PM Mentors Tip 23

Lisa AiraudiUncategorizedLeave a Comment

Project Management Mentors (PMM) Tip Of The Day. Already have your PMP®? Why stop there? Isn’t it amazing that we often just put “band aids” on symptoms, rather than exploring the real cause of a problem? Why settle for treating the effect, when you can address the actual cause? Facilitating root cause analysis with a focus group using using “causal … Read More

PM Mentors Tip 22

Lisa AiraudiUncategorizedLeave a Comment

Project Management Mentors (PMM) Tip Of The Day. Already have your PMP®? Why stop there? Have you ever had trouble getting everyone to provide input when identifying the problem/opportunity? Do some participants, “railroad” the discussion with their own agenda? Perhaps ask for input (anonymously) BEFORE the meeting, and facilitate a discussion based on everyone’s insight? (i.e. Use the Delphi technique.) … Read More

PM Mentors Tip 21

Lisa AiraudiUncategorizedLeave a Comment

Project Management Mentors (PMM) Tip Of The Day. Already have your PMP®? Why stop there? I was introduced to the Xerox Problem Solving Process over two decades ago. Notice the first two steps, “Identify and Analyze the Problem.” The first of 5 Domains to learn when preparing for the PMI Professional Business Analyst (PBA) exam, is called “Needs Assessment,” where, … Read More

PM Mentors Tip 20

Lisa AiraudiUncategorizedLeave a Comment

Project Management Mentors (PMM) Tip Of The Day. Already have your PMP®? Why stop there? If you’ve been around since Total Quality Management (TQM) was popular, you’ve probably noticed that much of the “insight” within today’s certifications has “roots” within TQM. This week, we will take a high-level peek at how TQM relates to Business Analysis & Agile. (PM Mentors … Read More

PM Mentors Tip 19

Lisa AiraudiUncategorizedLeave a Comment

Project Management Mentors (PMM) Tip Of The Day. What are your steps to success? You’ve determined and set your “SMART 2018 Goals…” Now what? Why not take an “Agile approach,” and deliver subsets of your final goal in “iterations”? What portion of your goal(s) can you complete/deliver by the end of January? February? March? Every journey starts with a single … Read More

PM Mentors Tip 18

Lisa AiraudiUncategorizedLeave a Comment

Project Management Mentors (PMM) Tip Of The Day. Are your goals for 2018 “SMART”? Specific/Significant/Stretching. Measureable/Meaningful/Motivational. Agreed upon/Attainable/Achievable/Acceptable/Action-Oriented. Realistic/Relevant/Reasonable/Rewarding/Results-Oriented. Timebound/Time-Bound/Timely/Tangible/Trackable. And… Write them down! HAPPY 2018! Better People, Better Process, Better Projects, Better Products…© To your success!

PM Mentors Tip 17

Lisa AiraudiUncategorizedLeave a Comment

Project Management Mentors (PMM) Tip Of The Day. If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will get you there! It’s time to set some goals, but how will you know if you’re setting the “right goals”? When starting a project, it’s often beneficial to build a “Business Case.” Why not do the same for your own “2018 personal … Read More

PM Mentors Tip 16

Lisa AiraudiUncategorizedLeave a Comment

Project Management Mentors (PMM) Tip Of The Day. If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will get you there! Is it your time to do a “Needs Assessment”? Steps: 1. Define the need. 2. Determine “business” value. 3. Develop goals. 4. Identify stakeholders. 5. Determine stakeholder value. Don’t yield to the “tyranny of the urgent”! HAPPY 2018! Better … Read More

PM Mentors Tip of the Month January 2018

Lisa AiraudiUncategorizedLeave a Comment

DID YOU KNOW? Project Management Mentors (PMM) Tip Of The Month. The evolving state of the project management profession requires (& welcomes) periodic updates to certification exams.” Here’s a quick look at what (and when) PMI® certification exams will change in 2018: Certification: Project Management Professional (PMP)® When: 26 March 2018 Updates include: Aligns with new terminology from PMBOK® Guide … Read More

PM Mentors Tip 14

Lisa AiraudiUncategorizedLeave a Comment

Project Management Mentors (PMM) Tip Of The Day. Lessons Learned… If it ain’t broke, improve it! “If you keep doing what you’ve been doing, you’ll get more of what you already got.” Not the best English, but so true! Applying project management standards/best practices have proven to enable fewer people, to do more work, in less time. Applicable project-related training … Read More