Get a PM Job Referral!

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A PM job referral! As a new or experienced Project Manager (PM), a job referral can get you over the top. But what is a job referral? How can you work to find a job referral? Who can get you a job referral?  Here are some insights on how to get a PM job referral and overall PM job search.

Decision Framing: Secure the Decision

Decision-making session

The PMBOK7 ® uses a great verb for decision framing: a Project Manager has to “secure” a decision.  As a decision is unlikely to fall into your lap, the Project Manager must set the framework to secure the decision. Decision framing is a deliberative process, not complex, but thoughtful nonetheless.  In a resource constrained environment, […]

Translate Your Military Skills for a Civilian Career

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Congratulations! You’ve decided to pursue a career in project management. This likely includes pursuing a Project Management Institute (PMI) certification such as the Project Management Professional (PMP)®, the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® or the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)®. With your certification and career goals in mind, you will need to spend some […]

How To Report PDUs to PMI (Including Demo Video)

PMI PDU Requirements by certification

In order to maintain your PMI Certification you will need to follow the requirements of the Continuing Certification Requirements or CCR, program. You will need to earn and then report Professional Development Units, or PDUs. PDUs are one-hour blocks of time that you spend learning, teaching others, or volunteering. To report PDUs to PMI you […]