If you are a Project Manager working in an IT environment, you may have heard the acronym ITIL? (IT Infrastructure Library, a set of books similar in nature to PMI?s PMBOK Guide) or ITSM (IT Service Management – the concept of IT as a ?service? to the business). If you haven?t heard of ITIL, you […]
Whenever I tell people that I am both a PMP and an Agilist, many look at me as if this had to be some deep, dark secret.
How could one study and practice a formal project management methodology and also use Agile?
Guest post by Erika Flora With the current economic conditions, an increasing number of people are either afraid of losing their jobs or desperately searching for work. Just like it?s a buyer?s market for housing, it also seems to be a buyer?s market for employers. Those who are hiring can be extremely selective in whom […]
I’m relatively new to Twitter, but I think I’m officially addicted. It’s a great way to connect with like-minded people (if you use it correctly!) I decided to ask my “followers” (I call them my “tweeps”!) on Twitter to “tweet” me their own personal top lesson learned in 2008 regarding project management. Here are some of the responses…
It’s said there are no new project management sins, just old ones repeated. It’s also said that we don’t learn the lessons from past projects and this must be true, otherwise why would we keep making the same old mistakes?
I’m back from Denver and would like to share some highlights with you about the event and the PMI New Media Council that I’m now a part of.
Why are you studying project management? Why get a certification or degree? We hope you are doing it for the right reasons, in the right way. A recounting of experience and other thoughts from Craig Brown on learning project management.
You may or may not know about the PMI which is the largest project management professional body in the world. (If you don’t know about it, take a few hours and go visit their website at PMI.org and in particular get your hands on their document “A guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge.”) […]
You may already know that I purchased the Project Management PrepCast? shortly after it was released last year by Cornelius Fitchner, the host of the Project Management Podcast. I enjoy the product immensely, as audio is a good format for me to learn. The focus is on understanding the concepts internally, so that you know this stuff instead of rote memorization. There are several updates that have been made since I first became a customer and wrote about it, and I would like to share those with you now.
I’m studying for the PMP exam, so you may be getting some PMI-isms coming your way for a little while. I’m using the PMPrepcast to study, and I actually found one point to disagree with Cornelius Fitchner on today! (That doesn’t usually happen!) In the Scope Control podcast, he talks about the “updates to the […]