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. Given its vast influence, it’s important to have a basic understanding of PMI and its history. Quick Facts About PMI. The PMI footprint is huge. A History of PMI. But where did PMI start? The Goals & Standards of PMI.

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Should I Choose PMI’s PMP?

Arras People

We were talking about PMI’s PMP certification – the article was recently published entitled Is PMP certification necessary for small businesses? So clients tend to look at the type of projects previously managed before – in terms of how risky, how much budget, how complex etc. In both these circumstances, PMI PMP is not important. PMI's PMP at a senior level I think is just expected – it’s a tick in the box #pmot Click To Tweet.

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

Online PM Courses

The PMI Talent Triangle is a simple tool that reminds us all about the value of a broad range of professional skills. The most succinct – and possibly best known – articulation of that full range of capabilities is the PMI’s Project Management Talent Triangle. Just a Moment… Who or What is the PMI? If you don’t know who or what the Project Management Institute (PMI) is, take a look at this video before reading on. Budget.

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2021 Online & On-Site Events for Project Managers

Epicflow Blog

2021 is going to be full of both online and offline events for project managers engaged in different areas of business: construction and engineering, IT, healthcare, and many others. It suggests small-group, topic-intensive seminars aligned with the PMI Talent Triangle ®.

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How to Start a Career in Project Management: Answers to FAQ

Epicflow Blog

According to PMI’s Job Growth and Talent Gap in Project Management 2017-2027 , organizations’ need for project talent has significantly increased since their previous investigation in 2008. Construction, .

Professionalise Project Management

The Lazy Project Manager

It is about having all the above and anything else you can constructively think of providing to create an environment that provides and celebrates great project management skills. Uncategorized apm ipma lazy management Manager peter taylor PMI pmo pmp professionalise professionalize professionbal project project host project keynote project presenter project speaker workshops

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Sustain Your PMO: Nine Easy Lessons

The Lazy Project Manager

And there are communities you can connect to – on LinkedIn, through the project management bodies such as PMI and APM, etc. Visibility and cost control of execution on time and on budget. The smaller the team then the harder it may be to do this in a constructive, non-emotional, positive way – not everyone has the skill to do this and with a close team of peers it isn’t always easy to do (or easy to receive at times). project speaker leading peter taylor pmi.

Top 10 Project Management Methodologies – An Overview


When to Use It: The Waterfall approach is great for manufacturing and construction projects , which are highly structured, and when it’s too expensive to pivot or change anything after the fact. But they all share one thing in common: getting deliverables done on time and within budget.

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Project Manager Job Description (with free copy+paste examples!)


Project managers plan, budget, monitor and report on the project with project management tools , sometimes pitching the idea of the project or being assigned to it once it’s already been approved. There are two major certifying bodies, PRINCE2 and the Project Management Institute (PMI).

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Project Estimating: The Only Guide You Need

Girl's Guide to PM

In this article I’ll share estimating techniques for schedules and budgets: the kind of things we need to know to get projects done. We create estimates mainly for project budgets and project schedules. Budgets seem to be a lot more flexible! Project Workbook and Budget Tracker.

Top 11 Cities for Project Management

Girl's Guide to PM

Construction of a Huawei research and development center Aircraft R&D facilities The continued development and expansion of Tesla’s Shanghai Gigafactory LEGOLAND® Park & Resort in Jinshan District at the cost of US$550m, due to open in 2024.

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How to Manage Project Scope Without Scope Creep (with examples)

Girl's Guide to PM

By the way, the answer to that question is: “Yes, let me analyze what the impact will be and bring you a recommendation for what that means for our current budget and timeline.”). These are laid out in a research paper from PMI *. Example of scope creep in construction.

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Project Management Organization: The Basics


For example, an individual may be assigned to serve as a project manager on a particular initiative, during which she or he reports to a functional manager who controls budget allocation, resource allocation, etc.

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Project Resource Management: The Ultimate Guide on How to Master It

Girl's Guide to PM

The materials for a road construction project are soil, rock aggregates, binders like lime, bituminous materials, cement, etc. As a project manager, your primary concern is: How do I deliver a project on time and within the stipulated budget?

