United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals? 

United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals? 

Sustainable Development Goals What are the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)?  No Poverty – Economic growth must be inclusive to provide sustainable jobs and promote equality. Zero Hunger – The food and agriculture sector offers key solutions for development, and is central for hunger and poverty eradication. Good Health and Well-Being – Ensuring healthy lives and…

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Why 6sigmastudy Certification?

Why 6sigmastudy Certification? 6sigmastudy™ Six Sigma Certifications Other Six Sigma Certifications 1. Biggest accreditation body for Six Sigma certifications 6sigmastudy™ is the biggest accreditation body for Six Sigma certifications. 6sigmastudy™ has the largest Authorized Training Partner (A.T.P.) network of 2,100+ partners in 90+ countries. Other Six Sigma accreditation bodies are smaller and not as well-recognized as 6sigmastudy™. 2….

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What is Six Sigma?

What is Six Sigma? Six Sigma Introduction Six Sigma is a data-driven, customer-focused, and result-oriented methodology that uses statistical tools and techniques to systematically eliminate defects and inefficiencies to improve processes. It is a systematic method to measure and analyze the business processes to identify critical factors affecting business results, thereby improving the processes and…

Input-Output List of PMBOK6

Input-Output List of PMBOK6

Input-output of a process can be a subsidiary plan, status (like Approved Change Request ), or project document. Below is the list of input-output name and their frequency of use in PMBOK 6th edition. The frequency of a document below shows the number of times that document is used/modified/created across different processes. # Input/Output Name…

Agile Project Management for HR Professionals

Agile Project Management for HR Professionals

Agile HR Background Being in IT Industry for around 25+ years and played all kinds of roles from a programmer, analyst, leader, manager, delivery head, trainer, coach, and consultant I have observed the relationship between a Project Delivery team and HR team very closely. I have seen a change in this relationship; a change in…

PMBOK 6 Processes

PMBOK 6 Processes

PMBOK 6 Processes & Process Groups  Project Management Body of Knowledge 6th Edition has 49 processes, across 10 knowledge areas and 5 process groups. How these 49 processes are distributed across different knowledge areas and process groups can be visualized from the tabl below. Integration Management Initiating Planning Executing Monitoring and Controlling Closing Scope Management…

Power BI Reporting for Project Online

Power BI Reporting for Project Online

PowerBI is a powerful tool for data analytics. This Business Intelligence tool is developed by Microsoft. This application was originally conceived by Thierry D’Hers and Amir Netz of the SQL Server Reporting Services Team at Microsoft. It was originally designed by Ron George in the summer of 2010 and named Project Crescent. Project Crescent was initially available…

Understanding Balanced Score Card
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Understanding Balanced Score Card

Balanced Score Card   What is the difference between Dimension and Measures? In business intelligence (BI) there are two terms, Dimension, and Measures. Dimension is something which can be used for filtering, grouping purpose like department name, employee name, location, severity, priority, etc. The measure is something on which you can perform mathematical and statistical…

Interpersonal Skills for a project manager
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Interpersonal Skills for a project manager

Nontechnical skills every project manager needs Interpersonal Skills To succeed in any profession you need to strike a balance between the art and science of that profession. Science is about processes, practices, techniques, tools, logic, etc. But art is about knowing what else is required to complete the work. It works as a glue between…

Best Practices of Project Management

Best Practices of Project Management

40 Commandments of Project Management In this article, I am trying to put Best Practices of Project Management in the form of 40 Commandments of Project Management. Project management is a complete subject like marketing, finance, or operation. It is not possible to bind do and don’t of this profession in certain commandments. But to…

What are PMI Certifications?

What are PMI Certifications?

All PMI Certifications at a glance Download This Table PMP Education & Experience>> Secondary degree (high school diploma, associate’s degree or the global equivalent)>> 7,500 hours leading and directing projects>> 35 hours of project management education >> Four-year degree>> 4,500 hours leading and directing projects>> 35 hours of project management education Fees:Member: US$405.00 / Non-member:…

Customer is King

Customer is King

Settling Superiority of Customer Vendor Relationship Customer Vendor Relationship As a project manager, we are working for someone and we are taking service of someone. So, we are customer and vendor both. We hear from our seniors, elders, and society that a “customer is a god“. In some other cultures, we say a “customer is…

PMI ACP vs Scrum Master

PMI ACP vs Scrum Master

PMI-ACP Vs. Scrum Master Certification If you are looking for agile certification then a question may come to your mind which agile certification? There are many certification bodies and every certification body has 3-5 certifications based on the agile team role. Knowledge of agile methods, collaboration skills, and flexibility to adapt the complexity are the…

Why Agile is popular in project management?

