Will a Project Management Certification Help Your Career?


But what if you’re switching from a purely technical role to one that involves managing projects? Or, having managed IT projects for a while, what if you want to formalize your experience with a relevant project qualification? The Certification Option. There’s a fair amount of choice when it comes to project management credentials. The big one that you’ll hear mentioned again and again is the Project Management Professional ®, otherwise known as the PMP.

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PMI-ACP Certification


What is the PMI-ACP Certification? PMI-ACP Certification is a professional certification offered by PMI. It stands for Project Management Institute - Agile Certified Practitioner. The exam covers four different areas: Project Integration, Scope and Time Management.

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14 Common Project Risks (+ more)

Rebel’s Guide to PM

Risks matter. That’s the point of risk management: thinking about what might go wrong before it does, so you can put a plan together to deal with it if it does. What’s a risk again? Yep, risks can be a good thing – with a positive effect. Internal risks.

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. .

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. Comparative details of Analogous and Parametric Estimation.

Difference between Quantitative and Qualitative Risk Analysis


These uncertainties or risks can prevent us from achieving our project goals or objectives. The more we know our risks, the more we can evaluate and prioritize them timely for: Reducing their probable negative impacts, or. We record these identified risks in Risk Register.

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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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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.

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


Project managers are the point person in charge of a specific project or projects within an organization. We regularly feature project management resources to help train PMs to land jobs in the industry or develop better skills in their current role. What Does a Project Manager Do?

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Project Management Trends [2022]

Rebel’s Guide to PM

There’s no denying that project management today looks different to how it did even 5 years ago. Project management trends shape our profession. So what are the emerging trends in project management that are going to shape how you do your job in the future?

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

Epicflow Blog

It’s rather difficult to define what makes a project manager worthy of a dream position. So what are the main aspects that make project managers competitive? People management skills. Certification. The certification exam has 150 questions with 3 hours to complete them.

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Legal Project Management: A Quick Guide with Free Templates


Legal project management is well familiar to lawyers, even if they don’t necessarily use that phrase. What Is Legal Project Management? Legal project management is when project management principles are applied to the delivery of legal services.

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Everyone is a Project Manager!

Arras People

Project Management appears to be everywhere too! Big pictures, create interesting scenarios and it would appear that this is driving the situation where “everybody” wants a piece of the project management pie; but is this a good thing? The post Everyone is a Project Manager!

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Construction Project Manager Job Description (with Free Example!)


The construction project manager role is a unique position, though it shares many of the attributes associated with any kind of project manager. If you’re looking for an experienced construction project manager, you need to understand their job. Managing supplies.

Webinar Recap: Risk Management Life Cycle in the Context of Project, Program, and Portfolio


Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of Satya N Dash’ session, Risk Management Life Cycle in the Context of Project, Program, and Portfolio, being provided by MPUG for the convenience of our members. Satya N Dash: So first, the framework for risk management.

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What Salary Do Project Managers Get Across Frontiers?

Epicflow Blog

So, let’s analyze how much project managers make today all over the world in terms of their qualification level. . Junior Project Manager’s Average Salary. A project manager is an employee responsible for supervising one or several projects until they’re successfully accomplished.

Why Project Managers Need Business Analysts for Project Success

Project Risk Coach

When Do Project Managers Need a Business Analyst? The role of the project manager is to achieve the project’s goals or objectives. For small projects, the project manager may assume many roles including but not be limited to: Project manager. For larger projects, project managers must find ways to complete project tasks through others. Wise project managers recruit team members with the necessary skills and talents. Managing requirements backlog.

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9 Types of Artifacts in Project Management

Rebel’s Guide to PM

In this article we’ll look at the types of artifacts in project management, typical documents for each type. In project management, artifacts relate to documents: the project documentation you produce that defines and supports the work you are doing.

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Know the Difference between Mitigation plan and Contingency Plan


A project manager and the team have a high reliance on delivering a successful project. The team has to explore risk factors that may impact the project. For these risks, effective responses are a necessity. Risk mitigation and contingency response planning are one of them.

7 Ethics Tips For Project Managers

Rebel’s Guide to PM

A project manager approached me recently with a problem. It’s probably fairer and less controversial to say that it was ‘estimated’ rather than created totally randomly from scratch. But she was worried that other people were interpreting the estimate as definite fact.

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Business Analyst vs Project Manager: The Differences To Know

Rebel’s Guide to PM

What does a business analyst do on a project, and how is that different to the role of the project manager? First, let’s look at the different responsibilities for the roles of business analyst vs project manager on a project. What does a project manager do? Change management.

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Best PMP Software Free Tools To Use In 2022


As a project management professional, your responsibilities far exceed the usual standards. The enormity of the tasks under your management can certainly overwhelm you and make you feel like you are trapped in a never-ending cycle of struggle. Budget management. Risk management.

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Vendor Showcase Recap: Making Light Work of Schedule Risk Analysis – By Barbecana


Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of John Owen’s showcase session, Making Light Work of Schedule Risk Analysis, being provided by MPUG for the convenience of our members. He has extensive experience of both project management, and software development.

