Project Management

Project management is a worldwide profession and practice in itself. It is the job of Project Manager to perform project duties such as initiating, planning, executing, controlling, and closing the Project work to achieve defined management objectives & goals with specified success criteria within constraints.

PMP Exam Preparation Strategy

By |2018-03-14T01:04:40+00:00March 1st, 2018|Categories: Articles, Free Resources, PMP, Project Management, Readable Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Download Link: PMP Exam Preparation Tips, Tricks, Strategy by GlobalSkillup PMP Exam Preparation module entails one to understand few special considerations one has to follow to increase the chances of being successful to start thinking the PMI® way. Also, a couple of tips, tricks and generic information which need to be kept in purview when participating in the exam itself. Following the guidance will increase the likelihood of one being success at the PMP® exam. Learn few special considerations about how to participate in the exam Apply some of the tips, tricks and the way the questions need to be understood What does the exam test? Your knowledge to apply the concepts Your understanding & interpretability of the concepts Your ability to judge professionally & ethically correct and act Your conscience to think in the right manner & direction Is that it? Guess not! Exam also tests your ability to take stress mentally, and your preparedness physically to sit long [...]

Project Progress Report for Major Stakeholders (AKA Weekly Status Report)

By |2018-03-14T01:05:39+00:00July 27th, 2017|Categories: Articles, Free Resources, Project Management, Readable Blog|Tags: , , , , , , |

Project Progress Report for Major Stakeholders Project Progress Report for Stakeholders of any project would need a significant amount of dedicated reporting about the Project status. This means the project manager has to ensure that all the vital parameters of the project are again and again reported on an ongoing basis with a predefined frequency. Some of the most important parameters or reporting elements must include key points which can give the stakeholders confidence the project progress is moving in the right direction. In majority of the projects the significant parameters are identified in consultation with the stakeholders and sometimes these are predefined by the PMO in any organisation. Although the project manager is given a free hand to report any other additional significant parameters other than what has been asked already for. Sample Project Progress Report For example let us take the IT project, typically the IT project stakeholders demand milestones, deliverables, risks, productivity, utilisation and feature completion. [...]

Advanced CSM certification program (A-CSM™)

By |2017-07-27T14:58:49+00:00July 13th, 2017|Categories: Newsletter, Project Management, Readable Blog, Roadmaps, SCRUM|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

    News from Scrum Alliance: ScrumAlliance is launching an advanced level Certified ScrumMaster® (A-CSM™) certification program. This program, designed with current certification input, is the next progression in CSM Roadmap & Career. The A-CSM™ will be available globally, and we're actively approving educators in preparation for the launch. Why the A-CSM™ Matters. It's not uncommon for people to earn the CSM® certification, only to take their new knowledge back to the workplace and find that Scrum is harder to implement than originally anticipated. The A-CSM™ builds on your foundational knowledge with the specific goal of improving your effective implementation of Scrum in your workplace. As an A-CSM™, you'll learn: Communication facilitation techniques to use with product owners, team members, customers, and executives, both in and out of Scrum ceremonies. How to confidently respond to resistance to organizational change, lack of engagement, low motivation, and unavailability of key people. How to overcome challenges that prevent long-term, deep adoption of Scrum and Agile practices throughout your business. [...]

SAFe Scaled Agile Framework Materials, Downloads, PDF, PPTx

By |2017-05-15T19:35:33+00:00May 15th, 2017|Categories: Free Resources, Readable Blog, SAFe|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

SAFe Scaled Agile Framework is the point of discussion in this article. Many Corporate's are making progress to increase their speed and flexibility by removing age-old governance models and structures. Agile principles prove particularly effective for software development at a team level for such, however, they do the same at Corporate level. How do you scale agile principles and practices across the enterprise? Use SAFe. Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®) answers these questions. We have detailed study materials for the same, however, commonly available ones publicly are made available here. SAFe Downloads SAFe Scaled Agile Framework Introduction: Download Link (by ScaledAgile) SAFe Scaled Agile Framework Foundation: Download Link (by ScaledAgile) SAFe Scaled Agile Framework High Level Overview: Download Link (by ScaledAgile) SAFe 4.0 What's New? Scaled Agile Framework : Download Link (by ScaledAgile) SAFe Video Introduction https://www.youtube.com/embed/tmJ_mJw8xec

