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PMI-ACP Exam Lessons Learned - Do NOT Underestimate it!

Deep Fried Brain

PMI-ACP Lessons Learned: I'm pleased to inform you that I PASSED the PMI-ACP exam yesterday (Oct 28, 2013), couple weeks earlier than my original estimate. Passing any exam is a matter of. Agile Lessons Learned PMI-ACP

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How to Break into Project Management

Guerrilla Project Management

Here is how you break into Project Management: First, some unpleasant truths: Nobody hires an entry level PM or a Junior PM. These types of positions are given to internal employees who are trusted and only to lead projects that are not high visibility/high exposure. There is just too much risk for managers when they. Career Development Career in

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006 Risk Management and the Secret Sauce of Carl Pritchard

PM for the Masses

Hello everyone and welcome to episode 6 of the Project Management for the Masses Podcast! Today we will talk about risk management and the man who wrote the book on it, Mr. Carl Pritchard. On today’s episode we will talk about: What’s the PMBOK Guide? What is risk and risk management? Why take a methodological […]. The post 006 Risk Management and the Secret Sauce of Carl Pritchard appeared first on Project Management for the Masses.

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What does project management mean to me?

Stepping Into Project Management

Project management for me as with everyone else is all about managing projects. Obviously how projects are managed and how you want to reach your goal depends on how you look at it.

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Task Management For Project Managers

How can project planning that stretches over months or years remain relevant and account for new ad-hoc activities that arrive every day?

10 Phrases That Can Ruin Your Project Kickoff Meeting

Wrike

A project kickoff meeting is a lot like tuning a music band before an important gig: set the wrong pitch and even Chopsticks might turn into a cacophony. The fact is, how you get started matters. In the case of a kickoff meeting, a couple of careless phrases can discourage and mislead your team. To help you avoid a sloppy project start caused by poor word choices, we dug in, asked around, and gathered a list of the top anti-favorites of all time.

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How to Get the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner Certification

Guerrilla Project Management

Cornelius Fichtner has helped nearly 25,000 students prepare for the PMP exam with The Project Management PrepCast and offers one of the best PMP exam simulators on the market. He recently developed The Agile PrepCast – a study tool that helps those who plan to take the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner Certification exam. In this.

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002 Think Better and Use Your Strengths to Improve Your Weaknesses: Axiology with Traci Duez

PM for the Masses

I’m glad to bring you episode 2 of the PM for the Masses Podcast! Have you ever wondered what axiology is? Me neither. However, my guest today has convinced me that it is one the most powerful tools for one’s personal success. Being the Project Manager for a small company, I often felt like I […]. The post 002 Think Better and Use Your Strengths to Improve Your Weaknesses: Axiology with Traci Duez appeared first on Project Management for the Masses.

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Dan Pink on the Surprising Truth about Moving and Motivating Others

Guerrilla Project Management

Dan Pink shares the big ideas in his books A Whole New Mind, Drive, and To Sell is Human on the surprising truth about how to move and motivate others. Dan Pink has written three books that have changed the way I think about motivation and influence. First, in A Whole New Mind, Dan shifts. Dan Pink shares the big ideas in his books A Whole New Mind, Drive, and To Sell is Human on the surprising truth about how to move and motivate others.

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PMI-ACP (Agile Certified Practitioner) Exam Study Material [Updated for 2015]

Deep Fried Brain

Updated for PMI-ACP Exam 2015: I wrote this blog post in Oct 2013 when I was preparing for the PMI-ACP exam. As I was going through process, I was collecting and documenting the list of study. Agile Contact Hours PMI-ACP Sample Questions

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Managing The Project Budget - Developing Your Project Management Skills

This eBook describes the process of managing the project budget and its associated costs.

Risk Psychology: Understanding Risk Personality Types and their implications for project decisions

Guerrilla Project Management

Geoff Trickey, Managing Director of Psychological Consultancy Ltd, shares a framework for understanding Risk Personality Types and their impact on project decisions. Conventional risk management in projects has focused primarily on the nature of the risk itself and the methods to quantify and manage risks. The critical importance of the human nature of risk has.

