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Review: uCertify’s PMI-RMP Prepkit

If you are planning to take the PMI Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP)® credential, then you’d be advised to get yourself some study materials. After all, the Practice Standard for Project Risk Management doesn’t exactly make riveting reading, and PMI itself recommends that you review self-study ... READ the POST

First Secondary School in UK to trial project management skills in the classroom (video)

This video shows the follow up for a project I first heard about at Synergy 2011: using project management techniques in UK schools to equip young people for school projects and also their future working lives. This video shows the end of that particular initiative and what happened at the school ... READ the POST

Villanova Friday, Week 8: 3 Steps to Build Resiliency in Project Teams

It’s the last week of the Maximising IT/IS Team Effectiveness course that I am taking with Villanova University. The focus this week has been on managing others and establishing an environment that moves others through change. One of the lectures was on creating resiliency in your project ... READ the POST

Villanova Friday, Week 7: Damage Control

This week on the Maximizing IT/IS Team Effectiveness course I am taking with Villanova University we looked at managing expectations. There was a whole lecture on damage control, which could have been subtitled When Project Managers Lie About Progress. I once worked with a contract project manager ... READ the POST

Villanova Friday, Week 6: Team Productivity

This week I had two weeks of lectures to listen to on the Maximizing IS/IT Team Effectiveness course I am taking with Villanova University. Given a busy day job, this was a challenge.  So much for my week off last week. This week it has been all about managing teams in the most effective way.  ... READ the POST

Villanova Friday, Week 4: Effective Communication

This week on the Maximizing IS/IT Team Effectiveness course I am taking with Villanova University the focus has been on communication. We’ve looked at effective strategies for one-on-one spoken conversations with people, including how to determine the preferences of the person you are speaking ... READ the POST

Villanova Friday, Week 3: IT Leadership Alchemy

This video discusses the course text book I'm using for my Maximizing IT/IS Team Effectiveness studies. For those of you who would prefer to read the transcript, it's below. This is the course book that I’m using for the Maximizing IT/IS Team Effectiveness course that I’m taking with ... READ the POST

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