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Certification Exam Feedback: PMP®, CBAP®, CISA®, CISM®, CISSP®, ITIL®, CSM®, Lean Six Sigma®

February 5, 2011 by

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Certification exams for management and information technology have become a necessity for finding a job, advancing a career and validating knowledge.  Certification does not measure intelligence, work habits, team work and a myriad of additional competencies and talent needed to succeed. Sometimes they’re a necessary evil.  Other times they bring a tremendous sense of fulfillment! […]

2010 in review

January 2, 2011 by

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The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health: The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow. Crunchy numbers A helper monkey made this abstract painting, inspired by your stats. About 3 million people visit the Taj Mahal every year. This blog was […]

Risk Types from Auditing

December 22, 2010 by

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Don’t start from scratch.  Reuse and recycle.   Learn from others.  Those three quick statements for learning  apply to risk management.  Identifying potential risks, good and bad, can be a cumbersome process.  To hasten  the process, discover what risk are common for your industry, whether that’s construction, information technology, product development or public power.  Use those […]

Risk Management Approaches

December 2, 2010 by

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Weaving throughout the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK), ISACA content & CobiT, Lean Six Sigma best practice and the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) / PRINCE 2 is the concept of proactively managing risk.  Risk is based on a probability of an event occuring (positive and negative) and the impact should that even […]

Cloud Computing for Project Managers

December 9, 2009 by

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More and more, people are discussing and using Cloud Computing—services and applications hosted through the Internet (which is the “cloud”) rather than one’s own computer. CNN reports that Cloud Computing will be one of the top web trends next year (http://www.cnn.com/2009/TECH/12/03/cashmore.web.trends.2010/index.html). This fast-growing trend is especially salient for project managers who work on virtual teams. […]

Questionnaire

July 16, 2009 by

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The questionnaire is a commonly used tool utilized across many fields, including project management and business analysis. It is listed as a technique both of the fourth edition PMBOK®’s Collect Requirements process and as a technique of the BABOK® 2.0. It can be a cost-effective way to gather large amounts of data from individuals. Questionnaires […]

Quality Management Plan

June 10, 2009 by

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The Quality Management Plan outlines how selected quality policies will be implemented for a certain project. It’s part of the Project Management Plan. The Plan Quality process described in the fourth edition PMBOK® decides which quality requirements and standards should apply to the project and then develops the Quality Management Plan to assure compliance with […]