Is Agile Just Another Trend?

Management trends come...and they go. For example, there was the quality movement, re-engineering the corporation, and management by objective (MBO). Will Agile go the way of these once popular techniques? Continue reading

The Opportunity Certification Provides

On Tuesday, January 13, an opinion by Michelle R. Weise was published in the Wall Street Journal (WSJ). Entitled "Obama's Dead-End Community College Plan", it talks about directly applicable, realistic career advancement strategies that go far beyond any political or government funding debate - and they are readily accessible today.
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Do You Need A Certification?

Determining if and when you need another certification is a personal question. Your answer will not be the same as another person's answer. This post shows you some important things to consider for this tough and sometimes nagging question. Continue reading

The Intersection of ITIL and Project Management

Within the realm of the IT department, the Information Technology Infrastructure Library provides a set of processes for managing services within the organization. ITIL Foundation training, which prepares you for the entry level ITIL certification, typically qualifies also for PMP PDUs, so there clearly is a close relationship with project management. So where does project management fit into this set of robust and widely used processes called ITIL? Continue reading

PMP Exam Myth Buster

This article by Cornelius Fichtner provides 6 myths regarding the PMP Exam and explanation why they are busted. We need to appease people planning to take the exam so that they need not worry any longer and focus on the most important thing, which is preparing for the exam and having the 3-letter word after their name. Continue reading