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The demand for qualified project professionals around the world continues to be high and does not show a let up in the following years. This high demand is also motivating many project managers to pursue higher or continuous training as well as professional certification. When deciding for a mode of training, more people are now choosing self-paced online learning compared to traditional classroom training. Some of the reasons are convenience of schedule, cost, different learning style and capacity, and even ownership of the effort to learn and complete the training. One e-learning provider that offers online self-paced professional PM courses is Master of Project Academy.
Introducing Master of Project Academy
Master of Project Academy is an online e-learning company based in San Francisco, CA, USA and with an office in Istanbul, Turkey. Read the Complete Article
The Tech Contracts Handbook: Cloud Computing Agreements, Software Licenses, and Other IT Contracts for Lawyers and Businesspeople is an easy reference guide and training book that is useful for practicing lawyers and non-lawyers on cloud computing agreements, software licenses, and other IT contracts. It is a step-by-step guide that aims to simplify contract jargon and help in contract negotiations including sample contract languages.
This second edition book comes in paperback as well as Kindle edition. It has 275 pages and is almost 9 inches thick. The book was published in January 2016 under American Bar Association. The cover has a very techy look with a background of 0 and 1 bits. ISBN-10: 1634251784; ISBN-13: 978-1634251785
This book is a helpful tool for anyone who closes IT businesses. Read the Complete Article
PlanHammer is a web-based project management and collaboration software both for co-located and distributed teams. It combines traditional project management and planning tools with agile task assignment boards that make project collaboration and team communication simple. Project managers are able to create tasks quickly in a list and assign them to members who can put comments and attach files. Moreover, users are also able to display a high level overview of the effort with a WBS creator, show the schedule, due dates and dependencies with a Gantt chart, update all involved with their roles in a RACI chart creator, and more.
Features, Benefits, Product Strengths
- Project Task List, Task Collaboration and Gantt Chart – PlanHammer project management software allow users to create a task list quickly and then rearrange their priority, add details, divide further into sub-tasks and assign to team members.
Anyone can get a PMI®-ACP Agile Certification but not from any institution. Unless an education provider has been reviewed and approved by the Project Management Institute (PMI), they cannot provide credible project management training. Registration under PMI means that the educator abides by established criteria for quality assurance. This is a control that protects learners from getting low quality education that does not prepare them adequately for the needs of the market.
The Certification Process
Membership of PMI
While it is possible to get your PMI®-ACP Agile Certification without being a member of PMI, membership offers benefits such as lower fees for exams. It is therefore not mandatory for project managers to be members of PMI during their course of the career. If a learner chooses to not be a member, they will be required to take the PMI®-ACP exam preparation course which involves 21 contact hours. Read the Complete Article
Podio is an online customizable work and project management software. It provides users one central place for teams to communicate, organize and get work done. It is centered on the concept of workspace, where people can manage projects with more efficient collaboration tools. It offers solutions to unmanageable emails, unstructured documents, and disconnected systems. Instead, users are able to chat in real-time, attach, store and share files easily with others in the context of work, get instant work status and reports, and more, all using one application. And it is easy to customize the solution with simple drag-and-drop.
Features, Benefits, Product Strengths
- Task, Workflow and Project Management – Podio project management software allow users to create and assign tasks. Tasks can be integrated with a company’s workflow such that tasks are automatically created as work progresses according to a business process.
Glip is a real-time web messaging application with integrated task management, file sharing, calendar, notes, and video conferencing. It is a team productivity solution that is more efficient than using email and multiple applications for specific jobs. People are spending more time in their inbox by using it as a central workspace for reading messages, scheduling deadlines, assigning tasks, sharing files, getting notifications, and other work activities. However, it is insufficient to handle all these demands, so people become less productive. Time and money are also lost when people use several applications that are meant to do only one thing. The best solution is to use one application that can do all things together well.
Features, Benefits, Product Strengths
- Task and Project Management – Glip team productivity application enables its users to work with tasks and manage projects.
A project management software is one which seeks to satisfy all or a considerable level of the nine areas of project management as stipulated by the Project Management Book Of Knowledge including; cost, quality, communications, Integration, time, scope, human resources and risk management. In line with this, it is also pertinent to state in clear and general terms, the steps involved in software development which includes; planning, design, implementation, testing, deployment and maintenance. Having expressed the above facts, it is not far fetched how the former enhances the latter.
The first stage of every unique endeavor is conceptualization, planning and design, and in doing these, there is always the follow ups regarding the requisite resources that will fulfill the planned design. A good program that manages integration of financial, material and human resources creates the platform for team building and resource assignment. Read the Complete Article
In project management, it is very important for all the stakeholders to understand the responsibilities and accountabilities of each person. While smaller teams can have more informal rules to keep track of responsibilities, in bigger teams with cross-department and inter-organizational collaboration, it is very important to create a more formal process to track responsibilities. This helps reduce confusion and leads project to faster completion.
RACI Matrix software suggestion – PlanHammer
If you are looking for a project management software having online RACI Matrix + Work Breakdown Structure, then we highly recommend PlanHammer. We reviewed more than 150 products on this website, and it’s the first one having this combination of classical and agile tools. They even have a Kanban board. Give it a try.
One of the important tools for tracking roles & responsibilities is the Responsibility Assignment Matrix (RACI matrix). Read the Complete Article
Export to Excel for Asana, Basecamp, Trello, and AceProject now offered by Bridge24 – May 2016 Release
Bridge24 just released a very practical feature that gives people another reason to use it even more. Users now can export information from their connected applications, whether they are using Bridge24 for Trello, Asana, Basecamp or AceProject, and export it in Excel or CSV format. These cloud-based project management tools are great for managing projects and daily tasks. However, data stored in them are generally difficult to manipulate and extract. It is sometimes necessary for individuals, teams and organizations to manipulate data outside of their application for many reasons, such as for reporting purposes, general backup, or sharing the information with others that do not have access. There is no faster and simpler way than to export it into Excel using Bridge24.
New Export to Excel Functionality
The Bridge24 addon now allows users to manipulate with greater control the data they use with their favorite productivity apps. Read the Complete Article
A Construction Project Manager (CPM) needs to have a complete understanding of the designing and construction process along with the knowledge of modern business management. The CPM has to formulate the construction project with a finite time-frame and desired outcome. Construction Project Management aims at meeting the client’s requirement so as to produce a functionally and economically viable project. Specific objectives of the construction project have to be clearly defined during the strategic planning process. There may be changes in the objectives during the course of the project due to resource constraints and other conflicts. Project Management in Construction is a very challenging and complex task because construction projects are dynamic and unpredictable. There are many tasks, stages and procedures involved, all of which may change during the course of the project. Read the Complete Article