Scrum Master vs. PMP: Which Has A Higher Salary Potential?

Scrum Master vs PMP: Which Has a Higher Salary Potential?

Scrum masters and project management professionals (PMP) guide teams to help them work more efficiently and productively. The work these positions do can overlap, but their approaches are distinct enough that professionals in these roles often find themselves choosing one over the other. For some, one approach feels more natural or better suited for the …

Erin Aldridge, PMP, PMI-ACP, & CSPO

Certified Scrum Master vs. PMP: Which Certification Should You Pursue?

Certified Scrum Master vs. PMP: Which Certification Should You Pursue?

Certified Scrum Master (CSM) and Project Management Professional (PMP) are the most common credentials in project management. Earning one or both certifications can increase earning potential and job opportunities. Before deciding which to pursue, it’s helpful to compare these certifications to understand their merits. On this page: What is a Scrum Master? What is a …

Erin Aldridge, PMP, PMI-ACP, & CSPO

Erin Aldridge, PMP, PMI-ACP, & CSPO

PMP vs Agile vs Scrum The 3 Certification Paths

PMP vs Agile vs Scrum: Comparing the 3 Certification Paths

The Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification is one of many project management certification options. Research your options to select the one that best meets your professional goals. Each project management certification has professional requirements, an application process, a fee-based proctored exam, and ongoing continuing education credit maintenance. On this page: PMP vs Agile vs Scrum …

Erin Aldridge, PMP, PMI-ACP, & CSPO

Schedule Baseline How to Create, Use and Optimize

Schedule Baseline: How to Create, Use, and Optimize

The schedule baseline serves an essential purpose in every project: A tool to measure the project’s progress against the stakeholder-approved project schedule. Additionally, as an output from the schedule development process, the project schedule baseline is used in conjunction with the scope and cost baseline to form the performance measurement baseline. On this page: What …

Megan Bell

Develop Schedule PMP® Process and Inputs

Develop Schedule: PMP® Process and Inputs

A project manager should use the Develop Schedule process described by Project Management Institute (PMI) to create a project schedule. It is a process that helps determine the tasks to complete, the resources needed for those tasks, and the overall project timeline. Developing the project schedule is essential to project management as it helps ensure …

Megan Bell

Control Schedule in Project Management

Control Schedule in Project Management

Projects consist of many moving parts that project managers must track consistently. A fundamental responsibility in project management is knowing whether a project is behind or ahead of schedule. According to the Project Management Institute (PMI), the process for monitoring schedule progress against the baseline is called control schedule. Project planning, monitoring, and controlling all …

Erin Aldridge, PMP, PMI-ACP, & CSPO

Megan Bell

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