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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


Since 2009, we have enjoyed reflecting on what’s happened the previous year on projects and making predictions for the upcoming year. Here are some of the recent trends we have discussed: Agile successes, challenges, and use beyond software Organizations recognize the … Continue reading


In honor of the new Star Wars movie coming out in December, we thought we would take you through a strategic thinking journey, using one of our favorite Star Wars character and greatest philosopher of all time – Yoda – … Continue reading


In my experience, and in talking with my students and other practitioners, it is my perception that closing projects is one of the most overlooked processes in the discipline of project management. It’s easy to understand why closing often gets … Continue reading


When you think of it, why wouldn’t everyone want to be a project manager? The Great Pyramids. Apollo missions. The Stanley Cup playoffs. They’re all projects of one sort or another. To be sure, your projects probably aren’t going to … Continue reading


A certification test can cause a lot of anxiety. Some people seem to be able to add letters after their names as easily as Vanna White gets them to light up on Wheel of Fortune. CBAP, CCBA, ECBA, PMI-PBA, BRMP, … Continue reading


One of the fastest growing certifications today is PMI’s Professional in Business Analysis (PMI-PBA®). According to research from the Project Management Institute, more than half of organizations plan to integrate their PM and BA practices in the next five years[i]. Business … Continue reading


Originally published September 1, 2009 We all know that conflict is a difference of opinion and therefore neutral – neither good nor bad. Right? But try telling that to a project manager or business analyst embroiled in conflict. Conflict can threaten … Continue reading


The PMI-PBA certification was the fastest growing PMI certification in 2016, and it’s easy to understand why. Getting this certification is a no-brainer for PMs who also do the work of business analysis. According to PMI, the demand for expert … Continue reading