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Everyone who earns a PMI certification (with the exception of the CAPM® certification) must actively maintain their certification(s) through participation in the CCR Program and renewal of their certification(s) every 3 years.

Join this online workshop to learn about Professional Development Units and how it applies to your PMI Certification.

Workshop Features:

  • The PMI Talent Triangle
  • Understanding The Continuing Certification Requirements System
  • 10 Ways You Can Get PDUs
  • What To Do If Your PDU Claim Is Audited
  • Discussion Forum

Join other professionals and learn how to maintain your credential.

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If you are like me, you are tired of filling lengthy forms with the same information you already have elsewhere..

With this new feature, You an simply Sign in to Burgeon Palms in 5 seconds using your existing LinkedIn account.

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Project Management Professional (PMP)®

26 March 2018

  • Updated to align with new terminology from PMBOK®Guide – Sixth Edition
  • Current exam content outline remains relevant
  • May include agile approaches and how they integrate with traditional project management 

Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)®

21 May 2018
Take the CAPM Pilot Exam 12 March – 20 May 2018 and save up to US$210 off your exam fee.
  • New exam based on PMBOK Guide® – Sixth Edition
  • Includes agile approaches and how they integrate with traditional project management


PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)®

26 March 2018
  • Updated to align terminology with new Agile Practice Guide
  • Current exam content outline remains relevant

Program Management Professional (PgMP)®

Q2 2018
  • Updated to align terminology with The Standard for Program Management – Fourth Edition
  • More information coming soon


PMI Professional in Business Analysis (PMI-PBA)®

Q2 2018
  • Updated to align terminology with new The PMI Guide to Business Analysis – First Edition
  • More information coming soon


Why Certification Exams Change

Exam updates help keep our certifications current with the evolving state of the project management profession. We update them in two circumstances: 
  • When we release a new exam content outline, which details the critical tasks and knowledge areas tested in the exam. 
  • When there is an update to an existing standard, or when a new PMI publication is added to a certification’s reference list. This ensures the questions align with any new terminology.
In either case, the questions are written by active project management professionals and reflect the latest information and best practices in our global profession.


 
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The Project Management Professional (PMP)®, along with all PMI certifications, is driven by current practices in the profession. Because project management is evolving, so is the PMP exam.

Did You Know?

  • As a result of the release of the PMBOK® Guide – Sixth Edition in September 2017, the PMP exam will change 26 March 2018. These updates will ensure the exam content is consistent with the PMBOK® Guide.
  • Active practitioners from around the world author our exam questions as well as the PMBOK® Guide to ensure the PMP remains relevant and reflects current practice.

What to Expect on the Updated Exam

Although the PMP is not a test of the PMBOK Guide®, it is one of the primary references for the exam. Some of the updates you can expect to see surround lexicon changes and terminology used within the exam as well as harmonization of process groups, tools, and techniques.

If you’re utilizing the PMBOK Guide® as a study tool for the PMP, you can expect to find the following updates in the PMBOK Guide® – Sixth Edition:

  • A new chapter on the role of the project manager has been added to focus on leading projects effectively – competencies, experience and skills that are all necessary.
  • Two Knowledge Areas have been re-named to more accurately reflect which elements can be managed… and which can not:
    • Time Management is now Schedule Management
    • Human Resource Management is now Resource Management

Every Knowledge Area features four new sections:

  1. Key Concepts
  2. Trends and Emerging Practices
  3. Tailoring Considerations
  4. Considerations for Agile/Adaptive Environments

Anyone taking the exam prior to 26 March 2018 will receive the current version of the exam that references the PMBOK® Guide – Fifth Edition.




 
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Ready to Apply Business Analysis to Any Project or Program?

You will be after this free, virtual event, only from PMI

If you perform business analysis, your work is vital to project and program success. To most effectively support your organization and advance in your career, you need to know how to apply BA to any situation and delivery method.

