Will a Project Management Certification Help Your Career?


The Certification Option. There are also courses run by training companies that will give you a certificate, or you could go the whole way and sign up for a Masters in Project Management at one of the top business schools. If having the letters PMP after your name is going to open doors and get you a great new IT leadership job, then certification makes perfect sense. I can’t say whether you personally will find having a project management certification worth it.

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PMI-ACP Certification


What is the PMI-ACP Certification? PMI-ACP Certification is a professional certification offered by PMI. The PMI-ACP Certification is a professional certification designed to help project managers with their day-to-day tasks.

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Why do we need Estimation?


If our estimates are wrong most of the time, why should we even attempt estimating in the first place? If this is the case, why bother estimating at all? . Estimating can work but only if you understand why you are doing it. Let us understand why we estimate. .

Reasons to do a PRINCE2 Certification

Arras People

In this post, guest blogger Simplilearn explore just why PRINCE2 is the most popular project management certification in the UK. There are several project management certifications out there in the market and most people aren’t sure of which certification course to take. People with a PRINCE2 certification are able to adapt to almost all situations and tend to deliver projects on time because the structure of this methodology anticipates all the possibilities of a project.

Analogous Estimation Vs Parametric Estimation


As a Project Manager, doing project ESTIMATION is a key responsibility but how often are we able to deliver the project under budgeted cost and time? What will help in this scenario would be the right understanding of estimation tools and techniques. There are many techniques for project estimation like Bottom-Up Estimation, Parametric Estimation and Analogous Estimation. To start with, let’s understand Analogous Estimation, what exactly does it mean?

Top Scrum Certifications You Need to Know in 2021


Scrum can help estimate the total cost of production. Story pointing allows teams to estimate the near to the accurate cost of building new features and allows teams to prioritize tasks based on their difficulty. Top Scrum Certifications in 2021 .

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What is Certified Cloud Security Professional? Why is it important to undergo CCSP Certification?


CCSP – Certified Cloud Security Professional, it is a certification that covers the deep knowledge and hands-on experience of cloud security. Pre-Requisites This particular certification requires a decent amount of experience before you can start your CCSP journey.

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What is Certified Cloud Security Professional? Why is it important to undergo CCSP Certification?


CCSP – Certified Cloud Security Professional, it is a certification that covers the deep knowledge and hands-on experience of cloud security. Pre-Requisites This particular certification requires a decent amount of experience before you can start your CCSP journey.

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How to Pass the Product Owner Certification — PSPO I, PSPO II, and PSPO III


TL; DR: How to Pass the Product Owner Certification — Scrum.org’s PSPO I to III. The first article of this mini-series established that you do not need a certificate to become good at what you do, for example, working as a Scrum Master or Product Owner. Scrum Certification Resources.

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Maximize Your Learning With Online Scrum Master Certification Training


Students work in small groups to prepare product backlog, refine product backlog, and learn how to estimate product backlog items and prepare releases—we have been using various techniques to prepare product backlog to meet product vision.

Webinar Recap: Analogous and Parametric Estimating Schedule Template


Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of Oliver Gildersleeve’s Analogous and Parametric Estimating Schedule Template webinar being provided by MPUG for the convenience of our members. The new schedule template covers both analogous and parametric estimating features.

Maximize Your Learning With Online Scrum Master Certification Training


Students work in small groups to prepare product backlog, refine product backlog, and learn how to estimate product backlog items and prepare releases—we have been using various techniques to prepare product backlog to meet product vision.

What Do Companies like Apple, Amazon and Google Look for in Project Managers?

Epicflow Blog

Certification. It’s a great plus for a project manager to have a formal qualification and receive a certificate demonstrating their proficiency. Project Management Institute suggests the following variants of certifications for PMs: .

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Agile Adoption – Left to Right is the Way to Go

Mike Griffiths

  Release Planning – The process of the product owner and development team collectively meeting to discuss, prioritize and estimate features for the next release. Transparency – All estimates and progress are discussed openly within the project team.

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Best PMP Software Free Tools To Use In 2022


The effectiveness of these tools is a fact considering there are 47% of companies that say using project management software has had a positive impact on the accuracy of project cost estimates. Agile Project Management certifications Digital Projects PMP Project Management Apps

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What Salary Do Project Managers Get Across Frontiers?

Epicflow Blog

Besides, their knowledge base should also include awareness of PRINCE2 and PMBOK methodologies, and preferably corresponding certifications. . According to statistics, a PM having a certification earns 16% more than their opposite number without the certification.

The Complete Guide to Six Sigma Methodology


GE has estimated that the adoption of Six Sigma concepts produced a $10 billion benefit in the first five years alone. . Did you know you can get a Six Sigma certificate? Certification levels include Yellow Belt, Green Belt, Black Belt, and Master Black Belt.

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Effectively Using Product Roadmaps for Agile

The IIL Blog

A good roadmap process helps teams manage expectations, facilitate decision making, and most importantly, estimate and deliver valuable solutions. 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. Product roadmaps can be incredibly useful to outline your product functionality and showcase a timeline for when new features will be implemented.

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Agile Illustrated – Sample #3

Mike Griffiths

If we keep making estimates without checking actual performance, we will keep making the same estimation errors. Agile Project Management Books Certification Leadership Personal Agility PMI-ACP Teams

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


A project manager salary depends on many things such as experience, industry and certifications, but in general terms, project managers are well-compensated for their work, and project manager salaries range around the low six-figures. Project Management Certifications.