PMBOK Latest Edition in 2017 Q3 – PMBOK 6th Edition

By |2017-08-22T17:15:24+00:00August 23rd, 2016|Categories: Articles, Free Resources, PMP, Project Management, Readable Blog|Tags: , , , , |

PMBOK New Version is coming up soon on September 6th 2017. All Project Management Professional's (PMP's) and the PMP aspirants in almost all industries adopt significant amount of principles, terms and terminologies defined in the PMBOK guide published and circulated by PMI (Project Management Institute). PMBOK has been considered as a primary source of preparation for all the PMP exam takers and industry veterans to acquire Project Management related knowledge and wisdom. PMBOK also has been a primary source to bring common understanding on the Project Management Lexicon being used by project management professionals across the globe. PMBOK emphasizes on bringing updated PM Process Groups, Relevant Knowledge Areas and also updated Processes with Inputs, Tools and Techniques, and Outputs which serve as a baseline for many who practice Project Management as such. https://youtu.be/KaFmtY18ykw&rel=0 PMI has been off late publishing the PMBOK guide on a frequent intervals of every 3 to 4 years cycle. PMI updates its global standards (such as [...]

PMP Exam Questions Distribution Pattern

By |2016-03-08T05:38:18+00:00January 27th, 2016|Categories: Articles, Free Resources, PMP|Tags: , , , , , |

PMP Exam Questions Distribution Pattern post the change has been discussed below. The new PMP exam change already happened on 11th Jan 2016. The PMBOK edition remains 5th edition as such – no change in that. The questions framed in exam are based on the PMP Domain Tasks established by PMI. There are several new tasks published in this new PMP exam change in 2016. For more details on that domain tasks, refer more details our blog. In terms of the PMP Exam Questions distribution is as follows. Area of Questions Percentage Wise Questions Initiating 13% 26 Planning 24% 48 Executing 31% 62 Monitoring & Controlling 25% 50 Closing 7% 14 Totals 100% 200 PMI’s code of conduct remains distributed across the 5 Process Groups Exam Questions as always. Total of 200 multiple choice questions to be answered in 4 hours’ time. 25 Questions are pre-test, which are non-scoring questions. 175 Questions are scoring questions based on which the [...]

Join PMP Training. PMI Chapter Trainings or GlobalSkillup?

By |2016-08-16T21:37:56+00:00January 13th, 2016|Categories: Articles, PMP, Project Management|Tags: , , , , |

Join PMP Training. This is a tough dilemma for many would be PMP aspirants. Should I go for this Training or that Training option? At GlobalSkillup, we often hear from our participants to make a few comparisons, though we see every institution and every company has their own strengths and capabilities, we have made a simple study and highlighted few sections interesting for our participants. Please take a look. Unique Proposition Value of PMI Chapter as noticed in the Industry: PMI Chapters are extended hands of PMI itself and provides good quality PMP trainings. The trainings itself are provided by volunteer trainers who are industry working professionals apart from their regular day to day job & passion to be a volunteer. The trainings are primarily oriented & driven based on professionals work experience. Trainings are usually conducted on 2 weekends or 4 days of duration. Unique Proposition Value of GlobalSkillup as noticed in the Industry: The GlobalSkillup.com are Project Management [...]

Project Manager PMO with PMP

By |2017-05-17T18:15:29+00:00January 3rd, 2016|Categories: Articles, Free Resources, PMP, Project Management|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Project Manager PMO has Significant role to Play. Let us Learn more about same. Why PMP and What is it for Project Manager in PMO? PMP is a global certification valued across industries and countries provided by the Project Management Institute PMI. This credential can be taken up anywhere across the world by the qualified professionals. PMP looks great on the Project Managers resume and gets Project management careers especially Project Manager PMO role easily based on the certification as such. This also proves that an individual has required relevant Project management experience. Is PMO important in Organization? PMO stands for Project Management Office in Corporates. PMO establishes authority for the planning of Programs and Projects under the organizational portfolio. Allocating required resources for Project managers like Project Cost, Project Machines, Project Staff and of course the alignment of Projects to the organizational priorities. PMO is important in organization to steer multiple priorities with focussed and guided approach to achieve business vision. Pmbok Guide for Project Manager [...]

