Tricks of the Trade® Why Only Wimpy Project Managers Hold Status Meetings by Rita Mulcahy, PMP
It is another busy day. As a project manager, you are pulled in many different directions and your
day is spent in meetings. But does this need to be the case? Why Are Status Meetings Bad?
You have probably been to hundreds of these meetings, but have you ever thought about what
is really going on? Each person, in turn, reports what he or she has been working on. The first
person talks and talks, and no one really cares. The next person talks and talks, and no one really
cares. The last person is sitting there, fuming, “This is just great. I’m sitting here wasting my
valuable time for the next two hours until they get to me!”
Tricks of the Trade® for Handling Unrealistic Schedules by Rita Mulcahy, PMP So, you have been given a project completion date from management or the customer that you think is unrealistic. Did you know that this is the project manager’s fault? Yes, I mean that. This only happens if a project manager is not using the tools of project management properly. Here is how to handle this situation once and for all.
Webinar Recording Certification Updates: PMP®, CAPM® & PMI-ACP® What to Expect in our Updated Products and Classes The Project Management Institute® (PMI) has updated their book A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide). This webinar will address many common questions regarding the update including, how it affects the different exams and what preparation is needed for these exams. We Will Help Answer the Following Questions and More: -How will the changes effect the certification exams? -What changes have been made to RMC’s products and classes? -How can these resources help me prepare? -When is the best time for your team members to prepare for the exam (PMOs & HR Leaders)? Access Recording: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/3709375488971964162
WEBINAR RECORDING: Project Management Certification Timing: Your Questions Answered The PMP® exam is changing because The Project Management Institute® (PMI) has updated their book A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide). This webinar will address many common questions regarding the update, including: How will the changes effect certification exams, Should I register for the exam now or wait until the new exam is released, What if I am not prepared to take the exam right now, What resources are available and When is the best time for your team members to prepare for the exam? VIEW WEBINAR
It’s that time again. The Project Management Institute® (PMI) has updated their book A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide). This occurs every four years. It’s PMI’s way of keeping the book current with today’s project management practices. For RMC it means that all of our books, software, and classes have to be revised to stay in alignment with the PMBOK® Guide-Sixth Edition. It also provides us with the opportunity to make other changes to our products and courses so we can deliver the best possible learning experiences. And we are hard at it. RMC’s flagship product, Rita Mulcahy’s™ PMP® Exam Prep book, is currently undergoing extensive changes. Many are driven by updates found within the PMBOK® Guide-Sixth Edition, while others are made to improve the learning experience and incorporate feedback from our readers and students. We also utilize in-house knowledge gained after the publication of…
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