PM Mentors https://pmmentors.com PMP, CAPM, PMI-PBA, PDUs, Selling, Sales, customer service, facilitation, program management office, and PMO certification training courses Thu, 11 Jan 2018 15:34:02 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.2 PM Mentors Tip 23 https://pmmentors.com/pm-mentors-tip-23/ https://pmmentors.com/pm-mentors-tip-23/#respond Thu, 11 Jan 2018 15:34:02 +0000 https://pmmentors.com/?p=4170 Read More]]> 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 influence diagrams, fishbone, 5 Whys, nominal group technique,” can help. Just picture it!
(PM Mentors will be providing live PMI-PBA® prep training starting 2Q, 2018.)
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PM Mentors Tip 22 https://pmmentors.com/pm-mentors-tip-22/ https://pmmentors.com/pm-mentors-tip-22/#respond Thu, 11 Jan 2018 01:26:57 +0000 https://pmmentors.com/?p=4167 Read More]]> 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.)
(PM Mentors will be providing live PMI-PBA® prep training starting 2Q, 2018.)
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PM Mentors Tip 21 https://pmmentors.com/pm-mentors-tip-21/ https://pmmentors.com/pm-mentors-tip-21/#respond Tue, 09 Jan 2018 13:01:18 +0000 https://pmmentors.com/?p=4160 Read More]]> 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, Business Analysts assist in identifying/analyzing the problem and its root cause. Blast from the past! (PM Mentors will be providing live PMI-PBA® prep training starting 2Q, 2018.)
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PM Mentors Tip 20 https://pmmentors.com/pm-mentors-tip-20/ https://pmmentors.com/pm-mentors-tip-20/#respond Mon, 08 Jan 2018 23:02:51 +0000 https://pmmentors.com/?p=4156 Read More]]> 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 will be providing live PMI-PBA® prep training starting 2Q, 2018.)
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PM Mentors Tip 19 https://pmmentors.com/pm-mentors-tip-19/ https://pmmentors.com/pm-mentors-tip-19/#respond Fri, 05 Jan 2018 14:25:29 +0000 https://pmmentors.com/?p=4153 Read More]]> 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 step; take it! HAPPY 2018!
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PM Mentors Tip 18 https://pmmentors.com/pm-mentors-tip-18/ https://pmmentors.com/pm-mentors-tip-18/#respond Thu, 04 Jan 2018 16:02:22 +0000 https://pmmentors.com/?p=4147 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!
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PM Mentors Tip 17 https://pmmentors.com/pm-mentors-tip-17/ https://pmmentors.com/pm-mentors-tip-17/#respond Wed, 03 Jan 2018 16:43:58 +0000 https://pmmentors.com/?p=4144 Read More]]> 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 case”? Steps: 1. Who are the people involved/impacted. 2. What do those people need? 3. What benefits/value does the goal provide to those people? 4. Discuss and document your “2018 personal case.” HAPPY 2018!
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PM Mentors Tip 16 https://pmmentors.com/pm-mentors-tip-16/ https://pmmentors.com/pm-mentors-tip-16/#respond Tue, 02 Jan 2018 14:22:14 +0000 https://pmmentors.com/?p=4142 Read More]]> 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!
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PM Mentors Tip of the Month January 2018 https://pmmentors.com/pm-mentors-tip-of-the-month-january-2018/ https://pmmentors.com/pm-mentors-tip-of-the-month-january-2018/#respond Mon, 01 Jan 2018 14:25:44 +0000 https://pmmentors.com/?p=4139 Read More]]> 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 – Sixth Edition
May include agile approaches and how they integrate with traditional project management
Certification: Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® When: 21 May 2018
(NOTE: Take CAPM Pilot Exam 12 March – 20 May 2018 and save up to US $210 off your exam fee)
New exam based on PMBOK Guide® – Sixth Edition
Includes agile approaches and how they integrate with traditional project management

Certification: PMI® Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® When: 26 March 2018
Updated to align terminology with new Agile Practice Guide

Certification: Program Management Professional (PgMP)® When: Q2 2018
Updated to align terminology with The Standard for Program Management – Fourth Edition

Certification: PMI® Professional in Business Analysis (PMI-PBA)® When: Q2 2018
Updated to align terminology with new The PMI Guide to Business Analysis – First Edition

For the latest PMI® information, see: https://www.pmi.org/certifications/exam-changes?utm_source=pmi&utm_medium=website&utm_term=DXP5063&utm_content=HomePage_HeroImage&utm_campaign=ExamUpdate&utm_aud=PMIwebsite&utm_thm=certification&utm_sdte=12_09_17&utm_dep=mkt

PM Mentors will be preparing people for the PMP®, CAPM®, & PMI-PBA® exams in 2018!
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PM Mentors Tip 14 https://pmmentors.com/pm-mentors-tip-14/ https://pmmentors.com/pm-mentors-tip-14/#respond Thu, 28 Dec 2017 14:44:13 +0000 https://pmmentors.com/?p=4134 Read More]]> 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 is like sharpening the saw, so you can be more productive; it’s worth the time!

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