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I’ve been working with and doing data modeling training for many years, more than I want to recount. I feel like the essential principles of data modeling are now baked into my thinking. I haven’t done much data modeling training … Continue reading


A recent trend that has emerged this year since we published our annual trends report is the renewed interest in facilitation skills. We are getting more requests than ever from companies, individuals, and small groups looking for classes that give … Continue reading


No class is successful without the right material. Even the most compelling subject can fall short if its supporting content is insufficient, outdated, or worse yet, inaccurate. Course licensing offers an effective and credible solution to a challenge that educators … Continue reading


One of my students told me about a technique that he uses in requirements sessions with SMEs and users, and I thought it was a great idea and wanted to pass it on! At that start of the meeting, he … Continue reading


It’s been a busy year at Project Management Institute (PMI®) with many of their exams changing. Students often wonder about timing issues when an exam update is on the horizon. Below are the top 5 questions that we get from … Continue reading


Continuing education in our profession is an excellent way to develop our role and further our careers. However, receiving a certification can often prove challenging. Finding the funds and spending the time required to get a certification is especially difficult … Continue reading


Every project and every project stakeholder deserves some risk management, no matter how small or simple the project. That is a sentiment I often share with my project management students, inspired by an experience I had managing a small project … Continue reading


When it comes to learning in today’s business climate, we are fortunate to have more options than ever. When I first started in business we could attend in-person classes at a local university or at the American Banker’s Association. Training … Continue reading


This is the second of a two-part article pertaining to the new PMBOK® Guide. In the first part, I highlighted the changes. In this second part, I suggest an approach to digesting the new version and share some thoughts about … Continue reading


Here we are on the eve of another Project Management Institute Project Management Professional (PMP)® exam change following release of PMI’s new edition of  A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide). This is the first in a … Continue reading