too little love from Project Managers. In a Stage Gate process, you break your project into stages, or phases. In this article, we look at why a stage gate process will enhance your project management, and how to make it work.

The 30 Most Popular Project Management Articles from 2017


We scoured the top online publications to find the 30 most widely read and shared project management articles. These three articles share some of the best practices and how-to articles to help your business reduce risks and avoid costly mistakes.

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Project Management Collaboration Tools FAQ

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Read my 5 Step Expert Guide to Choosing Collaboration Tools before you meet any vendors, and work through that process. Get it on Amazon, from PMI or from your local bookshop. Software This article contains affiliate links

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PMBOK® Guide Sixth Edition Knowledge Areas And Process Group


Are you confused with new terms like Knowledge Areas, Process Groups, and a Process? In this article I am answering: What are the processes? What are the Process Groups for? What are the processes. A process is a set of activities to produce desired output.

10 Career-Limiting Mistakes To Avoid

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You will not revise and standardize your processes. The PDU Podcast is aimed at people who are collecting professional development units for their PMI credentials but it’s also full of useful material for project managers and their teams looking to keep their skills up-to-date.

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How has project management changed?

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I talk about how to choose, get started and collaborate with technology in my PMI best-selling book, Collaboration Tools for Project Managers. Robotic Process Automation is here to stay, along with AI, natural language processing, big data and all the other data-driven processes.

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Project Management Training to Help You Achieve Certification This Year

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This article, Project Management Training to Help You Achieve Certification This Year , first appeared on Girl's Guide to Project Management. Certification: PMP®, CAPM®, PMI-ACP®. It actually made me want to learn about process groups, which is a rare thing.

How To Motivate Your Project Team

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We do it as children, we do it as teenagers (often terrifying our parents in the process) and we do it as adults. Strengths-based project management is an approach to project management that focuses on the people rather than the process.

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8 Free and Low Cost PM Resources

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They also have premium templates which you can get free if you are a PMI member. Did you know that Enterprise Environmental Factors is an input to 27 PMBOK® processes? Check out my past archive of articles and reviews of different training courses.

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How To Make 2019 A Successful Year for Your Projects

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With the release of the Agile Practice Guide along with the PMBOK® Guide Sixth Edition , we can’t ignore PMI’s direction to incorporate adaptive life cycles such as agile, iterative or incremental life cycles into project and development life cycles.

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How to Build a Robust Project Risk Culture [8 Steps]

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A robust risk culture goes beyond having a strong basic risk management process. And the process for creating a robust risk management culture within your project can apply equally if you get a chance to influence your wider organization. Other Articles You May Like. Processes.

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How To Make 2018 A Successful Year for Your Projects

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This article, How To Make 2018 A Successful Year for Your Projects , first appeared on Girl's Guide to Project Management. PMI’s Project Management Professional (PMP)® credential will continue to thrive. Be Productive Expert Views This article contains affiliate links

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Risk Response Strategies: Full Roundup

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They are also also one of the areas of project management practice that the PMI updated in the 6th Edition of its Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBoK ? ). ’ This video introduces a four-stage risk management process. The Risk Management Process.

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The Twins – Communications Management and Stakeholder Management


In this article, we will look at two key knowledge areas: Communications Management and Stakeholder Management. This article is less of a discussion on Communications Management or Stakeholder Management, individually, per se. This process ensures the optimal flow of information.

The Project Manager’s Little Book of Cheats [Book Review]

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This article, The Project Manager’s Little Book of Cheats [Book Review] , first appeared on Girl's Guide to PM. Instead it’s organised thematically with short chapters on communication, change, scope, time, risk, processes, portfolios, teams, tools and vendors.

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Project Failure – Why it Happens

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These have been among our most popular and heavily-read articles, so I hope you’ll enjoy them. We have written a lot of articles (and we’ll continue to do so) on how to make your projects succeed. These articles include: How to get Better Project Management Results.

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Agile Certification: Your Guide to the Large Array of Agile Qualifications

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And in this guide, I will share everything I have found out, in my longest article ever. Major Project Management organizations with Agile Certification programs These include the PMI and other national and international project management professional associations.

