Project Management

Emotions in Project Management

Here is a true story about Emotions in Project Management. A Canadian high tech company designed small TV sets to be installed in front of each exercise machine in fitness clubs. Each set had a screen and keypad to change channels, volume, and so on. Originally, all the keypads were supposed to use bubbly buttons,…

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Project Management Salary Survey

Project management skills and expertise are in demand globally, and earning potential remains promising. Median salary varies considerably among project professionals from country to country as shown in the table below. The countries where project professionals report the highest median salaries are Switzerland (US$132,086), the United States (US$116,000), and Australia (US$101,381), whereas the countries reporting…

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Benefits of doing a PMI-ACP certification

1. Provides Industry recognition The expectations of a project manager vary with the change in the demographics, cultures, and industries. Since PMI-ACP® Certification is considered to be the proof of your professional achievement globally, you do not have to worry about anything. PMI-ACP® certification gives you the freedom to work anywhere in the world. It…

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Should you get a PMI-ACP certification?

There are both costs and benefits to getting the PMI-ACP certification. But, many hiring experts and certified professionals agree that benefits far outweigh the costs. 1. It is difficult Most people agree that PMI-ACP is a difficult exam. The difficulty lies in the fact that the exam tests not only the memory of the concepts…

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Reviewing the Business Analysis Core Concept Model (BACCM™)

The Business Analysis Core Concept Model (BACCM™) provides you with a conceptual framework that shows what it really means to be a business analyst. This framework creates a common, generic language describing the business analysis profession. You can use this common language to discuss what you do with a business analyst working in a different…

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Dealing with Key Stakeholders

There is no project without stakeholders. Stakeholders have a vested interest in the project and its outcome, and they are the major source of requirements, constraints, and assumptions for the business analyst. Remember that stakeholder roles are like hats—one person may wear multiple hats and fill more than one role on a project. There are…

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The Business Analyst and the Project Manager

There is much debate about the potential for overlap and conflict between the role of project manager and the business analyst. Interestingly enough, many project managers perform business analysis work early in their projects—developing feasibility studies, business cases, scope statements, and business-level requirements as part of project selection, initiation, and scope definition. Many project managers were part…

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