PMI-ACP® vs. PMP® Certification Comparing Salary and Job Outlook

PMI Agile Certified Practitioner® vs PMP® Certification: Comparing Salary and Job Outlook

As a project manager, you want potential employers to know you have what it takes to lead teams and elevate the company’s reputation. Your work experience speaks for itself but earning one or more project management certifications from Project Management Institute (PMI) or another reputable organization validates your expertise and shows you’re invested in your …

Erin Aldridge, PMP, PMI-ACP, & CSPO

Understanding the Difference in Project Management for PMP® and PMI-ACP® Credential Holders

Understanding the Difference in Project Management for PMP® and PMI-ACP® Credential Holders

Being an expert project manager is not just about keeping up with the latest trends in your field or industry. It’s also about understanding the unique needs of a project and choosing the best path forward to complete it successfully. The most commonly used project management approaches are traditional and agile project management. Understanding the …

Erin Aldridge, PMP, PMI-ACP, & CSPO

What is a Schedule Management Plan?

What is a Schedule Management Plan?

The Schedule Management Plan is a key element of a project’s overall Project Management Plan. It provides guidance to the project manager and project team on how the project schedule will be developed, maintained, and controlled. With a Schedule Management Plan, the project manager can use pre-determined mitigation steps to address deviations from the plan …

Megan Bell

Introduction to Enterprise Project Management

Introduction to Enterprise Project Management

Enterprises want to know if their projects align with the organization’s strategic objectives, but how can they get organization-wide visibility and transparency? Enterprise project management (EPM) is a way to coordinate all projects in a company. In this article, we’ll discuss EPM and why implementing one is essential for enterprises. On this page: What is …

Erin Aldridge, PMP, PMI-ACP, & CSPO

Get Started with an EPMO Framework and Structure

Get Started with an EPMO Framework and Structure

Large organizations leverage an Enterprise Project Management Office (EPMO) organizational model to enable a consistent and reliable alignment of project management office execution, portfolio management governance, and corporate strategy. An EPMO structure creates standardized key performance indicators and metrics, more accurate project reporting at all levels, and efficient resource utilization across teams, all in support …

Megan Bell

Introduction to Enterprise Project Portfolio Management

Introduction to Enterprise Project Portfolio Management

Enterprise project portfolio management, or EPPM, is a way to align all projects and portfolios with strategic objectives. It’s a centralized system that can see what everyone is working on. In short, when everyone is on the same page, projects are more successful. In this article, we’ll explain the process of EPPM, some challenges and …

Erin Aldridge, PMP, PMI-ACP, & CSPO

EPMO Best Practices

EPMO Best Practices

Those who are already familiar with a project management office (PMO) will understand that a PMO can operate under one of three levels of organizational scope: individual, departmental, and enterprise. While individual and departmental PMOs support project management teams at the project or business unit level, respectively, enterprise PMOs (EPMOs) work differently. In fact, enterprise …

Erin Aldridge, PMP, PMI-ACP, & CSPO

7 Ways to Improve Project Efficiency

7 Ways to Improve Project Efficiency

As project management shifts toward more transparency, clients are increasingly interested in how well the team spends its time and resources. Project teams are expected to “do more with less,” and to “work smarter, not harder.” While these are good practices to adopt in general, the challenge for project managers is quantifying how much value …

Ben Schwartz

How to Build a PMO

How to Build a PMO: 12 Simple Steps

The world of project management is full of abbreviations, and one of the more commonly used acronyms is PMO. But what exactly is a PMO, and why is it important for project managers to understand how to build one? This article walks you through everything you need to know about PMOs, including how to build …

Erin Aldridge, PMP, PMI-ACP, & CSPO

What Is the Difference Between PMO and EPMO

EPMO vs PMO: The Similarities and Differences

A career in project management can be exciting and fulfilling. You get to gather resources, assemble teams, and support them so they can meet deadlines and goals. Along the way, you’ll have opportunities to boost the company’s bottom line, build capacity in workers, and develop your ability to motivate others. This typically happens in a …

Erin Aldridge, PMP, PMI-ACP, & CSPO