Five Highlights of the 2020 PMI Job Report

Arras People

The Project Management Institute’s (PMI) membership magazine – PM Network – has just released the January issue with a report – 2020 Jobs Report – available for project management practitioners to take a look at (currently only available for members). PMO Flashmob – the networking and learning group – has spent the last year trying to understand the impacts of AI on projects – specifically the management of projects. Project Management PMO report

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A History of PMI & Its Role in Project Management

ProjectManager.com

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. As an organization, it offers training and certification in project management, and it reports regularly on industry trends. Given its vast influence, it’s important to have a basic understanding of PMI and its history. Quick Facts About PMI.

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Project Management Q&A – Maintaining Your PMP Certification for Free

Arras People

What free options would you recommend for maintaining my PMP certification ? After spending over £400 to get your PMP certification you will probably want to avoid any extra costs maintaining and gaining up to date knowledge. Things like Podcasts, e-learning websites and local seminars and meetups are all great ways to maintain that PMP certification. They all have PMI BoK content and PMP prep materials.

The Top UK Project Management Certifications in 2019- By Role

Arras People

In a recent blog The Top UK Project Management Certifications in 2019 , we explored the results from the 2019 PMBR (Project Management Benchmark Report) dataset to identify the take-up (or not) of PM certifications in the UK. A not insignificant number of the cohort at 19% have the MSP certification. Scrum is the only Agile based certification making an appearance in the top 10.

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The Top UK Project Management Certifications in 2019

Arras People

One of the top questions we have answered from our inception back in 2002 has been about project management certification. Taking data from the 2019 PMBR (Project Management Benchmark Report) dataset we were able to construct the table below which shows the take up (or not) of PM certifications in the UK. Interestingly, for those who identified as currently unemployed just 56% (-10%) said they had this level of certification. For more PMO related certificates see here.

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Certification Proliferation and Confusion

Leading Answers

Today I discovered 7 different credentials for PMO staff from the same provider. Don’t even get me started on Agile certifications which have splintered and multiplied faster than the brooms in Fantasia’s Sorcerer’s Apprentice. Within the PMI community, people know the CAPM® is a foundational credential and the PfMP® is more advanced. However, outside the PMI the situation is complex and rapidly evolving.  We need the same with certifications.

Online Training: RapidStart PMO Review

Girl's Guide to PM

RapidStart PMO: Online Project Management Training Review. He is a former Chair of PMI and has extensive speaking experience around the world. The paid course covers everything you’d need to get a PMO up and running in a few months. There are two workstreams within the RapidStart methodology: Workstream 1: Designing, launching and aligning the PMO. Then it talks about aligning the PMO. Workstream 2: Operating the PMO. Philip Diab of RapidStart PMO.

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PMI Are some more equal than others?

The Lazy Project Manager

And the declaration is I am challenging all of the project management organisations and publications around the world (you may have seen a series of articles from 2015 at the same time as the PMI EMEA Congress in London and this year I am back again just before the PMI EMEA Congress in Barcelona but that is because it is at this time of the year I reflect on what I am doing, and look at the project community around me – and so, to be very clear I am not just attacking PMI ).

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Project Management Careers Q&A – PMO Manager Career Path

Arras People

I’ve been working as a PMO Manager for a number of years now and I want to progress further into portfolio level PMOs, getting involved in strategy execution and generally working at a more senior level. As well you know, there are many different types of PMO in existence so the transition you make will largely depend on this – the culture, context, and the type of services provided by your PMO today. All terms that are associated with great Portfolio PMO leaders.

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Four Arguments for PMP Certification

Brad Egeland

project management professional (PMP) certification. The PMP is, of course, the showcase certification offered by the Project Management Institute (PMI) and is considered the defacto certification for project managers who are serious about their trade. Is PMP certification a career goal of yours? Certification shows professional dedication. PMP certification isn't easy and it isn't inexpensive. The discussions go back and forth.

Webinar Recap: Want To Be A PMI-ACP? The Primary Steps to Take

MPUG

Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of Satya Narayan Dash’s session, Want To Be A PMI-ACP? If you want to be a PMI-ACP, here are the primary steps to take. Today’s session is eligible for one PMI-PDU and the technical category.

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4 Ways to Supercharge Your PMO

Brad Egeland

I was reading a survey indicating that almost 90% of organizations now have some form of project management office (PMO). 58% of respondents indicated that they did not feel their PMO was effective. Only 34% said that their PMO had good repeatable processes, procedures and templates in place to help them do their jobs well. And a full 47% indicated that their company’s senior leadership had no visible involvement in the PMO. Hire experience over certification.

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The Need for Speed

The Lazy Project Manager

This is one reason I kind of like the various project management certifications out there because it is not just a matter of passing but also at renewing with evidence of practice engagement, education and contribution – I am looking at my PMP certificate as I write this (and I freely acknowledge other certifications are out there and are just as good); passed on 2 nd November 2006 and renewed 3 times so far.

