Is there fame in project management?
What are you famous for? Perhaps you’re being honoured for your ability to change the world for the better with your savvy project management skills and finesse? Michelle LaBrosse on how to get noticed for your project management skills.
Project management certification tops IT salary list
The Project Management Professional (PMP) certification issued by the Project Management Institute (PMI) has topped the list of salaries for employees in the IT sector, according to a survey conducted by IT and business skills training company Global Knowledge.
Professional development key to project management career
Results from the Professional Project Management survey conducted by Project Manager online show that more than 90% of project managers are members of a professional association. For those who are, more than 70% nominated ‘professional development’ as the reason they joined.
10 project management trends for 2012
According to global project management training organisation ESI International, we can expect collaboration between teams, stakeholders and executives to gain importance as complexity grows. Project management in 2012 will also see growth in on-the-job training, custom project management approaches, innovative project tools and smarter resource management.
Is it time to go professional?
Like journalism, project management is not recognised as a profession, neither requiring qualifications, deference to a core body of knowledge, mandatory registration or licensing, a code of ethics and legal status for people to practise. You can see that project management is almost there, but not quite.
Will project management credentials survive a recession?
With the potential for GFC2 looming and an extended downturn in business continuing there is still a jobs market. The job situation in Australia and South East Asia is nowhere near as bad as in the USA or Europe and many project managers are proactively using the downturn to move their careers forward.
Linking project manager behaviour to the bottom line
If your project managers do not have the ability to build and maintain strong relationships with stakeholders, think strategically, and take accountability for successful project delivery, then you are exposing your organisation and your bottom line to unnecessary risk.