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 »

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 »

Applying Project Management Principles to the COVID-19. Project Part 2: Planning

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In my previous article I described that in early 2019, the Trump administration should have initiated multiple projects to address an pandemic.  For example, a project charter to “Recommend Future Stockpiles of Personal Protective Equipment, Ventilators and Hospital Bed Space” would: 1. Identify and quantify current stockpiles of PPEs including gowns, gloves, masks and other… Read more »

PMP Exam Going Through the Most Drastic Changes Since its Conception in 1984!

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Effective July 1, 2020, the Project Management Institute (PMI) will be changing the PMP® exam which they’ve labeled as “..the most dramatic changes to the exam since its conception!”.  That first exam was administered 1984!  We are encouraging all our students to attend bootcamps and sit for the test before July 1, 2020!  Listed below… Read more »

The Value of Change Management

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If you’re managing a Project Management Office (PMO) or just responsible for improving the project management culture, you may be faced with the question about just how much change management to implement.  The Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide – Sixth Edition) is filled with good practices, but trying to implement even half of… Read more »