PM Tip, Week of 4 December: Time to Ask Another “Why?”
Why do our projects not succeed? Toward the end of last week I completed a corporate training for UCSD Extension at a major San Diego/US defense contractor. They were taking the final exam, so I covered some short topics to generate discussion rather than cover new material. I showed them the results of industry studies […]
You Know You are the “Knighted” Project Manager When ….
With the widespread recognition of Project Management as a valuable corporate core competency, the current economic client, and the continued challenges of doing more with less, I continue to observe more and more project managers that have been bestowed the title (either by themselves or their managers) without the proper support and training to truly […]
This year marks the 40th Anniversary of the Project Management Institute, the “world’s leading organization for the project management profession“. I recently returned from the Leadership Institute Masters Class 2010 and the North American Leadership Meeting, two events in Orlando Florida which preceeded the North American Congress. I’ve personally reached the 9 year mark of […]
Denver 2008: Its About Value
I just returned from the 2008 PMI Leadership Institute Meeting in Denver. While many different topics and discussions take place, the keynote and the buzz was about value. This year marks the completion of a four-year study with 48 researchers and over 100 volunteers investigating the value of Project Management. The study defined value, including […]
PMP® Credential: The Chicken or Egg?
Fellow blogger Fadi El-Eter contacted me this morning to let me know an article on earning a PMP credential which I had on his site, PM Hut, had a question in a comment and invited me to provide an anwer. For those of you who are unaware, the Project Management Institute has been raising the […]
We Don’t Have Time and We Have an Unfinished Agenda
Greetings from Philadelphia, the city of brotherly love. I’m here for my third annual volunteer orientation for the PMI Global Operations Center. Every year, these meetings get bigger and better. 2007 was a milestone year for PMI as we reached more than 253,000 members. But yesterday morning during his kickoff, CEO Greg Balestrero instilled a […]
Don’t Wait for 20 Years! (Part II)
I’ve had some further questions about last week’s article, so thought I would continue the story in this week’s post. Once you receive your certification, CAPM, PMP, or PgMP, there’s no need to wait another 20 years to continue your professional growth as a Project Manager. In fact, you will have to put in some […]
Don’t Wait for 20 Years! (Part I)
There is absolutely no reason to wait 20 years as I did to get your PMP®! Although PMI was founded in 1969, it was virtually unknown when I embarked on my Project Management training in 1980. I had on-the-job training from my managers, seminars from IEEE and ACM, and formal classes from the GE Management […]