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The Agile Transition: Scrum Master vs. Project Manager

Making an Agile transition is a full on organizational change. Workflows, processes and even team roles need to be adjusted. However, all of it can be tricky as well. Understanding the key roles of Scrum often has a direct effect on the methodology…

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Added by Dovile Miseviciute on September 1, 2017 at 5:20am — No Comments

Insights of Measurement System Analysis (M.S.A.)

Measurement System Analysis (M.S.A.) is a testing/validation method for measurement system used by any manufacturing & service industry. One question here arises that what is measurement system, in general speaking a measurement system of any organization are the equipments, operators & both (equipments & operators) which organization uses to measure the performance of their product/services to comply with the quality standard e.g. If any industry is manufacturing the mobiles…

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Added by Advance Innovation Group on August 26, 2017 at 8:31am — No Comments

Which Project Documents Need A Change Request For Updates?

Let’s face it: keeping on top of project management paperwork can be a big job. There are documents to create, get signed off and updated. And then there’s finding the information again when you need to revise or use it… A project manager is never far away from a document!

What I want to focus on in this article is the process for updating documents and also include some tips for the Project Management Professional (PMP)® exam. A Guide to the Project Management Body of…

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Added by Cornelius Fichtner on August 17, 2017 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Things To Learn From Most Project Managers

It is a fact that every firm requires a great project manager. A project manager doesn’t only responsible for planning and execution of a particular project, but also liable to inspire the employee through wisdom.

Management is something beyond than directing; it’s an art. It’s never an easy task, especially these days when the world has become a global village and project managers have to deal with the transcultural environment. Here is a list of…

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Added by Emma Miah on July 31, 2017 at 1:27am — No Comments

Project Management and Festivals:

Planning and executing a festival successfully can be an extremely strenuous and mammoth task to be burdened with. This is definitely a role that needs to be filled by somebody who has years of PM experience behind them. The lines of events management and project management become blurred in this role and you will find yourself running around taking care of lots of little tasks.

 

Picking the…

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Added by Alice Porter on July 27, 2017 at 6:07am — No Comments

5 Ways to Become an eCommerce Project Manager

The future of business is through E Commerce as most of the companies now do business online as it has a number of advantages as compared to the traditional way of doing business. The role of a project manager is of great importance for companies indulged in eCommerce. If you are also planning to become an eCommerce project manager, this blog will teach you how to become one in 5 simple ways.

1. Brush up your Web Design…

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Added by Mariya Fox on May 18, 2017 at 3:19am — No Comments

Tips to de-stress your day

Do you feel stressed each and every day that you are at work managing your project?  

Here is the first in a series of STRESS TIPS to help you be less stressed at work.



Do you notice that you are always thinking about the things that you have to manage in the future?  You are thinking about the meetings, the issues, the risks, the PCB report, the unanswered emails you have, constantly.



The way to be less stressed and more productive is to…

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Added by Karen Munro on May 10, 2017 at 4:41pm — No Comments

Benefits of Attaining PMP Certification

A Project management professional certification opens countless doors for a project manager, on the occupational front. It increases your market influence, boosts your project management skills, shows your capability to handle inspiring projects, helps you to work on critical projects, and grows your salary by an enormous margin. PMP which is abbreviation of Project Management Professional (PMP) is a universally familiar designation offered by the Project Management institution…

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Added by Manchun Kumar on May 9, 2017 at 10:14am — No Comments

A Few Organizing Concepts for Project Management and Innovation in Developing New Nuclear Reactor Technologies

When it comes to nuclear reactor technologies, a developer doesn’t just pick one off the shelf and begin work, even if there are decades of basic R&D behind it. A commercial enterprise has to look forward, not backwards, towards developing something that will sell to customers.

Andy Tasker, a principal in Stone Equity Capital, Cleveland, Ohio, initiated the idea for…

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Added by Dan Yurman on May 9, 2017 at 9:25am — No Comments

How to be a Successful Construction Project Manager

How to become a Successful Construction Project Manager





Project management isn’t for everyone, particularly project management in the construction industry. At first glance, you may be fooled into believing construction project management takes the same skillset as any other PM career. However, while it does follow the traditional five phases of project management:…

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Added by Bethany Pembrook on May 8, 2017 at 9:00am — No Comments

Use of a Task Management Software for Managing Workplace Conflicts

The perfect example of a workplace where everyone works in total harmony and where there is no workplace conflict among the employees now only happen in fairytales. Working in a team environment these days is messy as various scenarios arise daily which can make any simple task really difficult to complete as per all the stakeholders’ requirements. So gone are the days when you can complete a task without any…

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Added by free task management tool on May 8, 2017 at 9:00am — No Comments

Help! I’ve Failed The PMP® Audit!

