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We recommend the bright in-depth research by our ResearchGate colleagues. Their work deals with the fuzzy analysis of demands of a corporate Portfolio/Project management system.
In fact this work is a very rare attempt of scientific mathematics (fuzzy logic) based analysis instead of expert one concerning information systems of a corporate level.
PMI announced the CAPM – the first step certification for project administrators and managers – are available now in an on-line mode 24×7.
After registration and application approval (experience OR PDUs) a candidate can pass an exam using his/er own notebook from any location.
(c) Vince Alcalde (11.28.2017):
“(Part Parody. Part Not. What a Die Hard Waterfall Enthusiasts’ Manifesto might Look like)
We have uncovered the better way of developing software by having done it and continuing to do it over many decades.
Through this work we have come to value:
Estimating over No Estimating
Scheduling over No Scheduling
Requirements over No Requirements
Big designs over No Designs
That is, because there is probably no value in the items on the right, we value the items on the left more.
Our highest priority is to satisfy the customer through delivery of valuable software on budget, on schedule, on spec.
Welcome changing requirements, even late in development. A change control process lets you weigh the cost of the change versus the benefits, so only cost-beneficial changes get through , saving you from yourself.
Deliver a working production software once at the end. There is no point in delivering half-baked bread – it won’t taste the same as the final product.
Business people and developers must work together throughout the project. (The Agile Manifesto did not invent this)
Run projects utilising motivated and expert individuals and teams. Give them the environment,schedule, budget, information, and support they need, and trust (and track) them to get the job done.
The most efficient and effective method of conveying information to and within a development team depends on the context.
Achievement of milestones and Earned Value are the primary measures of progress.
Waterfall processes promote sustainable development. The teams doing the actual work only work in one or two phases of the project, never all, so they don’t burn out.
Continuous attention to technical excellence and good design enhances non-turbulent flow of work.
Documentation – the art of recording information so it’s permanently available in the future – is essential.
The best architectures, requirements, and designs emerge from the best architects, analysts, and designers.
At regular intervals, the team reflects on how to become more effective, then tunes and adjusts its behavior accordingly. (The Agile Manifesto did not invent this).”
The Project management institute (PMI) starts a series of free podcasts “Projectified with PMI”. Listen to experts about their experience in driving projects.
March, 26th – PMP, PMI-ACP
May, 21st – CAPM
June, 25th – PgMP, PMI-BA
Mr. Andy Jordan in his article at the projectmanagement.com discusses about the future of program management.
I recommend this very interesting and motivating article to think about program manager as a business manager, whose role is not controlling project outputs and deliverables, but in a wider context search for business opportunities for the company, and drive the organization to these new frontiers.
A small cite:
“Program managers play a critical role in helping an organization achieve success. That’s not going to change in the future as long as there is recognition that the role is evolving and shifting. Organizations should not expect to oversee a shift in project management without also seeing a similar change in related disciplines—and program management is an obvious example”.
The Project Management magazine published 12 main PM trends in the new year.
They are in brief:
- Artificial Intelligence in PM
- Wearable/mobile technologies
- Hybrid (Waterfall/Agile/Iterative) technologies in PM
- PMO as a PM driver in an organization
- Kanban boards for lean PM
- Analytics including AI implementing
- Cybersecurity projects
- Women in PM
- Autonomous Vehicles
- Remote teams
- More worl for project management roles: up to 15+mln. by year 2020, and up to 88mln. in ten years by 2027!
PMI(r) Business analysis Guide is updated according to new versions od foundation standards (PMBOK Sixth, Program & Portfolio management standarts in their fourth edition).
The Guide is available for download.
The market of online project management is estimated $6bln by 2025.
The leaders are: Microsoft, Trello, Taskworld, Asana , Wrike, and – what is strange to me – Citrix!