Category Archives: Project Management Certification

Why you should not care about the PMBOK Guide changes?

Every time there is a change in the PMBOK Guide, and for a year or more before, we start to see the hype, which is quite annoying.

One really can find it quite hard to filter through the numerous posts and it might be impossible to distinguish which is a legitimate post, an imitated post (copy-paste), or just bogus marketing.

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Should I pursue a PMP certification or consider alternatives?

Project Management certification is highly popular among individuals and organizations.

Although the PMP® might not be the best for enhancing organizational performance, it is the preferred certification by those who want to make their CV looks better for potential employers; especially if they are looking for a new job. Continue reading

IMHO, Ajam Thoughts, taking the PMP exam مع تسجيل عربي

IMHO, Ajam's PM Thoughts, Video Series 2

IMHO, Ajam Thoughts, Memorizing ITTO’s? مع تسجيل عربي

Project Management, Social Media, and (mis)information (مع تسجيل فيديو بالعربي)

It is quite common nowadays the use of social media to network, share knowledge, and learn. Project management is one of those domains that we also use social media for.

It is also common to find many groups on social media sites dedicated to project management, especially those sites advocating the PMP certifications and posting questions daily or hourly.

What are some of the issues, challenges, problems, and opportunities that we see with such groups? Continue reading

What is the main use of the WBS?

There is a discussion going on on Facebook about WBS and what would be the use of the WBS. Like many PMP questions, the real world answer might be slightly different than the PMP exam.

Here is the question posted without editing.

What is WBS used for :
1- only for complex project
2-used for planing
3-top to down list of activities
4–down to top itemes of project

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Where is the beef (in the context of the PMBOK Guide)?

Here we go again, the craze about the PMP6 is here

PMP Exam in relation to PMBOK Guide Changes

We are only in January 2017, the PMBOK® Guide sixth edition is not even out yet, and we are starting to hear about PMP6. Obviously, there is no such a thing as PMP6 – the PMP is the PMP. However, people use this term, PMP6, to refer to the updated exam that will be based on the 6th edition of the guide. Continue reading

What a 20-year difference will do to the PMP certificate

In the last article, we wrote about the PMP and if the PMP exam represents the real world.

Then, a post on LinkedIn triggered this post where a person posted his newly achieved certificate claiming that he is now “A Certified Project Manager.” A quick look at his profile on LinkedIn shows that this is a young professional, 3-year out of college, and his experience has been pure engineering; technical roles, not a project management role.

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Is the PMP real world?

A while back, we tried to answer the question Is the PMBOK Guide Real World? The point was that many practitioners believe that the guide does not reflect the real world. We cannot agree and BELIEVE that the PMBOK Guide does reflect the real world.

In order not to repeat – refer to the blog post on this.

Now, does the PMP exam reflect the real world? Continue reading

How to balance project management conflicting emotions?

This post is mostly about thinking out loud and sharing our thoughts with you. Balancing these feelings is tough.

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