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Hard Costs vs Soft Costs in Construction: Definitions & Examples


When it comes to budgeting, hard costs are easier to estimate. LEED Certification for Commercial Real Estate Projects: As sustainable buildings become more in demand, you may need to acquire a LEED certification. A construction estimate template can help.

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The Future of Project Management

International Institute for Learning

The light at the end of the tunnel may require multiple certifications. Some companies have Certification Boards which meet frequently and discuss what certification programs would be of value for their project managers. Written By Harold Kerzner, Ph.D.

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Construction Project Manager Job Description (with Free Example!)


Education and Certification for Construction Project Managers. Are Certifications Required for Construction Project Managers? Certifications are helpful, but not required. Green Business Certification (LEED). Crane Operation Certification.

Compendium of Works to Increase Probability of Project Success

Herding Cats

Cost and schedule growth for federal programs is created by unrealistic technical performance expectations, unrealistic cost and schedule estimates, inadequate risk assessments, unanticipated technical issues, and poorly performed and ineffective risk management, all contributing to program technical and programmatic shortfalls. The starting point is understanding what processes make up the discipline of estimating.

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Busy, But Not Productive

International Institute for Learning

Despite our rudimentary technology, we were (in my estimate) at least as productive and less stressed out than most people are today. He also holds multiple Agile certifications from Disciplined Agile, Scrum Alliance, and Scaled Agile. By Alan Zucker. Everyone tells me they are busy.

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Best PMI-ACP Exam Prep Books

Rebel’s Guide to PM

Below, I list the best agile books for your certification studies. Self-paced with video training modules, you'll quickly be on your way to your agile certification. Agile Estimating and Planning by Mike Cohn.

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Most Common Project Management Roadblocks to Avoid for Better Outcomes

Project Bliss

Accurately estimating project costs for bidding is important for landing the project and making it profitable. A poorly estimated bid can lead to losing the project to a competitor, or even worse, winning the bid and losing money due to unexpected costs and unaccounted overheads.

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Business Analyst vs Project Manager: The Differences To Know

Rebel’s Guide to PM

The professional aspect: BA vs PM Certification. In the UK, the certification from BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, is the most common qualification for business analysts, with 33% holding the Diploma in Business Analysis (IIBA UK, 2020).

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Process Reduces Agility? Only on De Minimis Projects

Herding Cats

A Model-Based Agile Process for DO-178C Certification David J. When managing any project as Risk Managers as Tim Lister suggested, we need to make estimates in the presence of these uncertainties as well. NoEstimates Agile Estimating RiskA popular toss off aphrase in some agile circles is process reduces agility. This is course is stated in the absence of any domain or context.

Legal Project Management: A Quick Guide with Free Templates


You also estimate the project budget at this time. Legal Project Management Certification. You don’t have to have certification to be qualified in the position, but a legal background with a project management background is going to make you a more attractive candidate.

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Scrum.org Professional Scrum Certification Assessments – Tips for Non-native English Speakers


Predict is stronger, connected with estimating the outcomes of unseen data. Ordering and prioritizing - You can order your Product Backlog Items and take into account priority as a result of estimating value, risk, etc.

Project Administrator Job Description


We mentioned certification, and having started or graduated from any one of the accredited project management certification programs would definitely play in your favor. Breakdown project into doable tasks and estimate duration. Certifications a plus.

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9 Types of Artifacts in Project Management

Rebel’s Guide to PM

Whether you subscribe to the PMI way of thinking or use another approach based on your background, skills, experience, certification or the expectations of management, I’m pretty sure that you’ll have to create project documents.

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Commercial Construction Management: A Quick Guide


You need to keep within the costs that you estimated in the planning phase, but that doesn’t mean cutting corners. It’s often helpful if they have some professional certification and an advanced understanding of the construction process, principles, materials and tools.

Everyone is a Project Manager!

Arras People

In fact, PMI has stated in a study that they estimate by 2027, there will be a demand for 87.7

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80+ Awesome Online Resources for Project Managers


Index: Online Training Programs & Certification Prep. Online Training & Certification Prep. What y ou’ll l earn: This three-day, hands-on project management workshop provides a comprehensive overview of core project management concepts and terminology — from Work Breakdown Structures, Gantt charts, and determining critical path , to estimating project timelines, managing stakeholders, and defining project scope, schedule, budget, and risk.

Top Agile Interview Questions and Answers (2022)


While the demand for agile certifications has seen a sharp increase, agile interviews are a tough nut to crack. . Name the estimation techniques in Scrum. The techniques used for estimation in Scrum are-. Planning Poker Estimation . Disaggregation Estimation .

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Top 8 Challenges All Project Managers Face at Work

PM Basics

You can’t get accurate estimates if you don’t manage this flow of information. You don’t get a pause from your responsibilities to get a PMP Certification. None of the certifications prepares you for the real-world responsibilities of a PM).

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Common Project Management Mistakes in Start-Ups


Over Reliance on certifications. But PMP certification is no guarantee of experience or success in managing complex projects. s not that PM certification is bad but making it THE priority for correctly managing your projects isn’t the most effective strategy to get things done.

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Why Project Managers Need Business Analysts for Project Success

Project Risk Coach

Estimating return on investment for projects. The International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA) offers the CBAP (Certified Business Analysis Professional) certification. The Project Management Institute (PMI) has also created the new PMI-PBA (Professional in Business Analysis) certification to equip project managers with stronger business analysis skills. Here is a more in-depth comparison of the two certifications.

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