Top 10 Trainer’s Tips For PMs Giving Presentations

How many times have you attended presentations where the presenter knew the content, but the slides were too busy, or there were technical glitches which distracted the audience? I have given hundreds of classes and presentations, and also taught many Train The Trainer classes.  And I've put my best 10 tips into an article: "Top 10 Trainer's Tips For PMs Giving [...]

By | 2017-06-17T18:12:39+00:00 June 21st, 2011|knowledge, podcasts|0 Comments

Big change coming to the PMP test: How can my book help you?

Per PMI's Announcement there are significant changes coming to the PMP exam effective Aug. 31st, especially that there will no longer be a separate section on Ethics.  Instead, Ethics  & Social Responsibility questions will be interspersed throughout the 5 Process Group sections (making the test harder!)  HOW MY BOOK CAN HELP YOU WITH THIS CHANGE:  My book,  "The Project Management Answer Book" offers  an extensive chapter on Ethics (much [...]

By | 2017-06-17T18:12:39+00:00 June 15th, 2011|knowledge, podcasts|0 Comments

“Mob Rules” vs. “The Project Management Answer Book” – a quick and biased comparison

I see there's a new book out called "Mob Rules: What The Mafia Can Teach The Legitimate  Businessman," by Louis Ferrante. But The Project Management Answer Book, came first, and uses Vito Corleone and Tony Soprano to help give examples of several key concepts. A few key comparisons: - Only "Mob Rules" was written by a former member of the Gambino crime [...]

By | 2011-06-13T07:39:59+00:00 June 13th, 2011|knowledge|1 Comment

Joey Pants’ autograph & other highlights of BEA 2011 this week (Book Expo America) in NYC

Met "Joey Pants" (Joe Pantoliano, Sopranos & film star -- Risky Business & many others!)  yesterday at the BEA signing autographs for his new book "ASYLUM" which looks great! Asylum <=Joe Pantoliano's new book I've been a big fan of Joe Pantoliano since "Risky Business."  He talked to me about two of his earlier movies: "Eddie And The Cruisers" and the [...]

By | 2017-06-17T18:12:40+00:00 May 26th, 2011|knowledge|0 Comments

…Upcoming Agile / SCRUM Events in NYC in October

1) PMI NYC Chapter - Agile Night Day/Date: October 4, 2012 Topic: "Make Your Meetings Productive And Fun!" Presenters: Daniel Mezick Location: Thomson Reuters, 195 Broadway Time: 5:30 - 7:30 Registration Link 2) New York SPIN (Software Process Improvement Network) Date: (Thursday) October 11, 2012 Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Topic: A Visual Language for Requirements Engineering Presenter(s): Brian Berenbach Location: Euro RSCG [...]

By | 2011-03-22T10:24:11+00:00 March 22nd, 2011|Agile, Books, knowledge|1 Comment

Recommended Linkedin Group for people interested in the new PMI Agile Certification

A new Linkedin Group has been created:  "PgMPs Obtaining Their PMI-APP (Agile) Credential" (already has more than 100 members) The group is run by Jeff Hodgkinson, PMP, PgMP (& many more certs). This is a new sub-group of Hodgkinson's group:  "PgMP Credentialed Networking Group," an excellent community which has helped many people attain their PgMP (join this [...]

By | 2011-03-22T09:06:24+00:00 March 22nd, 2011|knowledge|2 Comments

Recommended Webinar: “The Scoop on the New PMI Agile Practitioner Cert” (March 17th)

A free teleconference / webinar will be offered by PMI on their upcoming new Agile Cert Thursday, March 17th, from 12:00 noon - 1:00 PM EST. Rory McCorkle, product owner of the new cert at PMI, will be interviewed by Agile Coach and Trainer Sally Elatta on the background, goals and future direction of this credential.  Rory will also take live questions during the call.  For details [...]

By | 2017-06-17T18:12:41+00:00 March 9th, 2011|knowledge|0 Comments

3 Agile user-group events in NYC in March

For PMs interested in Agile Management, 3 recommended events coming up this month: 1)  Agile NYC Users Group,, 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:, Location: Microsoft, 1290 6th Ave  (for members of PMI NYC) 3) NYC [...]

By | 2011-03-03T11:43:33+00:00 March 3rd, 2011|knowledge|0 Comments

It’s official: new Agile Cert announced by PMI!

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:

By | 2011-03-01T11:37:23+00:00 March 1st, 2011|knowledge|0 Comments