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Give Your Organization the PMO Edge – Become a Certified PMO Developer

Brad Egeland

An organization can certainly operate a PM infrastructure with a dedicated project management office (PMO). the ones truly dedicated to the success of their project managers and the projects they lead are the organizations that have invested time and money and effort into creating a viable PMO. that can help you get on the fast track to creating an center of excellence for your PMO by training you to become a Certified PMO Developer.

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What is a Project Management Certification? And Why Do I Need It?

The IIL Blog

Project Management certification demonstrates an individual’s experience, knowledge, and skill in project management – and in many companies, it’s a requirement for new and current project managers. However, when students attend a certification prep course, they quickly learn that additional time and effort will be required to become ready to sit the exam. Questions increase the relevance and value of the certification. So – what does certification do for you?

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. level ceo cfo change cio lazy peter taylor PMI pmo pmp project project manager projects projtec management tailwind

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PMP Certification – Is it Being Used Properly?

Brad Egeland

A lot has been said and written lately about PMP certification through the Project Management Institute (PMI). With no end in sight, it’s important understand what’s happening with hiring organizations and how PMP certification affects your job search. At this point, the article sounds like it’s going the route of being a PMP certification proponent.

Conference Updates

Leading Answers

In the last couple of weeks, I have had the pleasure to attend and present at the PMI Global Conference in Chicago and the PMO Symposium in Houston. This week I am off to present at a PMI Chapter conference. Agile Project Management Certification Events Leadership Travel

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What Is a PMO? (Infographic)

Wrike

Project management is a discipline loaded with acronyms: PMP, PRINCE2, CPM, WBS, PMBOK, PMI… and about 150 others. Whether or not you’re a project manager by title, one acronym you’re sure to hear more often is PMO. What is PMO?” PMO stands for “project management office.” The percentage of companies with a PMO has nearly doubled since 2000, according to The State of the PMO 2016. . Definition of PMO. Who Needs a PMO? The PMO Director.

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15 Easy Ways to Earn PDUs in 2020

Girl's Guide to PM

Do you need to earn PDUs to maintain your PMI certification? If you hold a PMP ® , PgMP ® , PfMP ® or PMI-PBA ® certification, you need to earn 60 PDUs every three years. If you hold a CAPM ® certificate, you need to earn 15 PDUs every three years.

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Conference Updates

Leading Answers

In the last couple of weeks, I have had the pleasure to attend and present at the PMI Global Conference in Chicago and the PMO Symposium in Houston. This week I am off to present at a PMI Chapter conference in Saskatchewan and then the Dubai International Project Management Forum (DIPMF) in Dubai. Agile Project Management Certification Events Leadership Travel

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Conference Updates

Leading Answers

In the last couple of weeks, I have had the pleasure to attend and present at the PMI Global Conference in Chicago and the PMO Symposium in Houston. This week I am off to present at a PMI Chapter conference in Saskatchewan and then the Dubai International Project Management Forum (DIPMF) in Dubai. Agile Project Management Certification Events Leadership Travel

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Top Project Management Conferences of 2019

ProjectManager.com

Whether you’re looking to enhance your education, keep your certification updated, learn new methodologies, play with new project management tools or socialize with your peers, project management conferences offer a wide variety of experiences for the novice and journeyman alike. Part of a series of national conferences for project managers and business analysts accredited by both PMI and IIBA, where participants can earn PDUs/CDUs. PMI EMEA Congress. PMI Global Conference.

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Top Project Management Conferences of 2020

ProjectManager.com

It’s a great time to further your education, keep up on your certification and get a chance to rub shoulders with others in your field from all over the world. Attendees can earn up to 12 PDUs towards their PMP certification. The PMO 2020 Conference. Designed for the PMO practitioner, this project management conference focuses on portfolio, program and project offices. PMI EMEA Congress. PMI Global Conference 2020. PMO Symposium.

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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). Project (or Program) Management Office (PMO) activities and focus (supportive, directive, controlling). project management apm change ipma lazy Manager peter taylor PMI pmp project project author project speaker

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Understanding the Steps to Developing Your Project Management Career

Arras People

There are 4 main bodies who provide qualifications, they are: APM – Have a number of certifications as well as releasing the professional charter ChPP earlier this year. APMG – Their certifications are based on tools and techniques such as: agile, change management and benefits management. PMI – Are a not for profit organisation based in the USA.

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Top Reasons to Get PMP Certified

Brad Egeland

project management professional (PMP) certification. The PMP is, of course, the showcase certification offered by the Project Management Institute (PMI) and is considered the defacto certification for project managers who are serious about their trade. Is PMP certification a career goal of yours? Certification shows professional dedication. PMP certification isn't easy and it isn't inexpensive. The discussions go back and forth.

