Category Archives: Project Management

PMI Issues New Exam Content Outline

PMI issued a new Exam Content Outline in June, 2019 which provides the rules for exam questions effective June 30, 2020. Exam Content Percentage Question Source Current Post June 30, 2020 Domain % Domain % Initiation 13% People 42% Planning … Continue reading

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Communication and Human Factors

A fundamental Project Management principle is that 95% of the Project Manager job is communication. The success of every project is directly related to the Project Managers ability to communicate. This principle is not unique to Project Management. It applies … Continue reading

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Cliff Notes or 30,000 Foot View of the PMI Way

PMI started in 1969 with a conference and a white paper and has grown to publish the 6th edition of its standard, the “Project Management Body of Knowledge guide” commonly called the PMBOK. The PMI system divides the 49 identified … Continue reading

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So…, Why use a PMI PMP? (Project Management Institute, Project Management Professional)

Over the year of 2002 I attended night school and passed the test to earn the “Certified Manager” course from the “Institute of Certified Professional Managers”. It is a wonderful, thorough, and challenging process. Unfortunately, no one I ever came … Continue reading

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Projects are not Rocket Science – Like Opinions We All Have Them

The course work for a business degree at Ohio State eventually required specialization. Specialization coursework involved about 25 hours of three and four hundred level courses in a specific business disciplines like Marketing, Human Resources, Accounting, Logistics, etc; I chose … Continue reading

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Who is the contract Project Manager?

A project is by PMI definition is “a temporary endeavor undertaken to create a unique product service or result.” The word temporary carries over to the career. The PM usually has training in a core discipline which may be anything … Continue reading

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Why Use a Contract Project Manager

Many organizations don’t initiate the volume of projects to employ a full time Project Manager, at least not long term. Larger organizations with continuous project work often augment their PM workforce with contractors. The contractor PM serves four purposes for … Continue reading

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