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. Are you looking to do a project management training course or take a certificate course this year? The APM Salary and Market Survey 2017 (pdf) says that 53% of project professionals expect to have to take on new skills and training in the next 5 years. It’s online video-based training and it’s really well put together.

Online Training: BrainBOK Review

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This article contains affiliate links. BrainBOK: Project Management Training Online. Project management training has been online for a long time but right now it seems like there are more choices than ever before. Did you know that Enterprise Environmental Factors is an input to 27 PMBOK® processes? It shows you the complete set of 47 processes and the ITTOs that go with them. Click a process and you’ll get the description and details of that process.

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Project Management Processes & Phases

If so, it might be time to start implementing proven project management processes and phases at your organization in order to bring your company’s workflow under control. At first, the concept of the project management process and its practical adaption can seem a little daunting, but this article will give you everything you need to set up PM processes and phases at your business. How to Implement a PM Process in Your Organization.

Online Training: OnlinePMCourses Review

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This article contains affiliate links. Having looked at Mike’s training in-depth I’m happy to recommend it to you. Project Management Training Online. Making it Easier to Access Expert Training. Expert trainer Mike Clayton (author of a multitude of project management books and a couple of guest blog articles here at GirlsGuideToPM) is the trainer behind Online PM Courses. An online training system is the next best thing.

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Project Management Training To Help You Achieve Certification in 2017

Girl's Guide to PM

This article contains affiliate links. BrainBOK is a PMP® online training tool that majors on helping you understand the ITTOs in the PMBOK® Guide. No round up of training courses to help you get through the PMI exams would be complete without a nod to Cornelius Fichtner. It’s online video-based training and it’s really well put together. It actually made me want to learn about process groups, which is a rare thing.

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The Battle Between Process and Progress

Girl's Guide to PM

As Project Managers, we’re all familiar with process. In fact, sometimes it can feel as if a project manager’s world is but a never-ending universe of interlocking processes and procedures. But what happens when the need to follow organisational process inevitably conflicts with making project progress? After all, project managers are not process monkeys. We are not process workers, production line operations – or trained gerbils. It needs processes.

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The What, Why, and How of Process Mapping

Project Risk Coach

Operational risks includes people risk, technology risk, external event risk, and process risk. In this article, let's talk about process risk and how to reduce these risks through process mapping. And these organizations often lack process documentation. Furthermore, they fail to cross train other employees adequately. When employees leave organizations, these entities may loose daily operational knowledge. You know.

How The PMP Exam is Changing in 2020

Girl's Guide to PM

That’s to give all the training and e-learning providers time to prepare for the change, plus notice for candidates who would rather take the exam under the current arrangements. Processes – this is where all the technical PM skills will sit.

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Ace the PMP Exam [Book Review]

Girl's Guide to PM

Ace the PMP Exam is designed to help you learn the contents in an order that makes most sense so it covers process outputs, for example, before inputs and tools so you understand what you are trying to achieve before you learn how to do it.

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5 More Advanced Training Options for the PMO

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Back in 2015, we took a look at the five advanced training options for people working in PMO. There is now another PMO certification option available alongside P3O from AXELOS and the PPSO ones from BCS, both of which feature in the last article. PMOs which introduce new services; processes, tools and techniques to improve project management capability in project management naturally use approaches normally found in another discipline – business analysis.

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The Definitive Guide to Why a Good Online Project Management Course Beats Live Training

Online PM Courses

And, for the last 14 years, I’ve done more Project Management training than anything else. Yet for all of that, I have reluctantly concluded that a good online Project Management course is better, over-all, than live training. With live training, you may e lucky.

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Ten Ways to Solve Dysfunctional Communication Processes


Communication is the life force of each and every project and business so it needs to be fully effective to enrich the process. A dysfunctional communication process will undermine what you are trying to achieve. This is a guest post by Michelle Gillam.

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

Online PM Courses

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. What is a Stage Gate Process? The Stage Gate Process examines your projects at key decision points in its lifecycle. A Stage Gate Review is a process for achieving a robust Go/No-go decision.

4 Signs Your Project Intake Process Is Outdated


Workers toggle between apps up to 10 times an hour and, when they do, 31% report losing their train of thought. Does this sound like your current work project intake process? Here are 4 signs your project intake process is outdated and some simple steps to build a well-defined project intake process that’ll take your team into the future. The more requests you get, the more time-consuming and repetitive this process becomes.

