Top Three Ts of a PMP Exam Preparation Candidate

January 17, 2009
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Jessica Parklanes Regardless of your motivation for taking the Project Management Institute (PMI)-administered Project Management Professional (PMP) credential, you will need to take the four-hour examination very seriously. Your success in the PMP exam can open doors to lucrative and satisfying jobs. To increase your chances of successfully securing the PMP certification, you have...

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Make a Project Plan to Study for the PMP Exam

January 16, 2009
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Passing the PMP exam is challenging, but several hundred thousand people have done it! What is the secret? One of the keys is to put into practice the discipline, practices, tools, and frameworks that are the subject of the exam! Make a plan based upon the many structures, terms and concepts that are part...

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Understanding Msp Programme Management

January 11, 2009
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For any organisation or individual that needs to manage and control related projects (portfolio of projects), Managing Successful Programmes (MSP) programme management is a management tool for bringing together people, activities and information to achieve the end goal. History of MSP Programme Management MSP programme management was developed by the Office of Government Commerce...

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Prince2 for a Successful Project

January 10, 2009
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Robert Norton PRINCE2 is used to manage projects throughout the business world; but what is a project and what constitutes a successful project? This article will define a project, look at the characteristics of an unsuccessful and a successful project, and discuss briefly how PRINCE2 can benefit a business. What is a project? A...

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Prince2 Training Courses For Structured Project Management

January 9, 2009
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 Robert Norton If you are new to project management, or want to improve your project management skills, PRINCE2 Training Courses is for you. PRINCE2 is a project management method that covers the organization and management of projects. This article will define project management; briefly discuss the history of PRINCE2, what is involved in PRINCE2...

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Prince2 Training: Myths & Misconceptions

January 7, 2009
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Steve Twine Myth 1: PRINCE is an acronym for Projects in Non-Commercial EnvironmentsPRINCE2 began life in the public sector and, as a result, many people perceive PRINCE as not being relevant to the private sector; or at best only to organisations providing services.   In fact, PRINCE stands for ‘Projects In Controlled Environments’. Crucially,...

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Love, Think and Eat Your Way to the PMP Exam

January 7, 2009
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Jessica Parklanes The PMP exam is not your average high school examination where you can cram like crazy, feign failure of physical fitness on the day of the exam, and cross your fingers your teacher will swallow your Oscar-worthy performance hook, line and sinker. In short order, you have to prepare most rigorously for...

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Gantt Charts, Pert Charts – What Use are They?

January 5, 2009
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Summary When you have finished planning your project, and you have all the scheduled dates, hours, and costs (and charges if applicable) agreed, why is it a good idea to store those values? We explore the reasons. What is a Baseline? A baseline is a set of stored values. Usually these will be: -...

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3 Main Benefits of Project Baselining

January 3, 2009
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When you have finished planning your project, and you have all the scheduled dates, hours, and costs (and charges if applicable) agreed, why is it a good idea to store those values? We explore the reasons. What is a Baseline? A baseline is a set of stored values. Usually these will be: - Original...

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How to Choose Project Management Software

January 1, 2009
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Groshan Fabiola In today’s business environment everyone needs Project Management tools. And professionals who manage Projects are called Project Managers. Qualities to look for in a project manager are inspired and shared vision, good communication skills, Integrity, enthusiasm, competence, ability to delegate, handle pressure, and team building and problem solving skills. Software related to...

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Project Management Software Reviews – Top Features

December 28, 2008
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Richard Seng In today’s business of international affairs it is imperative to have your projects finished on time. Untimely projects give competitors the opportunity to get the edge on you in business. Therefore, many companies struggle to find that delicate balance between time and resource management.Let me introduce you to project management software to...

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Project Management Software: Challenge in All Areas

December 27, 2008
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Daiv Russell Project Managers are totally responsible for the project which is assigned to them. Moreover, they are also liable to clients, team, and company if something bad happens with the project. No matter the size or type of company, project management software is essential in today’s fast paced business world. Project management software...

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Project management software guide

December 23, 2008
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Manasi Gupta Gone are the days when project management used to be a task confined to doing up and down in front of the project manager, noting down the assigned work of the day on papers, writing daily report at the end of the day, submitting those etc. This is the era of web...

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How Does Project and Resource Scheduling Software Work?

December 19, 2008
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Summary What are the processes that your project software goes through to produce a project plan? What information do you need to provide to enable it to work effectively? If your software can schedule resources as well, how does it do that and what data does it need? Project (or Time) Analysis Your scheduling...

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Gantt Charts, Pert Charts – What Use are They?

December 17, 2008
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Summary Gantt charts and PERT charts are very useful tools for visualising and communicating information about projects, but they have a number of limitations. In addition, the ease with which they can be created using software applications makes them open to misuse and misinterpretation. Project Breakdown Part of the problem is that there isn’t...

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Dealing With 'scope Creep' in Software Development Projects

December 14, 2008
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Author: Linda Russell Summary Scope creep is a significant risk in software development projects. We discuss why this is so, and how to avoid or at least mitigate the risk. What is scope creep? New software is usually developed as a result of a customer (which may be an internal or an external organisation)...

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How Gantt Charts Can Help Avoid Disaster

December 11, 2008
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Author: Linda Russell Summary   Having run 15 months late on completion of a construction project, a building company incurred extensive penalty charges, which eventually led to its closure. Not having any project gantt charts indirectly led to the company’s failure.   Background   In my article ‘Gantt Charts, Pert Charts – What Use...

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