Rogue Project Sponsor: What to Do when Sponsorship goes Bad

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I have tackled this in an earlier article. Two other articles you may enjoy are: Do You Know What your Project Sponsor Wants? For this article, I’m going to assume that is not true and simply note that, sometimes, it is.

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Scope Management Plan: Everything You Need to Know

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It will help you navigate the scoping process, and take full advantage of all of your hard work. One of two outputs of one of six processes of one of 10 Knowledge Areas. Your scope management plan will set out the processes and procedures that will protect you from all these failings.

Project Closure: Your Complete Guide to How to Close-down Your Project

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In this article, we will examine each of them in detail. The PMI’s PMBoK® 6th Edition. The formal standard for the ‘Closing Process Group’ is very thin. This reconciles very well to what I’ll say later in this article.

Got Your CSM, Now What?

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However, for credential seekers, this article explores some common credential pathways beyond the CSM. I want to disclose upfront that I have been involved with the development of ICAgile, PMI-ACP, and DSDM Leadership credentials so I likely have some bias and preferences.

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Challenging Change

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New Trends in Online Learning

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Project Management Examples Today, we can see instances of these new learning trends in products such as PMI's  Snippets  and the training elements of  StandardsPlus. Note: For more articles from Mike Griffiths, visit his blog at www.LeadingAnswers.com.

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PMBOK Guide 6th Edition and Agile Practice Guide - Impacts on Credentials

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On September 6, 2017, the PMI published the new PMBOK® Guide 6 th Edition and the accompanying Agile Practice Guide. However, anyone considering taking their PMP or PMI-ACP is probably wondering if / how these new releases impact their study plans? The image below depicts the process.

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A Deep Dive into Risk Matrix Reporting


In this article, we will learn about one particular report, the Risk Matrix Report. In the following article, I’ll first outline the foundational blocks of creating the risk matrix, followed by building a risk matrix scoring scheme (instrumental in plotting the risk matrix).

Where There’s a Widget, There’s a Way: Unleashing the Power of Microsoft Project


Project Widgets has created powerful, easy to use “widgets” that extend the capabilities of Microsoft Project and make the overall project and portfolio management process more intuitive and streamlined. This article will provide a brief overview of some of the widgets currently available.

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Project Cost Management – The Essential Things to Know and Do

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So, in this feature article, we’ll look at: What project cost management is. Your ‘Project Cost Management Plan’ Establishing your costs – the processes of estimating and budgeting. Tailoring your project cost management process.

Why Projects Fail – Five more reasons

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In last week’s article , we started to look at the reasons why projects fail. In this week’s article, we’ll look at the second set of causes. If you did not read last week’s article , I recommend you do so first. Lack of Detail in Testing Process.

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Project Manager or Project Leader? What’s the Difference?

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And then there’s the PMI Talent Triangle. If you’re a PMI member, you need to hoe your craft in three dimensions: Technical: the core skills of Project Management. Focus on processes, systems and procedures. Another article you might like is: .

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Project Quality Management: All You Need to Know

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of the PMBoK (PMI’s Project Management Body of Knowledge) 6th edition. The Project Management Institute’s (PMI’s) Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBoK). for me, the best easily accessible description of project quality management is in the pMI’s PMBoK.

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Updates to the CAPM® Exam


Well then you are in for a treat because the Project Management Institute (PMI)® the PMI is currently in the process of making a number of exciting changes to this exam. Articles capm capm exam examHand completing a multiple choice exam.

PMBOK Guide – 6th Edition gets an Agile Appendix + All new Agile Practice Guide

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Next week the PMI launches the 6 th edition of its Guide to the PMBOK. I co-wrote them with Jesse Fewell around this time last year and we have been waiting for the guide to make its way through the PMI standards publication process that includes translation into 11 languages.

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The Project Manager’s Guide to Simple Risk Analysis

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Risk analysis is one part of the wider Risk Management process. Risk Management Process. This article will give you the tools you need to assess you risks, considering them both qualitatively and quantitatively. that way, i can expand and improve this article.

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Project Estimation: Master the Tools and Techniques

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So, in this article, we’ll take a careful look at project estimation, to help you learn how to master the art and craft of doing it well. Here’s a round-up of my own favorite ways to strengthen your project estimation process. You don’t need this article.