How To Create A Simple Project Plan (Project Planning Process)

PM Basics

Nevertheless, project planning is a structured and logical process. In this article, I’ll show you a proven workflow. At each moment of the process, you’re in need of information that you don’t have yet. Most of the processes are interrelated, and you don’t know where to start from. You use outputs from the previous steps in the next step in the process. You need to evaluate each process. Here, I focus on project planning process only.

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. Summary: The article covers seven high-level project management steps to help project managers achieve on-time, on-budget, goal-focused delivery of high-profile projects, to increase their project success rates and career prospects.

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What Kind of Training Does LiquidPlanner Provide New Customers?


The onboarding process is so important that if it’s not carried out effectively, your new shiny software could languish from lack of use. If you’re considering a new project management tool, and wondering about the kind of training provided upon purchase, you’re smart to ask. I’ve witnessed how valuable the proper training and consultations are in order to get teams up and running, and managing their projects more efficiently and effectively in LiquidPlanner.

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NLP for Project Managers

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He is a Master NLP Practitioner, a trained coach and mentor. He runs NLP training courses to address the shortage in competence-based training for project managers, which aim to balance the popularity of training in method and process.

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Empower Your Human Resources Processes


Entrepreneurs can’t afford to lose time, money and results from a bad hiring choice (a recent Forbes article by Falon Fatemi quotes Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh who once estimated that bad hires had cost the company “well over $100 million”). The cost of finding, interviewing, engaging and training new employees is high. What I have learnt from all hires is that consistent review and updating of the recruitment and onboarding process is key to getting it more right than wrong.

15 Awesome Tools I Use To Manage My Projects

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In this article I’ll share my top 15 project management tools that I use for managing multiple projects. I can work on the train too. The trains are so bumpy that using the touchscreen on the iPad normally means hitting the wrong thing on the screen and having to redo work several times. I use them for packing suitcases, writing articles, inducting new members of staff and meetings. Project Management Skills Software This article contains affiliate links

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Book Review: PMP Project Management Professional Exam

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This article, Book Review: PMP Project Management Professional Exam , first appeared on Girl's Guide to PM. It starts with a framework and overview of the whole thing to set the context, then dives into the process groups followed by the knowledge areas – in other words, it covers the content of A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide®) – Fifth Edition as you’d expect from a quality exam prep guide. PMP Training This article contains affiliate links

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Project Management Trends [2020]

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But knowing a methodology isn’t the pinnacle of achievement, as Kevin Longergan points out in this article. If soft skills are essential, how do we get them if not through certification training courses? Having spoken to a lot of project managers over the last year, formal training seems harder and harder to come by, and more and people are having to take responsibility for their own career development. Project Management Skills This article contains affiliate links

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How to Plan an Event

For this article, let’s focus on large events. You’ll need communications to inform them of event information, payment processes to collect fees, emails to stay in touch, directions, badges and access points. Marketing Project Management Training Videos

10 Career-Limiting Mistakes To Avoid

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Make sure that your project is handed over to the people who will be using the product long term, along with all the associated documents, lessons learned, training material and so on. You will not revise and standardize your processes. Not staying up to date with training. I’ve taken training courses, read books and generally looked out for my own progression. They aren’t always up-to-date with the latest processes and practices.

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How FP’s Agency Management Software Training is Unique

Function Point

Deploying project management software is a more complex process than simply installing the software and pressing go. With our training program, you’ll learn how to use the software for success , but you’ll also get to review and streamline your business practices with our industry experts. With Function Point’s signature training program, we’ve got your back. This article was written by former Function Point team member, Amanda Truscott.

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How FP’s Agency Management Software Training is Unique

Function Point

Deploying project management software is a more complex process than simply installing the software and pressing go. With our training program, you’ll learn how to use the software for success , but you’ll also get to review and streamline your business practices with our industry experts. With Function Point’s signature training program, we’ve got your back. This article was written by former Function Point team member, Amanda Truscott.

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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. We hang out on email, and in the future there will probably be a few more subscriber-only webinar training events as this one was a big success. Software This article contains affiliate links

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‘The Apprentice’ Project Manager – A True Representation?

