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What is the Association for Project Management, the APM? | Video

What is the APM?

Whatever profession you are in, it is valuable to be part of an active membership body. One choice for you, as a Project Manager is the Association for Project Management, or APM.

So what is the Association for Project Management, the APM?

Dr Mike Clayton is founder of OnlinePMCourses.com.
Here, he answers this question, in under 5 minutes.

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PMP Certification: What You Need to Know [Complete Review]

PMP Certification - What you need to know

The PMI is the largest professional body for Project Managers. It’s PMP® Certification is the most widely regarded qualification. If you are considering a career in Project Management, you also need to consider PMP Certification.

In this extended article, we’ll look at that decision from all angles:

  • What does it mean?
  • Why should you seek PMP Certification?
  • What does it take to become a PMP?
  • How to become a PMP
  • What do you need to know?
  • What sort of resources will help you become a PMP?
  • Some brief PMP exam preparation tips

We have a lot to cover, so, let’s kick-off…

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What is a Growth Mindset? | Video

What is Growth Mindset?

Carol Dweck coined the term Growth Mindset and compared it with a Fixed Mindset.
Growth Mindset is an valuable idea for all Project Managers to understand.

So what is a Growth Mindset?

Dr Mike Clayton is founder of OnlinePMCourses.com.
Here, he answers this question, in under 5 minutes.

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What is the PMI? | Video

What is the PMI?

The PMI (Project Management Institute) is the largest professional association for project managers.
What does that mean, exactly?

So, what is the PMI?

Dr Mike Clayton is founder of OnlinePMCourses.com.
Here, he answers this question, in under 5 minutes.

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Essential Guide to Project Management Contracting

Could Project Management Contracting be for me?

The thoughts often start when you’ve been working alongside other contractors for a while. You might think:

‘They’re only doing what I’ve been doing for years. Yet they’re getting paid a lot more for it’.

Or it might be thoughts about being on the treadmill of corporate life. You know you only have so many years left and you’d really like to go it alone before it’s too late.

Or perhaps you’ve been through redundancy rather than wilfully jumping headlong into an exciting new adventure.

This article is brought to you be Project Management recruiter, Lindsay Scott. Lindsay is co-founder of Arras People.

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Terrific Insights from the Annual PMI Project Management Review 2016

PMI Project Management Pulse of the Profession Review 2016

The eighth PMI Project Management annual review is called ‘The High Cost of Low Performance‘. It contains some important findings for businesses, executives, and project managers.

In this article, I will extract the juicy bits and add our own OnlinePMCourses comment to some of the PMI’s own conclusions.

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Discover the Secrets of How to Be a Project Manager

How to be a Project Manager

Most of the articles on this website are highly practical. They are about how to ‘do’ Project Management. But it seems time to write something a little different… Perhaps something a little more thoughtful. I have been considering what it takes to be a Project Manager.Continue reading

Will You Make a Good Project Manager?

Good Project Manager

If you are a Project Manager… Or if you are going to become a Project Manager… Then I don’t doubt that you want to be a good Project Manager.

In a world of mediocrity and averageness, it is pleasing that nearly every Project Manager I meet aspires to do their job well. So I’d like to share with you my insights about the seven things that go into making a good Project Manager.Continue reading

How to Prepare for Your Project Management Interview

Project Management Interview

In last week’s article we looked at how to get a Project Management job. If you decide to move outside your current organization, that will almost certainly mean facing a Project Management interview. I am sure there are many great sites that can help you prepare for a job interview, but this article will focus on two things:Continue reading

How to Get a Project Management Job

How to Get a Project Management Job

Getting a Project Management job is something of a ‘chicken and egg’ problem…

On the one hand, it’s hard to get a Project Management job without experience. On the other hand, how can you get experience, without a Project Management job?Continue reading