Your next certification: Professional Business Analyst

PMI has launched a new certification called “Professional Business Analyst” or PMI-PBA in order to enhance and standardize the role of a project-oriented business analyst (BA).  Since many PM’s also do BA activities, there is a natural synergy. PM’s should seriously consider getting this certification, as a way to improve their skills and get formal […] read more

On August 25th, 2014, posted in: Business Analysis, Project Management by

With Agile, are IT Project managers obsolete?

When I attended my first Agile chapter meeting, we had a tour of an IT department who had gone Agile all the way. The halls and cubicles were completely lined with whiteboards.  There were electronic burndown charts and other visuals at various key places.  We heard success stories and then had a Q&A session. My […] read more

On August 4th, 2014, posted in: Project Management by

The Missing Link Has Been Found


Project Managers evolve in their profession. They start out as novices, gain experience, get certified, and continue with projects.  However, in this evolutionary process, a missing link has been found.  It is rather embarrassing, actually, that it hadn’t been discovered before.  At first, it was thought to be a different species, but after much evidence, […] read more

On July 28th, 2014, posted in: Project Management by

Is there a way to legally cheat on an exam? Yes!

Do you have trouble memorizing things?  You know that you need to have a number of formulas, acronyms, process flows, and definitions memorized before you take your PMP® or CAPM® Certification exam but your brain just doesn’t work that way.  It would be great if you were allowed to bring in a “cheat sheet” which […] read more

On July 23rd, 2014, posted in: Project Management by