As I said in my last blog, PMI has made getting and reporting PDUs simpler. They had 18 PDU categories which has been reduced to just 6 categories. 3 categories in ‘Education’ and 3 in ‘Giving back to the profession’. You can see details here Revised PMI PDU categories
What interests me as an educator is this section below.
- By completing an academic course being offered by a university or college OR
In his book ‘High performance entrepreneur’ Subroto Bagchi talks about six areas in which a company should differentiate their service, product from the already existing competitors. The six areas are 1. Domain 2. Tools 3.Methodology 4.quality 5.Innovation and 6.Branding.
I feel that every Project Manager can differentiate themselves in these 6 areas.
Let me elaborate.
Hope you got a glimpse of the new MS Academy PMP Question bank online.
Some of you could have noticed this sentence in our email signature. But we were printing at least a 1000 sheets to administer tests in our PMP training program every month. We wanted to go green and so we explored options to conduct our PMP baseline tests online. Some of our students suggested moodle !Lo and behold! we have an MS Academy PMP Question bank online.
In the last post, we touched upon ‘Why Mind Mapping’; In this post, let me give you some pointers to the question ‘How to do Mind Mapping?’
1. Start with few easy scenarios to do Mind Mapping
Mind Mapping can be used in several different ways. It could range anywhere from presenting your bio-data to summarizing a book. However, till one could appreciate the power of Mind Map the following activities could be a good place to start:
In the context of PMBoK, I had only learnt about the different leadership styles that I discussed in the last post. In the Laserwords PMP program, Mr.Chandra Kalluri VP-HR, Laserwords explained the concept “situational leadership styles”. He gave examples on how depending on your employees’ competences in their task areas and commitment to the task, the leadership style of PM may vary from one person to another. PMs may also lead the same person one way sometimes and another way at other times. I guess the picture on the top explains it well. You can also think of when you have used a directing vs coaching vs supporting vs delegating / empowering style to manage people and tasks.
O.S.Balaji sent me this deepavali greeting. Let me also wish you all a happy and prosperous deepavali through this creative card.
As a PM, even after you organize work as project and plan for everything including risk responses, the success of the project highly depends on how much you can convince your team to work for you and align them towards the goals you set. This is where leadership skills and styles come into play. Theorists propose that there are three type of leaders
In the second batch PMP training program at Laserwords, I told the PMs that they can write guest posts in my blog. Someone said ‘x writes beautiful poems’. I was reminded of this poem “Desiderata” that I find inspirational, every time I read. I thought I will share it with you.
Go placidly amid the noise and haste,
and remember what peace there may be in silence.
Principle 6 – “Universality” – Make a part of object perform multiple functions; eliminate the need of other.
In the first post , we saw ‘ what is Mind Mapping ‘ all about. In this post, let us look try to answer ‘Why Mind Map ?’
There are different ways of note taking – descriptive, diagrams, using bullet points, context diagrams; each one of them has their own merits and could be used based on the situation one is in.