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Education, opinion, and fresh insights on Project Management by authors worldwide.

Leading With Expertise

A Project Management Article by By Michelle LaBrosse, CCPM, PMP®, and CEO of Cheetah Learning, LLC (PMI® -REP)

There once was a time when you could take management classes in school, become a manager, and move up in the leadership ranks of your company based on your ability to coordinate others’ knowledge and efforts to achieve strategic objectives. Those days are coming to an end.

You Are Who You Know

A Project Management Article by Michelle LaBrosse, PMP®, Chief Cheetah and Founder of Cheetah Learning

"You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with." – Jim Rohn

Take a minute to stop and think: who do you spend the most time with? Write down the top five people with whom you spend the most time on a day-to-day basis. Once you have your list, ask yourself: who are these people? Are they ambitious, successful, and happy?

Is Getting Your PMP® Worth It?

A Project Management Article by Michelle LaBrosse, PMP®, Chief Cheetah and Founder of Cheetah Learning

Lately, I have seen lot of arguments out there about why you shouldn’t get your PMP credential. Why it doesn’t matter, why it is too expensive to keep and maintain, and why you would be better off twiddling your thumbs than bothering to go for it. On top of that, I have also noticed an online presence that argues against an organized exam prep class for a variety of reasons.

Resource Management: The Keystone of PPM and Project Management

A Project Management Article by Gus Cicala

Organizations are beginning to recognize the comprehensive power that Resource Management has for addressing how to manage projects and project portfolios.

The Central Resource Management Metrics and Concepts

A Project Management Article by Gus Cicala

A question we frequently find at conferences is “How are other companies implementing resource management?” This is a broad question that we could not possibly cover in a single post, but we thought a helpful starting point would be to delve into the fundamental metrics, terms and considerations used in resource management. In the interest of working from the ground up, this will serve as useful reference material for when we move into deeper theory.

Moving from the Gantt Chart to Optimal Resource Management

A Project Management Article by Gus Cicala

The simplicity of the Gantt Chart has made it a popular method for Project Managers. It is essentially just a scheduling tool, which makes it a low investment of time, skill and cost. The requisite Work Breakdown Structure should already have an organizing principle guiding the deliverables and key milestones, so that developing a Gantt Chart for the project can be as straightforward as fleshing out that backbone.

Are you Reaching Your Potential?

A Project Management Article by Michelle LaBrosse, PMP®, Chief Cheetah and Founder of Cheetah Learning

Are you reaching your true potential in life? According to the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the typical person is only working at 50 percent of his or her potential. Only 50 percent! I’m not sure if you remember from grade school, but that would be a failing grade. Let’s examine this a little more to see the components that contribute to this potential deficiency, and how we can remedy it.