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What can I do succeed in Project Management?

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Mario Ochoa Davenport, FL

What additional training or certifications will benefit me in Project Management besides a PMP certification? What courses of action should I take to be a high performing PM and attain those great PM jobs?

10 April 2019 2 replies Career Advancement

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Ilka Farley Anna, OH

Kepner Tregoe has very good Project management certifications and training. I would also recommend any Six Sigma certifications. The Lean Six Sigma certification is a very good certification. These certifications can serve well in all industries.
Some advise I can provide is to focus your search in either certifications that directly relate to the career you are seeking or get certifications like Six Sigma that can apply to any career because it focuses on process.
When I look for candidates that can work in my area I mostly focus on the experience and the types of projects the candidate has managed. Because I work in the Capital space for me it is important that candidates are familiar with Construction contracting strategies.

I hope this helps

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Chuck Burger King Of Prussia, PA

Mario,

Schedule is paramount so anything that will bolster your knowledge of all things schedule management; critical path methodology, entry/exit criteria including related technical performance measures, risk mitigation strategies, and schedule risk analysis to name a few. Lean/Six Sigma training, and development methodologies based on concepts such as Agile philosophies, which look “to promote rapid incremental product deliveries, provide flexibility to respond to changing requirements, and advocate close customer collaboration” are other worthwhile topics. If USG contract are in mix, and sound knowledge of Earned Value Management (EVM) /EVM Systems (EVMS) would be in order.

Pretty sure you’ve aware of the Project Management Institute as a resource https://www.pmi.org/

You should also investigate the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) Integrated Program Management Division (IPMD) for additional background on the subject. http://www.ndia.org/divisions/ipmd

I hope you find this information useful!

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