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021 My Chat With Michael Sliwinski: Here’s Why Nozbe Is Such A Popular Productivity Tool

PM for the Masses

Think about your to-do list. Is it paper-based? Is it on a computer application? Is it on your smartphone? Now imagine all the complaints you have about the system you are using. Think about all the “wouldn’t-it-be-nice-if” features that you wished your productivity system had. My guest today, Michael Sliwinski, did exactly that. Then he […].

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Next Generation of Project Management: Leading Strategic Projects and Having Fun

Guerrilla Project Management

Aaron Shenhar on how the next generation of project management will transform project management practitioners into strategic leaders focused on business results. Dr. Aaron Shenhar says that the Project Management profession is ready for the next generation in its evolution. Projects today are more complex, more uncertain, and faster changing than ever. Just meeting.

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PM for the Masses Podcast: Introduction

PM for the Masses

After months of planning and preparation, I am so thrilled to launch the PM for the Masses Podcast. The ribbon is officially cut! On this episode “zero” I introduce myself and tell you what this show is all about. I would love it if you would subscribe to the show in iTunes using this link. […]. The post PM for the Masses Podcast: Introduction appeared first on Project Management for the Masses.

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Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

These FREE most popular templates will help you perform your role more efficiently.

What will 2013 bring?

PM for the Masses

Happy New Year! It’s been a while since you last heard from me, but I am happy to let you know that I have big plans for PM for the Masses for 2013. I can’t share yet what will happen, but I wanted to thank you for your continued support. The year will start […]. The post What will 2013 bring? appeared first on Project Management for the Masses.

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Project Management at the United Nations: Projects Management for Sustainable Social Change

Guerrilla Project Management

Ricardo Vargas, director of the Project Management Practice Group at the United Nations, on project management at the U.N and the challenges of development and sustainable social change projects. Ricardo Vargas is the director of the Project Management Practice Group at the United Nations (U.N). His work at the U.N is focused on improving the. Ricardo Vargas, director of the Project Management Practice Group at the United Nations, on project management at the U.N

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Designing the Plane While Flying It: Organizational Change Management at Cisco

Guerrilla Project Management

Doug Walton, PhD., shares insights on how Organizational Change Management helps Cisco chart a course for continuous change in the fast-paced, competitive, and global high tech industry. How does an organization maintain its market leadership when its processes, technologies, and entire business model are changing at all levels, constantly, and continuously? Drawing upon years of. Doug Walton, PhD.,

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How should teams be build?

Stepping Into Project Management

When an actor comes to me and wants to discuss his character, I say, “It’s in the script.” If he says, “But what’s my motivation?” I say, “Your salary.” Alfred Hitchcock, filmmaker (1899–1980) Jim Collins talks about getting the right people in the bus in his book “Good to Great”.

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Leading Under Uncertainty

Speaker: Greg Coticchia, CEO & Founder of ENTRA

Organizations of all types and sizes are facing common challenges of how to deal with the uncertainty in our current professional and personal lives. How can you plan when you are uncertain of what's next? On a product level, how can you be sure of delivering the ‘right’ messaging, products, solutions, and services to customers? How do you survive to fight the fight another day? In this session, we will discuss important tips for you as a Product Manager dealing with uncertainty. At the same time, we will discuss another important aspect of dealing with uncertainty, and that is building trust, especially while many of us are working remotely or in new or different settings.

Book Review - PMI-ACP Exam Prep by Mike Griffiths

Deep Fried Brain

For anyone embarking on his/her journey toward the PMI-ACP exam, one of the first hurdle is to get the right study material. Unfortunately, there isn't an AgileBOK per se (a reference standard. Agile PMI-ACP Review

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How to Lead Highly Creative Professionals: Balancing Creative Freedom and Management Rigor

Guerrilla Project Management

Author Lina Echeverría shares leadership insights from her new book “Idea Agent”, based on her vast experience assembling and nurturing cutting-edge innovation teams at Corning Incorporated. How do you lead highly creative professionals on your project without stifling them? How do you strike the right balance between creative freedom and management rigor that leads teams.

