Friday, 26 May 2017

10 benefits of Project Management Professional (PMP) certification

Gone are the times when seasoned technicians or senior people were handpicked as project managers. In today’s fast changing business world where only success counts many organizations are reconsidering this approach. Many businesses are now designing standardized project management policies. This has led to a big increase in demand of certified project management experts who have considerable experience and sound knowledge in project management.

And that is where PMP certification comes in handy. Project Management Professional (PMP) is a globally acknowledged professional certification offered by the PMI (Project management Institute) in Pennsylvania. According to the institute the certification is an application of techniques, knowledge and skills so as to ensure various projects are executed efficiently. Still not sure if you should take up the course? Here are more reasons to do the certification:

1. Greater Job Opportunities
Just like any other profession, project management too has some opportunities that are only available to people with Project Management Professional Certification. In fact there are about 30 percent more opportunities than there are qualified professionals available.

2. Gives weight to your resume
Many organizations today are making the certification a per-requisite for any project management opportunity. This typically means that having the skills and the credential will definitely make it easier for you to find a job as a program manager or a project manager.

3. Acquire new skills
You will acquire a wide array of new skills once you are done with the course. You will also know what was wrong with your previous projects and how to avoid such mistakes in future.

4. PMP certified professionals get paid well than non-PMP managers
Project Management Professional Certification is one of the most valued certifications currently because PMP certified managers are one of the best paid project managers. According to a PMI survey conducted in 2010, PMP managers in 6 different countries had a $10,000 remuneration advantage over their non PMP counterparts.

5. Better networking opportunities
According to PMI, there are over 350,000 PMP certified professionals worldwide and the number is growing very fast. The institute usually organizes meetings in metropolitan centres where members earn PDUs (Professional Development Units). Members require the units to renew their certification every 3 years. This meeting is also used as a way of providing members with new career opportunities because they usually have time slots allocated for people to share any opportunities that are available in their organizations.

6. Globally recognized certification
The certification is an accepted credential by many companies and organizations worldwide. This means that when you gain a PMP credential from the Project Management Institute, you will be considered as a skilled and certified professional in the project management field.

7. It enhances the way you work and manage projects
Having the credential basically means that you qualified in the 5 main project management process: Initiating, Planning, executing, monitoring and controlling which are the set standardized skills of project management. Also if an individual spends money and time acquiring a certification, it clearly shows that he or she is committed to Project Management as a profession. In addition, the certification is not just achieved by studying theory, it improves your skills and gives you an edge.

8. Helps you keep up with the sector
The certification continuously gives you the motivation to stay up to date with the current sector standards. In other words, it helps to be a leader in the industry.

9. Clients demand PMP certification
Today many established organizations and companies generally demand and like that their work is done by a PMP certified professional. In such scenarios the credential can give the leverage and the chance to handle projects of prestigious clients.

10. Social Impression
When it comes to social impression this credential also works miracles. People look up to you, you become an idol and the respect that comes with it is totally out of this world!

Closure: It Challenges You
Although getting the Project Management Professional Certification will not be one of the easiest things in your career, it will challenge your skills and knowledge in a positive way. You will gain knowledge, self-confidence and connections you would not otherwise have. Moreover, the PMI credential is valid across all fields and industries. Whether you are in Information Technology, commerce, finance, business processing unit, research or telecom, it is will be very valuable to you.

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Tuesday, 23 May 2017


Six Sigma Certification is beneficial to you as an individual or an entire organization. If you are looking for training that will help you in your current career path, then a Six Sigma certification is definitely a step in the right direction. If you are currently in a position and you want to better your skills, Six Sigma Certification is ideal.  Six Sigma courses will teach you how to see the big picture of an entire organization or of your department. You will always be an asset to any company you apply for with a Six Sigma Certification.

The economy has taken its toll on many people and caused them to be unemployed looking for work or afraid they might be the next in line to lose their jobs.  People are nervous and want to hang onto their jobs.  Many people are going back to school to learn new skills in order to improve themselves and their resumes.  The best way you can do this is through Six Sigma training.  Organizations recognize what an asset you are to them if you have been through Six Sigma courses and have a certification. 

Six Sigma courses can help you make positive changes with your current organization, improve your skills, and help you achieve success in your career in the marketplace.