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Project Contingency: The Ultimate Guide

Girl's Guide to PM

You wouldn’t believe the number of project managers I speak to on mentoring calls who struggle to get their budget approved. If you’re wondering what budget contingency is, then you have come to the right place. No organization wants a cost overrun to scupper their budget.

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Beginner’s Guide to Project Management Process


Summary Budget. The Basic Building Block of the Network Diagram looks like below: How to construct a Schedule: Move the detailed tasks (from WBS work packages) to the timeline. This cost will then be used to Determine Budget. A project Manager is also expected to follow Code or Ethics and Professional Conduct as prescribed by PMI. For Beginners, it is important to understand essential elements of Project Management.

How To Become A Project Manager: The Ultimate Guide

Project Bliss

Project planning includes solidifying the project scope (what’s included in the project), identifying what activities need to be carried out to complete the project, identifying the resources needed, budgeting the costs, among other activities. Budgeting. Issued by PMI.

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What is the scope of a project to plan a successful project


Project Scope Management: What is the Scope of a Project When you’re kicking off a new initiative like building a construction site or any such project, the constructor has to define the boundaries of construction as such. PMI conducts a survey every year, based on the results, only 62% of the projects met the original scope. Was the project out of budget?

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14 Common Project Risks (+ more)

Girl's Guide to PM

The PMI definition of risk is: “an uncertain event or condition that, if it occurs, has a positive or negative effect on a project’s objectives.”. Project Budget Risks. Reduced budget. Sometimes a project budget needs to be reduced to help the company at large.

Top 10 Management Skills That Help You Succeed as a Project Manager

Epicflow Blog

To be able to put these elements together and achieve a perfect result, project managers should possess certain skills that enable them to manage employees, budget, time and other components of a project efficiently, i.e. management skills.

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Assistant Project Manager: Why They're Important, how they help and What They Do?


For doing so, the assistant project managers must be familiar with different aspects of the project like the long-term and short-term goals, budgeting details, and the project calendar. Monitor the project budget and reporting it to the project manager.

Assistant Project Manager: Why They're Important, how they help and What They Do?


For doing so, the assistant project managers must be familiar with different aspects of the project like the long-term and short-term goals, budgeting details, and the project calendar. Monitor the project budget and reporting it to the project manager.

Become a PM Pro With These Project Management Courses


Things like forecasting a budget, building a project plan , and creating a dashboard need formal training. Does your industry require any formal certifications before you can work as a PM (common in construction and industrial applications)? Budgeting and scheduling projects. The list of actual certifications covered includes PMP, PRINCE-2, PMI-ACP, ITSM, CCNA, among others. PMI - Project Management Basics. PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP).

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Radio Show Transcript - The Man Who Changed My Career - Rob Thomsett - Recorded March 23, 2018

PM That Works

So no projects especially in you know what I call now traditional project manager which has its roots back in construction engineering project management people and tree projects as a system which was you know let's get right let's get the estimates right and let's sort of hunker down and execute and just deliver. In other words you know again you're on time and on budget but you don't realize the benefits. We don't own any things down our budget on our scope on our people.

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How to Become a Project Manager in 2020


Construction companies have project managers, as do marketing agencies and tech startups. A project, as defined by PMI - the largest organization of project managers in the world - is “ a temporary endeavor undertaken to create a unique product, service or result”.

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How to Manage Fixed Date Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

LeRoy Ward, PMP , PgMP, and PMI Eric Jenett Project Management Excellence Award winner, when I asked him for his view. What is a fixed date project? A fixed date project is one that has a defined — and often unmovable — end date for delivery.

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The Diversity of Project Manager Position Types: How to Choose a Job Among Different Titles

Epicflow Blog

His(her) key responsibilities are to engage stakeholders and communicate with them, plan the project, prioritize tasks, and keep track of the project flow to make sure it’s within time and budget frames. Paper presented at PMI® Global Congress 2007—North America, Atlanta, GA.

