Executing the Project – PMP Certification

There is no doubt that projects will continue to grow in scope and complexity, that is why organizations utilize techniques and tools of project management in order to drive efficiencies and increase bottom line. It is also no secret that successful project managers are well known to any company’s top management and stand a better […]

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3 Ways to Promote the PMO in Your Company

The science of formal project management is fairly new, having been born in the 1950s from the need for greater structure in the construction and engineering industries. Since then, the discipline has gained traction to the point that most large corporations have established a project management office to focus on objectives that fall outside the […]

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Project Management Organization [Infographic]

Project management offices (PMO’s) use combinations of predictable and reusable tools, techniques and processes to implement successful projects for your organization. They help you complete your projects on time while keeping them on budget and in scope. PMO’s do this by gathering and reporting the statuses of every project they manage while standardizing the methods […]

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Building a Successful PMO – Video

Brian Hobbs served as the keynote speaker for the PMO Symposium 2010, and his speech went into great detail regarding the various aspects of project management that are often overlooked, including the many differences between leading groups of students versus those who have been in their fields for a number of years. He says that […]

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How to Make a Project Management Office (PMO) Program Work for Your Organization – Video

Former IT PMO program manager, Ron Rigores, shared his thoughts on the concept of getting a PMO to work successfully for an organization. This is based on how well it worked for the New York City Housing Authority NYCHA. The following take away points can be adopted by other project managers: 1. The importance of […]

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Exam Question: Scope, Time, Cost

The concept of (the)                   states that changes related to one requirement—scope, time, or cost—will at least influence one other element. 1) Three-point estimation 2) Triple constraint 3) Three wise men 4) Three needs theory  

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Planning the Project – PMP Certification

Planning the project is one of the five performance domains of the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification. It’s the second stage after initiating the project and counts for a full 24 per cent of the final assessment. Its purpose is to demonstrate that the candidate can effectively formulate and maintain a detailed scheme for actualizing […]

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Agile vs Waterfall: Which is the Best Methodology for Software Projects?

There are people who prefer Agile and people who prefer Waterfall — and this is understandable, as there are completely different systems. Trying to decide which one is best will, by and large, depend upon the job at hand, but understanding how each one works is the first step toward making the decision. For many […]

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7 Reasons to Use Project Management Templates

The entire project management process is dedicated to the proposition that there is a faster, more efficient and cost-effective way to manage complicated, multi-departmental projects. One of the most significant advantages that this process offers is the template system. These templates are almost invariably tried and true frameworks for getting the job done, on time, […]

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Initiating the Project – PMP Certification

Any job application for the role of project manager will be fortified with the presence of a PMP certification. It has universal recognition and acceptance, and certifies that the holder is thoroughly knowledgeable of and actively involved in all the phases of managing a project. This certification is awarded by the Project Management Institute (PMI) […]

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