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

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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 […]

I am an experienced project manager. Do I really need a PMP?

As a new project manager looking for employment, getting your PMP credential makes a lot of sense. Many job postings ask for it, and it shows a fundamental level of understanding plus a commitment to the profession. However, what about experienced project managers? Maybe you have 10+ years of project management experience already. You earned […]

PMI’s Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® Exam is Changing on July 25, 2023

Project Management Institute CAPM Spotlight PMI Certifications

According to PMI, the new Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® certification exam will better support project professionals in their career journeys by testing the skills entry-level professionals need to understand project management fundamentals, as well as predictive, adaptive and business analysis principles. For more details, check out the updated Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® […]

PM Illustrated – Earn 35 PDUs

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Looking for some PDUs to renew your PMP credential? Curious about the agile content added to the PMP exam since you took yours? Like to try a gamified, visual-learning experience? In partnership with Peak Business, this 35-module micro-learning suite provides comprehensive coverage of the new PMP® Exam Content Outline (ECO) and an excellent overview of […]

How to make the case for PMP® certification to your employer:

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Create a one-page business case Your employer needs to see a return on their investment. You can create a compelling case for them. The proposal should include the cost, benefits, “As you know, I have been working on improving my project management skills to serve the company better. I want to ensure all the projects […]