Arras People

Do you understand the procurement process? To find out more about more about the internationally recognised professional qualifications, such as PRINCE2® and APMP, which can help to boost your career prospects contact SPOCE Project Management Ltd, the training professionals and longest standing PRINCE2®training company in the world, who specialise in delivering Global Best Practice examined training events.

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The Top Five Project Management Certifications in the UK

Arras People

In this guest post, Simplilearn , a global training provider (who are also part of the Arras People training directory), give us an overview of which certifications are the most popular in the UK today. In this article, we will tell you about the different project management certifications that are in demand in the UK and what each certification entails. The PRINCE2 certification cost depends on the training provider. Focus-on-Training’s CSM Course.

Business Analyst & Project Manager Relationship: Collaborate for Success

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Before I forget, I want to be sure you know about Laura’s Quick Start to Success as a Business Analyst training (it’s free) that’s designed to help you business analysts achieve more success on their projects. . Stakeholder management This article contains affiliate links

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What Project Management Training Do Project Practitioners Really Value?

Arras People

2017 looks set to deliver more instability, with the triggering of Article 50 to commence the formal process of the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union being just one of the many actions that will initiate further change. That’s just one of the areas we look at in this year’s Project Management Benchmark Report from Arras People, launched today.

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How Organisations Can Set up New Project Leaders for Success

Girl's Guide to PM

College didn’t train her for this, neither did her company and she wasn’t a good manager for quite a while after. Several factors at work inhibit them from reaching their full potential, the primary one being the inability of their organisations to provide the resources and training leaders need. A corporate leadership role feels like jumping out of a plane, sans parachute if leaders are only ‘onboarded’ without training and a support an guidance network.

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How to Make a Disaster Recovery Plan

An article published in 2018 stated that downtime of just one-hour costs small companies $8,000, mid-sized companies $74,000 and large companies $700,000. This will include having a team leader and a management team responsible for the process—that includes teams that are responsible for network, server, application, data and backups, restoring IT functionality, IT systems and networking equipment. Review this process regularly. Project Management Training Videos

Client Onboarding Process Coupled With Project Management


Client onboarding is the process of introducing new clients to your firm in an effective and organized way. The process commences at order placement and continues up to three months or so depending on the complexity of the product. As your business grows, you should come up with processes and options that can scale with your progress. Appropriate project management processes help you identify, record, and resolve these alterations, and keep your undertaking on course.

8 Free and Low Cost PM Resources

Girl's Guide to PM

Did you know that Enterprise Environmental Factors is an input to 27 PMBOK® processes? Dr Mike Clayton offers well-respected project management training and his free 78-minute video course, PM Fundamentals , is good for beginners. He also offers a free taster of his PMP training. So think about looking for that kind of training too: it certainly makes it easier to have conversations with subject matter experts.

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Advice for Aspiring Project Management Consultants

She recommended the following: Setup systems and processes to structure your work. That means going to conferences, writing articles for trade publications and posting to respected blogs. So, first of all, you need to set up your systems and processes for the type of work you do.

How To Motivate Your Project Team

Girl's Guide to PM

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. We have so much material about what processes to use, and yet it is estimated that 70% – and possibly as much as 81% – of project success depends on the human side of projects. How To Guides This article contains affiliate links

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Get Your Projects Fit with The Lazy Project Manager

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My only exercise is balancing in small spaces while standing on the train to work. The new book is a look at the reason, the value, the process and the opportunities to assess the ‘health’ of your projects in order to sleep easier at night, safe in the knowledge of inevitable project success (and I am using the word ‘inevitable’ with the common meaning of ‘more likely than before’ you understand). Project processes. Books This article contains affiliate links

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How To Make 2019 A Successful Year for Your Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

He runs the online training site, Agile isn’t just for software projects, the idea of an iterative approach with rapid customer feedback and process adaptability can apply to how project managers work on a day to day basis. The world is developing at an unprecedented speed and to keep up we have to continuously look at how we can improve the products and services we deliver along with the tools and processes we use to deliver them.

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How to Make Change Management Bearable For Everyone ?

It’s a process to enhance the organization’s performance, as well as paving the road to numerous opportunities such as changes in job roles, structure, and work system. With these changes come a set of process or approaches to take into account to ensure that changes benefit the organization. The Truth About Change: Why It Is A Complicated Process. People prefer monotony because they are used to it the whole process. Process Change.