Category: Project Management Professional (PMP)® Exam using A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide)

6 Benefits of Corporate Project Management Training for Teams

Employees are the biggest asset of any organization. But helping them perform to their best ability takes consideration and planning, as well as investment in the training and development they need. When you invest in your team members, the payoff is substantial because they are empowered to take action to help the company move towards its strategic goals. And the boost to employee motivation and retention is pretty good too!

One of the programs you can add to your roster of professional development for employees is corporate project management training. There are pros and cons of putting project management skills into your catalog - but a lot more advantages than disadvantages as you’ll see!

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Empower Your Business with PMP-Certified Project Managers: Unlocking Success and Growth Through Professional Certification

The value of PMP for business

There is no doubt that obtaining a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is valuable for individual project managers. It enhances their skills, expands their career opportunities, and increases their credibility. But what about the value of PMP certification for businesses? Should organizations invest in and pay for exam prep resources for their employees? The answer is a resounding Yes!

Here's why:

Project success is vital to drive an organization's overall success and achieve higher-level objectives. Organizations can enjoy a competitive edge and maintain a positive reputation in their respective industries by ensuring that projects are completed efficiently, on time, and within budget. In this article, we will discuss how PMP certification empowers project managers to accomplish these goals and create a lasting impact on the organization as a whole. Keep this overarching theme in mind as you explore the 14 ways PMP certification benefits project managers and their organizations. We will also explain how our company's training solutions can help you achieve success with a team of certified project managers.

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CAPM® vs PMP®: The Differences You Need To Know

Decide between CAPM or PMP certification

The choice between Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® vs Project Management Professional (PMP)® is a big one. The CAPM® and PMP® certifications are both specialized credentials offered by Project Management Institute (PMI)®.

When you know the differences between the CAPM exam and the PMP exam, you can make the best decision for you and your career. You’ll be able to choose the right certification — whether that is preparing for the PMP certification or opting for CAPM. The choice you make should be the one that aligns with your personal goals for your career path.

In this article, we’ll look at the differences between PMP and CAPM certifications so you’ll have all the information required to make the perfect choice for you.

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Online Kanban Tools: A Buyer’s Guide

Your guide to online Kanban tools

Efficient project management is the key to running a successful company, and using the most appropriate workflow app or the best Kanban tool will help you do it right. Kanban is a popular project management approach, but what exactly is it? This article will explain the Kanban philosophy and how to find the best Kanban project management tools for your team. We also share some inexpensive or free Trello alternatives that you can use to execute plans, projects, and strategies.

But first, let’s get some clarity on what Kanban is and how it can help you manage your projects.

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How PMP® Certification Helps Advance Your PM Career

How PMP helps advance your career

In the current environment of professional fields, there is an endless number of certifications and licenses that one can obtain to prove the expertise level and proficiency of each respective field. The value for each certification will vary greatly depending on the complexity, need, and current demand of each credential. The Project Management Professional (PMP)® offered by the Project Management Institute (PMI)® happens to be one of the most highly sought after and rewarding certifications in the field of project management.

The PMP® certification is one certification that is in high demand, and has continued to develop and grow into a powerhouse needed across every career domain from hospital care to construction, to IT, and interacts with almost every other career field there is. As our world becomes more complex there is a growing demand for PMP certified leaders to deliver consistent value to projects by utilizing the skills needed to tame and conquer the obstacles faced on each project they manage. In this article we explore the PMP certification benefits for your career.

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Create and Use Flash Cards to Pass the PMP® Exam

PMP Exam FlashCards

As you begin to dive into the formidable goal of passing your Project Management Professional (PMP)® exam by Project Management Institute (PMI)® you will find there are many tools and techniques that can be implemented to make your studying not only easier but less stressful.

While navigating through the numerous study guides and websites you will find a never-ending amount of information on free PMP® resources, some of it will be very helpful, and some of what you find will not be. When you sit for the PMP exam anything in A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) is testable. Memorization alone will not provide you with enough to pass your PMP, you must fully understand the material that will be on the test to a granular level.

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The PMP® Exam is Changing on 2 January 2021

UPDATE: The Project Management Institute (PMI)® has announced that the exam change is moving to 01-July-2020:

Here is the announcement:

In June, PMI announced a significant change to the Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification exam. Stakeholders began sharing feedback immediately and the consensus has been they feel they need more time to prepare. We are responding to this feedback with a decision to delay the PMP exam change.

The last day for candidates to take the current version of the PMP exam is now 30 June, 2020. Starting 1 July, 2020, the PMP exam will reflect the new exam content. If you have any questions about how this date change may affect you, please contact Customer Care.

Please note that while the article below has already been updated to reflect this new date, some items remain to be determined. For example, we are not yet 100% certain if we will publish the updated PrepCast on 2020-03-31 or 2020-04-30. We will be reviewing our internal schedule over the coming weeks and update this article accordingly.

Please note that the update has happened and that the information on this page may be outdated.

Please review the following forum post for the most up-to-date information about the exam upgrade:


The Project Management Institute (PMI)® announced that a change is coming to The Project Management Professional (PMP)® exam in January 2021. In this article, we explore what this means if you are currently studying for your PMP® exam. (Spoiler alert: Don't delay. Take the exam NOW!)

To learn more about this change directly from PMI®, please visit the following page [note: link to PMI page removed because PMI has unpublished this information from their website in January 2021].

And if you have any questions that are not answered anywhere, then please visit our PMP Discussion Forum where we have a dedicated discussion thread to answer any questions that you may have at this time.

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Pearson VUE to replace Prometric for all PMI exams

Pearson VUE

For the last several decades the Project Management Institute (PMI)® has been using Prometric for its exams. If you wanted to pass a PMI exam then, in most cases, you needed to do so at a Prometric testing center.

This week, PMI® announced that beginning July 1st 2019 it is moving to Pearson VUE for all its certification examinations worldwide (except for China).

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Is a Change Request Required for Defect Repair?

Change request formAs you study for the Project Management Professional (PMP)® exam or even during your practice as a PMP® credentials holder, you may end up questioning if a change request is required when a defect is found in a project. That seems like a complex question but has a very simple answer – Yes. You may be wondering if that still holds true if it is a minor fix? For something that would be a small quick repair? Something you are not even sure needs to be fixed or even impacts the project? How about if the defect repair would take less time than filling out the change request form? The answer is still…Yes.

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Do I Have to Read the Agile Practice Guide for the PMP® Exam?

Successful business team working in office Depositphotos 7511543 sA Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) - Sixth Edition is significantly different from the prior Fifth Edition in that it is published and bundled together with the Agile Practice Guide. The inclusion of this new practice guide has created some confusion around what a student should study to prepare for the Project Management Professional (PMP)® exam.

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How To Avoid Seven Most Common PMP® Exam Mistakes

iStock 1029723300 xsPlanning for, taking, and passing the Project Management Professional (PMP®) exam can be a long and stressful journey. What better way is there to take a little stress off and help yourself prepare than to learn from those who have gone before you? Here we will look at seven of the most common mistakes identified by those who did not pass the PMP® the first time, but ultimately learned from that and made adjustments to pass on their second try. If you would also like to learn from their mistakes, keep reading.

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