Question 1: When will PMBOK Guide 6th Edition be released? Answer: According to PMI, we can expect the following release dates:
Draft Release: First quarter of 2017 (Jan-Mar 2017) Final Release is scheduled 3rd quarter of 2017 (Jun-Aug 2017) The Draft Release is mainly intended for training companies. CAPM and PMP aspirants do not need […]
Agile and waterfall are two methods of project management that are often contrasted with each other. However, most projects use some of each method, in a unique combination that best serves the needs of that project. As a result, it’s important to understand the essence of both the agile and waterfall methods.
The Essence of […]
There are many hard core topics you need to master as you prepare for the PMP exam. It’s easy to dismiss the Code of Ethics! After all, if you remember to just “do the right thing” you will be fine. Not so quick! You may be by passing a great opportunity.
I have always been […]
Any project manager knows that he or she is in charge of delivering projects on schedule, within budget, and at the required level of quality. But is there a fourth factor – very important – missing?
Let’s take a step back for just a second. A few months ago, in Dec 2015, the Project Management […]
According to A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) a project is “a temporary endeavor undertaken to create a unique product, service or result”. Being that each project is unique it is important to also understand that an organization’s project management processes will likely need to be tailored in order to […]
Strategy and project management are tied together quite closely – or should be! Here’s a look at three practical and useful approaches to help you link strategy to project management to produce results. Why Strategy and Project Management?
1. Von Clausewitz Carl von Clausewitz was a Prussian General back in the […]
Employers say that project managers need to hone strategic thinking skills. Read on for a primer on how jump start your own strategic thinking.
…but first, here’s the PMI’s take.
List of Cornelius Ficthner articles
You can study methodologies until you are blue in the face! However, nothing will change unless you have the right mindset!
So it goes with Agile…
Agility is the ability to shift almost seemlessly…to be less dogmatic and more pliable…to be highly flexible – and very focused on results.
And yet many people – because […]
The ability to learn effectively is one of the biggest skills you can have to move your career forward.
Being a good learner means that employers and clients will have faith that you can get up to speed qucily, even when you have nto done something before. This, in turn, provides you with a wider […]