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Earn PDU's by contributing to StackExchange

PMI certifications are in need of the Continuing Certification Requirements (CCR) to earn their so called PDU's(professional development units). As of now there are two categories to earn these PDU's: ...
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What would be the advantages of taking a Software Project Management course for Data Scientists? [closed]

What would be the advantages of a Software Project Management course for a data scientist, from both an entrepreneurial and a job-seeking point of view. How beneficial this course would be compared ...
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How should I go about a small team web app development for university course?

I'm a Computer Science student at a university and I've got a problem figuring out where to start with a semester-long project. I have experience in Java, C, and some web development but nothing with ...
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Can Scrum be effectively applied to a PhD research project?

There would be some challenges, including a small Scrum team with a relatively larger proportion of "external consultants". Would the benefits of using Scrum on a PhD research project outweigh the ...
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Projects to teach university students project management

What is a good project to teach university students project management principles? I tried one last semester, producing a video, but found it was too simple and the students did not have to work hard ...
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To become a Project Manager, what coursework should be taken? [closed]

I am currently looking to move from dominantly presales and delivery work into more of a project management role. What coursework is most helpful in setting oneself up for success as a PM? ...
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How could Agile methodologies be used with a middle school Lego Robotics team?

I'm a coach of a middle school Lego Robotics team, competing in our local FIRST Lego League competition. I'm interested in bringing Agile methodologies to our team. From what I've been seeing, it ...
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What should we call sprints in agile development when not selling consulting to a client?

Obviously, calling sprints "sprints" would be one option, but even though that is well known and might convey an image of working really hard and getting a lot done, it also might imply "moving as ...
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Does a PhD degree enable one to take PMP exam?

this is my first question on this board as I've stumbled over it on my internet search for my question... I'm pursuing my PhD in Biomedical Engineering, have done a several industrial internships ...
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Good podcasts on current project management? [closed]

Can you recommend some good downloadable podcasts on project management? Either theory or current issues?
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Is there a difference between the PMP and the CAPM in terms of what to study?

I have seen that many websites claim that they have brain dumps for CAPM like they said they have for CISCO, Java and Microsoft. I am strictly saying that I am not going to use those dumps and nor I ...
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What should I do/study in high school if I want to be a software project manager?

I'm in high school and I'm curious about what I can do now to increase my knowledge about software management. What should I know about software management to better my chances of becoming a manager? ...
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The History of Project Management [closed]

There are many styles of Project Management, and many Project Management philosophies to choose from. Some emphasise a plan-based approach, some try to tackle emerging objectives in a dynamic or ...
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Stanford Advanced Project Management Certificate

Wondering if it is a good way to shift from programming into project management by taking a project certificate like Stanford Advanced Project Management Certificate? Any ideas would be appreciated?
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Project Management Training/Certificates

Which Project Management trainings or certificates would you recommend to take if you do not have any PM background/experience. I can see some questions for Templates, Software, etc... but I would be ...
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Is it possible to use Rita's and Andy Crowe's books to prepare for the CAPM exam?

I've bought the two books mentioned above to prepare for the PMP exam until I have the required conditions (3+ years of PM work) fulfilled. I've recently had a look at the CAPM exam however, and ...
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Are there any wrong methods when selecting a team?

When selecting a team do you think it’s beneficial to use information collated from exercises such as Honey & Mumford – Learning Style Questionnaires? Furthermore, would you encourage ...
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How to approach project management using both Agile and Prince2?

I am new to Project management. My current position is helping to project manage a small software team. I have been giving the opportunity to attend the PRINCE2 course which from my reading I would be ...
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Advice for a young programmer on creating programming estimates

I'm a young programmer who has recently gotten a job at a company that is small but loves programming estimates. Since giving good estimates has been a problem for me in the past I'm happy about this ...
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What is the most effective way to gain experience that can lead to working in a PM role, in the software industry?

What can a beginner, with good technical skills and background, do in order to gain the skills and experience necessary for the job?
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What can I do to prepare for managing a project which is staffed mostly with volunteers, for a non-for-profit organization?

When about to take on a project which is mostly staffed by volunteers, for a non-for-profit organization, what kinds of challenges should I prepare for, which I am unlikely to have seen elsewhere? Are ...
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Expanding My Knowledge of Construction Projects

Which project management processes am I most likely to run into as I manage a construction project? What should I be aware of as I try to learn more about the specific intricacies that affect project ...