A PM I met this week had a concern that she might not be eligible for her PMP because she hadn't done PM work in the last 2 years. The False Rumor: Is that you can't apply for your PMP exam if you haven't been employed doing project work the last 3 years. The True Fact: [...]
For PMs interested in Agile Management, 3 recommended events coming up this month: 1) Agile NYC Users Group, http://www.incrementor.com/agilenyc, March 17th, Speaker: Jutta Eckstein, "Agile Software Development In The Large," Location: The Ladders, 205 Hudson St. 2) PMI NYC Agile Workshop, March 21st, Led by: Gene Gendel, contact: ChapterMeeting@PMINYC.org, Location: Microsoft, 1290 6th Ave (for members of PMI NYC) 3) NYC [...]
For PMs specializing in Agile Management, a new certification has been announced by PMI. The pilot program will be starting in April 2011, and then after that, customers can apply starting May 1st. For details, go to PMI's FAQ at: http://www.pmi.org/~/media/Files/PDF/Agile/Agile%20Certification%20Integrated%20Services%20FAQ%20IT%202011-001%200%20_External%20Version_.ashx
My interview on change control with Elizabeth Harrin was just published in Elizabeth's "Money Files" blog for Gantthead.com. http://www.gantthead.com/blog/The-Money-Files/2835/ Elizabeth Harrin is the author of 2 books: Project Management In The Real World and her latest, Social Media For Project Managers, and her award-winning blog: "A Girl's Guide To Project Management" at www.PM4Girls.com.
I will be giving a free 2-hour session on the key Earned Value Formulas (next Tuesday, 6:00 PM). Will include a giveaway of 1 copy of my book: ~The PM Answer Book~ These formulas are emphasized on the PMP & CAPM tests because they help PMs predict cost and schedule overruns, and nip problems in the bud. Register thru: http://www.meetup.com/Project-Program-Portfolio-Management (Counts for 2 PMI PDUs [...]