Vendor Showcase Recap: Making Light Work of Schedule Risk Analysis – By Barbecana


Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of John Owen’s showcase session, Making Light Work of Schedule Risk Analysis, being provided by MPUG for the convenience of our members. He has extensive experience of both project management, and software development.

Industrial Psychology for Project Management

Rebel’s Guide to PM

Professor Tirado is a native New Yorker, and when he started out in this field he was one of 5 people in the world who married together managing initiatives through projects and industrial psychology. Project management is affecting how humans perform or adopt technology.

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Top 8 Challenges All Project Managers Face at Work

PM Basics

In the previous email, I shared the truth about being a project manager. Your manager expects you to know everything about project management right from the beginning. You need to manage people, but you don’t have influence or authority over them. Project Manager Career

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Compendium of Works to Increase Probability of Project Success

Herding Cats

Business, Technical, Systems, Risk, and Project Management Briefings and Presentations. Management Processes (#MP). Project Performance Management (#PPM). Agile Project Management (#APM). Risk Management (#RM). Cost, Schedule, and Technical Performance Management (#CSTPM). Earned Value Management (#EVM). Integrating Agile and Earned Value Management (#AEVM). Business, Technical, Systems, Risk, and Project Management.

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The Job of a Resource Manager: Role and Responsibilities

Epicflow Blog

Are you thinking of hiring a resource manager but would like to learn more about the ways they could contribute to your projects? Or maybe you’re thinking of becoming a resource manager but not sure if it’s the right choice for you? . A Resource Manager: Job Description.

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Effectively Using Product Roadmaps for Agile

The IIL Blog

Many agile professionals have turned to product roadmaps as a plan of action to resolve managements need for documentation but is your roadmap a valuable project tool or just a required artifact created and then cast aside? A good roadmap process helps teams manage expectations, facilitate decision making, and most importantly, estimate and deliver valuable solutions. Risks/schedule constraints. PMI is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

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7 Top Project Management Issues You Can Solve With the Right Tools


So, it is indispensable that the project manager as well as the project team are aware of this fact, and that both do their best to avoid making grave mistakes. Although there is no model solution, of course, there are some methods and tools a project manager can use.

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7 Critical Project Management Skills That Will Help You Thrive In 2020


Project management is evolving with every passing day and so should project managers. We are moving in an age where project managers will have to wear multiple hats to cope up with emerging project management challenges. Want to succeed as a project manager in 2020?

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Managing Virtual Teams Successfully

The IIL Blog

First let’s keep the concept of ROI basic, which is in this context: Applying this equation to a real-life example, if the cost for rolling out a SMILE activity = $10,000 and the estimated value of the program is $100,000 (considering quantitative and/or qualitative factors such as listed above): This number is not exaggerated. So COMMON SENSE should be at the forefront to manage the perception of how these activities are facilitated. By Dr. Willis H. Thomas, PMP, CPT .

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

Epicflow Blog

The need for specialists in the field of project management is growing annually because businesses are getting bigger and most companies are becoming project-based. According to the research by Project Management Institute , 87.7 Project Manager. Program Manager .

The Complete Glossary of 614 Project Management Terms


Project management terminology can be complicated. It doesn’t matter whether you’re working towards your PMP certification or simply managing projects casually in your organization, knowing core project management terms always helps. All Project Management Terms.

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15 Killer Project Management Best Practices to Make You a Better Manager


If you're a project manager, developing and adopting project management best practices is likely one of your top priorities. This article will share a comprehensive list of best practices for project management every organization needs. Effective project management is often the “secret sauce” of an agency’s success, more so than sheer creative brilliance. Being good at managing projects is usually a matter of following project management best practices.

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How to Become a Project Manager in 2020


How to become a project manager? This guide answers all your questions about becoming a project manager and landing a great job. If yes, then you should consider becoming a project manager. A project manager manages, well, projects. What Does a Project Manager Do?

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The 20 Education Venues for Online Master of Project Management


An online master of project management is one of the best investments one has in order to advance his or her certification levels or acquire one. Organizations need project managers who can juggle different operations and processes, all the while achieving the end result of the projects. This is how the online master of project management comes in. The online master of project management is different based on the school. Advanced Project Management.

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Project Administrator Job Description


Project managers are the ones tasked with planning, monitoring and managing the teams, but PM’s can’t manage it all alone. A project administrator is responsible for helping with many of the duties surrounding project management. Assess project risk.

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Requirements Management Panel Discussion – Transcription


Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of Walter Stinnett’s Requirements Management Panel Discussion, being provided by MPUG for the convenience of our members. We are doing requirements management Q&A. Walter’s certifications include the PMP and MCTS.

Project Requirements Management – Part 1: Introduction to Requirements Management Transcription


Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of Walter Stinnett’s session, Introduction to Requirements Management, being provided by MPUG for the convenience of our members. And welcome to the first of three webinars on Project Requirements Management.