With the holiday season at full roar, you may find your attention distracted by the season's best holiday movies. Between scenes of holiday cheer, you can actually find lessons you can apply to your established project management repertoire. Holiday movies from 'Rudolph' to 'Home Alone' are filled with successes and failures of their own project management jobs. Either way, you can pick up the
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Are you fresh on the scene of project management or is thinking about investing in a career in this industry - but not sure how to go about starting out or getting your first break? Project Management has become more and more in demand globally and is very popular and necessary in many organizations to run smoothly. Like all other career paths, diving in head first might not be a great idea,
Its no secret that Project Management Offices (PMOs) have changed how organizations are being managed over the past years and we've touched on this topic before. Still, according to recent data, there are many organizations who are in the process of implementing a Project Management Office or are still thinking about it as a near-term goal. In fact, 30% of companies currently without a PMO plan
With advanced technology, ever-evolving market and competition, it’s critical for project controllers, schedulers and planners in the construction industry to stay on top of their game. Continuing education and project management training are the keys to advancing skills for controllers, schedulers and planners in the construction field. But how do you convince your boss to pay for your
If you hold a PMP or other PMI project management certification you are already familiar with the process of maintaining your certification and collecting PDUs. But in case you haven’t heard yet, PMI's CCR program is getting a makeover and there are changes to the requirements for certificate holders. These changes are expected to be effective December 1, 2015 - and here's a heads-up so you can
How do you know if you or your team needs Project Management Training? 67% of PMs believe that Project Management training contributes to better project performance. So why should you care? The world of project management and technology is ever-evolving and those who are responsible for the success of the project on-site and off should be equipped to face any obstacles that may come their way.
You have made it past the initial grouping of applicants into the interview pool. However, preparing for a project management or project controls job interview does not have to be a nightmare. To help you organize your thoughts and get ready for the interview, follow these seven steps for preparing yourself and your work history. Organizing each of the following areas will help you be ready
Are you about to roll out Primavera P6 to a large number of users? Getting Primavera P6 up and running is not always an easy task, especially from a people perspective. In order to seamlessly move to a new system you're going to have to consider your team, your projects and company goals. So, how exactly do you get your team up and running on Primavera P6? Here are 4 steps that you can
I had a manager once, back in my IT days, who suddenly insisted, "If I get another 12-page project report, I'm tossing it." It was too much data to process, so I paired my report down to a 1-page project dashboard that highlighted KPIs for all of my projects. He loved it. And it soon became a template that was adopted throughout the office. That was 12 years ago. But today, we're all still
The Project Portfolio Management Software Market will be worth approximately $3.9 Billion by 2019! So who says Project Management isn't still trendy? According to a new report, sales of PPM software is set to grow from $2.3 billion in 2014 to just shy of $4 billion in 2019. It is anticipated that North America will be the biggest market implementing PPM software (Virtual Strategy Magazine).
How do you know if your car is performing well? I’m assuming one would monitor the dashboard - tracking gas level, oil and engine lights, speed etc. Just like that, a KPI is a metric that helps you track whether you're going to reach your targeted goal. KPI stands for Key Performance Indicator. It helps you determine if a project is succeeding or failing, and if the goal will be met. KPIs are a
Corporations are crushing on PMOs. PM Solutions just released their yearly report - The State of the Project Management Office and according to their report, PMOs are delivering a 27% decrease in project failures to their organizations. 80% of companies in the report have a Project Management Office - that's up from a 2000 study that revealed only 47% of companies had a PMO at that
Building connections with similar businesses and professionals with equal aspirations and drive will help generate your visibility and reputation in the project management domain. According to the infographic below, "90% of project professionals have a main goal of building their network". So how are you building your professional network and connecting with the right people? Follow us on
So you’ve spent a few weeks filling out applications and making phone calls, and finally, the moment you’ve been waiting for - you’ve just received a call for the job opportunity that you’ve had your eyes on. To increase your odds of landing the job, here are 6 must-dos that should be on the top of your priority list. 1. Do Your Research Make sure you know who you will be working with. Make
Ever wonder how project management is portrayed according to the globally charged search engine Google? At times you don’t quite know how to say what you want to search for in Google, but nevertheless you continue to type something into the search engine anyway, hoping that it will tell you what you were thinking. This is nothing new; the suggestions tend to be entertaining, unexpected, may
Last week, I taught a Primavera P6 training course to some great folks in frosty Fort McMurray. As often happens, an interesting question came up about Critical Path. And this is not the first time this question has been put to me. But this time, I thought I would write about it. "How do I put an activity on my project's Critical Path in Primavera P6?" So here's the situation. A project
Nov 7th is the 9th annual International Project Management Day. International Project Management Day is a day to be proud of working in project management and to recognize what project managers contribute to the world, one in which so much innovation and progress is due to projects. I just listened to an interview with Frank Saladis, the founder of International Project Management
TED.com is one of our favourite sources for inspiration and awe. If you've never visited TED.com or watched some of the amazing speakers showcased there, then you are missing out. I wanted to share with you 20 Ted talks that fit right in with the skills, experience and challenges of planning and scheduling. Enjoy! 1. Neil Harbisson: I listen to color “Artist Neil Harbisson was born completely