Business Acumen

November 30, 2016

Today, let’s discuss the importance of having business acumen. This terminology recently included in the PMP exam content outline. Business acumen is described in management books and journals, as the keenness and quickness in understanding and dealing with a business situation in a manner...

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Active Listening

November 30, 2016

Let's start with our first project management knowledge and skills: Active Listening

You may think that you are always listening others… are you sure? Recent studies shows that we don’t listen; we hear them talking but we choose the words we want to hear or because we are so busy thinking...

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Top 10 Knowledge and Skills need to manage complex projects!

November 7, 2016

Last year, PMI updated PMP Exam Content outline to include an extensive list of Knowledge and Skills every project manager should have. In total, over half of those subjects are not in the PMBOK 5TH Edition. This is also expected result from PMI because PMBOK is a guide book, heavily...

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My take on PMI Agile Certififed Practitioner (PMI-ACP) Exam

November 7, 2016

After writing the PMP and PMI-Risk Management professional exams, this one was my 3rd exposure to PMI's exam style. I found that the exam was similar to the current PMI style; find the best answer and inputs & outputs of the methodologies, meetings, reports and charts. Even though there is no...

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Latest update on ITIL and PRINCE2 Exam Changes!

November 7, 2016

As you may already heard, from January 1, 2014 forward the ITIL and PRINCE2 Project Management (PPM) portfolio will be managed by Axelos, which is taking over the accreditor responsibilities from APMG.

AXELOS was formally established on 1 July 2013. It is a joint venture company owned by Capita...

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Future of the PMO - PMO’s Journey

May 8, 2016

You may notice recent discussions about PMO, should we keep it, change it or demolish it. In this fast changing business environment, it is difficult to stay alive if you are still holding on to a decision you made 5 years ago!

We all know that establishing a PMO can help regain control of...

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Project Management Knowledge and Skills

April 20, 2016

Project management is a methodical approach to planning and guiding project processes from start to finish. It is the application of knowledge, skills, tools and techniques to project activities to meet project requirements. Project Management Institute (PMI) defines a project as a temporary...

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My Take on PMP vs PRINCE2 Examinations

April 2, 2016

PMP-vs-Prince2 Recently I sat for the PRINCE2 Practitioner exam and passed! However, I found it quite challenging and different from what I initially thought! Here is what you need to know:

I live in North America, and I am very much accustomed to the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) exam style. As you...

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Agile Project Management - Intro

March 26, 2016

Agile is set of principles based on a manifesto established in 2002 by a group of software developers to improve the success rate of the software development projects. If you want to learn more about agile project management or use agile practices in your projects, or if your organization is...

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Project Risk Management - Intro

March 15, 2016

Risk is unavoidable, and every organization needs to take action to manage risk in a way which it can justify to a level which is tolerable. Risk management is a field of growing interest to projects as well as in operations. The purpose of developing risk management plan is to achieve better...

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Changes to PMI's PDU Reporting in 2016 - What it Means to PMI cr

February 14, 2016

Effective December 2015 the PMI Continuing Certification Requirements (CCR) program will be aligned with the employer-identified skills depicted in the PMI Talent Triangle to ensure PMP designation holders are equipped to remain relevant in a continually changing business environment.

What are...

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New PMP Exam launched!

January 15, 2016

Today’s efficiency and process focused project management mindset would not be enough to achieve expected business results. New knowledge and skills will help project managers competently perform the tasks required to be successful in their future role as a project manager.

Success in project...

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