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ITIL 3 certifications and migration

AXELOS(r) announces that ITIL 3 certifications are open till December , 31, 2021, and will not be available in 2022.

Certified specialist in ITIL 3 continue hold their status as for 3rd version.

Certified specialists can migrate to ITIL 4.0 Managing professional status if they gain 17 credits in ITIL 3 certifications and pass ITIL MP migration exam till June, 30th, 2022.

Migration exam ITIL 4.0. MP is available till June, 30th, 2022.

Risk Management foundation

Risk Management by (c) YouExec

Future 50 PM leaders

PMI(r) announces 50 young project managers and entrepreneurs with exciting achievements, named them 50 future PM leaders.

The achievements are really wonderful, the only question is, why “future” leaders. They are.

SWEBOK on GitHub

Software Body of Knowledge 3rd edition (SWEBOK 3) is available at GitHub.

SWEBOK is the perfect standard and set of templates for managing software projects and support software products.

PMBOK 7th available

PMBOK7 is expected to be open at August, 1st, but on July, 1st it became available to PMI members.

Now let’s give an overview of PMBOK7, which includes project management standard and guide.

As many other current methodologies, standards, and frameworks PMBOK moves to concept of principles and domains. That does not mean rejection of traditional tools and processes, but those – as well-known – are described at a Digital platform now. Tools, processes, techniques, and methods are implemented in certain company and project conditions within management domains and according to guiding principles. This approach provides more flexibility to organize projects in the most appropriate way.

PMBOK7 following the concept, founded in PMBOK6 offers 4 project management models: predictive, incremental, iterative and adaptive, and recommends development any types of hybrids. Cynefin and Stacey models are aplicable to define the project model.

PMBOK7 contains:

  • brief standard
  • Guide
  • appendices, among those sponsor role, PMO role, product management vs project management.

Project management standard defines Value management system and 12 guiding principles.

Value delivery system includes 8 functions:

  • Provide Oversight and Coordination
  • Present Objectives and Feedback
  • Facilitate and Support
  • Perform work and contribute insights
  • Apply Expertise
  • Provide Business Direction and Insight
  • Provide resources and Direction
  • Maintain Governance

Internal and External environment are also parts of th value delivery system.

12 Project management principles are:

  • Be a diligent, respectful, and caring steward
  • Create a collaborative project team environment
  • Effectively engage with stakeholders
  • Focus on Value
  • Recognize, Evaluate, and respond to system interactions
  • Demonstrate Leadership behaviors
  • Tailor based on context
  • Build quality into processes and deliverables
  • Navigate complexity
  • Optimize risk responses
  • Embrace adaptability and resiliency
  • Enable change to achieve the envisioned future state.

The Guide includes and describes 8 performance domains:

  • Project
  • Team
  • Development approach and lifecycle
  • Planning
  • Project work
  • Delivery
  • Measurement
  • Uncertainty.

The special chapter Tailoring deals with interconnections between Domains, processes, methods, and artifacts.

Does Agile make impact on project success?

The fast growth of Agile popularity is driven by a myth of its high quality. The professional have another opinion, that Agile approaches are valuable but one of many other approaches, and Agile – as any other management model – has its advantages, challenges and limitations – and thus the appropriate and inappropriate areas of implementation.

Thanks to the projectmanagement.com webinar now we have a research based on 8 years of data collection, which clearly shows that project success does not depend on a certain methodology (see image 1), more of all vast implementation of Agile has no impact on total success rate of IT projects.

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SWEBOK Quality Assurance plan

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CAPM certification prolongation

CAPM – Certified Associate in program management – is the basic PMI certification. Previously, CAPM was granted only for 3 years.

Now certificate holders are not obliged to pass exam each 3 years, 15 pdu’s only are necessary instead.

We recommend this certification for young specialists, bachelors, masters, who start their career. You need to gain 23 contact hours, no work experience required.