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Why is EVERYTHING such a Project!?

Monday Jul 31st, 2017

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"Project's really seem to be popping up any where and every where these days; corporations, non-profits, government organizations and even mundane, personal, household tasks turn into projects! People use the term 'project' way too lightly. And NOW there is an entire profession after managing projects" exclaimed my best friend, a budding public policy analyst for the government.  She did have a point. But the purpose of her mini rant was stressing her... [read more]

Important Changes to PMI's Continuing Certification Requirements (CCR) Program

Monday Jul 31st, 2017

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PMI has made some updates to their CCR program. To keep Project Manager's skills employer relevant, PMI has introduce the talent triangle. It identified three main areas of required professional development  for Project Managers: Technical Project Management, Strategic and Business Management and Leadership. What does this mean for how you can earn PDUs to maintain your PMP certification? The overall framework has not changes. You still earn PDUs for education and giving... [read more]

Keeping Up with the Profession: Article to Read this Week

Monday Jul 31st, 2017

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I found an article on an issue of the PMNetwork that came in the mail to me this January - I think all aspiring / practicing PM need to read this for some inspiration: The article is: Making Change Your Way: Project Practioners Must do More than just Execute Plans - The Need to Constantly Search for Innovations. Written by Kareem Shaker, PMI-RMP, PMP & Published in the Innovation Center of the January 2016 Edition of PM Network, Volume 30, Number 1 This article... [read more]

How I Fast-Tracked to a Career in Project Management

Monday Jul 31st, 2017

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Let’s face reality – it is so difficult to get a job these days without relevant work experience, and Project Management is one of those professions – we all know this. As a young Project Manager, I have always been asked how I managed to obtain the type of work experience to get hired as a Project Manager at companies with high stakes projects. So I thought to share some honest and realistic advice for young and aspiring project management professionals here.... [read more]

How to ACE the Interview and Land your Dream Job as a Project Manager

Monday Jul 31st, 2017

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To be honest with you, whether or not you end up getting your dream Project Management job all boils down to the face to face interview. You may have the perfect profile, stellar resume, exceptional references and more, but the face to face interview is critical, because here the interviewer evaluates if they ‘see’ you working and being successful in their business environment. And somehow, you need to convince them in that 30 minutes to 1 hour that you are that person. Below... [read more]

The Project Manager's Dilemma

Monday Jul 31st, 2017

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If you are a practicing Project Manager, it is easy to get lost in all the activities you need to conduct to drive your organization’s project to the finish line. And while completing the project and realizing the benefits for your organization is extremely important, so too is your personal and ongoing professional development. In my previous article, I mentioned the importance of being the ‘driver’ of your own career. I can’t believe how many times I have heard... [read more]

Beyond Project Sponsorship – A Millennial’s Perspective on Human Factors Crucial to Project Success

Monday Jul 31st, 2017

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It is no secret that projects need strong sponsorship from senior executives to be successful. However, once that executive support is in place, there are still several other factors that need to co-exist in order for the PM to deliver a winning project. In this article, I share my experiences on how to harness these human factors to attain project success. "Very early on in my career, I learned that everyone wants to be a star" From an Analyst, to an Administrator, to a... [read more]

We are SO Excited to Introduce Distance Learning!

Monday Jul 31st, 2017

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We are sorry we haven’t posted in our blog for a while, but it is only because we have been very, very busy. Over November and December 2016 we were busy launching our distance learning program for PMP exam takers anywhere in the WORLD! That is right, now any one can experience PMInfinity’s PMP exam prep course, with Canadian industry scenarios and a whole suite of professional development services. Funnily enough our first distance learning student was from the sunny and sandy... [read more]

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