The new PMI Guide to Business Analysis will help you achieve this! Get an exclusive preview, with in-depth insights, at the PMI Business Analysis Virtual Conference 2017.

In this full day of free virtual sessions, you will learn how to:

  • Apply BA to any project situation using any delivery method: agile, hybrid, waterfall, and beyond
  • Integrate Business Analysis into agile approaches on projects and programs
  • Assess project needs, engage stakeholders, monitor progress and evaluate solutions

Network with globally recognized BA experts and the PMI community from your home or office. Earn 6 PDUs. And get the BA insights, resources, and tools you need for total project and career success, whether you are looking for a new position, seeking a promotion, moving into a new role or want to perform better in your current position.


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Dear Professional,

With the increase in the demand for project managers globally, Burgeon Palms is offering to equip 20 people this October  with the knowledge, skills and resources to enable them advance their career and compete internationally.

Our Project Management online training has been developed in an interactive and engaging way based on the PMBOK Guide from the Project Management Institute and you will enjoy the following benefits in this program.

Save 60% of the course fee and pay only N20,000 for 6 months self paced training / N30,000 for 1 Month Instructor-led training.

 Course Features:

  • Based on the updated exam outline
  • High quality and interactive eLearning content
  • Project, Program and Portfolio Management digital lexicon
  • End of chapter quiz
  • Templates and Case Studies
  • Assessment Questions
  • Interactive Games for 47 Process
  • Discussion Forum with facilitator and other participants
  • 35 Contact Hours Certificate
  • Practice Questions
  • 6 Months access to course content / 1 Month Facilitator-Led Training

Kindly note that this offer is valid till Friday, 20th October 2017.

(Click here to register)

After the deadline, the full cost of N75,000 will be required for this course.

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by BurgeonPalms Administrator - Saturday, 16 September 2017, 2:14 PM
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Being able to pick up a new skill quickly is an asset in today’s workplace, but our typical learning habits aren’t always speedy enough. By breaking your goal down into its component parts, you can actually speed up your learning time. Many complex skills–from playing a musical instrument to learning a language–are just bundles of smaller sub-skills

 

SET A GOAL

Knowing your end goal is the critical first step to learning anything. It’s what will keep you moving in a consistent direction, especially when things get tough–which they will. So it’s important you define your goal as concretely as you can.

When you set your goal, try to identify the bigger purpose that’s motivating it. Why do you want to learn this skill and not some other? What will you do with it once you do? Trying to learn something voluntarily just for the sake of learning rarely lasts long.


BREAK IT DOWN

Now the deconstruction begins. Start by doing some research into whichever skill you want to master, keeping in mind the specific goal and underlying purpose you’ve set for yourself.

As you find out more about the skill, start listing all the components involved in learning it, no matter how small. Pin down as many as you can, but don’t worry about getting everything. You might not know all the components involved until after you start. The point is to start thinking analytically from the very outset.


THINK OF ALL THE REASONS YOU MIGHT GIVE UP

The first few weeks or even days of learning a new skill is the hardest. The beginning–when we’re confronted for the first time with how much we don’t yet know how to do–is when we’re most liable to lose our motivation and quit.

Then, for at least your first five practice sessions, try to avoid any of the pitfalls you’ve outlined.


FOCUS ON THE 20%

According to Pareto’s Principle, 20% of your efforts will lead to 80% of your desired outcome. Here’s where breaking down your goal into those sub-skills is really important. Of all the ones you identified, which fifth of them are the most essential to master?

If you’re learning guitar, it could be memorizing the four chords that make up a majority of pop songs. If you’re trying to become a better cook, it could be mastering three basic techniques that have the widest number of applications. In other words, whichever sub-skills you decide to focus on, make sure they’re the most impactful ones.


FOCUS ON ONE SUB-SKILL AT AT TIME

Even after you’ve zeroed in on the 20% of sub-skills to pay close attention to, it might still be tempting to try learning more than one of them simultaneously. Many of us already struggle to multitask when it comes to things we already know how to do, so trying to learn more than one new skill at once is just about guaranteed to drag down your progress.