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Be Prepared: Setting the Stage for a Successful Vendor Management System Implementation

Guerrilla Project Management

KEY TAKEAWAYS A VMS implementation is only as clean as the data. The way you collect and organize your data can make or break your install. In order for an implementation to be successful, it may need to go in stages. Take full ownership of the elements assigned to your internal team. When your organization. Change Management System Integration

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Change Intelligence – a Conversation with Dr. Barbara A. Trautlein

Guerrilla Project Management

I recently interviewed Dr. Barbara Trautlein, author of the book Change Intelligence: Use the Power of CQ to Lead Change that Sticks and the originator of the CQ®/Change Intelligence® System. Barbara explains how we can use the CQ model to diagnose our change intelligence and how it can help us leverage our personal change leadership. Change Management Podcasts

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Using Continuous Customer Testing for Pandemic-Proof Product Success

Speaker: Luke Freiler, CEO and co-founder of Centercode

After weathering recessions with a wide range of iconic customers, CEO and Product Manager Luke Freiler has seen first hand the impact the Voice of the Customer has had in making or breaking tech companies during hard times. He's going to walk you through an agile process for continuous customer testing that saves you time and gives you full confidence in your products — no matter how many you're sending out the door this year.

Book Review - PMI-ACP Exam Prep by Chris Scordo (1000+ Practice Questions)

Deep Fried Brain

Recently I passed my PMI-ACP exam. I had signed up for PMI Membership, which gave me access to PMI's eReads and Reference library, before the exam. This book (PMI-ACP Exam Prep: 1000+ PMI-ACP. Agile Books PMI Membership PMI-ACP Review Sample Questions

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The Efficiency Trap

Guerrilla Project Management

I encourage Project Managers to use tools that are portable from project to project, from team to team, and from company to company. The common denominators are MS Project, MS Excel, MS Word, and MS Visio, MS SharePoint, and MS PowerPoint. I use a combination of MS Project and MS Excel for the project schedule. Tools & Techniques

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Project Schedules, Hamster Wheels, and Your Team’s Hidden Superpower

Wrike

“Failing to plan is planning to fail,” – some sources attribute this saying to Winston Churchill, while others refer to Benjamin Franklin, or Alan Lakein, author on time management. Whoever the author really was, his succinct wisdom could help many project managers avoid costly mistakes. It seems that there are many project teams who suffer from inaccurate plans and their consequences. In fact, this challenge ranked as no.3

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I am back!

Stepping Into Project Management

A lot has happened since my last post and I apologize for leaving without much notice and keeping the blog almost empty for months now. I have reached one of my major goals and it has taken a chunk of the time. Plus work keeps me really busy along with travelling.

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Driving Discovery and Experimentation in your Organization

Speaker: Teresa Torres, Product Discovery Coach, Product Talk, David Bland, Founder and CEO, Precoil, and Hope Gurion, Product Coach and Advisor, Fearless Product LLC

If you want to build what matters, you can't move forward blindly. But to make progress, you can't let things slow to a crawl while you focus resources on gathering data. This is where continuous discovery and experimentation come in. Join Teresa Torres (Product Discovery Coach, Product Talk), David Bland (Founder, Precoil), and Hope Gurion (Product Coach and Advisor, Fearless Product) in a panel discussion as they cover how - and why - to build a culture of discovery and experimentation in your organization.

What Can We Learn from Project Failure? 5 Lessons from Project Management Experts

Wrike

When you run a project, there are a lot of components that need to be managed together: information, people, time, as well as specific challenges and threats. Speaking of threats – even if you’re a seasoned professional with extensive experience, you’re never immune to the smaller or bigger dangers of project failure.

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Managing the Availability of Online Tools is Easy with User and Collaborator Licenses in Wrike

Wrike

Key Lime Interactive runs studies in usability and user experience optimization. Among the products they evaluate are eReaders, video games, mobile wallet solutions, and entertainment apps. The team usually runs multiple concurrent research projects while having many more in the pipeline. For their studies, they use several online research tools with licenses for a limited number of users. That’s why managing the availability of these tools has always been a critical issue.

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Why Agile Transformation Fails?

Stepping Into Project Management

Originally published at Xebia Blog Organizations move into Agile because it sounds cool, team’s wants to transform and deliver more, have collaborative culture and make work fun. Very few actually look into the changes that will be required to bring in to make the transformation successful. The first resistance initiates with the need to change. Change means new learnings and probably more of un-learmings.

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