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PMP Prep: Decision Tree Analysis in Risk Management

Decisions and uncertainties abound in life. Take something as simple as deciding where to go for a short vacation. Do you go to a nearby mountain because your friends like it or to a faraway beach because you like it? The option of staying near the beach may be cheaper but would require a longer…

Microsoft Project Master Schedules 101: Common Challenges and Best Practices from the Field

  Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 1 PMI® PDU in the Technical category of the Talent Triangle. Event Description: In this fast-paced introduction, learn everything you ever wanted to know about Microsoft Project Master Schedules but were afraid to ask. In over 10 years of developing tools…

Emotional Intelligence and Project Management

Emotional intelligence is the ability to monitor your emotions or the emotions of others and use this to guide your actions. A shorter way to say this is to recognize or regulate emotions in ourselves and others. As project managers, we deal with people all day, every day, and we rely on them to get…

Should I become PMP Certified or PMI-ACP Certified?

An interesting question that some of my students have been asking lately is whether they should spend time studying for the Project Management Professional (PMP®) exam or concentrate on studying for the Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP®) exam, both from the Project Management Institute®. In response to this question I give one of my favorite answers…

MPUG On-Demand Webinar Listing Aligned with the PMI Talent Triangle

Below you will find a complete listing of MPUG’s on-demand Microsoft Project training webinars broken down by the 3 categories of the new PMI Talent Triangle framework. If you would like to see a complete listing of MPUG’s on-demand Microsoft Project training webinars broken down by category, please click here. MPUG Members have access to…

The Trace Evidence that Sunk a PMO Director

I was working with a design firm that finally decided it was time to start a project management office to improve their processes and procedures. After a long search by the HR department, they finally found the person to head this new division. She had a lot of work experience across numerous industries, talked a lot…

3 Ways to Prep for Your PMI® Agile Certified Practitioner Exam

Congratulations! You’ve started the Project Management Institute (PMI)® Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® application process, and you’re preparing to take the PMI-ACP exam. Wonderful career move! PMI-ACP certification is highly sought after in both challenging and prosperous economic times. As PMI states, the PMI-ACP is recognition of “an individual’s expertise in using agile practices in their projects,…

Meeting Management Techniques for the PMP Exam

Ever received this kind of text message? “Help! Stuck in this mtg & they ran out of donuts!” If you’re a person who leads meetings yourself, just imagine that’s what your attendees are sending from their own devices — unless you do something about it. What exactly makes a good meeting? What are the meeting…

How to Pass Your PMP Exam in 30 Days

Preparing for the PMP exam takes time. While I don’t typically advocate a fast approach, sometimes there are “legitimate” reasons that require you to sit for the exam that quickly. Perhaps your employer has established this deadline for contractual reasons; perhaps you have found a highly desirable open position you would like to apply to…

Project Opportunity Cost and Why You Need to Understand It

If you’re in the middle of preparing to take the Project Management Professional (PMP)® Exam you have undoubtedly read through A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), Fifth Edition at least once (and possibly even more). The PMBOK should be your primary resource when studying for the exam as it is…

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