How to Launch a Successful Project Management Job Search

Posted on November 5, 2015. Filed under: Job Search Tips, Personal Branding, Project management, Resumes | Tags: |

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Hottest 10 Project Management Trends

Posted on February 7, 2014. Filed under: Career Management, Project management, Work Issues | Tags: , |

project managementITBusinessEdge recently posted its top 10 list for project management trends in 2014.

In summary, here they are:

  1. Expansion of Agile into Singapore, Japan, and Hong Kong
  2. Introduction of enterprise project management credential from PMI called the Portfolio Management Professional (PfMP)SM credential
  3. Rise of virtual learning
  4. Increase in project management consulting to engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) companies
  5. Implementation of Agile-based project portfolio management (PPM) tool
  6. Rise of servant leadership
  7. Growth in benchmarking and best practices
  8. Radical change in approach to project management by poor-performing organizations
  9. Continued lack of qualified project management talent to fill open positions
  10. Change of title to “leaders,” not “managers” (“servant” leaders, of course)

These top 10 trends represent an effort to find solutions to project management’s biggest challenges, such as geographically dispersed team members, using the wrong tools, and overextended resources.

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Project Management & Conflict: What? Really?

Posted on November 1, 2013. Filed under: Project management | Tags: , , |

I know it’s hard to believe (he says tongue in cheek), but project management is often ripe with conflict. In regard to that, an interesting infographic on project management conflict was distributed as result of the 2012 Pink Elephant Conference. Elizabeth Harrin gave a presentation on managing conflict during project management.

From a career perspective, PMs should be tracking the types of conflict that come up and how they impact a positive resolution. If they can show quantifiable results (e.g., “conflict was resolved in 2 days” or “resolution resulted in 3 times faster turnarounds,” etc.), all the better!

Check out the interesting results presented in Harrin’s discussion:

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