PMP certification training and exam prep in Project Management

By |2016-08-16T22:07:31+00:00January 3rd, 2016|Categories: Articles, Free Resources, PMP, Project Management, Roadmaps|Tags: , , , , , , |

Best PMP Certification Training and PMI PMP Exam prep in Project Management by GlobalSkillup is very popular amongst the management certifications looked upon by Industry practitioners and Professionals. Let us give you an insight about the same. What is PMP? PMI PMP (Project Management Professional) is a Globally recognized Management Credential well demanded by many Industries for recruitment of Project Managers. The PMP credential readily showcases to employer community, the clients and peers that an individual has great amount of project management knowledge, experience and skills to bring projects to successful completion. Over every year passed, the PMP credential has been even more demanded with better salary, reputation and also recognition for credential holders. PMP Certification Training for PMP Exam PMP Training by GlobalSkillup gives you the edge and equips you to pass the PMP certification in first attempt. Our track record has been impeccable and our participants are overwhelmed with the support & guidance we provide them on PMP journey. This spans [...]

Critical Chain Method in Project Management

By |2016-08-17T14:37:37+00:00November 1st, 2015|Categories: Articles, Free Resources, Project Management, Readable Blog|

Critical Chain Method in Project Management is an important aspect to manage Project schedules based on Resource constraints and optimization. 3 steps to understand Critical Chain Method in Project Management Step 1. Many a times, in order to suppress the ambiguity on projects and overcome the uncertainty, Project reserves are used. This is simply sometimes an extra timeline after the anticipated Ideal Project Completion. Critical Path of Project with Project reserve makes the project more realistic towards end result. Start-A-B-C-End is the Critical Path. Start-G-H-B-C-End is alternate path. Start-X-Y-B-C-End is alternate path. Step 2. Critical Path of Project with Project Buffer makes the project more realistic towards end result. In addition, all alternate paths collision to critical path activities need to be added reserve to stop derailment of critical path activities. This will protect the Project timeline by not cascading on each individual critical path activity. Each feeding reserve size must account for uncertainty/ambiguity in the duration of the chain of [...]

Project Management Risk Types – Inherent Risks, Residual Risks, Secondary Risks

By |2016-08-23T10:01:08+00:00October 28th, 2015|Categories: Articles, Free Resources, PMP, Project Management, Readable Blog|Tags: , , , , , |

Project Management Risk Types are Inherent Risks, Residual Risks, Secondary Risks. These are listed here with examples for the detailed understanding. In Project Management, we often encounter Risks, basically uncertain events. These Risks may positively benefit or negatively impact as well. To have better control on these Risks, we implement Risk Response strategies. Project Management Risk Types for Known Risks can be classified in this direction as well. For any given Project it would be possible to identify/anticipate to an extent the Positive and Negative Risks. For Positive Risks, which help us to benefit, we establish and implement strategies such as Exploit, Enhance, Share, Accept. For Negative Risks, which may have downside, we establish and implement strategies such as Avoid, Transfer, Mitigate, Accept. Project Management Risk Types defined by GlobalSkillup Risks that are not acted upon with any risk response are known as Inherent Risks. Risks that remain even after risk response have been implemented are known as Residual Risks. New Risks that [...]

PMBOK New Version in 2017 Q3 – PMBOK 6th Edition

By |2017-08-22T16:44:24+00:00October 26th, 2015|Categories: Articles, Free Resources, PMP, Project Management, Readable Blog|Tags: , , , , |

PMBOK New Version is coming up soon on September 6th 2017. All Project Management Professional's (PMP's) and the PMP aspirants in almost all industries adopt significant amount of principles, terms and terminologies defined in the PMBOK guide published and circulated by PMI (Project Management Institute). PMBOK has been considered as a primary source of preparation for all the PMP exam takers and industry veterans to acquire Project Management related knowledge and wisdom. PMBOK also has been a primary source to bring common understanding on the Project Management Lexicon being used by project management professionals across the globe. PMBOK emphasizes on bringing updated PM Process Groups, Relevant Knowledge Areas and also updated Processes with Inputs, Tools and Techniques, and Outputs which serve as a baseline for many who practice Project Management as such. https://youtu.be/KaFmtY18ykw PMI has been off late publishing the PMBOK guide on a frequent intervals of every 3 to 4 years cycle. PMI updates its global standards (such as [...]

