Prepping for the PMP Exam? It’s Just Another Project

Are you a busy project or program manager who wants to obtain the Project Management Professional (PMP®) certification from the Project Management Institute but you’re worried about passing the exam or clueless about how to even approach it? Earning the prestigious PMP credential may be easier than you realize.

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Four Steps for Passing the PMP Exam

If you have been a professional project manager for a number of years, then it is highly likely that you have considered earning your PMP credential. And why wouldn’t you? It is well known that the PMP certificate is not only a demonstration of your mastery of project management concepts, but it also shows that you have the dedication to take on a rigorous course of study. For some the task can seem daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. The key to successfully navigating the exam process is to approach it like a project, which you already know how to do!

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So Many Projects, So Little Coordination: The Value of a PMO

I talked with a project manager the other day who told me that she had more than 100 active projects that she was responsible for planning, monitoring and controlling. Interestingly, she had absolutely zero input during the initiating phase. Across her organization, people were submitting projects without regard to capacity, budget, resources, or any real review process. The projects she ends up with have been approved by a functional manager who has no visibility into organizational work capacity.

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Is Becoming a CAPM or PMP Worth It?

My most recent blog addressed whether PMP and CAPM boot camps are worth the time and effort. I concluded that for most exam writers, it really did make sense to buckle down and take advantage of all that a quality boot camp offers.

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