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Keeping Project Management Simple

How Do You Keep PM Simple?

How do you manage projects when you don't have time to manage projects?

I wrote a post about this situation, ending with this advice:

When you have something to get done and you don’t have time to do all that…


Added by Bud Ratliff on September 12, 2018 at 9:00am — No Comments

5 Tips for Project Management Excellence

It goes without saying that project management is a challenge, even for the most seasoned managers. Of course, every project manager has his or her own…


Added by Lowell Sellards on August 31, 2018 at 7:30am — No Comments

PMI’s Continuing Certification Requirements Update - Are You Ready?

PMI has announced some changes to its Continuing Certification Requirements (CCR) mandate.

If your palms are sweating right now, you are probably a PMP, PgMP, PMI-SP or other PMI certification holder.

The good news is that the changes to the CCR program are designed to maintain the value of the program, and that’s good for everyone. After all, PMI credentials are internationally recognized and respected, and while CCRs are meant to keep the program relevant, unless the content…


Added by Cory Camic on June 11, 2015 at 9:03am — No Comments

The Demand for Project Management Roles is Outpacing Talent Resources

For the last several months, I have been preparing for the Project Management Professional (PMP®) Certification exam. Over the holiday weekend, I was talking to a family member about it who was very successful in his own career. He told me that he saw the importance early in his career of being able to distinguish himself from his peers. To that end, he sought after and achieved a licence within his field that at the time he gained it, there were only 3,000 people in the United States…


Added by Cory Camic on January 20, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments

Executive Sponsorship’s Influence on Project Success

How important is an effective Executive Sponsor to a project’s success? 

The Project Management Institute (PMI) recently addressed this question in its Pulse of the Profession In-depth Report, and its findings were striking. Executive sponsors can be key to the success or failure of a company...…


Added by Bud Ratliff on December 28, 2014 at 7:01pm — No Comments

"How Agile Are You?" - Special Presentation by Sue Knies, PMP, CSSBB

Join The Solarity Group on Thursday, November 6th at 12:00pm for a FREE webniar to celebrate International Project Management Day!

Taking the 12 principles put forth as part of the original Agile Manifesto, Sue adapted them slightly to make them "industry independent", and then created an assessment using a scale of 1-to-5.

Attend this webinar to get an answer the question, "How Agile Are You?"

When:  Thursday, November 6th (12:00pm -…


Added by Cory Camic on October 27, 2014 at 1:48pm — No Comments

Keeping the Budget Under Control

Keeping the budget under control is one of the biggest concerns in any project management schema. It is often the most important – and most stressful –…


Added by Lowell Sellards on April 21, 2014 at 5:57pm — No Comments

Is Project Management Certification Necessary?

If you're a project manager, you've likely heard of the Project Management Professional certification, or PMP. As with many types of certifications,…


Added by Lowell Sellards on April 7, 2014 at 8:07am — No Comments

Why "Why?" Matters

When managing a project, a leader has many things that will be of concern to him or her moving forward. One of these concerns should be whether the…


Added by Lowell Sellards on March 17, 2014 at 6:01pm — No Comments

How to Properly Manage Project Expectations

It is no surprise to anyone who has ever led a project that expectations at the front end of the planning have changed by the time the project is…


Added by Lowell Sellards on March 10, 2014 at 12:17pm — No Comments

How to Improve Time Management Skills

As every project manager knows, nothing pleases a client more than a successful project finished on time. But realistically, missing deadlines is a relatively frequent occurrence. Why is that? Why is it so hard to meet a pre-established deadline? The answer could be found in any number of causes, but it is likely that at the heart of it are poor delegation, improper planning, and lack of communication. Here is a look at three time management techniques every project manager can benefit…


Added by Lowell Sellards on March 3, 2014 at 2:56pm — No Comments

Learning Project Management Lessons from Sports

While the recent Super Bowl may have lacked the excitement of close games in the past, it was a perfect example of proper game-planning, coordinated…


Added by Lowell Sellards on February 24, 2014 at 2:43pm — No Comments

Stop Settling for Average: Characteristics of Great Project Managers

While project managers are a dime a dozen, finding a great project manager is harder than you may think. When looking to hire a project manager for…


Added by Lowell Sellards on February 17, 2014 at 3:03pm — No Comments

In a Project Management Rut? Think Outside the Box

As a project manager, it is not uncommon to find yourself going through the motions. Familiarity is comfortable and it can be hard to break out of a rut. But effective project managers are able to push beyond the…


Added by Lowell Sellards on February 10, 2014 at 9:58am — No Comments

The Benefits of Outsourcing Project Management

When it comes to your business’s big projects, finding the best solution is about more than just getting the job done. While you may have plenty of resources and capable minds in-house, outsourcing work to a…


Added by Lowell Sellards on February 5, 2014 at 4:54pm — No Comments

New PMBOK and standards for Program and Portfolio Management

In January 2013 new versions of the PMBOK(r) Guide & the Standards for Program and Portfolio Management. PMI members can download read-only PDF versions free.
See this link for more information.

Added by Bud Ratliff on February 2, 2013 at 5:44pm — No Comments

PMI ACP Certification Eligibility Requirements

As a result of feedback received from the pilot program and the PMI-ACP Steering Committee, the Certification Governance Council approved three updates to the eligibility requirements for the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)SM certification. This certification recognizes a practitioner’s knowledge of agile principles, practices, tools and techniques across agile methodologies.

The following table details the updates, highlighted in…


Added by Shiela Lapuz on June 27, 2012 at 4:26pm — No Comments

Statistics of Interest as of 30 April 2012

PMI membership is 383,784 – an overall increase of 9.8% for the year


Total Project Management Professional (PMP)® credential holders: 477,031…


Added by Shiela Lapuz on June 22, 2012 at 3:22pm — No Comments

Utilizing Your Project Management Qualifications

Before you do what it takes to earn new credentials, you might be wondering how you will be utilizing your project management qualifications. First, by strengthening your project management skills, you’ll distinguish yourself from your peers and you’ll be more likely to be among the top candidates to be considered for advancement within your company and when seeking a new job. Second, when you take the time to gain cutting-edge knowledge not only can you put…


Added by Shiela Lapuz on April 20, 2012 at 12:07pm — No Comments

Certified Project Manager - Frankfort, KY


At NTT DATA, we know that with the right people on board, anything is possible. The quality, integrity, and commitment of our employees have been key factors in our company’s growth and market presence. By hiring the best people and helping them grow both professionally and personally, we ensure a bright future for NTT DATA and for the people who work here.


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Added by Ashley Carlile on April 17, 2012 at 5:21pm — No Comments

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