You will learn how to identify problems within the business that cause a slowdown of production, a decrease in efficiency, and even ways the company might be overspending.  Having the capability to identify these things is an asset.  You will also learn how to troubleshoot and come up with creative ways of resolving these problems, resulting in saving the company money, improving productivity, and improving overall processes.

If you are unemployed looking for training to make yourself look like the best candidate on your resume, Six Sigma training will help.  Employers like to see Six Sigma courses on a resume because it tells them that you are the perfect person to come in and act as a consultant, a team leader, or someone that can help the company achieve success.  In addition, you will have skills to motivate other employees in their current positions.  Companies want a leader who is capable of motivating others.  Six Sigma certification shows a company you are motivated and you have the skills they need to make changes for improvement.

Companies want change today and many are downsizing because they think they have to.  Six Sigma training will teach you ways to reduce cost without eliminating employees and improve overall processes with your company.  This can help you to be sure you aren’t next on the lay off line and Six Sigma certification will also benefit you with your career goals in the future.  

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Wednesday, 10 May 2017

6 changes to the PMBOK® Guide 6th Edition, You Should Know

It is that time for project managers. It comes every 4 to 5 years when Project Management Institute (PMI)® makes a new release of the PMBOK® Guide. It causes fear and anxiety to some, excitement and eagerness to others. PMI released an exposure draft of the PMBOK® Guide 6th Edition in July 2016. 

In this article, let's learn what PMBOK® Guide is? Why does it change, what is the reason PMI makes these changes, what specific changes have occurred in the PMBOK® Guide in the 6th edition and most importantly, how do these changes affect the Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification exam.

Global Teq recommends that you get PMP certified before the official launch of the exam. The goal of project managers must be to expand their knowledge. PMI's new PMBOK® Guide will provide extra fodder to expand your horizons and continue learning. Even if you have a PMP certification now, we recommend, that you enroll in our PMP certification training courses if you want to stay current with project management standards and guidelines.

When is PMI launching the new PMP Exam and how should I prepare?

·         PMI released the exposure draft (beta version) of the PMBOK® Guide 6th Edition

·         PMI has tentatively planned to launch the official PMBOK® Guide 6th edition in the 3rd quarter of 2017 in English and 10 other languages. This usually addresses the largest segment of PMP exam takers.

·         The PMP Exam is expected to be updated to the new PMBOK® Guide material sometime around the 1st Quarter of 2018.

Note: This timeline also applies to the CAPM exam!

When will Global Teq update their material to reflect the new PMP Exam content?

Global Teq has already started updating their course material based on the exposure draft of PMI. The fine-tuning and refinements will continue through the end of 2017 to ensure the course continues its ability to produce the 98% pass rate.

What has been Global Teq's experience with PMBOK® Guide and PMP Exam changes?

At Global Teq, we are highly experienced in recognizing patterns of change and effect of such change. Our instructors have taught using the third, fourth, fifth editions of the PMP exam and have thus, phenomenal experience in dealing with major changes in content, structure and philosophy as it relates to the PMP exam.

We totally understand the fear and anxiety that accompanies such a major change and that is why, we created this document to build the confidence in you that you can indeed pass the PMP exam in five days by trusting the most recommended
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Monday, 24 April 2017

Why should you go for PMP®_Certification in 2017?

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If you are looking to appear for the PMP certification exam in 2017, then you are highly recommended to take action NOW:
(Read below for more info)

Although PMI has not made any declaration, but considering previous experience, it is presumed that the PMP® exam will be based on the current edition of PMBOK® Guide 5 throughout 2017. We can see the effects of the PMBOK Guide sixth edition on the PMP® exam in January 2018 onwards. PMP® aspirants who have started preparing for PMP® certification now will be able to get certified based on the current PMP® syllabus and PMBOK® Guide 5th version.
6 reasons for considering PMP® certification now:
  1. The PMBOK® Guide 5th edition (current edition) and the PMP® exam are common and you will get lots of study materials and resources readily available.
  2. It has been predicted that the exam fee for PMP® may see a hike in 2018.
  3. You may witness changes in the format of the PMP® exam.
  4. The difficulty level may be high after adapting to PMBOK® Guide 6th Edition
  5. The PMP® online courses and exam preparation books may not be available immediately to be released on the updated versions for PMP® exams.
  6. The new prep materials based on the new PMBOK® Guide 6th edition will be expected to have lots of errors in terminology and project management processes.
Hence, if you don’t get PMP® certified in 2017, there are chances that you cannot get PMP® certified in the first or even second quarter of 2018, which may affect your career plan.

