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Website: Training chapter update

Dear users! Along with most training services we continue moving to virtual.

As you know, we delivered virtual trainings and mentoring services from the very beginning. Now we focus on virtual services.

Please visit our updated Trainings page and reach some of our short online courses in ITSM, Project management, Startup design, and virtual learning.

PMI evolves PM competency’s triangle

As stated at the official website the evolvement is implemented to depict the current PM reality.

PMI states the following:

Ways of Working: Whether it’s predictive, agile, design thinking, or new practices still to be developed, it’s clear that there is more than one way that work gets done today. That’s why we encourage professionals to master as many ways of working as they can – so they can apply the right technique at the right time, delivering winning results. 

Power Skills: These interpersonal skills include collaborative leadership, communication, an innovative mindset, for-purpose orientation, and empathy. Ensuring teams have these skills allows them to maintain influence with a variety of stakeholders – a critical component for making change. 

Business Acumen: Professionals with business acumen understand the macro and micro influences in their organization and industry and have the function-specific or domain-specific knowledge to make good decisions. Professionals at all levels need to be able to cultivate effective decision-making and understand how their projects align with the big picture of broader organizational strategy and global trends.

And because today’s projects demand a broad set of skills and capabilities, PMI will continue to focus on giving you the tools and insights you need to develop new skills and tackle your next project challenge. This update to the PMI Talent Triangle will help you to navigate our profession’s ever-evolving landscape with confidence.”

PMI CAPM certification to be renewed in early 2023

CAPM – Certified Associate for Project management is a basic level project management certification. PMI announced its upgrade to PMBOK 7th version in early 2023

The NEW CAPM certification exam will better support you as a project professional by testing candidate’s skills on project management fundamentals in the areas of predictive, adaptive and business analysis principles.  

The new exam version:

  • “Will encompass 4 Domain areas: 
    • Project Management Fundamentals and Core Concepts 
    • Predictive Plan-Based Methodologies 
    • Agile Frameworks/Methodologies 
    • Business Analysis Frameworks 
  • A 10-minute break will also be added to the exam  

Both the current and the new exam will include 150 questions to be completed in 3 hours and can be taken at a test center or as an online proctored exam. “

Cited based on PMI.org

Waterfall vs Agile in one picture

PMBOK 7 in one structured picture

Enjoy!

CAPM exam changes

PMI published the new contents outline and rules for the CAPM certification.

Now CAPM becomes the next step after student-oriented PM Ready certification.

It includes the same 4 domains:

  1. PM Fundamentals and core concepts
  2. Predictive, Plan-based methodologies
  3. Adaptive frameworks/methodologies
  4. Business analysis frameworks.

Current eligibility criteria are: secondary diploma AND 23 hours of formal education in PM.

Now CAPM holders can prolong their status by gaining 15 PDUs each 3 years.

AXELOS-Peoplecert online certifications rules

This year AXELOS and Peoplecert slightly changed their regulations for taking online exams for all certifications in AXELOS portfolio – ITIL(r), PRINCE II, MoR and many others.

After registering for online exam a candidate can download a software and check technical parameters of his/her computer or a laptop, i.e. webcam, audio devices, Internet connection and bandwidth. Note, that WiFi is eligible, but not recommended.

Prepare your room and desk. Nobody should attend in a room except a candidate; desk should be clear – only a laptop or a monitor and a keyboard. A door should be behind a candidate, visible in a webcam and closed.

Check your data and wait for a proctor.

Proctor greets a candidate and asks to show (photo) an id with a photo, candidate’s face and a room and a desk.

A candidate should have a cell phone/smartphone nearby in the room, but not on the desk in a silent mode.

During an exam a candidate is allowed to use a printed copy of an appropriate AXELOS book and 4 blank sheets of paper for notes.

During an exam a candidate should not stand up or move, look at any other places than a monitor and speak loudly.

In case of any questions or challenges a candidate can type to a proctor. In case of breching Internet connection a proctor calls a candidate and gives instructions.

Good luck!

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.

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.