Recently we’ve seen a trend: The Project Management Institute (PMI)® appears to be doing more Project Management Professional (PMP)® audits. That’s where they review your application in detail prior to approving you to take the PMP® Exam.

But there’s another part to this trend: we are seeing more people failing audits and reaching out for help. If that’s you, don’t worry: I’ve got you covered with this article. And if you are in the middle of your…

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Added by Cornelius Fichtner on March 22, 2017 at 8:00am — No Comments

Should I become PMP Certified or PMI-ACP Certified?

An interesting question that some of my students have been asking lately is whether they should spend time studying for the PMP® Exam or concentrate on studying for the PMI-ACP® Exam. In response to this question I give one of my favorite answers as an instructor – “Well…. it…

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Added by Cornelius Fichtner on October 18, 2016 at 1:57pm — 1 Comment

6 Fundamental Aspects of Project Management That Makes It Unique and Challenging

I wouldn’t be surprised to hear an upfront question: “Project management unique in which category?”  Most of us know definition of project- as stated by PMBoK™. The answer is: There are certain aspects that set project management different from all other management activities. The other management activities can be managing routine things, conducting class, organizing training or workshop floor activities. Let’s look at which things separates…

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Added by Josh on July 6, 2016 at 11:38am — No Comments

Have the Right Mindset for Your PMP Exam

The fact that you are reading this article means that you are interested in getting your PMP. You may have already taken some steps, perhaps you are gathering information about it or perhaps you have done more than that. The good project manager that you are, you hopefully have in mind or even written down on paper a roadmap, timeline, and a set of steps to get your PMP. This is all well and good, but no matter where you are in your PMP preparation journey, what we want to emphasize in…

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Added by Cornelius Fichtner on July 3, 2016 at 2:21pm — No Comments

Project and Process Tailoring for the PMP Exam

According to A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) a project is “a temporary endeavor undertaken to create a unique product, service or result”. Being that each project is unique it is important to also understand that an organization's project management processes will likely need to be tailored in order to ensure project success. Project tailoring takes into consideration that project…

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Added by Cornelius Fichtner on February 11, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments

The Effect of Randomness and Luck

In our last article You are probably wrong about probability we looked at probability[1]. Randomness is a key ingredient in probability, contributes to luck, affects statistics, and can easily be confused for skill or competence!

 

Luck and randomness are interlinked,…

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Added by Patrick Weaver on December 2, 2015 at 5:08pm — No Comments

You are probably wrong about probability

This is the first of four articles based on Leonard Mlodinow's book, The Drunkards Walk; looking at probability, in the next article we will look at randomness, and then how this affects everything in project controls and business.  For example, does the Rugby Union win this week prove that New Zealand are a better team than Australia? Maybe not!  The central claim in The Drunkards Walk is…

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Added by Patrick Weaver on October 31, 2015 at 7:50pm — No Comments

How to Prepare for the PMP® Exam in 30 days?

You are asking yourself right now, “Where do I start to guarantee I pass the PMP® exam in 30 days”? Be patient, stay calm, and continue to read this quick article to understand the steps of this process – how each step leads to the next. So remember – finish one step before starting the next to prevent yourself from becoming overwhelmed. Preparing for the PMP exam will take daily dedication to studying and understanding the material.…

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Added by Cornelius Fichtner on October 1, 2015 at 1:20pm — No Comments

The PMP Exam Changes After 11 January 2016. Here’s What This Means For You.

Every five to seven years, the Project Management Institute (PMI)® performs a “Role Delineation Study (RDS)”. This is basically a big survey among project managers like you and me from around the world with the goal to identify what it is that we do on our projects. As a result of the most recent RDS, PMI now has a pretty accurate picture of the tasks that we project managers perform, as well as the knowledge and skills required for our job.



PMI has used this information to update…

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Added by Cornelius Fichtner on October 1, 2015 at 1:19pm — No Comments

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