Category: Valer Eugen Demian

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Straight talk with Sunil – Certification (Part 1)

The following video presents the first part of a discussion between Sunil Prashara (PMI’s President & CEO) and Sierra Hapton-Simmons (Portfolio Leader/Head of Certification). The subject of their discussion was the upcoming changes to the PMP exam and the associated R.E.P. program training.

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Time versus Schedule Management

One of the changes in the current PMBOK Guide 6th Edition compared with the previous PMBOK Guide 5th Edition is the renaming of Time Management as Schedule Management. The change came unexpected for members like me and got me thinking. The first time when someone argued the “time management” expression was during the leadership course …

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50 years of advancing Project Management

Project Management Institute (PMI) was founded back in 1969 as a nonprofit organization. A lot can be said about the amount of work done and milestones reached since that humble beginning. The most important highlights Worldwide include: Serving more than 2.9 million professionals Counting over 500,000 members in 208 countries and territories Being organized in 300 …

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Front Line Leadership Course

During the month of May I attended a course on leadership. It is a course with a good reputation in our neck of the woods, plus a number of coworkers have also attended it and gave it rave reviews. The course is scheduled during 4 sessions (1 per week), 4 hours a session; if you …

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Procurement Challenge

I faced an interesting case of procurement challenge as lead design engineer in one of my current projects. The bill of materials (BOM) of a few hundred of items was sent to our preferred overseas supplier and over a week period they sent back an original quote and a revised version of it. The items …

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PMI reaches 500,000 members milestone

We are happy to share this exciting milestone with everyone! 500,000 members strong worldwide, spanning 200 countries and territories and forming 288 local chapters are impressive numbers.

The PMP exam changes

The 3 Magic Questions

Corporate Trainer Dana Brownlee presents her “3 Magic Questions” technique for managing an under-performer: “What is your understanding?” “What the deliverable will look like?” “What are the first 3 steps you are going to take to begin working on this task?” These 3 questions ensure there is task clarity and expectations, creating an open communication …

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It’s More than Just a Lane – The Art of Managing Transportation Projects in the City

The July dinner event was sponsored by SNC Lavalin Vancouver¬†and took place on their building rooftop in downtown. All involved in selecting this location deserve high praise because the view from up there was breathtaking! Ron Lee, P.Eng, Senior Project Manager, Infrastructure Engineering, SNC-Lavalin Inc was a knowledgeable and engaging presenter. Ron joined SNC-Lavalin in …

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5 Common Project Management Mistakes

An excellent short video courtesy of Corporate Trainer Dana Brownlee, focused on the 5 common project management mistakes: Ignoring the Team Slacker Skipping the Initiation Phase Skipping Risk Analysis Not Being Brutally Honest with the Project Sponsor Failing to Learn from Previous Mistakes Hope you will enjoy it like we did!