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The PMI-ACP Exam: How To Pass On Your First Try is the first book written mainly for candidates scheduled to appear in the new PMI-ACP exam. It’s a fantastic, compact reference that walks you through the process of taking the exam and passing with flying colors. The author gets straight into the content that matters the most and makes complex contents extremely simple. A unique thing about this book is that it has been structured differently compared to other exam prep materials and gives you a real feel for what to expect on the PMI-ACP test.
The second edition of this book was published recently on February 15, 2016 by Velociteach- a company founded by Andy Crowe-which offers comprehensive training kits, e-learning programs etc. It’s available in the Paperback Edition and has 327 pages. Read the Complete Article
The role of the project manager is very challenging. It is described as a critical link to management, clients and the project team that keeps the project moving forward on-track, on-schedule, and on-budget. According to the PMI’s Global Job Report, economies around the world continue to share a strong demand for project managers. This demand started in 2010 and is predicted to continue up to 2020, stronger in some countries and industries than others. As a senior project manager of a growing or expanding organization, you may have the task to interview candidates for new PM jobs for your team or company.
If you come across good potential candidates, there are some tips in how to investigate and evaluate them further during the interview process. Some of the obvious signs to look for in a PM job candidate are their confidence and their ability to answer questions clearly indicating their technical and interpersonal skills, methodologies used, and how they worked previously with project sponsors. Read the Complete Article
actiTIME is an online project time tracking software that allows users to track time, register leaves, and add comments in a weekly timesheet. Teams become more productive and businesses run better when users are able to get a clear view where time and money are spent. Whether on the desk or on the go, the software provides estimates, reminders and notifications that help project managers keep schedules on time and costs under control, resulting in better team performance and successful project delivery.
Features, Benefits, Product Strengths
- Easy Time Tracking and User Management – actiTIME has a user-friendly interface that allows easy time entry with the option to enter comments with each entry. It has a built-in time track approval process that enables approvers to review others’ weekly timesheets and approve or reject individually or by bulk action.
The 5th edition of Information Technology Project Management: Providing Measurable Organizational Value emphasizes on the techniques to build measurable organizational value or MOV with the help of IT projects. The book uses the doctrine of MOV coupled with the author’s own research and creates a powerful base for making challenging decisions all through the span of the project. It integrates project management and brilliant ideas on IT, providing readers with all the resources they require to excel in this area. The main objective of the book is to help students learn on how to build a strategy and manage information technology projects.
The book was recently published on February 8, 2016 by Wiley Publishers-publishers of award-winning encyclopedias, journals, books and many online products. The front cover is alluring with the name of the book written on the top and the author’s name at the bottom in a background of blue. Read the Complete Article
Software as a Service commonly known as SaaS, presents small and medium-sized businesses and organizations with whole new frontier of opportunities. Saas usage has been on the rise and many more organizations are quickly adopting this new technology. You cannot afford to ignore SaaS adoption in your organization as it allows you to access some productivity tools that were previously inaccessible. With Saas solutions, your business can enjoy easier cooperation with teams, customers and partners thus shifting your focus to business instead of IT and enhancing marketing speed through directly set up solutions.
Benefits of SaaS
One of the main benefits of benefits of SaaS is that it can help your business drive down the total cost of ownership as you transit from on-premise software. There are many compelling benefits that SMBs can enjoy by embracing SaaS approach and that is why this move fits suitably well with this sector. Read the Complete Article
Innovation Project Management Handbook provides seven unique processes that help organizational leaders and decision makers improve outcomes and sustain project success. The handbook also provides a primer about innovation, and discusses methodologies that help organizations make timely and fact-based decisions on innovation opportunities. It provides a step-by-step guide for each type of innovation, as well as tools and strategies, templates and exercises in workbook format. Overall, it will help people identify, assess, decide and evaluate needs and opportunities to innovate as well as its benefit, and undertake projects that will lead to a new product, process or service.
This first paperback edition was published in February 2016 by Productivity Press (CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group). A Kindle edition is also available. It has 266 pages and is about 0.7 inch thick. Read the Complete Article
Kanbanize is an online Kanban software for business. It is an easy-to-use visual project management software that applies Lean and Kanban principles. It helps boost productivity without sacrificing user-friendliness. Kanbanize users manage and track tasks, projects and workflows with the use of boards and cards. Project teams are able to collaborate, control the number of WIP and get work done easily. They are able to measure and analyze bottlenecks in the system with the help of real-time updates and visual feedback. Its powerful Analytics provide charts and graphs that help users make accurate conclusions and informed decisions to do the next steps.
Features, Benefits, Product Strengths
- Flexible Core Features – Kanbanize visual project management software allows for unlimited number of Kanban boards. Users can add columns and sub-columns, as well as horizontal swim lanes to address priority, classes of work, and customers, among others.
When you are on holiday, having all the time in the world, other cultures can be fun and exciting to explore. But when you are working or professionally travelling in other countries, cultural differences can cause quite a few obstacles on your way to get a project done.
Especially when cultures are very distinct from your own. Putting effort in understanding other cultures, can remove many barriers and help you achieve your goals with less effort and more pleasure. At first glance, another culture may seem impossible to understand. And maybe you even feel reluctant to make an attempt. But you might be surprised about the world that unfolds before you, and the things you might learn from it. All it takes is an open mind and the ability not to jump to conclusions. Read the Complete Article
Udemy’s Lean Project Management Course gives instructions to students on how to apply the principles of Lean Thinking in managing IT-based projects, which can also be applied to other types of projects. In the past years, many IT-based projects have been deemed failures, up to about 50 percent according to a 2012 McKinsey report, and this in spite of existing project management approaches. On the other hand, the manufacturing industry have been revolutionized by the principles of Lean Thinking.
By applying a framework designed by the course author, students will learn how to redefine the way they look at project success and how they can deliver business value from these projects. By the end of the course, participants will be able to design and lead projects that minimize risk and maximize business value. Read the Complete Article
According to international banking and financial institutions, the global economy is now recovering, and advanced economies are improving year over year. They added, however, that growth still remains modest and uneven overall. This situation, accordingly, leads to unique issues with employers. In a 2015 manpower survey, 38 percent of employers reported difficulty filling jobs, due to lack of jobseeker interest and due to lack of skills. Interestingly, another survey showed that the highest trend in recruiting for professional roles is through the utilization of social and professional networks. This is where ZipRecruiter excels.
ZipRecruiter is a privately held online job board distribution service based in Santa Monica, CA, USA. It was co-founded in 2010 by Ian Siegel, Joe Edmonds, Ward Poulos, and Will Redd. Their aim is to simplify the process for employers in finding quality candidates. Read the Complete Article