PMI has announced that they are developing a new professional credential: Portfolio Management Professional (PfMP). As you might guess from the name, this certification is directed toward project portfolio managers. For more information on eligibility, check the
PfMP Certification page on the PMI web site.
PMI says that the PfMP Exam Content Outline will be made available later this month, and they expect that the pilot test will be available late in 4Q13. At a guess, the Standard for Portfolio Management, Third Edition will likely be a key resource. However, I expect that PMI will list a number of other references.
Note that nearly four years after it was introduced, there are only 939 active holders of the Program Management Professional (PgMP) credential. I don’t know how many portfolio managers PMI expects to attract with this credential, but I’ll bet the initial interest will come almost entirely from people who already hold two or more PMI certifications. I’ll report on this again later in the year, as news becomes available.
New project management articles published on the web during the week of August 26 – September 1. We read all of this stuff so you don’t have to! Recommended:
Vincent McGevna explains three important techniques: the five why’s, affinity diagrams, and mind maps. Elizabeth Harrin reviews
Do Nothing! by Keith Murnighan and Real Influence, by Mark Goulston and John Ullmen.
Linda Mitton tells us why managers don’t actually do anything.
Soma Bhattacharya applies the broken glass theory, normally applied to vacant buildings, to team building.
Shim Marom explains the central theme of Dylan Evans’ book, “Risk Intelligence – How to Live with Uncertainty.”
Glen Alleman uses a vacation road trip as a metaphor for managing and planning in the presence of uncertainty.
Matt Heuser explains how to get started in project portfolio management, by treating projects as investments, rather than expenses.
Jen Skrabak summarizes the role of the portfolio manager, and previews the new Portfolio Management Professional certification from PMI.
Mike Griffiths is an advocate for leveraging the PMO to facilitate the success of Agile projects.
Chris Merryman continues his article on the role of the PM, in a transition to Scrum.
Johanna Rothman says that in Agile program management, everything starts with trust.
Martin Webster summarizes a classic book on project management, Robert Buttrick’s “The Project Workout.”
Brett Beaubouef notes that collecting functional requirements in silos can result in ERP implementation failures.
Joanne Wortman has worked on a few “cloud projects,” and shares some observations about what works. And, what does not.
Peter Saddington hosts a guest post from Tiempo Development, on implementing Agile methods in multi-cultural work groups.
Ian Webster uses a clip from “Dead Poet’s Society” to illustrate why stakeholder management takes more than a two-dimensional chart.
Anthony Sherick has a short list of folks who might not be project managers, despite what their role description says.
Brad Egeland wants us to shut off our filters when briefing the project sponsor / client. Just the facts, Ma’am …
Bruce Benson advocates for measuring, collecting facts, and … well, understanding the problems at hand. Then deciding how to fix them.
Craig Brown shares a classic clip from a Steve Jobs presentation. “It starts with the customer.”
Cheri Baker has been cleaning out her software tool box. Here’s what she kept.
Kerry Wills has some points of etiquette to share, regarding shared documents.
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New project management articles published on the web during the week of August 12 – 18. We read all of this stuff so you don’t have to! Recommended:
Tim Lister and Tom DeMarco have published the third edition of their classic, “Peopleware: Productive Projects and Teams.”
Here’s an excerpt.
Elizabeth Harrin reviews Pernille Eskerod and Anna Lund Jepsen’s book, “Project Stakeholder Management.”
Craig Brown reports from the second LAST conference, including lessons learned.
Derek Huether shares a quote from Dennis Stevens, delivered at the Agile 2013 conference.
Samad Aidane interviews Cornelius Fichtner on how to achieve the PMI-ACP credential.
Glen Alleman identifies the real root cause of IT project failure: failing to base all budgeting on the desired capabilities.
Mike Griffiths gives his take on the methodology wars.
Kailash Awati consider how a decision support system is used in Cricket, and by extension, how they should be used in business.
Bertrand Duperrin considers two approaches to designing a digital workplace.
Shim Marom examines the recent Queensland Health payroll project mega-failure, and suggests it might be about escalation of commitment.
Kevin Korterud has some tips for your first global project.
Kenneth Darter shares some tips for crafting a useful project charter.
Andy Jordan looks at strategies for requirements management.
Scott Berkun explains how to manage multiple stakeholders.
Martin Webster notes that there is more than one approach to building relationships at work.
Bernardine Douglas hits the high points of recovering troubled projects.
Bruce Benson explains why we should plan to fail. Also known as planning for contingencies, in case you thought he was kidding.
Kerry Wills and his brother climbed Mount Washington, and found a metaphor for project management. Wonder who dropped it?
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