New batch (online class) starting tomorrow - Tuesday, April 25th (9am-5pm CST)
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Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Benefits of getting PMP certified within this year

If you would like to get your PMP® Certification this year (2017), we suggest you to take action NOW as a kind of risk management:

Across the globe, thousands of PMP® Certification Aspirants begin their exam prep journey in the hope of getting PMP® Certified (in their first attempt, hopefully!!!). This year is certainly no exception. However, 2017 is also very different.

The current edition of the PMBOK® guide and the PMP® exam are very familiar and PMP® certification aspirants can find study resources/materials readily available. (Read - no changes to the PMP® exam this year, 2017). As the PMBOK® guide is not changing until the 3rd quarter of the year and the PMP® Exam will be based on the current PMBOK® guide 5th edition until 1st quarter of 2018. This means, there is still time to study and prepare for your PMP® Exam based on the existing PMP® exam.

1)   Format of the PMP® Exam could change and the PMP® Exam fee MAY see a hike in 2018.
2)   The PMP® Exam may get tougher as there are quite a few complaints that the quality of PMP® holders is decreasing over the previous years, as getting PMP® Certified is becoming easier
3)   Publishers of the PMP® online courses and PMP® Exam Prep books may not be ready to release the updated versions of their PMP® resources with the introduction of the new PMP® Exam (this happened in 2016 when PMI updated the PMP® Exam Content Outline and the new PMP® Exam was forced to defer)
4)   Some PMP® study resources/materials highly recommended earlier, may not live up to expectations of the new PMP® Exam as the depth of their understanding of the new PMP® Exam may not be the same as before (owing to change of the authors/editors, etc.)
5)   Major PMP® Exam prep books will take time to get published — if you would like to get PMP® certified in the first quarter of 2018, you may not be able to find a book for your exam study and you would be forced to delay getting PMP® certified for 3 months or more
6)   The PMP® Exam results for the first few weeks after the introduction of the new PMP® Exam may not be released immediately after the submission of the exam paper answers, as PMI needs to adjust the passing marks.

For the new PMP® Exam version, all the PMP® Exam prep books, mock exams and online training course will see a price increase for sure (maybe over 15% or more), it is not known if the PMP® Exam fee will also see a hike — if you begin now, you can lock in the current price level without worrying about requiring to spend more for the same PMP® title

Talking about the push factors:

Lots of tried and tested exam preparation materials (based on PMBOK® Guide 5) are around now, with many available for FREE. It really takes time to build up such a wealth of resource for the new PMP® Exam version

According to many PMP® aspirants, it usually takes around 2 to 3 months to complete the PMP® Exam preparation. If you begin now, you will almost certainly get PMP® certified in 2017

Don’t worry and take action NOW, if you are qualified for the experience requirements, why not get the required 35 contact hours of project management education right away? (As a bonus, the 35 contact hours are VALID FOREVER — meaning that you will not be required to take another project management course even if the PMP® Exam has changed). Your very first step of PMP® Journey is to take a PMP® online/onsite course

The conclusion is: if you don’t get PMP® certified in 2017, it is highly likely that you cannot get PMP® Certified in the first or even second quarter of 2018 — your career plan may be adversely affected.

According to the experiences of many PMP® Certification Aspirants, the average duration of PMP® study is around 2 months (between 1 – 3 months for most of us). Our suggestion to PMP® Certification Aspirants in 2017 is:

If you can devote at least 2 hours of daily study continuously for 2 months, you are highly advised to begin your PMP® Certification journey before September 2017 as there is still plenty of time for you to succeed!

Is September 2017 a bit too late? I would consider the time to be quite enough. If given the chance for my own PMP®, I would rather begin to prepare for my exam at the beginning of the year rather than have to wait several months. You know the psychological burden.

