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Beyond the 2017 PMI® PMO Symposium®: The Role of Relationships and Communication

This interview with a project manager, took place during the 2017 PMI® PMO Symposium® and was conducted and condensed by Kyle Brownell. Q. This event focuses on two key topics: Agile transformation and the evolving PMO. Can you speak to the importance of those topics for PMO’s today? A: Agile is important because of the…

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Laying A Concrete Foundation: 5 Work Ethics Every Project Manager Must Follow

Although project management seems a simple task to many, it become tricky to handle. How well an individual handles a project determines its success or failure. Where each project manager has some unique traits of managing a project, there are some important ethics that everyone should consider for effective results. The question arises: if different…

An Update from Ombudsman, Ira Brown

MPUG Ombudsmen are experts who investigate and present solutions to common problems and challenges in the practices of project management. These are experts vetted by hundreds of thousands of your peers in the community. We want to let you know what they are up to! Ira Brown, the founder and president of Project Widgets, is…

Beyond the 2017 PMI® PMO Symposium®: Inspiration from the Postal Service

This interview with a PMO manager, took place during the 2017 PMI® PMO Symposium® and was conducted and condensed by Kyle Brownell. Q. This event focuses on two key topics: Agile transformation and the evolving PMO. Can you speak to the importance of those topics for PMO’s today? A: It is important especially for me…

Project Management Methodologies: Methodology Meet-up

  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: Project management isn’t one-size-fits-all. The methodology that makes sense for your organization depends on the types of projects you perform, how you manage resources, and your corporate culture….

Common Issues in Project Management: A Wrap Up

I wanted to wrap up a series of posts that started in August 2017 with the article about over-booked and mismanaged resources. In total, we looked at six common issues in project management. Just as the posts on incorrect use of MS Project stand-alone, this series centered around best practices and was based on the…

5 Top Soft Skills Leaders Need for Successful Staff Management

In today’s workplace, successful managers and executives are seeking ways to improve employee engagement while meeting company performance goals. Studies show a direct relationship between engagement and success, as well as between communication and morale. Addressing issues pertaining to engagement, whether through a weekly employee performance review or by attempting to emulate such through your…

Project Management is Evolving, and so is the PMP Exam

PMI has recently announced they will be updating the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) exam on March 26, 2018 to correspond with terminology in the Agile Practice Guide, which was released in of September 2017. The PMP is evolving, too. On the same date, PMI will release their updated version of the Project Management Professional (PMI-PMP) exam. The current exam…

Common Issues in Project Management #6: Three Things to Keep in Mind about Templates

Last time I discussed the misuse of reports. Today I would like to focus on another item I come in frequent contact with during training sessions or implementations: the template. I’ve created dozens, maybe even hundreds, of Schedule templates in my time as a consultant. Based on that knowledge, I want to share some common…

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