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PMP Certification  |  PMP Exam Prep

How Much Does a PMP Certification Cost?

Are you among the many professionals considering earning a PMP certification? Before you begin preparing for the Project Management Professional certification exam, you should know what you’re getting into in terms of cost. Learn more about the costs associated with the PMP exam, and how to plan for these expenses. 

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Agile

Integrating Agile in a Waterfall Practice (Part 4): Implementing Your Strategy

(This is the fourth in a five-part series on this topic where we will discuss how organizations can approach or refine their Agile delivery methods. Read parts 1, 2, and 3.) 

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Agile

Integrating Agile in a Waterfall Practice (Part 3): Describing Your Integration Strategy

(This is the third in a five-part series on this topic where we will discuss how organizations can approach or refine their Agile delivery methods.)

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Agile

Integrating Agile in a Waterfall Practice (Part 2): What Do We Mean by “Agile?”

 (This is the second in a five-part series on this topic where we will discuss how organizations can approach or refine their Agile delivery methods.)

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Agile  |  PMI-ACP

PMI-ACP® vs CSM® Certification: Which One is Right for Me?

Earning a project management certification is a smart way to set yourself apart from your peers and increase your earning potential. Today, the Agile Methodology is being used worldwide to streamline projects in countless industries. In fact, according to the Project Management Institute, Agile organizations complete a higher percentage of projects – 75 percent versus 56 percent – than their non-Agile counterparts. 

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Agile  |  Project Management

Integrating Agile in a Waterfall Practice (Part 1): What Are We Talking About?

(This is the first article in a five-part series on this topic where we will discuss how organizations can approach or refine their Agile delivery methods.)

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PMP Certification  |  PMP Exam Prep

PMP® vs. CAPM® Certification: Which One is Right for Me?

Earning a project management certification is a great way to develop your skills and position yourself as a valuable asset to potential employers. When it comes to earning a certification, you have numerous options, with two of the most popular being the Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification or the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® certification. 

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PMP Exam Prep  |  Project Management

6 Common Project Manager Challenges and How to Overcome Them

Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification holders face challenges each day. However, the mark of a successful PMP® certification holder is that you are able to overcome these challenges and still deliver successful projects. Find out more about some of the common challenges PMP credential holders face, and learn some strategies to help you overcome them.

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Project Management  |  Training and Development

4 Components of Effective Project Team Communication

Why is Communicating Effectively Important? You spend countless hours creating a Communications Plan for your stakeholders.  You identify and prioritize them and create an extensive strategy regarding what, when, and how often you’ll communicate with them.  But what about your project team members?  Do you know what Josh is working on, where Chrissy sees risk, and the fact Shannon hasn’t been to work for a few days?  The rigor you apply to project stakeholders should also be extended to the team.  In fact, I’ve found it is often more important to be thorough and strategic in communications planning and execution with team members than stakeholders outside the team.  Remember, without effective project team communication, what are you going to communicate with the other stakeholders?  Incorrect, incomplete, and possibly inappropriate messages? 

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Professional Development  |  Training and Development

The True Cost of Free PDUs

Earning PDUs, or Professional Development Units, is required if you want to become a Project Management Professional (PMP)® credential holder and maintain your certification. You’ll find that there are many ways to earn PDUs, including options for earning free PDUs. However, free PDUs aren’t always the best choice for your career. 

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