However, if you are quite uncertain about your time (I have personally known someone who took over 2 years to complete their PMP® Certification owing to sudden surge in workload from their daily jobs and personal emergencies), you may better have to wait for the new PMP® Exam which is based on the PMBOK® Guide 6th Edition.

If it is already October 2017, then it is more prudent to wait; otherwise the money spent on PMP® Exam prep courses or exam prep books would be wasted when the new Exam becomes effective.

If you are taking your exam before January 1, 2018, you should continue to study from and prepare for your examination using the Fifth Edition of the PMBOK® Guide along with the examination content outline PMI makes available. If you are taking your exam after January 1, 2018, the PMP® Exam will be changed and you should plan to study from and prepare for your examination using the Sixth Edition of the PMBOK® Guide.

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Tuesday, 4 April 2017

PMBOK® Guide 6th Edition to be released?

According to PMI® the Final Release is scheduled for the 3rd quarter of 2017 (Jun-Aug 2017)

When will the PMP® Exam expected to change?

The PMP® Exam is largely based on the content found in the PMBOK® Guide. The exam changeover from version 5 to 6 is scheduled as follows:

PMP Exam update to PMBOK® Guide 6 will happen in Q1 of 2018 (could as early as January 2018)

Major changes that will happen?

1)      There will be 49 processes from 47.
2)      Three new processes will be added and one process will be deleted.

New processes:

"Manage Project Knowledge"
"Control Resources"
"Implement Risk Responses"

Deleted process:

Close Procurements process has been removed. Its functionality has been consolidated into the 

"Close Project or Phase” Process

3)      Two Knowledge Areas will be renamed:

From Project Human Resource Management to "Project Resource Management"
From Project Time Management to "Project Schedule Management"

4)      Some Processes will be renamed:

From Perform Quality Assurance to "Manage Quality"
From Plan Human Resource Management to "Plan Resource Management"
From Acquire Project Team to "Acquire Resources"
From Control Communications to "Monitor Communications"
From Control Risks to “Monitor Risks“
From Plan Stakeholder Management to "Plan Stakeholder Engagement"
From Control Stakeholder Engagement to "Monitor Stakeholder Engagement"

5)      Chapters Re-alignment

There will be chapter’s re-alignment in Front End (Chapters 1 to 3). The information in Chapter 1 to 3 will be combined into 2 chapters and a new Chapter 3 will be devoted to “The Role of the Project Manager” where many aspects of the Project Manager’s role will be specifically mapped to the PMI Talent Triangle.

6)      There will be Process Tailoring which means analyzing the project to determine how much emphasis to put on each process (based on the scope & size of the project).

7)      There will be various notations throughout the new PMBOK® Guide differentiating between processes which are “Ongoing” (continuously executing) vs. "Non-ongoing processes.” This concept will be emphasized for the first time in new PMBOK® Guide Sixth Edition.

8)      The Project Scope vs Product Scope concept will also be emphasized for the first time in new PMBOK® Guide 6th Edition.

9)      The Earned Value tool kit supported by the PMBOK® Guide will now include “Earned Schedule Management".

10)  There will be distinction between "Communication" (as in communicating between two people) and "Communications" (artifacts, such as published emails).

11)  The new strategy, “Escalate Responses” provides for a PM escalating a risk to the appropriate party so that the risk is no longer his/her responsibility. Once escalated, the PM will now have the option of either:

A) Removing the risk from the project’s risk register if desired, or
B) Keeping it in the risk register, but classifying it as “Escalated/Assigned To.”

12)  The new Lessons Learned Register is now part of the set of ITTOs. Project Managers will now be encouraged to update on a frequent basis (not just at the end of the project). Updates can be done at any time throughout the project, especially at the end of project phases (similar to the “Retrospective” in Agile).

13)  The PMBOK® Guide itself is taking on more of a voluntary instead of mandatory tone in some areas. For instance, for Requirements Collection, they might now say something to the effect that, “Here is a list of possible choices of tools. Choose any of these that best might fit your current project.”

14)  ITTO Bundling

There will be simplification of Inputs and Outputs in ITTO table. Tools & Techniques will be grouped under common headings.

15)  New Appendix Information

Summary of Key Concepts
Summary of Tailoring Considerations
Summary of Tools & Techniques
Adaptive & Iterative Approaches

Which version of the GUIDE should I use to study?

