Which Planning Approach is Best: Predictive or Agile?

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I’m often asked which project management approach is best agile or predictive? My standard answer is: “you’re asking the wrong question.” The correct question is “which project management approach should I use for my project, agile or predictive.  Both approaches have value. The predictive approach works best when requirements and constraints are fully understood such… Read more »

The Value of Online Training

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Everyone comes to formal business/adult education with their own objective.  Some folks are seeking formal certifications to enhance their careers and better position them for future opportunities. Others simply need continuing education credits to maintain their certification.  All should have the fundamental interest to become better educated and gain knowledge in their respective fields. As… Read more »

The Value of Certification

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Project management certifications demonstrate that you have the academic knowledge needed to manage projects.  But it doesn’t necessarily mean you are a good project manager.  Good project management can only come from experience.  Let’s examine the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) perspective on the value of their primary certifications[1]:   Project Management Professional (PMP)® The PMP… Read more »

Managing the Big Picture with Planning Boards…by Alan Zucker, PMP, PMI-ACP

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Planning boards visually depicts the organization’s future activities or work.  It is a flexible tool that can be adapted to multiple needs: > Describing the strategic roadmap for the next several years by showing major milestones, key events, and how teams and projects support those efforts; and > Coordinating a program or strategic initiative and… Read more »

The New PMP Exam: What’s Changed?

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Much is being written and said about the new PMP® Exam that was released on January 2, 2021. In my mind, the greatest difference between then and now is not in the test itself (although it is different) but in the training material and the vendors who can teach this material. In the past, anyone… Read more »

The Servant Leaders Search for Truth

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Servant Leadership is a mindset that the leader’s role is primarily to serve others in their collective search for success.  “Others” means ALL stakeholders including team members, consumers, taxpayers, and the community as a whole.  James W. Sipe and Don M. Frick in their book Seven Pillars of Servant Leadership; Practicing the Wisdom of Leading… Read more »

Progressive Capitalism

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Milton Friedman introduced his “Friedman Doctrine: The Social Responsibility of Business is to Increase Its Profits” theory in a 1970 essay for The New York Times. In it, he argued that a company has no social responsibility to the public or society; its only responsibility is to its shareholders. He justified this view by considering… Read more »

Using Agile with Traditional Project Management Methodologies
by Susan Parente and Mark Tolbert

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We live in very interesting times!  There is volatility in highly competitive global markets and engaging with remote resources is now far from an anomaly.  Organizations that are resilient and work to innovative, can provide the right set of products and services at the right time. As project managers, we are helping our organizations survive…

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