Tips For Acing Your PMP Exam - How I Passed

Tips For Acing Your PMP Exam - How I Passed

I finally passed my PMP exam today with an “Above Target” rating in all 5 process groups. Attaining the PMP certification is a journey I was on for quite a while, I must say. I set the goal a couple of years back but was too busy to do much about it. It feels fulfilling now that it’s done and dusted. I’ll outline in this post, what helped and what didn’t, especially for those on the path to getting certified. I hope this helps.

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5 Must-Know Tips For Project Management Newbies

5 Must-Know Tips For Project Management Newbies

As a project manager, you will be expected to come up with project plans. While plans certainly have their downfalls—they are hypothetical, constrain future ideas, and are perpetually out-of-date—they certainly have their uses. In fact, your company or client will need to review the project plan in order to determine when tasks will be completed, how much the project may cost, and validate the project deliverables/scope. Guest Post By Ben Aston.

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4 Best Project Management Tools for SMBs

4 Best Project Management Tools for SMBs

Understanding exactly what your business needs to work more efficiently as you’re navigating projects is key to choosing tools that will support (and not hinder) your goals. Adding a software solution just to have more tools, without understanding exactly what you truly need may, in fact, cause increased or unnecessary costs and frustration on your small team. Guest Post By Jeni Rogers

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Why Projects Fail & The Role of Project Managers

Completing a project is never easy. Even a project you are working on by yourself can prove difficult to complete. How many times have you started a project and given up halfway through? Well, imagine how difficult it is for businesses with so many different people and departments working on projects—the high failure rates are hardly surprising. This infographic from Trainwest takes you through why projects fail and what project managers can do to keep project teams motivated.

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Dealing With The Unknowns In Project Management

Dealing With The Unknowns In Project Management

We all live in an imperfect world. We can never expect to have complete information. Colin Powel, former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Secretary of State, uses the 40/70 rule. He explains that he never takes any action unless he feels he has at least 40 percent of the necessary information. He never expects to have more than 70 percent. To wait and try for more causes too many missed opportunities.

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In Which Type Of Organization Would You Fit? Explore Hofstede's 6 Dimensions Of Organizational Culture

Projects managers do not work in vacuums and as such, need to take some time to understand the culture of any organization in which they find themselves. One effective way of making sense of organizational culture is Geert Hofstede's 6 dimensions of organizational culture.

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Understanding The Difference Between Project, Program & Portfolio Management

One common area of confusion when studying for the PMP Exam is the difference between projects, programs and portfolios. PMBOK clearly outlines the difference between projects, programs and portfolio management. To help clarify the air on the difference between these three concepts, this post sheds some light on the characteristics of each.

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