Good Project Management is Good for Business

Business Success If Good Project Management and Project Management Is Business

When I initially shared with peers that I was joining Project Management Academy, the reactions were varied and surprising.   A friend who runs a software development team rolled his eyes and grunted, “We have a project management office and all they do is get in the way of our development.” Next up, a CEO of …

Jason Cassidy

Executive Sponsorship in Project Management

The Executive Sponsor in the Project Economy

In the next five years, the world will see more projects than ever. The reconstruction of the economy after the devastating global pandemic crisis, will be unprecedented in human history. According to McKinsey , Governments announced $10 trillion in reconstruction funds just in the first two months of the crisis, which is three times more …

Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez

Root Cause Analysis for the PMP Exam

Root Cause Analysis Steps PMP Exam Guide

No matter how well-planned, a project can always run into some problems. After a problem occurs, it is crucial for you to understand what happened, why, and how to fix it and prevent it from happening again. To do this, you need root cause analysis.

Quality vs Grade PMP Guide

Quality vs. Grade for PMP

The terms “quality” and “grade” are often used interchangeably. However, PMP certificate holders need to understand the difference between quality and grade for the PMP exam and project management work. These PMP concepts are closely related, so it can be challenging to grasp what is different about quality vs. grade. Your experts at Project Management …

Cost of Quality PMP®

Project Managers are involved with managing and controlling quality processes all the time while running their projects. But what about the cost of achieving acceptable quality or the price you pay for not stopping poor quality from reaching a customer? This concept is known as the “cost of quality” and is crucial to understand for …

Flowchart Daigrams for Project Managers

Flowcharts for PMPs

A picture is worth a thousand words. The flowchart, a project management tool, exemplifies that saying with the power to quickly convey complex information using a diagram. A flowchart can not only convey interconnecting steps but be used in monitoring progress and periodic status reporting. When preparing for the Project Management Professional® (PMP) exam, project …

Cause and Effect Diagram for the PMP

Cause and Effect Diagrams for PMP

Project teams need to actively identify a problem and understand the root cause of the problem if they are to solve it. In the Project Management Professional ® (PMP) certification exam, cause and effect diagrams are a tool used to better understand the root of a problem. On this page: What are Cause and Effect …

Scatter Diagram in Project Management

Scatter Diagram Types

To understand the impact of scatter diagrams, it is important to know the correlation between the data sets has the most meaning. Also, knowing how the data correlates aids with determining the type of scatter diagram. When preparing for the PMP exam, project managers should know the three categories of scatter diagrams based on correlation:

Matrix Diagrams in Project Management

The Matrix Diagram for Project Managers

A matrix diagram for the Project Management Professional® (PMP) holder is one of the Seven Quality Tools used for data collection and analysis. It is the arrangement of data in the matrix diagram that reveals “the strength of relationships between factors, causes, and objectives.” It is also an important concept that could be asked about …