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January 2012 Blog Posts (17)

You're a Project Manager - Not Superman

As Project Managers, we are  commonly assigned responsibilities that can impact other projects and deliverables. So it's not uncommon for us to feel tremendous pressure to meet the project scope within the deadline and handle everything on our own. I know because I felt that with my last project. I handled majority of the tasks on my own to completion with a tad bit more time. What did I learn?

I'm not Superman. Try as I might, I am no Superman...I am a Project Manager. And as my…

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Added by Safinaaz Rawji on January 26, 2012 at 1:00am — No Comments

Narrow YOUR Focus, Increase YOUR Impact

I do not know about you, but every once in a while when I think about all of the different causes I could join I start feeling overwhelmed. We have so much to do for our planet, our creatures and our people. Where do I start? Where do I place my focus? How can I make a difference? Then I remember this quote, a quote I love and use:

 

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever…

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Added by Margaret Meloni on January 23, 2012 at 12:53pm — No Comments

Business Value Toolkit & Balanced Scorecard

Understanding the total cost of IT is all about understanding the cost and business impact of new and existing IT investments.  Business leaders want to see how IT investments link to business strategy and want to know which investments lower costs and have a higher impact.  Strategic alignment, value measurements and prioritization helps company’s make good investment decisions.  Don’t waste your money on expensive software!   This toolkit gives you everything you need…

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Added by Barb@Vyrtunet on January 22, 2012 at 4:34am — No Comments

Free PMP Exam Sample Question

The following PMP® exam sample question is taken from the Free PMP Exam Simulator at http://free.pm-exam-simulator.com - The answer is at the very bottom:



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Cultural resistance is the root cause of quality issues according to whom?



A.) Deming

B.) Malcolm Baldridge

C.) Juran

D.) Shelby



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Hint: Juran is credited for…

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Added by Cornelius Fichtner on January 21, 2012 at 11:44pm — No Comments

I Know We Are Short-Staffed, but Just How Short-Staffed Are We?

Do good Front-End Loading (FEL), and you’ll get good results. Sure, you’ve heard that from IPA before. But it is hard to do good FEL when you’re managing 20 projects instead of the usual 7 that you had just a few years ago, when you haven’t had an in-house cost estimator in who knows how long, and when your buddy in the next cubicle just retired and you inherited his work. Wouldn’t it…
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Added by Phyllis Kulkarni on January 19, 2012 at 1:01pm — No Comments

Introduction

This my first time to join projectmanagers.net. Actually I still newbie in project management. I have experience conducting project management for about 1-2 years. Now I'm still learning about IT Project Management using PRINCE2 approachment. I am very pleased if I can learn much about project management from all people in this community that I'm sure that allpeople are professional project managers.

Thank you.

 

Sincerely,

Eryk Budi Pratama

CEO Hypno Media…

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Added by Eryk Budi Pratama on January 18, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

PMP Exam Tip: The PMP Exam Is Largely Based On The PMBOK Guide

Remember that even though the PMP Exam is largely based on the PMI's…

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Added by Cornelius Fichtner on January 18, 2012 at 12:35am — No Comments

Free PMP Exam Sample Question

The following PMP® exam sample question is taken from the Free PMP Exam Simulator at http://free.pm-exam-simulator.com - The answer is at the very bottom:



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You are managing a hardware design project in India with locally trained engineers but your client is based in the U.S. You are unable to meet your client face-to-face and you cannot talk to your client on the phone because of…

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Added by Cornelius Fichtner on January 15, 2012 at 7:58am — No Comments

PMP Exam Tip: Exam Time Management and Question Styles

How would you feel if you fail the PMP Exam by just one question? Avoid this by using your exam time wisely. Here is one such strategy:…



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Added by Cornelius Fichtner on January 12, 2012 at 4:32am — No Comments

Charity Begins at Work

You may have heard the saying, “charity begins at home”. The idea is that before you take care of others you take care of those who are closest to you first. Don’t give away your last dime if you have no money to feed your own family, don’t give away your time and energy to others if your own family is waiting at home for your time and energy. Today I would like to propose to you an updated version of this expression, one for our professional lives – “charity begins at work.”

There…

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Added by Margaret Meloni on January 9, 2012 at 10:32am — No Comments

Free PMP Exam Sample Question

The following PMP® exam sample question is taken from the Free PMP Exam Simulator at http://free.pm-exam-simulator.com - The answer is at the very bottom:



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You are performing the Plan Risk Responses process for your manufacturing project when encounter a critical risk that may have a high impact on the project completion. All of the following are valid responses to this new risk…

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Added by Cornelius Fichtner on January 7, 2012 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Managing Agile Projects

Traditional IT project management has grown up around and closely aligned with the Waterfall software development methodology. As with most engineering projects the final product to be delivered is scoped, designed, built, tested and implemented – in that order. This is OK if the client knows what it needs precisely and the number of changes is relatively small. Waterfall falls down (pardon the pun) if the project is a quest to achieve an objective and everything changes…

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Added by Patrick Weaver on January 6, 2012 at 5:36am — 5 Comments

Open Project Management positions in Central NJ

SR PM

Senior Project Manager



Main Responsibilities:



• Responsible for overall project management and execution of several large or several medium sized national projects with NPVs less than $10million.



Duties to Include:

• Development of the cross-functional and integrated project plans

• Development of all deliverables within the project management process

• Charter, Risk, Communication Plan, Success Metrics, lesson learned etc……

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Added by Hank Salvacion on January 5, 2012 at 10:42am — No Comments

PM study on the GO

Couple of years back mobile computing has been the focus for technology breeders. All top technology leaders are thriving to bring smart phones and tablet PCs to the best. These gadgets are probably the most popular demand by the consumer market these days; because we want to access up-to-date information on the go anywhere anytime (AWAT).

These gadgets have influenced our ways of life in many ways and lot of excitement is floating in the air.

Today I want to highlight how…

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Added by Iftikhar on January 5, 2012 at 2:56am — No Comments

PRINCE2 training in London

I thought I'd just let you know that throughout January you can attend a five day PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioner course in central London for only £695. The fees include all tuition, manual, training materials, examination fees and our wonderful A3 size colour PRINCE2 process wall chart.

Our PRINCE2 examination results are second to none and we consistently achieve Practitioner exam results higher than the national average pass rate.

Our students…

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Added by Simon Buehring on January 4, 2012 at 10:31am — No Comments

PMP Exam Tip: The PMP Exam is a test of project management practices

Going into the PMP exam, it is always helpful to know that the exam is designed by experts who want to know that you thoroughly understand the methods, processes and principles of project management and how you would apply them in a…

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Added by Cornelius Fichtner on January 4, 2012 at 4:09am — No Comments

January 2012 Discount Coupon

For our next amazing deal and offer, we bring you a 15.39% discount coupon for The PM Prepcast!…

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Added by Cornelius Fichtner on January 2, 2012 at 8:33am — No Comments

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