The Best Business Analyst Certifications to Enhance your Career

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In this guest post, Simplilearn , a global training provider (who are also part of the Arras People training directory), provides an overview of the most popular Business Analyst certification courses in the UK. In this article, we’ve analysed the popular questions of Business Analyst certifications and have answered them for you. Is a Business Analyst Certification Really Worth it? Yes, a Business Analyst certification is definitely worth it. Non-BA consultants.

Effectively Using Product Roadmaps for Agile

The IIL Blog

By Betsy Kauffman, Organizational Coach, Agile Pi. What is an Agile Product Roadmap? A product roadmap is essentially an action plan for how a product will evolve to completion.

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Why do Real People Earn the PMP® Credential?

The IIL Blog

Is it because, as the Project Management Institute reported in its 10 th Annual Salary Survey , that PMPs earn 23% more than those who don’t hold the certificate? the certification…will…get rid of various addictions, to recycle and learn the practices another way.”.

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Ensure Excellent Implementation when Outsourcing a Project Manager


The traditional approach is to look for “project managers” with glowing diplomas and certificates and then equip them with sophisticated project management software and in the best cases, provide them with adequate staff and office space. After many years as a project manager I was pleased to come across a project management methodology called “Delivering the 8” developed by a local consulting company called FGT.

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80+ Awesome Online Resources for Project Managers


Index: Online Training Programs & Certification Prep. Online Training & Certification Prep. Global Knowledge has instructors who are certified PMPs and consultants with an average of 15 years experience.

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How To Make 2018 A Successful Year for Your Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

Mark Phillips runs a consultancy focused on high performing projects. It can serve as a baseline, but most project managers ought to layer some sort of agile certification on top of it. Soma Bhattacharya is the blogger behind Stepping into PM , and an Agile consultant.

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Five Tips for Improving Your Project Office

Brad Egeland

I've seen both, and I managed to hang around during the dismantling because I was a needed consultant at the time. A PMP training course or boot camp may be the way to go – some even end with the certification class and guarantee that you'll pass.

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PMI Education Contact Hours and PDUs: Your Essential Guide

Online PM Courses

Self-certificated. PMI-ACP Handbook Continuing Certification Requirements (CCR) Handbook. PMP Certification: What You Need to Know [Complete Review]. If they select yours, you’ll get an email before you need to pay your certification fee.

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What is PRINCE2 Agile All About?

Arras People

I have been working with PRINCE2 before it became PRINCE2 and for the last 10 years I have been a PRINCE2 trainer and consultant so I am already sold on PRINCE2. As of 1 October 2016, PRINCE2 Agile can be taken if you hold any of the following certifications: PRINCE2® Foundation.

Seven Project Management Influencers to Watch

Project Risk Coach

From the UK, Susanne Madsen is an internationally recognized project leadership coach, trainer, and consultant. Up your game with new project management resources If you had to pick a few people who are helping you grow and mature as a project manager, who would those people be?

Inspiring Women in Project Management: Amy Hamilton

Girl's Guide to PM

I am currently working on a Master’s Degree Certificate from the US National Defense University and am starting a PhD program in Organizational Leadership from Regent University in Virginia Beach, VA, USA. Today I’m interviewing Amy Hamilton.

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Agile Project Management Methodology Explained


According to Allan Kelly , a London-based software consultant, a good way to adapt Agile methodology to your next project is to look at the Agile tool box and choose which practices will be useful to your field. How to get certified: The PMI institute offers certifications for less than $500.

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How to Obtain Your PMP 35 Contact Hours of Education


In order to obtain your certification, you need to obtain PMP 35 Contact Hours of project management education. Even if you obtained them 5 years ago, you can still use them towards your PMP certification. Remember, these certificates have to be issued by an education provider.

To project management certify or not…?

Ron Rosenhead

It is important to stress I am not suggesting that project management certification training is a waste. In it, she calls on the expertise of Louise Worsley who is a coach, consultant and academic in South Africa. That is the question….

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Key Signs it MIght be Time to Certify and Move On

Brad Egeland

There are often times a few signs here and there that it may be time to dust off your résumé, tweak it with your most recent accomplishments – like PMP certification training and maybe that $850,000 successful project you just finished - and start shopping it around.

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Professional Recognition in Project Management Matters

Arras People

After all that training and CPD you have done, the qualifications and certifications you worked so hard to achieve, other people outside the profession don’t get the difference between being a professional project manager and simply managing everyday projects in your life.

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Online Training: RapidStart PMO Review

Girl's Guide to PM

Diab is the CEO of Leadership Formation, a consulting firm that focuses on helping organisations with strategy, alignment, execution and people. Project Management Training To Help You Achieve Certification in 2017 Are you looking to go for a project management certifications this year?

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Seven Project Management Influencers to Watch

Project Risk Coach

From the UK, Susanne Madsen is an internationally recognized project leadership coach, trainer, and consultant. Up your game with new project management resources If you had to pick a few people who are helping you grow and mature as a project manager, who would those people be?

Have You Considered Legal Project Management?