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PMI REP Registered Education Provider for PMI PMP

By |2016-08-23T11:54:41+00:00August 3rd, 2015|Categories: AGILE, Articles, Free Resources, PMP, Project Management, Readable Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , |

PMI REP Registered Education Provider is believed to be the only source of PMP Training by many upcoming PMP professionals. However, this is not true. PMI clearly mentions in its PMP Handbook (Link here) Page 9 Section, PMP Application & Payment, the following elaboration of who could perform the trainings. Refer to enclosed screenshot attached. GlobalSkillup is in the Category D, Training companies or consultants. As such, GlobalSkillup qualifies to demonstrate the Project Management subject matter as per PMI guidelines. 1000's of participants are testimony to the same for achieving the PMP and other credentials with our training certificates. GlobalSkillup issues the PMP 35 Contact Hours Certificate / PMP PDU's (Professional Development Units) as per the PMI Guidelines which are fully qualified, verifiable & accepted by PMI. PMP Training courses offered by PMI REPs and from NON-REPs are found to be of Great Quality. It all depends on the trainer who makes the difference. Courses from PMI REPs are likely to be somewhat more institutionalized; as [...]

New PMP Exam Change

By |2016-08-23T12:43:58+00:00May 6th, 2015|Categories: Articles, Free Resources, PMP, Project Management, Readable Blog|Tags: , , , , , |

New PMP Exam change will embrace new change in content outline on 11 Jan 2016. The PMP examination is a vital part of the activities leading to receive a professional credential, PMP examination indicates the practices of the project management practitioner. What would be the upcoming new PMP Exam change? Exam Format of four hours and multiple choice itself remains same, including the scoring pattern and including the PMBOK 5th edition knowledge curriculum. As always, PMP Exam is based on Course Content Outline published by PMI(Project Management Institute) which emphasizes on Tasks in Performance domains. Exam is based on scenario based questions created from various tasks performed by Project Manager.  These domain tasks were defined way back, few years ago. Questions are all primarily based on these scenarios coming out of these domain tasks of Project Management Profession. PMI has upgraded the domain tasks to add a few more based on today’s project managers new role in Project Management based on existing new [...]

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PMP Training Events

By |2016-08-23T13:57:53+00:00January 3rd, 2014|Categories: Articles, Free Resources, PMP, Project Management, Readable Blog|Tags: , , , , |

PMP Training Events for PMI PMP Certification hosted by GlobalSkillup stands out as exemplary practical and exam oriented preparation classes. Join our PMP certification training programs hosted regularly across cities and online LVC sessions! We want you to get PMP trained and be certified, pass in first attempt, real quick in this year to gain the career advantage. Upcoming PMP Training Events: All PMP certification training programs are conducted by highly experienced real time professionals with 15+Years of overall experience and not just expert trainers with PMP credentials. We give you that special advantage of learning how to apply project management concepts to practical real life project situations. This in addition to ensuring your PMP certification is a definite guarantee. Our PMP training batches fill real fast and quick, so ensure to book your seat immediately. Book your training and also view more details about the program here. As a token of appreciation for getting started, we [...]

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PMP Certification Value

By |2016-08-30T16:41:18+00:00December 6th, 2013|Categories: Articles, Free Resources, PMP, Project Management, Readable Blog|Tags: , , , |

PMP Certification Value for any would be PMP is the most sought after question. Is the Project Management Institute's (PMI) Project Management Professional (PMP) only a job hunting-down certification or a career booster or much more? I am a project manager and am doing a great job of delivery of Projects for my organization. Why would I need a PMP certification? A very valid question, indeed. This is the stigma which goes around in the mind of the working project managers and the project management professionals at multiple levels. Often the customers, who speak to me asking serious advice on their project management careers, come with a preset mind and the intention to make me say "Yes". Yes to qualify them for the PMP training programs. In fact, many project managers do their own extensive research on PMP certification, they just want me to confirm their research answer is correct. Am not surprised, to see the value of PMP [...]

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