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Villanova Friday: Week 1:  Understanding Your Leadership Style
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Villanova Friday: Week 1: Understanding Your Leadership Style

I’m taking a course with Villanova University called Maximising IS/IT Team Effectiveness.  This is Week 1, and already I’m overwhelmed. The first time I log in, there are already messages on the message board, documents to download and entries on the class roster.  I can’t make the video lectures work despite reading the help files…

2011: The Year to Get Registered or Chartered?
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2011: The Year to Get Registered or Chartered?

APM has been campaigning for Chartered Project Professional status for some time.  It hasn’t happened yet, and they have now brought out Registered Project Professional status.  I think this is a watered-down version of being Chartered, and it might reflect their frustration at the Chartered process taking so long. APM Registered Project Professional (RPP) is…

Book review: Agile Project Management: A Mandate for the 21st Century
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Book review: Agile Project Management: A Mandate for the 21st Century

“[T]he time has come when we need to admit we (the program/project manager, business customer, product architect/designer, other stakeholders) do not know the solutions to the problems… and indeed, that “we” – our methods, our habits, our leadership styles, our assumptions – are part of the problem,” writes Karen R. J. White in her book,…

Book review:  PMP: Project Management Professional Exam Study Guide
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Book review: PMP: Project Management Professional Exam Study Guide

I recently got a copy of the 5th edition of PMP Project Management Professional Exam Study Guide, which is the partner text to the Review Guide and has been fully updated for the 4th edition of the PMBoK. Kim Heldman’s book is a weighty text, coming in at over 600 pages and with another two…

Book review:  PMP: Project Management Professional Exam Review Guide
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Book review: PMP: Project Management Professional Exam Review Guide

PMP Project Management Professional Exam Review Guide has a practical, descriptive title – and it’s a practical, descriptive book.  Kim Heldman and Vanina Mangano have written this book specifically for those project managers aiming to sit their PMP exam.  It’s structured logically, taking you through the project lifecycle. The book starts with a review of…