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Three Old & New Assumptions for PMOs

Examine Assumptions

The PMO (Project Management Office) is evolving along with the rest of project management. Today’s PMOs take many forms in terms of scope and structure. It is common to find centralized and decentralized structures, scopes vary from strategic to function-specific, and we even see 100% outsourced and virtual PMOs. Evolution brings with it changes in assumptions which were previously fundamental. ...

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3 Steps to Picking the Right PDU Category

PMI Talent Triangle

As of December 1, 2015, PMI credential holders seeking to renew their certification(s) must begin classifying PDUs according to the new Continuing Certification Requirements (CCR) format. While PDUs must now be classified per the new format, the changes to the number of PDUs required in each category won’t be enforced for two more years. This gives project managers (and PMI) a ...

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Project Managers – Emerging Business Leaders

PM as Emerging Business Leader

For many years, the career path for project managers has been in question. While the emergence of PMOs established some formal paths for PMs, the placement of the PMO within an organization defines the vertical limit of such paths. These limits often force skilled project managers to pursue other career paths for advancement or accept a relatively limited ascension within most ...

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Top 3 Questions For Internal Vs External Resource Decisions

Inside Out

Every organization is constrained by the amount of financial and human resources available. Leaders struggle with how to most effectively allocate these resources across ongoing operational tasks and the implementation of strategic initiatives. These three questions will help you determine when and where to engage external resources and what tasks are best performed by your internal staff. What’s the task/project ...

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So How Do I Maintain My PMI Certification Now?

PMI Talent Triangle

So you may or may not be bought into why PMI is changing their Continuing Certification Requirements (CCR) Program, but one thing is clear: To maintain PMI certifications, you have to follow PMI’s requirements. This article ignores the Why’s of the changes (you can read more about those here) and will tell you what you need to know for your renewal ...

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PMI Certification Renewal Changes

PMI Talent Triangle

The Project Management Institute (PMI) has identified new renewal requirements for their certifications such as their Project Management Professional (PMP), Program Management Professional (PgMP), etc. These new requirements go into effect December 1, 2015 so be sure you are familiar with the new requirements before your certification expires. Details for the new requirements can be found on PMI’s website. As ...

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The PM Evolution

Don't Just Stand There

The discipline of Project Management is evolving. That evolution is being driven by organizations wanting to double down on the tangible successes they’ve realized from investing in project management. Interestingly, organizations are expanding their expectations for project management in a variety of areas. The most common expansion of expectations are related to getting project management practices involved earlier in the project life ...

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