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Why your people could benefit from professional certificates

Employees may want to pursue a certificate for a number of reasons, including curiosity, career development, a desire to bolster their credibility, as well as increased responsibilities and pay. From an organisational perspective, there are a few factors to consider when supporting them in this. First, which professional certificates are regarded as effective within your industry and why? What resources exist to make talent development a priority? And ultimately— in ...

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5 Reasons Why You Should Get a Professional Certificate

Deciding to get a professional certificate can involve several factors such as, your industry, your interests, your network, and how you would ultimately like to grow in each of these areas. Although certificates demand additional time, energy, and investment, they are likely to pay off by translating to better, more consistent projects, as well as greater visibility and rewards for your work.

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7 Advantages of Virtual Instructor-Led Training (vILT)

We live in a Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous (VUCA) world, a fact brought only too close to home by recent global events. To continue to survive in this environment, successful organisations understand they must think and act differently. Of course, for some organisations, ceasing operations, albeit temporarily, may be the best immediate course of action in the face of crisis. But for companies with resilient systems and the right ...

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Getting Into Project Management – Five Steps to Take

As project management becomes more and more popular, we are seeing increased frustration from people wanting to break into it. Like all good project managers know, it requires planning and dedication to make the transition into a project management position. A popular way to try and kick start a career has been to take a PRINCE2 course and hope for the best. But before you dive straight into enrolling on ...

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Remembering and Using Your Project Management Training

You attend a training course, how do you make sure you’re doing everything you can to get the most out of what you are learning? How do you make sure that once the training is over and you head back to the office, that you’re still able to utilise what you have learnt? From as early as 1981 with Michalak’s research called ‘The Neglected Half of Training’, there has been ...

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Five Top Tips for Gaining Your Next Project Management Job

You’ve decided that its time to move on and you’re starting to think about getting things lined up to make the job searching as painless as possible. Where do you start? Looking for a new position is like having a full-time job, that’s why so many people struggle to find the time to do that while they are still in a post. In this article, we look at the top ...

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Top Tips for Realistic Project Estimations

Poor estimation is a major cause of project failure. According to the PMI, inaccurate cost estimates is a contributing factor in 28% of projects that fail. Many project professionals have first-hand experience in how devastating it can be to underestimate a project. Perhaps you have too. When an estimate has been delivered, clients and executives will often see it as binding and will expect the project to track to it. ...

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The PMO and Stakeholder Engagement

How can the PMO support project managers in stakeholder engagement? That was the question raised at the PMO Conference in a session delivered by Louise Worsley in London over a year ago now. It’s a question that still gets raised when the PMO looks beyond the more technical and analytical aspects of their work in supporting portfolio, programmes and projects in an organisation and thinks about how they can assist ...

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