Girl's Guide to PM

There is still some misunderstanding about what legal project managers actually do and what value they add but, compared to when I first started my consultancy practice just over five years ago, people are now much more aware of legal project management.

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Top 7 Project Management Myths Debunked

Stepping Into Project Management

This is a Guest Post by Fred Wilson, who is an Agile & Software Consultant at Ntask. Bola Adesope is a seasoned management and transformation consultant. Project Management is easy Lauren Ebsary is an experienced project consultant.

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Project Management Apprenticeships: A Game Changer for Business

Girl's Guide to PM

About the author: Michelle Symonds is the Search Marketing Consultant for Parallel Project Training and writes about a range of project management and general business topics. There are a lot of project management certifications out there.

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Know the value of your change

The Lazy Project Manager

Common components of Project Intelligence include: Project Management skills, maturity and certification (from project contributor through to senior project (or program) roles).

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A View from the Top

The Lazy Project Manager

So, failure to deliver ‘X’ will result in a potential fine of ‘Y’, and/or a potential loss in self-certification of ‘Z’ and so on.

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Becoming a Project Manager – A Complete Guide for 2018

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How to become a project manager- education and the most important PM certificates you can get out there. Certifications. Are project management certificates still worth it? What you must remember is that certificates are not everything. The PRINCE2 Certification.

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Do We Need ‘Agile’ Leadership?

Agile Coach

There are countless stories throughout the history of business, before Agile, about great leadership and the context of agile changes absolutely nothing when you boil away the noise us consultants constantly spew.

A Beginner’s Guide To Backup For Project Managers

Girl's Guide to PM

The choice of professional bodies, credentials and certificates makes it difficult. Find out how Cedar Consulting manage their client projects. This is a guest article by Mauricio Prinzlau. Are you backing up your project and personal files effectively?

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Why I Stopped Going to Agile Events

Agile Coach

As the Agile movement emerged , people learned, alliances formed, and a little more structure by way of meet ups, other events, and official certification and training happened. Someone WILL create step-by-step processes, classes, certifications and more about each of the 4 dimensions.

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The Extinction of Agile Coaching

Agile Coach

Well, I was the Agile Consultant. That said, the scenario I describe will lead to a new set of problems that <some specialization/certification> will preach to solve. I think today’s Agile Coaches are the next generation of OD consultants.

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How Leading Experts Gauge the Health of Projects


Ken is the founder and principal of Skyemar Consulting, specializing in strategic planning and project portfolio management. Susanne Madsen is an internationally recognized project leadership coach, trainer and consultant.

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Lean Change Management – 4 Years Later

Agile Coach

2000+ people have attended workshops worldwide, mostly change consultants, coaches, agile coaches and mid-level managers/directors.

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Project Management Trends: 2018 Topics to Watch


Certification has always had its place, and I’m happy to go on record saying I think there is a bewildering choice of certifications for project managers. You don’t need a certificate to do that.

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

The IIL Blog

Having said that, I recommend obtaining the additional certifications as long as they will benefit your career goals. What is your take on portfolio management for a consulting company like ours?


Socio political complexity and project management

Susanne Madsen

Stephen Carver is a university lecturer at Cranfield School of Management and also spends much of his time consulting directly with corporations. ​I recently heard Stephen Carver speak about complexity.

An In-Depth Look at the Top 8 Modern Project Management Tools

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Their data center allows for 99% uptime while still meeting SOC1 certification criteria and more. . If the standard offerings aren’t enough, the company also offers consulting services to help you get ready to launch Wrike to your teams.

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Enough of Scrum Already


In sepia tones, I am standing in front of a school wall replete with suspenders (the dress of the day), mortar board and some kind of certificate in my hand. He provides consulting services to companies developing business analysis processes.


How Charles Byrd Gets It Done: Project Management & Networking Tips

Project Management Hacks

Productivity, system, and marketing consulting is also available on a limited basis. In today’s Q&A interview, you will learn how Charles Byrd developed his productivity practices, managed products and built relationships.

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Building Project Management Capability & Maturity

Jez Lister

Knowledge refers to Prince2 training and certification. The post Building Project Management Capability & Maturity appeared first on Jez Lister's Blog - Project and Portfolio Management Consultant. Building Project Management Capability and Maturity must be a priority for any organisation involved in delivering multiple projects and programmes.

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Interview with Laura Dallas Burford

Stepping Into Project Management

She has experience with big four consulting organizations; was a managing director at a start-up international technology consulting organization; and currently is the owner of LAD Enterprises, a management consulting company. The book does not focus on nor was it written for people focused on sitting for a certification examination; rather it is a basic book that a person new to project management can understand and use as a reference tool when managing any type of project.

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Six Sigma Methodology


Each team has a certain level of certification that depends on the degree of their expertise and responsibilities. Six Sigma is a problem-solving methodology aimed at improving business and organizational performance by using a number of methods and tools.

Top 12 Most Relevant Project Management Books You Need to Read


Peter Drucker is the father of management and the most quoted business consultant of the past three generations. The book is issued by the Project Management Institute (PMI) and serves as the study book for the PMP and CAPM project management certification.