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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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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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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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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 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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How can You Get the Best from Your Project Management Learning?

How to Get the Best from Your Project Management Learning

OnlinePMCourses is dedicated to bringing you some of the very best project management learning materials. So, this raises the obvious question: how can you get the best from your project management learning? In this article, we will look at different approaches. But don’t think of them as a set of options. They will work best when you can combine as many of them as possible.

Most of us have little or no formal learning since we were at school. And there, few of us were taught ‘how’ to learn. We were just given the opportunities. Some love it, and succeed. While others find learning a stretch.

As an adult, something like a structured project management course is a big investment of your time. So you need to make good use of it.

If you are considering learning about project management, then shouldn’t you be thinking about how you can get the best from that project management learning?

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Are You Doing Everything a Project Manager Should?

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…

How to Know When to Use Project Management

When to Use Project Management

Project Management is one of the most powerful solutions available to you. But what is the problem it solves? This article is about when to use Project Management and all the tools and techniques that it puts at your disposal.Continue reading…

Hard and Soft Project Management Skills

Blog - Hard and Soft Project Management Skills

You have probably heard of ‘hard and soft Project Management’. In fact, you may have come across an artificially concocted debate about the merits of hard versus soft Project Management. In this article, I want to assess what the terms hard and soft mean, and why they are not in opposition to each other. Continue reading…

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