What Is a Project Sponsor? Defining This PM Role


For example, a government project is going to have a state official as project sponsor who will work with the construction company’s project manager. According to the Project Management Institute (PMI), the project sponsor role can be broken into three parts: vision, governance and value or benefits realization. ProjectManager.com has a number of tools that help you get your tasks done on time and under budget, and then communicate that success to your project sponsor.

Waterfall Should Have Never Existed: Part 1


ran away with the main prize of getting the ear of C-level executives: PMI had tried for many years to get their ear after all.

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Project Management Five

Just a quick reminder that PMI is holding their TED event, tomorrow (Friday) and Saturday. In January, PMI released their annual salary survey results. And, of course, it’s in the traditional PMI purple/orange color scheme. I’ve never found it rewarding to work without construct.

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what who when project management questions


The team members are responsible to reach those objectives on time and on budget. Project management institute or PMI has great educational programs for teaching project management. 2- PMBOK Guide from PMI. Having said that PMI has a robust PM certification program.

Industry, Product, and Technical Knowledge: What Makes a Project Manager an Expert?

Epicflow Blog

By industry, we mean a certain area of business, for example, construction, pharmacy, healthcare, and so on. According to PMI’s Pulse of Profession with 4,455 project professionals engaged, the biggest number of PMs work in the IT and the financial services sectors.

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The Complete Glossary of 614 Project Management Terms


Budget : The sum total of all the money allocated for a project. Budget at Completion (BAC): BAC is the sum total of all budgets established for the work to be performed. Budget Cost: The cost of the project estimated at the start of the project.

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How Did I Get Here? A Career Profile of Lee Lepkowski, PMP

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When working for small software consulting firms, with virtually no budget or resources for project management tools or training, we frequently faced budget overages, schedule overruns, and scope issues. Recently I pursued PMP certification because I had been performing many other IT and business roles in addition to my project management work in IT and residential construction. I’d like to thank the PMI Mile Hi Chapter and my classmates for the excellent education.

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Project Management Career Outlook – Growth Across Industries through 2027

Project Bliss

The AEG PMI study reported the following list: Manufacturing and Construction. They define scope, create budgets, coordinate resources, lead teams, and many other activities. Have you ever considered a career in project management? If so, I’ve got great news. The project management career outlook continues to show growth and increased opportunity for the next ten years.

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????Switzerland, here we come! No. 7

Project Management Five

TED@PMI Just a quick reminder that PMI is holding their TED event, tomorrow (Friday) and Saturday. In January, PMI released their annual salary survey results. And, of course, it’s in the traditional PMI purple/orange color scheme. Welcome to TSR #7 (???)!

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5 Reasons Engineers Need to Develop Project Management Skills


Project Management Institute’s (PMI) 2016 report The High Cost of Low Performance: How will you improve business results? While I did have an engineering economics course, I recall that it was more about net present value calculations and internal rate of review, than it was about cost estimating, earned value management and how to develop effective cost controls for a construction project.

Work Breakdown Structure: Complete tutorial


Most project managers are trained in WBS and PMI has been promoting work breakdown structure as the primary task management tool for years. The main reason for creating WBS is to come up with an accurate schedule, proper resource allocation and ability to budget the project properly. Based on the above two, the cost is estimated and hence the budget of the project is determined. Get city permits for construction. Create construction plan.

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Building X-Shaped Project Management Skills: A Complete How-To


If you interview successful project managers, you’ll find that they all have two things in common: They have a deep understanding of the core fields that they’re managing, such as construction or software. Be prepared to immerse yourself in the field you’re managing - construction, software, creative projects. A s PMI writes , "leaders innovate; managers administer". Creating and controlling budgets and work schedules.

Project Management Trends: 2018 Topics to Watch


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. The much-quoted PMI Talent Gap report states that 15.7 Industries like construction, software engineering, and consultancy probably see this as less of an issue. Training courses are good and all that, but with training budgets being squeezed (when are they not?),

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