Back from extreme busyness

Busy life   It has been a while since my last post.  I apologize for that.  Project-Aria is still definitely alive and well.  I have many ideas for the future, and am still very dedicated to Project-Aria. I got very busy.  Too busy.  And to make it worse, I did...

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requirements for project manager position

Working as a project manager We like to read and learn on project management.  But what does it take to be hired as a project manager?  That is an interesting question.  You can find opinions from various authors.  However, there is another way to identify these...

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Become the leader you are looking for

Life lesson Many years ago, before I met my wonderful wife, I was dumped by a great girl I thought for sure I'd marry one day. I had been dumped before, but this time had been different. I asked myself "why did this great girl leave me?" And after the frustration and...

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7 tips on professional development

A year of intense professional development   I just completed a review of my activities completed in the past year.  I am happy and proud of the results.  I have done a lot in 12 months. I must say it has been a mix of being pushed and choosing on my own to excel...

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Project Management Video – The Expert

This is an excellent project management video. The video is presenting an important problem that happens unfortunately too often. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKorP55Aqvg Key mistakes that can destroy a project Bad leadership from executive Leadership, if badly...

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7 tips to prepare for an interview

The job search project Searching for a job is always an interesting journey.  It is rare that we are an expert in the job search process.  While it is true that we no longer stay in the same job or organization for our whole career, searching for a new job is still is...

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winning support for your project

Beyond the project plan   Here's an interesting question.  After all, even if you are an expert on the subject of your project and have developed a very good and comprehensive plan, you may still hit bumps.  At some point, you will note that something is missing....

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People in Project Management

Did you forget about people? Project management can easily only be defined as an activity performed to achieve an objective: a new product, a new service, a research, a study, etc.  A project is approved and launched to achieve an objective, and a project manager is...

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Defining project success

Question of the day Here is a question on project management that I read today.  It immediately caught my attention. Do you understand what success looks like before starting, or do you get stuck in and work it out as you go? Project success is of course what all...

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Project Information Management

Project documents   Today's topic is very administrative, yet it is also very important: project information management.  Managing project documents is essential in a project if you want to complete tasks and monitor and control the project  efficiently. It is...

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Manage your career and resume actively

Your career is a key project Managing your career and your resume actively is an interesting exercise. It should be viewed as the most important project in your personal portfolio of projects.  Why?  Because the world of stable employment for decades in the same...

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The PMP study plan – the exhaustion phase

The PMP Study Plan I am starting 2014 with an intense focus on this project: to obtain my PMP certification.  So intense that it is pushing many other project aside, including publishing many posts here on the website.  They just stay there, in draft.  Hopefully, I...

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Study time for the PMP exam

Last blitz of study I am on my final study weeks to take the PMP certification exam. Many websites out there gives advice and tips on how to obtain the PMP certification. You can often read the following key steps to pass the exam: Read the PMBOK: Done! Find an online...

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On my path to obtain the PMP certification

In March, I set for myself 4 goals to enhance professional knowledge.  I am an obsessive learner, currently having 8 various certifications or diplomas. We should never stop learning, especially considering the pace of changes and innovation.  I know I repeat that...

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