Posts Tagged ‘PMP CERTIFICATION’

Are you an “Accidental Project Manager?” You’re not alone!

Icon Written by Jeff Furman on April 8, 2012 – 11:31 pm

Many PMs get their start by one day finding themselves “thrown into” managing projects. A new buzzword for this is “Accidental PM.”  Are you one?  You’re NOT alone! In my case, I was a technical trainer, who started falling into supporting the I.T. products I was training on.  Then one morning I got a big surprise […]

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Top 10 Trainer’s Tips For PMs Giving Presentations

Icon Written by Jeff Furman on June 21, 2011 – 7:52 am

How many times have you attended presentations where the presenter knew the content, but the slides were too busy, or there were technical glitches which distracted the audience? I have given hundreds of classes and presentations, and also taught many Train The Trainer classes.  And I’ve put my best 10 tips into an article: “Top 10 Trainer’s Tips For PMs Giving […]

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Joey Pants’ autograph & other highlights of BEA 2011 this week (Book Expo America) in NYC

Icon Written by Jeff Furman on May 26, 2011 – 7:36 am

Met “Joey Pants” (Joe Pantoliano, Sopranos & film star — Risky Business & many others!)  yesterday at the BEA signing autographs for his new book “ASYLUM” which looks great! Asylum <=Joe Pantoliano’s new book I’ve been a big fan of Joe Pantoliano since “Risky Business.”  He talked to me about two of his earlier movies: “Eddie And The Cruisers” and the […]

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Great new book for trainers: “The Book of Road-Tested Activities” (proven successful activities from more than 100 instructors)

Icon Written by Jeff Furman on May 2, 2011 – 9:33 am

One of the training activities I developed for my PMP class was selected to be part of a new book filled with hands-on activities trainers can model from and use in the classroom: “The Book of Road-Tested Activities.” This very creative and valuable book was compiled and edited by renowned training expert Elaine Biech, and published jointly by Pfeiffer (an imprint […]

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Announcement: My book is now out on Kindle! (also on Google Books)

Icon Written by Jeff Furman on April 25, 2011 – 7:29 pm

My book, “The Project Management Answer Book,” is now available as an eBook (2 vendors, both at discounts off the hardcopy price) as follows: 1) Kindle Edition (Amazon) –  http://www.amazon.com/Project-Management-Answer-Book-ebook/dp/B004W48V88/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1303694752&sr=8-2 2) Google Books: https://market.android.com/details?id=book-NzqjyrngYpEC

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3 Agile user-group events in NYC in March

Icon Written by Jeff Furman on March 3, 2011 – 11:43 am

For PMs interested in Agile Management, 3 recommended events coming up this month: 1)  Agile NYC Users Group, http://www.incrementor.com/agilenyc, March 17th, Speaker: Jutta Eckstein, “Agile Software Development In The Large,” Location: The Ladders, 205 Hudson St. 2) PMI NYC Agile Workshop, March 21st, Led by: Gene Gendel, contact: ChapterMeeting@PMINYC.org, Location: Microsoft, 1290 6th Ave  (for members of PMI NYC) 3) NYC […]

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My interview on change control with London-based book author and blogger Elizabeth Harrin

Icon Written by Jeff Furman on February 22, 2011 – 9:19 am

My interview on change control with Elizabeth Harrin was just published in Elizabeth’s “Money Files” blog for Gantthead.com. http://www.gantthead.com/blog/The-Money-Files/2835/ Elizabeth Harrin is the author of 2 books: Project Management In The Real World and her latest, Social Media For Project Managers, and her award-winning blog: “A Girl’s Guide To Project Management” at www.PM4Girls.com.

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Free 2-hour seminar on the Key PMP Formulas – Feb. 22, NYC (& free book giveaway!)

Icon Written by Jeff Furman on February 16, 2011 – 10:45 am

I will be giving a free 2-hour session on the key Earned Value Formulas (next Tuesday, 6:00 PM). Will include a giveaway of 1 copy of my book: ~The PM Answer Book~ These formulas are emphasized on the PMP & CAPM tests because they help PMs predict cost and schedule overruns, and nip problems in the bud. Register thru: http://www.meetup.com/Project-Program-Portfolio-Management (Counts for 2 PMI PDUs […]

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