Project Prioritization with Strategic Work Intake

Planview

There are a lot of good universities that have curriculum as well as the PMI Institute that offers certification in Portfolio Management as well as Project Management. Planview recently held a webinar with Michael Havison, Portfolio Director at Parkview Health where the focus was on project prioritization with strategic work intake. The On-Demand webinar is called, “ Parkview Health: Prioritizing Project Investments with Strategic Work Intake.”.

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Seven Project Management Influencers to Watch

Project Risk Coach

Another thing I appreciate about Kiron is that he not only is a Project Management Professional (PMP), he is certified as a Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP), along with other certifications. Cornelius provides many resources for helping project managers prepare for the PMP PMI-ACP, and CAPM exams. If you are starting a PMO or you are managing an existing PMO, check out Bill’s book The PMO Lifecycle: Building, Running, and Shutting Down.

Top 10 Project Management Conferences You Can Not Afford to Miss in 2020

Taskque

PMO Conference. If you are interested in learning about the latest techniques, tools and research related to portfolio management , program management or project management office , then the PMO conference should be on top of your list. With more than 600 PMO professionals in attendance, it is one of the largest PMO conferences in the world. PMI EMEA Congress. PMI EMEA Congress will be held in Prague, Czechia, 14-16 June 2020. PMI Global Conference 2020.

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Keep your mind Project Management sharp with these resources

Project Management Five

One might think that once you’ve earned the coveted Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification, life gets pretty easy. I know many of my readers are professional PMs working within larger PMO structures.

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#PMOT – Who are the Project Managers on Twitter to Follow?

Online PM Courses

And we mustn’t forget that there are other widely used hashtags in the #PMOT community, like #Agile, #PMO, and #PMP. Enthusiastic PMO bod. PMO flashmobber: arraspeople.co.uk. Leadership #PMO #StrategicPlanning Join us: project-management.pm. PMI: @ PMInstitute. PMI’s blog team: @ PMvoices. Has a wide portfolio of professional training certifications & cyber security solutions. Senior Project Manager, PMP, PMO-CP certified.

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99 Reasons to Love (and Join) MPUG Now!

MPUG

Many, many opportunities to earn PMI® PDUs. Over 550 hours of on-demand training eligible for PMI® PDU credit. Certificates of completion for every event attended live or watched on-demand. You can earn PMI® PDUs for attending web events.

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To project management certify or not…?

Ron Rosenhead

Should I get PRINCE2/ APM/PMI’ is usually attached to the question. Many people who have been on a qualification course come along at the end of the course and saying something like ‘I went onto a PRINCE2/ APM/PMI qualification course and this 2 days makes much more sense’ Or, ‘I can apply this to my projects straight away. It is important to stress I am not suggesting that project management certification training is a waste. That is the question….

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How Much Time is Required For PMP Exam Preparation?

Taskque

First of all, lets highlight responses over Linkedin groups: Luis Duran , PMP, ITIL V3, SFC PMO Manager | Portfolio Manager | Program Manager | IT Project Manager in Montreal Canada says: “For those aiming to get the PMP certification, my advice ( I wish someone had given me advice like this at that time) is to dedicate at least 4 months of practice tests mixed with a diverse content of Project Management material. I got better because of my certification process.

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Keep your mind Project Management sharp with these resources

Project Management Five

One might think that once you’ve earned the coveted Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification, life gets pretty easy. I know many of my readers are professional PMs working within larger PMO structures.

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80+ Awesome Online Resources for Project Managers

Wrike

Index: Online Training Programs & Certification Prep. Online Training & Certification Prep. Essentials of Project Management Series – PMI. IIL conducts virtual and on-demand courses on topics like project scope, risk management, and Earned Value Management systems, plus prep courses for a variety of certifications. All instructors have at least a decade of project experience, and many hold an impressive list of certifications. PMI Knowledge Center.

15 Easy-to-Do Types of Professional Development

Girl's Guide to PM

Whether you want to achieve a certification , gain more confidence, build your technical skills or something else – it isn’t going to happen unless you make it happen. Getting a professional certification can help your career – studies like the PMI Project Management Salary Survey (2018) show that certification is directly linked to earning more money and it certainly can’t hurt your employment prospects.

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Seven Project Management Influencers to Watch

Project Risk Coach

Another thing I appreciate about Kiron is that he not only is a Project Management Professional (PMP), he is certified as a Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP), along with other certifications. Cornelius provides many resources for helping project managers prepare for the PMP PMI-ACP, and CAPM exams. If you are starting a PMO or you are managing an existing PMO, check out Bill’s book The PMO Lifecycle: Building, Running, and Shutting Down.

How To Make 2019 A Successful Year for Your Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

With the release of the Agile Practice Guide along with the PMBOK® Guide Sixth Edition , we can’t ignore PMI’s direction to incorporate adaptive life cycles such as agile, iterative or incremental life cycles into project and development life cycles. PMI’s Project Management Professional (PMP)® credential will continue to thrive. It can serve as a baseline, but most project managers ought to layer some sort of agile certification on top of it.

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