That's easy:
Are you taking your exam before Jan 1, 2018? Use PMBOK® Guide 5th Edition.
Are you taking your exam after Jan 1, 2018? Use PMBOK® Guide 6th Edition.

Please note that the above recommendation is based on the expectation that the PMP® exam will probably change to the new standard in January of 2018. We will update this recommendation once more data becomes available. But in the meantime you should plan on passing your PMP exam in 2017, so that you can take it based on PMBOK® Guide 5th Edition.

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Monday, 3 April 2017


Personality plays a big role in the types of job/s one is best suited for. A new research from CareerBuilder and Emsi found that "PERSUADERS" - employees who are confident, outgoing and comfortable with risky situations – are usually found in business-oriented careers.
If you’re competitive and love the thrill of the hunt, if you were the kid who could convince your parents to get a pet — you probably have some strong persuasive genes," Rob Sentz, chief innovation officer of Emsi, said in a statement. Fortunately, there are several jobs where this ability is key.
To help those looking for work, CareerBuilder and Emsi compiled the 10 best persuader jobs the labor market needs based on their current number of jobs, growth over the past seven years and high annual salaries. All of the positions on the rankings have more than 200,000 current jobs and average annual salaries of at least $88,000. 
Nearly all of the jobs on this year's list are leadership positions and require at least a bachelor's degree. Of the 10 best jobs for persuaders, eight have a manager title.
Let’s take a look at this year's 10 best jobs for persuaders:
1.       Operations Manager: 
Operations managers form policies, manage daily operations and plan the use of materials within a business. There are currently 2.25 million operations manager jobs in the U.S., making it the 11th largest occupation group in the country. There are nearly 250,000 new operations manager jobs since 2011. Operations managers earn between $68,000 and $151,000 a year.
2.       IT Manager: 
IT managers plan and coordinate computer-related activities, determine company IT goals and implement computer systems to meet those goals. There are currently 366,000 IT managers in the U.S. There are 56,000 new IT manager jobs since 2011. They earn between $106,000 and $167,000.
3.       Financial Manager: 
Financial managers produce financial reports, direct investment activities and develop strategies to reach the financial goals of a company. There are currently 565,000 financial managers in the U.S. There have been 43,000 new financial manager jobs added in last six year. They earn between $89,000 and $163,000.
4.       Sales Manager: 
Sales managers oversee the sales representatives within a business: assigning sales territories, setting sales goals and establishing training programs. There are currently 381,000 sales managers in the U.S. and they’ve grown by 38,000 since 2011. Their annual salary is between $80,000 and $163,000.
5.       Personal Financial Advisor: 
Personal financial advisors use analytical skills to sort through various money matters, and persuasive skills to help people with things like investments, mortgages and taxes. There are currently 215,000 personal financial advisors in the U.S., and since 2011, 36,000 new jobs have been added. They make between $61,000 and $152,000 a year.
6.       Construction Manager 
Construction Managers plan, coordinate, budget and oversee large building projects. There are currently 254,000 construction manager jobs in the U.S. Over the last six years, construction manager jobs have increased by 35,000. Their annual salaries are between $69,000 and $116,000 a year.
7.      Sales representatives (wholesale & manufacturing), technical and scientific products: 
There are currently 350,000 of these sales representatives in the U.S., with 32,000 new jobs added since 2011. They earn between $55,000 and $109,000 a year.
8.      Medical and Health Services Manager: 
Managers are in charge of planning, directing and coordinating medical and health services. There are 332,000 medical and health services managers in the U.S. These positions have grown by 31,000 since 2011. They have annual salaries of between $76,000 and $123,000 a year.
9.      Administrative services managers:  
Administrative services managers run the administration side of a business. They buy supplies, monitor records, budget for equipment and make sure the facility stays secure and well maintained. There are 290,000 of these managers in the U.S., with 28,000 jobs since 2011. They make between $66,000 and $114,000 a year.
10.  Marketing managers: 

Marketing managers estimate demand for an organization’s products, identify potential markets and generate interest in those products. There are 207,000 marketing managers in the U.S., with 27,000 new jobs since 2011. Their annual salary is between $97,000 and $174,000.

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