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The Value of Project Management Skills… Transferability

The Value of Project Management Skills - Transferability

Project Management is a valuable skill-set. Project Management skills enable you to deliver big, complex, important changes. And organizations are prepared to pay for that. This is what makes Project Management a career option.

But not everyone wants to build a
Project Management career.

You may have got the skills of Project Management for a specific Project. Maybe you got them as a part of your overall professional or managerial skill-set.

Or maybe you set of on building a Project Management career, and then discover that this is not the career for you. At this point, you may wonder:

‘How useful will these Project Management skills be, in other areas of my work?’

‘Are my Project Management skills transferable to other domains?’

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How to Get Your Next Lessons Learned Meeting Right

How to Get Your Lessons Learned Meeting Right

There’s one Project technique that has the capacity to transform your skillset and raise your Project Management to the next level: the Lessons Learned review.

So, in this article, we will take a look at everything you need to know about how to make your next lessons learned meeting a great success.

PMI Talent Triangle - Technical Project Management

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PMI Education Contact Hours and PDUs: Your Essential Guide

PMI Contact Hours and PDUs

The PMI is currently the most widely used source of professional project management accreditation. To win your coveted CAPM, PMP, or PMI-ACP, to will need to chalk up enough education Contact Hours. And to maintain them, you’ll also need Professional Development Units, or PDUs.

But just what are contact hours and PDUs?

What are the rules, and how can you get them? In this article, we set out to answer all your questions.

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Alpha Project Managers: What you’ll Learn and Whether to Buy it

Alpha Project Managers

‘Alpha Project Managers: What the Top 2% Know that Everyone Else Does Not’ is a far better book than I had expected.

So in this article, I’m going to share some of the most important things I learned from it. And I’ll tell you whether you should buy it, depending on where you are in your Project Management career.

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Podcast: The Value of Lifelong Learning for Project Professionals

The Value of Lifelong Learning for Project Professionals with Elise Stevens

All the professional bodies like PMI, APM and IAPM require CPD (Continuing Professional Development). But even if they did not, all project professionals should embrace lifelong learning.

I’ve lost count of the number of major changes and subtle shifts since I started my project management career in the mid 1990s. If you want to stay current, stay relevant, and, indeed, stay employable. You’ll want to engage in lifelong learning.

In this podcast, Elise Stevens of EliseStevens.co (formerly at: Fix My Project Chaos) and I discuss The Value of Lifelong Professional Learning.

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Project Management Qualification: Should I or Shouldn’t I?

Of all the questions I get asked in live project management training, one is the most frequent. ‘Should I get a Project Management qualification?’

Unfortunately, this simple question to ask is far from easy to answer. Because there are many different scenarios – each with their own answer.

In this article, I want to break down the question into those scenarios, to help you decide whether you should get a Project Management Qualification?

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PMP versus CAPM: All You need to Know

PMP versus CAPM: All You Need to Know

PMP® and CAPM® are two qualifications issued by the Project Management Institute (PMI®). If you have started or are considering a career in Project Management, one of these may be right for you. But which one? In this article, we compare PMP versus CAPM, and give you the facts to base your decision on.

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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

– Updated for PMBoK 6th Edition –

 


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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