Why Agile is popular in project management?

Agile Project Management Why Agile is popular in project management? We know that Agile practices are not new but the relevance of these practices in the 21st century is more. There are 200+ agile practices and all practices cannot be applied to all projects. Due to this reason experts have grouped agile practices and named…

Project Manager Responsibilities

Project Manager Responsibilities

Project Manager Responsibilities & Skills Required Who are Project Managers? A project manager is a person accountable for accomplishing the project objectives. The project objectives are defined by project stakeholders and they are negotiated and agreed upon with the project manager. Project objectives are related to either of these 6 aspects namely cost, quality, time,…

Waterfall Methodology vs Agile
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Waterfall Methodology vs Agile

Agile and Waterfall The debate of Waterfall Methodology vs Agile is one of the longest running debate in the project management world. In 20th millennia people supporting waterfall were winning and in 21st millennia people supporting agile are winning. What is the Waterfall Method? The waterfall model is a sequential uni-directional step approach, in which…

Enterprise Project Server 2016

Enterprise Project Server 2016

Enterprise Project Server 2016 This post I am using to share useful links and videos about Enterprise Project Server 2016 Links for Security Settings These 4 videos are very good and important to understand the overall security permissions system in Project Server. Video: Overview of permissions security Video: Permissions for security groups: Groups contain sets…

Difference between PMP and PRINCE2

Difference between PMP and PRINCE2

Difference between PMP and PRINCE2 Before taking up a project management certification, professionals do a lot of research and often get confused with the issue of choosing between the PMP and PRINCE2 certification. Both of these are reputed credentials in the field of project management. I have tried to give you an overview of the two certifications…

PMBOK 5 Processes

PMBOK 5 Processes

PMBOK 5 Processes & Process Groups  Project Management Body of Knowledge 5th Edition has 47 processes, across 10 knowledge areas and 5 process groups. How these 47 processes are distributed across different knowledge areas and process groups can be visualized from the table below.                      …

Change Request in Project Management

Change Request in Project Management

Change Request Management    Introduction Project is an instrument of change. Hence during the project lifecycle changes are inevitable. Therefore Change Request in Project Management is an extremely important process in any project. Uncertainties in a project can be managed by using the concept of “Progressive Elaboration” and “Rolling Wave Planning” techniques. As a project…

PMBOK Knowledge Areas

PMBOK Knowledge Areas

Who uses PMBOK? PMBOK® (Project Management Body of Knowledge) guide book is an ANSI standard and used as a project management guiding standard in most parts of the world. There are 1,036,367 active PMP certified individuals and 314 chartered chapters across 214 countries and territories worldwide. PMBOK is the bible of these project managers spread…

PMI Exam Change Schedule 2013

PMI Exam Change Schedule 2013 Exam Planned Date to sit for Examination Study recommendation Examination Updated PMP® Prior to 31 July 2013 PMBOK® Guide—Fourth Edition 31/07/13 PMP® After 31 July 2013 PMBOK® Guide—Fifth Edition   CAPM® Prior to 1 July 2013 PMBOK® Guide—Fourth Edition 01/07/13 CAPM® After 1 July 2013 PMBOK® Guide—Fifth Edition   PMI-SP® Prior to 31 August…

PMI Standards and Credentials

PMI Standards and Credentials

PMI has three types of standards 1- Foundational Standards, 2- Practice Standards, and 3- Extensions. PMI conducts exam for 8 credentials PMP, CAPM, PgMP, PfMP, PMI-SP, PMI-RMP, PMI-ACP, PMI-PBA. How these 14 standards of PMI are used for different PMI credential exams are mentioned in the table below. Sno Standard Certificate/Credentials   Foundational Standards  …

Behaviors that lead to Exceptional performance
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Behaviors that lead to Exceptional performance

Behaviour that leads to Exceptional performance Here are key important behaviors that can make one a go-getter with a happy personal life, provided one understands them thoroughly and able to implement them. This article is inspired by several sources, books, articles & obviously my own lifestyle.  What others think about is lessor important than what…

Understanding Project Management like a Kid

Understanding Project Management like a Kid

Disclosure: This is a complete made case with made-up numbers. The only purpose of this article is to help readers (non-technical, non-project professionals, beginner) understand key concepts of a project. This is a very simplistic view of the project therefore take it as a pinch of salt and do not assume that project management is…