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11 Reasons You Should Attend the Microsoft Project Conference

If you’re immersed in Microsoft Project and Project Server for your work, you’ll definitely want to head to Microsoft’s Phoenix bash, the Microsoft Project Conference 2012taking placeMarch 19-22. Here are 11 reasons to attend: 1. You’ve been working with Project 2010 for a year or two now, and it’s time to take your usage to…

The Model Project Management Office

The project management office or PMO can provide multiple functions within an organization. It can help monitor and control project performance, develop project management competencies and methodologies, manage multiple projects, manage strategy, and perform project management skills training. Yet PMOs come in multiple sizes and styles. In this article I share the types of PMOs…

5 Reasons Not to Attend a PMP Exam Boot Camp

As the new year approaches, you may be considering how best to achieve your career goals — such as pursuing PMI’s Project Management Professional (PMP)® credential. Often touted as “ideal targeted training” for the PMP® exam, many people find PMP® boot camps an attractive option for exam preparation. While boot camps are designed to deliver noticeable…

Start Your Project Management Career

Getting started in project management can be tough. When starting out, there are many questions and challenges to face, and they are different based on your particular background and situation. People who struggle with this come from various backgrounds: Project Newbies. You might be a recent graduate or switching careers. If you have no experience…

Develop Your Project Management Skills: Scenes in the Negotiation Play

In this article (taken from the book, Cheetah Negotiations) you will learn the value of commitment and asking permission to gain commitment to your objectives. Commitment will help you and the other party focus on the issues at hand and move through the negotiation fast. Understanding human nature can give you the self-awareness to keep…

Olympian Stephanie Trafton Connects Winning the Gold with Project Management

When she won the gold medal for her discus throw of 212 feet and five inches in Beijing earlier this year, American Stephanie Trafton proclaimed, “We did it!” As reported by The Sacramento Bee, Trafton publicly acknowledged relying on “an extensive support network to prepare for the Beijing Games: a trainer, a massage therapist, a…

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