Posts Tagged "PMP"

Key Stakeholder Power and Management

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Key Stakeholder Power and Management

King’s full quote: “Yes, if you want to say that I was a drum major, say that I was a drum major for justice. Say that I was a drum major for peace. I was a drum major for righteousness. And all of the other shallow things will not matter.” In the article, the memorial’s executive architect, Ed Jackson Jr. explains “I’m the guy that’s making the decisions,” Jackson said. “I informed them of what I was doing. I didn’t ask them for permission, or whether or not they agreed.” Fortunately, the poorly paraphrased quotation will be replaced with the full quotation, but the situation shows the importance of identifying and communicating...

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California DOT Project Management Resources

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According to the California Department of Transportation (DOT) web site, Caltrans manages more than 50,000 miles of highway, provides inter-city rail services, permits more than 400 public-use airports and special-use hospital heliports, and works with local agencies. Since 2007, the department has published several project management documents online that will interest the Project Management Professional (PMP) student. Their Bidders Library is a treasure chest of real-life examples of project management at work.  It includes examples of a project charter, work breakdown structures, risk management, and communication plans, and much more. Other highlights that I...

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Cloud Project Management in K12

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Students today are getting complex projects as early as the fourth grade, but have little or no instruction on how to organize and complete them in a methodical way.  It is important to teach the basic principles and techniques for project planning to ensure the successful completion of projects.  This means well-organized projects completed on time and without last-minute panic. (2009, John Byrne, PMI Implementation Guide) With the exception of Microsoft Math, which directly correlates to the STEM initiative, the majority of Microsoft’s discussions with K12 educators are around add-ins to Office or some very innovative tools created by Microsoft’s Research and...

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Larry’s Short List of Exam Prep Blogs

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When preparing for your PMP® exam blogs can be a great resource for exam tips, sample questions and other materials.  Most require you to register for access to their forums and resources, and in some cases the sites can be an excuse to sell you on a boot camp or a book.  The most useful sites have active forum discussions and include exam study guides.  Below is my short list of blogs that I have found useful. PM Hut The Project Management Hut, came to life when a group of project managers started writing articles and gathering articles from all over the world, categorizing these articles, and presenting them in a very digestible format for the dynamic Project...

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Reference Tracking for PMP Application

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An important credential to achieve in today’s job market is the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) Project Management Professional (PMP). In fact, according to the PMI Salary Survey — Sixth Edition, a PMP certification can increase your salary up to 10% more than your non-credentialed colleagues. One of the first step in the application process is documenting your experience leading and directing project tasks. Check out the detail on PMI’s online application. It can be a daunting project in itself. Below is a screenshot of my tracking spreadsheet, and here’s a link to the actual file in my...

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