Category Archives: Career Development

How to be a happy project manager – Part 2

Sometimes the pain from doing your work as project manager will be so unbearable that you just want to quit. Don’t do it. Unless it is for fear of being implicated in some kind of ethical violation, there is no reason why you should quit a project. Even in this case, you should try to…

How to Get the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner Certification

Cornelius Fichtner has helped nearly 25,000 students prepare for the PMP exam with The Project Management PrepCast and offers one of the best PMP exam simulators on the market. He recently developed The Agile PrepCast – a study tool that helps those who plan to take the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner Certification exam. In this…

How to Break into Project Management

Here is how you break into Project Management: First, some unpleasant truths: Nobody hires an entry level PM or a Junior PM. These types of positions are given to internal employees who are trusted and only to lead projects that are not high visibility/high exposure. There is just too much risk for managers when they…

Book Recommendation: Stepping into Project Management by Soma Bhattacharya

Transitioning to project management can be a challenging journey. Most of us begin our career as “Accidental Project Managers” with no formal experience, training, or guidance. However, the new job comes with a new set of challenging responsibilities, it requires a whole range of people skills, and presents us with a new type of complex…

Putting Brakes on a Rocket: Managing Velocity, Reward, and Risk at Intel

Russ Martinelli, Senior Program Manager at Intel, on what it takes to manage a high-velocity program at Intel Corporation and what it takes to survive when one crashes. Brought to you by: PMTeleseminars.com Russ Martinelli, a senior program manager at Intel, shares with us what it takes to manage a high-velocity program at Intel Corporation…

What CIOs want from their Project Managers

Dr. Lewis Temares, CIO Emeritus at the University of Miami, shares key people management best Practices from his award winning IT organization at the University of Miami. Brought to you by: Project Management Telesummit: March 8-10, 2011 – Don’t miss this opportunity to hear fifteen of today’s leading and emerging voices in Project Management. Dr….

Building camaraderie and accountability in your project meetings

Dana Brownlee shares facilitation techniques and best practices to build a sense of camaraderie and accountability in our project meetings. Brought to you by: Project Management Telesummit: March 8-10, 2011 – Don’t miss hearing Dana speak at the Telesummit. Today, I have the distinct pleasure to chat with Dana Brownlee, President and founder of Professionalism…

Project Management: it is not for WIMPS!

A conversation with Traci Duez on the importance of developing the courage to lead. Today, I have the distinct pleasure to chat with Traci Duez, President and founder of Break Free Consulting, who shares with us her insights on why courage is the backbone of leadership and how values secure the backbone in place. Traci…

A Sixth Sense for Project Management with Tres Roeder

A conversation with Tres Roeder, president and founder of Roeder Consulting. In this conversation, I had the pleasure to chat with Tres Roader, President and Founder of Roeder Consulting, about what it takes to achieve real and meaningful change and project success. Tres reveals why successful project managers need more than great technical skills. They…

The Value of the PgMP Credential in the Working World

In this podcast, I invite Jeff Hodgkinson, PgMP, PMP, RMP to talk to us about the benefits and value of the Program Management Professionals (PgMP®) Credential in the Working World. Jeff will share with us information that he presented at the 2010 PMI Global Congress with Brian L. Grafsgaard, PMP, PgMP, QBS about the results…