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Integrating Agile in a Waterfall Practice (Part 1): Starter Guide to Integrate Agile

As project and program managers or PMO leaders, we are always looking for ways to add value to our organizations. For us, that means adopting delivery methods and processes designed for the most efficient and effective means of delivery while ensuring customer satisfaction with the deliverables. By now you have heard the stories of organizations …


CAPM vs PMP Certification: Your Comprehensive Guide

Earning a project management certification is a great way to develop your skills, position yourself as a valuable asset, and make a higher salary. Two of the most popular certification options are the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification and the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) certification. In this guide, we compare CAPM vs PMP …


6 Common Project Management Challenges and How to Overcome Them

Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification holders face challenges each day. However, the mark of a successful PMP® certification holder is that you are able to overcome these challenges and still deliver successful projects. Find out more about some of the common challenges PMP credential holders face, and learn some strategies to help you overcome them.


4 Components of Effective Project Team Communications

Why is Communicating Effectively Important? You spend countless hours creating a Communications Plan for your stakeholders.  You identify and prioritize them and create an extensive strategy regarding what, when, and how often you’ll communicate with them.  But what about your project team members?  Do you know what Josh is working on, where Chrissy sees risk, …


Fundamentals of Agile Coaching

I have been a project manager and instructor for many years and in this capacity, I have often had to coach and/or mentor team members, especially junior project managers. I had never actually been trained in either coaching or mentoring, so I provided the kind of insight I would have liked to have gotten when …

PMP Certification Increases Efficiency

How the PMP® Certification Helps Businesses Win Bigger Projects

With more and more project managers entering the industry, it is important to stay ahead of the competition. When project managers complete the exam and earn the Project Management Professional® certification, their chances of winning bigger business drastically increases, because they’re expanding their skills. Earning Project Management Institute’s Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification can give …


What to Expect From Pearson VUE on Test Day

Taking the step to schedule your Project Management Professional (PMP)® exam is a big part of your journey and one which can be confusing. Understanding where to start, who to contact, and what to expect on the day of the exam can help remove unnecessary stress from a potentially stressful undertaking. One of the most …


Project Management Professional (PMP)® vs. PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® Certification

The Project Management Professional (PMP)® and the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® certifications are two popular options for project managers who want to take their careers to the next level. While the PMP® certification and the PMI-ACP® certification are both earned after passing an exam, the primary difference between the two is the methods on …

How to Get the Most Out of Team Meetings

How to Get the Most Out of Team Meetings

As a project manager you know your primary responsibility and skill is communication.  And you know a lot of your communication is done through team meetings.  But, how can you be sure your team meetings are as effective as possible? Research shows most project managers believe their meetings are highly effective, yet most team participants …