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Featured PMP Articles

The Importance Of Acting Like A Winner

By: Christopher Cook 
It’s easy to look like a winner. But how does one act like a winner? Let’s explore the attributes of the necessary mindset—one that will put you, your team and your organization in the best possible position for success.   See the full story ]

How To Ask Simple, Effective Questions 

By: Luli Hoxha
Asking the right type of questions will ensure that PMs receive relevant and accurate information. However, a lack of training in this skill set—the ability to ask simple questions to acquire correct information—has complicated the issue. See the full story ]

Mind Hacks to Make Studying Easier

By: Mike Griffiths 
By going out of our way to make studying pleasurable, we begin to dread it less, then feel neutral about it and eventually enjoy it. But how the heck do you enjoy learning about earned value or resolving team conflict? The key is to separate our emotions about the subject matter from the learning experience.   See the full story ]

Cracking the PMBOK Guide®—Sixth Edition Code

By: Stacy King 
Since the author's last popular look at helpful study tips, the Project Management Institute (PMI) has published A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide)—Sixth Edition, and there are just as many questions this time around. It's time to crack the code...again!   See the full story ]

Who's in Charge of Modern PM Career Progression?

By: Andy Jordan 
When the new year rolls around, people inevitably think about their careers and how they want to see them advance. How much control do PMs have over that in today’s environment?   See the full story ]

Growing from the PMI Talent Triangle®

By: Stacy King 
Project management is more than leadership. Can you perform the tasks of the role of project manager consistently—and at a high level? Are you aware that there’s a certain degree of duality that comes with the role? Let's dig a little deeper into each side of the PMI Talent Triangle® to help you improve your skills.   See the full story ]

15 Tips to Stay Organized

By: Mona Mortazavi 
As a project manager, how do you stay organized and ensure success while running multiple projects at the same time? This practitioner has pulled together 15 tips to help.   See the full story ]

Corporate Burnout: 5 Strategies for Creating Change

By: Kate Price 
Corporate culture is typically stifling and unwilling to change. People often lose their voice and much of what they hoped to achieve. In order to support others or to achieve our potential, we must be at our optimum selves and find our own voice.    See the full story ]


Featured Agile Articles

Stubborn Vision, Flexible Details

By: Neil Perkin and Peter Abraham 
There are many potential routes to success, but iteration without direction can lead to chaos. True agility requires a combination of that which is fixed and deliberate, and that which is more flexible or emergent in order to discover new solutions and opportunities.    [See the full story]

3 Ways to Avoid Commitment Issues 

By: Bart Gerardi 
The concept of a “sprint commitment” was removed from the official Scrum Guide years ago, and for good reason. The very nature of agile is to adapt to new information or ideas, and the act of committing to something that may be invalid days or even hours later is counter to that approach.    [See the full story]

8 Ways to Crush Trust — And Agility

By: Amanda Setili 
Do you and your team members trust their leaders and each other? If not, there’s a good chance you don’t have the speed, agility and adaptability needed to compete in today’s volatile world. Here are some common leadership mistakes that squelch trust, generate fear and slow teams.    [See the full story]

What Is Skinny Agile?

By: Keith P. Hogan, CSM, PMI-ACP, PMP 
In adopting agile, management may choose to implement a “skinny” version consisting of selected features. Any one feature of agile selectively introduced into the legacy environment may seem sure to fail. But agile is not static and with continuous improvement will mature it into a more comprehensive methodology.   [See the full story]

The Agile PMO: The Benefits of Using Agile Principles Beyond Project Management

By: James Terry 
Most project portfolio managers and PMOs continue to rely on traditional performance metrics to measure overall success. This article explores the benefits of using agile principles to track project performance with greater accuracy and quicker, actionable information that will prevent projects from failing with little or no warning.   [See the full story]

Agile Is About More than Projects

By: Andy Jordan 
Agile isn’t new and it’s not a trend. It is the modern approach to all elements of work, and it must be embraced — not as a replacement to traditional methods, but as a valued addition to them. That requires some changes in perception — among leaders, project managers and agile practitioners.    [See the full story]

'Ceremonies' and 'Rituals' Won't Make You Agile

By: Gil Broza 
For many people, the generic word for team interactions—“meetings”—carries connotations that are negative. In this writer's experience, using the word “ceremony” (and its close cousin, “ritual”) is worse: It is a signal that your agile implementation is not going to be great. Here is why.   [See the full story]

Project Constraints on a Journey Toward Being Agile

By: Pawan Rai 
Every project manager is familiar with the project management triangle, comprised of scope, time and cost. Quality, resources and risk are additional factors that must be accounted for to achieve project success. The focus here is to understand how these constraints are still relevant in the age of agile.   [See the full story]