Archive for February 2013

Project Management News Round-Up

Project Management Software Advantages and Disadvantages Project management software is one of the most helpful tools that can assist project managers in being as effective as possible, regardless of the industry.  While incorporating project management software can certainly improve processes, there are distinct advantages and disadvantages to using it, which require careful evaluation.   5…

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The Environmentally Aware Project Manager

Much of a project manager’s time is taken up with juggling limited resources so it’s a natural progression to think about project managers being environmentally aware and helping to use the Earth’s limited natural resources to best effect. Project Management is often concerned with managing limited resources – there never seems to be enough time…

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Advancing Your Career in the Emerging Profession of Project Management

Projects are increasingly becoming part of the daily business of many organisations so the need for experienced and well-trained project managers is increasing as these organisations recognise the value of project managers with a track record of delivering complex projects successfully. Many organisations will have learnt the hard way that assigning an individual who has…

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The PMBOK® has changed and soon so will the PMP Exam

It seems to be a year for changing well-established exams but all for the greater good, I’m sure. At the end of 2012 a new edition (the 5th) of the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®) was published. Just as most business areas change over time, so has project management and, consequently, the…

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Jan Underdown – Project Manager Interview

Jan Underdown Project Manager

Recently I had the opportunity to speak to Jan Underdown, one of the Associates and a Project Management trainer with Parallel Project Training. She told me something of her background, how she got into project management and some of her thoughts on what skills are important for a project manager. Biography Jan has over 20…

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