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What to Expect When You’re a New Project Manager

You’ve worked hard for months – maybe years – to become a project manager. You’ve landed your first job, and are ready to assume a leadership role and see a project through from start to finish. Now the question on your mind may be, “What comes next and what can I expect?” As a project…

How to Write a Project Management Resume that Gets Attention

Project managers use technology to plan, budget, lead, and report on projects. They need to have the ability to manage a large number of people and direct them towards attaining a goal. They need to have knowledge on a variety of subjects, technology, budgets, and industry specific topics. There is no question that it’s a…

Saving the World Project Management (Part 2)

In Part 1 of this series, we looked at a few high-level differences between private sector and public sector project management work. Basically, we considered the differences between projects geared to make a buck vs. those that are trying to save the world! We also looked at the framework of various configurations of private-public partnerships…

Saving the World Project Management (Part 1)

Project manager demographics are hard to come by, but we all know that project managers are as varied as species of bees found within the family of Apidae. We come in all shapes, sizes, and roles. In fact, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics does not even classify “project management” as an occupation! Instead, project…

How Exactly Does One Become a Project Manager?

In our rapidly changing world, organizations must have the agility and ability to respond swiftly to client needs. This comes in the form of working with updated technologies, offering new products, and providing more accessible services. No matter the industry, the project manager is one of the primary change agents implementing these initiatives. As organizations…

Scheduling Professional Certification from PMI (PMI-SP)®: Considerations in Making This a Career Goal

  Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 1 PMI® PDU in the Strategic category of the Talent Triangle. Event Description: Certifications prove your expertise in a particular specialty. One certification that is often misunderstood is the PMI-SP® credential, the purpose for candidates, and how it can add to…

Cancelling a Project (Without Cancelling Your Career)

As project managers, we’re hard-wired not to quit. People who quit something easily don’t find the role of project manager to be at all attractive. Project managers are, by nature, optimistic. We are the results-oriented, challenge-motivated, never-say-die, make-it-happen, see-the-glass-half-full sort of people. After all, when the project is in its infancy, where there is nothing…

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