Everything You Need to Know About the PMP Certification

Brad Egeland

With that information in hand, if you were to ask us how important the majority professional certifications are today, we’d have to say: Not very. An exception to that rule would be Project Management Institute’s (PMI) Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification.

The Best Business Analyst Certifications to Enhance your Career

Arras People

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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Project Management and Leadership Competencies: A Snapshot

The IIL Blog

Being educated in project management and leadership programs is an important research effort for those making an investment in project management and leadership certifications, credentials, and degrees. Find out more by browsing our leadership courses or requesting a free consultation.

Get Ahead Quickly: The Fast Forward MBA in Project Management (Book Review)


Those looking to earn project management certification can benefit from this read, as the book gives ample preparation tips for PMI ’s Project Management Professional exam. In fact, he founded The Versatile Company in 1999, which offers project management training and consulting services.

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What Is a Project Analyst?


They begin by researching the project before it has even been pitched, by identifying trends and consulting the written agreements, including compensation clauses, what the salary rate is and overhead charges to the project. Project Analyst Certification.

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[Success Story] How Jason passed his PMP exam and got a 20% promotion!


Recognizing the importance of the PMP certification to his career, Jason decided to give it another try. Focus on the end goal – knowing how to better manage your projects not just having the certification. The employer was truly impressed by his drive and certifications.

Professions in Project Management (#3) – The Supply Chain Manager


The supply chain manager is a consultant and strategic planner who develops and manages all logistical goods flows across companies and must be able to react quickly and flexibly. You can then go on by getting accreditation from the International Supply Chain Education Alliance (ISCEA), the global leaders in Supply Chain education, or certification in Supply Chain Management.

Processes and Project Management

Project Health Check

Processes permeate all PPM approaches in the industry, be it PMBOK, PRINCE2, M_o_R etc; at PHC we have experience and/or certifications in the many of these and work to leverage these to help you. We regard Processes as the bedrock for successful Project Management. I think W.

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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Project Manager Interview: Dmitriy Nizhebetskiy

Project Bliss

I went to conferences, studied and got my PMP certification. Leigh : Do you believe the PMP certification made a big difference for you? Leigh: Do you believe the PMP certification makes a big difference for others? Any certification helps you systematize a PM approach.

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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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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?

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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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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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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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.

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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How to Get Into Project Management: 5 PMs Share Their Stories

Girl's Guide to PM

There are lots of different ways that people gain their certifications. Agile consultant Jeff Patton created user story mapping : a visual way to outline, sort, and prioritise what you need to do.

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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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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.

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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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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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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The Best Business Analysts Do These Ten Things

Brad Egeland

This sounds like every organization I've managed projects in and every company that I've consulted for along the way. ​ Use codes BRADPMP, BRADCCPM and BRADCLP for 5% discounts on your training and certification - be PMP trained and certified in 5 days! Does your organization handle large, complex technical projects? Do you have diversely skilled project teams assigned to those projects? How about overloaded project managers? Are they juggling several projects at once?

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?