CR: Sean Kim

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by BurgeonPalms Administrator - Monday, 4 September 2017, 4:29 PM
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Everyone who earns a PMI certification (with the exception of the CAPM® certification) must actively maintain their certification(s) through participation in the CCR Program and renewal of their certification(s) every 3 years. This ongoing educational and professional development measure ensures that certification holders remain relevant and are always prepared to meet the demands of today’s complex business environment.


In this package you will learn how to get over 300 Professional Development Units applicable to any of the PMI certification. You will be given access to several online courses, resources, and webinars you can participate for FREE at your own convenience and learn relevant skills in line with the PMI Talent Triangle. 


Register NOW and you will not need to pay for PDUs ever again. 


Courses address several areas including:

  • Project program portfolio management
  • Business analysis
  • Quality management
  • Requirement Management
  • Business Outsourcing
  • Agile Project Management
  • Change Management
  • Industry specific tools, tips and strategies 
  • Key webinars from practicing professionals


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by BurgeonPalms Administrator - Wednesday, 30 August 2017, 9:50 AM
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Learn. Meetup. Experience. Emerge.

Gain insight into making the transition from student to professional.

Join us for a free virtual event! This is a day full of opportunities for students interested in project management or an allied discipline to learn and network.

Keynote on Next Gen Leadership by Seth Mattison


Sessions include:

  • User experience and design thinking
  • Global impact of project management
  • Career trajectories of emerging professionals in project management
  • Global challenges facing projects
  • Networking and collaborative opportunities

 

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According to the Project Management Institute (PMI), the term project stakeholder refers to, "an individual, group, or organization, who may affect, be affected by, or perceive itself to be affected by a decision, activity, or outcome of a project"

A project may have internal stakeholders such as:

  1. Project managers
  2. Sponsors
  3. Project team
  4. Project Management Office
  5. Functional managers
  6. Other departments
  7. End users

There may also be external stakeholders, including:

  1. Customers
  2. Interest groups
  3. Regulators or government agencies
  4. Communities
  5. Neighboring businesses
  6. Suppliers
  7. Unions

Obviously, not all stakeholders are created equal. Some have more influence than others and some have more interest than others. Sometimes, stakeholders have conflicting objectives or interests in the project. Think about a project with an objective of relocating a factory from one city to another and consider some of the stakeholders:

  1. The government agencies and communities in both locations will be stakeholders, but will have competing interests.
  2. Some stakeholders will be very positive about the project, others quite negative.
  3. Some stakeholders may have a lot of influence and can create obstacles or clear them depending on their interests.
  4. Other stakeholders may have a lot of interest or may be greatly impacted, but have little ability to affect the project process.

It is important that the project manager take time to identify all stakeholders associated with the project. For each stakeholder or stakeholder group, the project manager will want to perform some level of analysis to determine:

  1. Stakeholder interest – to what degree are they affected.
  2. Stakeholder influence – to what degree can they affect the project.
  3. Stakeholder attitude – positive, negative, or neutral.

Once this information is known and documented (typically in a stakeholder register), the project manager can develop a plan for communicating and managing each stakeholder/group. The intent of this communication will be to minimize any negative influences to the project, while maximizing positive influences.

There are several resources a project manager may consult to help identify stakeholders:

  1. Project charter
  2. Statement of work
  3. Contracts
  4. Lessons learned (from similar projects)
  5. Stakeholder registers from previous projects
  6. Organization charts
  7. Subject matter experts
  8. Government or industry standards
  9. Other stakeholders (sponsor, project team members, etc.)

It is important to remember that this process is not just conducted once at the beginning of the project. Stakeholders, as well as their attitudes, influence, and interests, can change throughout the project life cycle. It will be important to review the stakeholder information on a regular basis. At a minimum, the stakeholder register should be reviewed at the beginning of each phase of the project.

 

>> James Muller


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