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Project Management Professional (PMP) Exam Preparation is a Udemy course designed for one specific purpose: to help students pass the PMP certification examination on their first try. The PMI’s Project Management Professional certification is respected and recognized all over the world. Today, the certification is increasingly becoming a requirement from candidates for a project manager or related position. It has also become a valuable qualification for professionals to advance their careers.
This course is a PMP boot camp class based on a fast-paced 4-day classroom or webinar course that teaches students how to pass the PMP exam. It is not meant to teach PM fundamentals or how to manage projects. Its focus is to impart only enough knowledge and techniques for students to successfully pass the certification exam, nothing more, nothing less. Read the Complete Article
This article is being published with the intention of endorsing the various vistas of Lean Six Sigma implementation, particularly when it is implemented in the IT sector. We do believe that IT professionals of all ranks & files would acknowledge the great value Lean Six Sigma brings to their organization, if it has been implemented with sincere undertaking.
Information technology (IT) organizations increasingly are under pressure to improve their service and process capability. In the quest for improvement methodologies, organizations often adopt a “pick one” strategy – with Six Sigma being the widely favored choice. However, it is possible to integrate Lean and Six Sigma and reap the full benefits that these methodologies can bring to the table.
Defined as a measure of quality that strives for near perfection, six sigma is a disciplined, data-driven approach and methodology for eliminating defects (driving towards six standard deviations between the mean and the nearest specification limit) in any process — from manufacturing to transactional and from product to service. Read the Complete Article
Business and project management processes have been undergoing significant changes over the past decade, thanks to technology changes. It has, in fact, changed the way companies communicate, conduct business, and manage teams to improve customers’ experiences as well as the business revenue.
Project management has come a long way from the traditional Gantt charts. Today we have different models and methodologies to make managing project a seamless and transparent process that delights team members and customers alike. Organizations too need to be flexible and ready to streamline their process, eliminating wastage and human-errors and focusing more on the end-result.
Changing Project Management Methodologies
Project management methodologies involve a set of different processes that are designed to help your team and others involved with a project to deliver the task/project faster and within budget, while resolving issues, should they arise, without hampering the end-result. Read the Complete Article
Ace World War I fighter pilot and pioneering airline and auto industry executive Eddie Rickenbacker once said, “I can give you a six-word formula for success: Think things through, then follow through.”
Many decades later, the same stalwart advice holds true for modern-day project management—the likelihood for success relies much more heavily on the project maintenance (or the ‘follow-through’) than on the initial plan itself. Executives and project managers need to keep in mind that a project needs to have on-going support and room to grow, or it will wither and die on the vine or soon thereafter. With that in mind, here are three critical steps to creating a killer plan for project maintenance:
When a project manager is handed the reins to an important initiative, there is often a great temptation to pull a Gollum and hold that project close, like the fabled ‘Lord of the Rings’ character and his own Precious, and not let anyone else near it. Read the Complete Article
Project Management: A Compact Guide to the Complex World of Project Management is a handy reference guide for both the new project professional and the veteran manager. It is a balanced, concise manual that contains definitions and academic reference as well as real-world scenarios, tips, tools and links to further PM learning. It provides guidance in goal setting, scheduling, team building, risk assessment, change management, and more for all the processes throughout the whole project lifecycle.
This first paperback edition was published in February 2015 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. It has 104 pages and is about 0.2 inch thick. The front cover displays a black arrow at the lower part pointing from left to right on a blue photo background. Inside the arrow are the title, subtitle and the author’s name. Read the Complete Article
AceProject celebrated the arrival of summer with new features and functionality to help its users better manage their projects, tasks, timesheets and other project documents. Summer usually invites people to relax a little. However, the development team worked hard on enhancements and improvements so that users can do more with less actions. The latest release now includes an upgraded Gantt chart with even more editable functions, a new menu system that removes the need for multiple clicks, custom time report improvements and more. In a way, users can relax a little more because it now takes less effort to use the application that continues to get more things done.
Gantt Chart Enhancements
AceProject introduced a powerful Task Gantt last April, and it just made this feature even stronger. In the latest June release, all fields in the grid portion of the Gantt are editable. Read the Complete Article
Agile and Scrum: Understanding the basics easily is a popular Udemy course that introduces students to the Agile Manifesto, the Scrum Framework, Scrum Values, Roles and meetings. The words agile and Scrum have been around for a number of years, but for people who have not given it much time or thought until now, then this is the course that will explain the basics of what agile is and how Scrum fits into it.
This course has been designed for beginners. It has short video lectures and an accompanying Course Workbook where they will write their notes and do exercises in. There is also a short quiz at the end and suggestions for further learning. This on-demand course will be available to the student for lifetime, accessible also on iOS and Android devices. Read the Complete Article
Do is a cloud-based meeting productivity platform. It helps people run meetings on a private space that includes real-time and collaborative tools for agendas, notes and followups. Countless meetings are held year after year in companies and organizations all over the world. Many of them are unproductive, wasting precious time that can never be returned. The purpose of Do is to increase productivity in meetings, so that people can once again make work and meetings be things that they love and look forward to.
Features, Benefits, Product Strengths
- Exclusively focused on Meetings – Do meeting productivity platform takes a different approach with the calendar and provides a visual timeline of meetings. Dates, time, agenda, participants and all other important information are readily accessible. Meeting agenda can be set ahead to make sure the right focus is given.
Mavenlink is an online business and project management software that aims to connect people, projects and profits in one central workspace. Over the years, it has transformed into an integrated software and service with capabilities for advanced project management, resource planning, collaboration and financial management. In the new world of networked economy, managing projects and businesses with outdated tools of email inboxes, spreadsheets, legacy software and repetitive tasks will just get companies left behind. A new kind of software is needed that transforms people’s and organizations’ work through a single workspace where teams, contractors and clients can conduct business.
Features, Benefits, Product Strengths
- Advanced Project Management and Collaboration – Mavenlink business and project management software enables users to initiate projects with a high degree of success with the correct framework right from the start.
Teamwork.com has been very busy working on its suite of productivity software. In June, development teams have been adding features, making improvements and working under the hood to give its customers and users a better experience in managing their business. For example, the great reception of Task Tags in Teamwork Projects from its users have led to more tagging capability for many project items. On Desk, another billing option is given to subscribers for flexibility. And on Chat Beta, tweaks have resulted in more stability across devices.
Teamwork Projects Updates
Teamwork Projects released Task Tags a few months ago. We reported how it can help teams get organized and have greater control of their tasks and overall work. Users gave it a warm welcome and as a result, the development team went all the way to enable users to also tag projects, milestones, messages, files, notebooks and even links. Read the Complete Article