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

Creating Flash Cards to Study for the PMP® Certification Exam

Do you remember all those math cards flash cards your parents would torture you with in elementary school?  Someone would pop up a card with a simple math equation on one side and you would have to figure out what was on the other side.  You had to answer as quickly as you could and […] read more

On July 21st, 2014, posted in: Project Management by

Gaining a New Perspective on the PMBOK® Guide

You’ve been studying diligently for PMI’s PMP® Certification Exam to become one of the rapidly growing number of Project Management Professionals in the world.  You read through your book, A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), 5th edition from cover to cover.  That’s done.  Check that one off the list. Now […] read more

On July 21st, 2014, posted in: Project Management by

Soft Skills Gone Hard

In 1965, Tuckman published his research on team dynamics. He described the way he had observed groups evolve, whether they were conscious of it or not. The evolution progressed through 5 sequential stages, which he called: forming, storming, norming, performing and adjourning. His findings have been corroborated by others and withstood the test of time.  […] read more