April 25, 2014

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Agile

Agile Practitioners – 7 Tips to pass the PMI-ACP Exam

Agile Practitioners – 7 Tips to pass the PMI-ACP Exam. Find out about the credentials you need and use the tips to ensure success on you exam day and in your future career.

Project Manager Career Tips

Project Manager Career Tips – Make use of these tips and advice to improve your LinkedIn profile and your interview skills.

PMFlashBlog2

Project Management around the World – South Africa

Project Management around the World – South Africa. This blog post is part of the #PMFlashblog Round 2 2014, with a topic of “Project Management Around the World”.

5-year celebration

Virtual Project Consulting – a 5 Year Celebration

Virtual Project Consulting – a 5 Year Celebration. Find advice and guidance about project management, leadership, best practice tools and processes. Also find recommended project management resources for training, software, products, books and websites.

Recognition for Excellence in Project Management

Recognition for Excellence in Project Management – Send your nominations for the PMI Professional Awards before 1 April 2014.

Characteristics of Agile Iterations

Most people understand that the days of the five-year, monolithic project are over – and have been for some time. The better approach is to break large projects into a set of smaller, easier to manage projects. Short projects are …

Proactively Manage Project Resources Without Authority

One of the frustrating parts of being a project manager is that it can be difficult to manage the project when you have no formal management authority over the members of your team. From an organizational perspective, if the people …

Assumptions and Risks

Assumptions are statements that we believe to be true. You “assume” it to be true, but if it turns out not to be true there could be a detrimental impact to your project. The key point about an assumption is …

Six Reasons You Need a PMO

We all have many wants in our lives but only a handful of needs—food, clothing, and shelter being the top three. Similarly, companies may want many things, but really only find a few things absolutely necessary for survival. A Project …

Project Quality Review

Seven Steps for a Project Quality Review In some cases, such as a government project, periodic audits may be called for as a part of the overall contract. This “outside party” could be any qualified person outside of the project …

Six social-media skills every leader needs | McKinsey & Company

Organizational social-media literacy is fast becoming a source of competitive advantage. Learn, through the lens of executives at General Electric, how you and your leaders can keep up. A McKinsey Quarterly article.Linky Van Der Merwe's insight:Excellent article about the six dimensions of organizational media literacy that leaders need to master in order to make them more creative, innovative, and agile.See it on Scoop.it, via Project Management best practices

Project Management Should Encourage Diversity, Networking, Collaboration - PM Hut

Project Management Should Encourage Diversity, Networking, Collaboration - PM HutLinky Van Der Merwe's insight:A good reflection on the foundation of PMI and how it remains relevant to project professionals today.See it on Scoop.it, via Project Management best practices

Why You Should Get Certified in Project Management

Why You Should Get Certified in Project Management (Why You Should Get Certified in #ProjectManagement - http://t.co/eeBLUTqkFP)...Linky Van Der Merwe's insight:6 Reasons to become certified in project management.See it on Scoop.it, via Project Management best practices

3 Steps towards PM planning excellence

Above and beyond doing the standard project planning activities, there are three steps you can take towards planning excellence.Linky Van Der Merwe's insight:What works best for project planning from my experience.See it on Scoop.it, via Project Management best practices

Professional project management: why it’s a necessity in business

Professional project management: why it’s a necessity in business http://su.pr/3203kE ; #project #management #PMchat #Projectmanagement  See it on Scoop.it, via Project Management best practices