Review: uCertify’s PMI-RMP Prepkit

January 29, 2014

If you are planning to take the PMI Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP)® credential, then you’d be advised to get yourself some study materials. After all, the Practice Standard for Project Risk Management doesn’t exactly make riveting reading, and PMI itself recommends that you review self-study materials as well. There are plenty of study aids on […]

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Should I take CAPM or PRINCE2?

July 3, 2013

Recently I was contacted by someone who wanted advice about which project management certification scheme to pursue. Should she take CAPM or the PRINCE2 Foundation? Is it possible to take CAPM and then PRINCE2 Practitioner or are the standards different? Are PMP and PRINCE2 seen as equivalent by employers in the UK? I think these […]

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Project work is growing, but the profession is struggling to keep up

May 30, 2012

Project-related work and the number of project-related jobs are growing too quickly for our approaches to professionalism to keep up. You don’t have to look to hard to see that the world of work is becoming more focused on projects. I don’t think it’s just project professionals who would say that – business leaders are […]

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Is project management training really effective?

July 20, 2011

There’s a whole industry around project management training. Job adverts declare that you have to be PMP certified or a PRINCE2 Practitioner. But does training actually make a difference to how you do your job? Training can make you about 26% more effective, according to research by PM Solutions. Only 28% of organisations bother to […]

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Villanova Friday, Week 8: 3 Steps to Build Resiliency in Project Teams

March 25, 2011
This entry is part 8 of 9 in the series Villanova Friday

This entry is part 8 of 9 in the series Villanova FridayIt’s the last week of the Maximising IT/IS Team Effectiveness course that I am taking with Villanova University. The focus this week has been on managing others and establishing an environment that moves others through change. One of the lectures was on creating resiliency […]

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Villanova Friday, Week 7: Damage Control

March 18, 2011
This entry is part 7 of 9 in the series Villanova Friday

This entry is part 7 of 9 in the series Villanova FridayThis week on the Maximizing IT/IS Team Effectiveness course I am taking with Villanova University we looked at managing expectations. There was a whole lecture on damage control, which could have been subtitled When Project Managers Lie About Progress. I once worked with a […]

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Villanova Friday, Week 2: Personal Productivity

February 11, 2011
This entry is part 2 of 9 in the series Villanova Friday

This entry is part 2 of 9 in the series Villanova FridayLast week, I started the Maximizing IS/IT Team Effectiveness course with Villanova University.  The online course has a weekly live session, but it’s held in the middle of my night, so I’m not able to attend. The sessions are recorded, so this week I […]

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Villanova Friday: Week 1: Understanding Your Leadership Style

February 4, 2011
This entry is part 1 of 9 in the series Villanova Friday

This entry is part 1 of 9 in the series Villanova FridayI’m taking a course with Villanova University called Maximising IS/IT Team Effectiveness.  This is Week 1, and already I’m overwhelmed. The first time I log in, there are already messages on the message board, documents to download and entries on the class roster.  I […]

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Education and Training: The Debate

June 9, 2010

Is there are big divide between project management academics and those offering training?  And do project managers need both?  These were some of the questions discussed at a recent BCS event where a panel debated the differences between project management education and training. The evening started with a vote on the motion:  “Education and training […]

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The launch of PMD Pro

May 5, 2010

Please excuse my amateur video skills! This one didn’t come out as well as I had hoped.  The transcript for the video is below. Elizabeth Harrin: Well, good morning. I’m here at the National Council for Volunteer Organisations in London just around from King’s Cross. I’m looking at Regent’s Canal. It’s a great location. And […]

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