Category Archives: Training & Development

Prioritization Troubles? Brainstorm New Metrics

We teach prioritization techniques in many of our classes and many of the conversations we have at conferences and meetings are about how challenging it can be to get a group of people to agree on project priorities or even … Continue reading

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What Good Are Certifications, Anyway?

It seems that certifications are under attack.  In the past several months I’ve heard that corporations are no longer interested in having their employees obtain any certifications.   This rant is not limited to the PMP®.  Indeed, it is said that … Continue reading

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Importance of Team Dynamics

Listening to everyone’s excitement yesterday over the win of the NBA title of Cleveland over Oakland was great.  I thought the sportscaster I listened to made a very astute observation.  While everyone believes LeBron James is a great player, maybe … Continue reading

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The Benefits of PMP® Revisited

Over the years there has been quite a lot written about the benefits of the PMP® Certification.  There has also been some comment (mostly anecdotal on blogs) about some of the disadvantages. According to several studies, the benefits include:  

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Titles ARE…..Important

Every organization uses job titles as a way of describing the contribution of an individual employee. Titles are important within an organization for employees to understand their role and their relationships with other employees. But titles are often meaningless outside … Continue reading

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RMC’s Materials Updated for the Upcoming Exam Changes by PMI®

Applicable to PMP® Exams Taken on or After January 11th, 2016 In June of 2015, the Project Management Institute (PMI) released an updated version of the “Project Management Professional (PMP)® Examination Content Outline,” which will be applied to all PMP … Continue reading

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New White Paper on PMI-PBA® Certification Now Available

Business analysis skills are no longer optional for a project team. Surveys continue to show that poor requirements management is the number one reason for project failures. Project managers either have to enhance their own business analysis skills or bring … Continue reading

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Methodology A or B, Or Both?

One Attendee’s Perspective from the Agile 2015 Conference While attending the Agile 2015 conference in August, I heard a lot of discussion about pure agile teams, waterfall teams, and a combination of the two. A number of the presenters stressed … Continue reading

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Identify Your Most Innovative Employees

Every Company Wants to be More Innovative We’d all like to invent a breakthrough product like Post-it® Notes or the Apple® iPhone®. Many companies have created “innovation teams” and embarked on training programs to teach creativity and innovative thinking.  

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Cowboys and the Global Project

Projects requiring coordination among cultures are on the rise and are here to stay. A project manager could be implementing a project in their own country and easily have stakeholders from India, China, Mexico, or Israel, for example. Each stakeholder … Continue reading

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