Posts Tagged ‘PROJECT MANAGEMENT’

My Upcoming Classes at NYU – Summer & Fall 2014

Icon Written by Jeff Furman on May 1, 2014 – 12:18 pm

Instructor – Jeff Furman, PMP® – Now teaching 6 courses for NYU SCPS: 1) Basic PM  2) PMP Prep 3) Ethics In PM (New!) 4) Persuasive Presentations For PMs (New!) 5) PM Summer Intensive (Communications Management Section) 6) PM Principles For Construction Professionals With 5 of my NYU students at the PMI NYC Holiday Party (Clockwise: [...]

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Recommended Video: “The Cost of Bad Project Management” (plus InfoGraphic!)

Icon Written by Jeff Furman on March 18, 2013 – 7:32 pm

This video ==> “The Cost of Bad Project Management“ would make for a great opening to a presentation or class. It’s free! from the people at OneDesk based in Montreal. It includes alarming stats from a Price Waterhouse Coopers study (on project failure rates). OneDesk grants permission for free use of this video in presentations and classes, and to [...]

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2012! Upcoming Agile Events in MANHATTAN (The “Agile NYC Open” & more)

Icon Written by Jeff Furman on December 17, 2011 – 11:05 am

1) NY SPIN: Topic: Small Agile Steps, Big Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Impact Presenter: Claude Remillard Day/Date: Tuesday, February 7 Location: 1290 Avenue of the Americas, between 51st and 52nd Streets (Microsoft) Sponsor: Microsoft To Register: ClaudeRemillard 2) PMI NYC Agile & IIBA Topic: “Collaboration Workshops: Discover, Plan, and Prepare Your Product Backlog” Presenter: Ellen [...]

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Announcement: PMI has added my book to their eReads & References site

Icon Written by Jeff Furman on December 15, 2011 – 10:04 am

PMI has just added my book: “The Project Management Answer Book” to their listings on their eReads & References page. Question: Did you know about this benefit for PMI members? Here’s what PMI says about their eReads & References page: “Use eReads & References as an on-the-job guide, a research and study aid, or to preview [...]

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My highlights of the PMI Annual North American Congress 2011 in Dallas — What were yours?

Icon Written by Jeff Furman on October 29, 2011 – 6:20 pm

  I attended another great PMI conference (my third-in-a-row) in Dallas last week. If you attended also, Please share Your Highlights in the “Leave a Reply” box. 1. Keynote Speaker: Malcolm Gladwell, author of “Blink,” “The Tipping Point“ and “Outliers.” Much of his talk was about Steve Jobs, and how he felt that Jobs epitomized the [...]

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Three PM / Agile Anniversary Events in NYC in October!

Icon Written by Jeff Furman on October 15, 2011 – 8:05 pm

As a sign of the ever-increasing popularity of Agile, there are two Agile Anniversary Events coming up in NYC next week, one for the Agile NYC Users Group and one for the NYC SCRUM Users Group. And one more BIG anniversary: The NYC Chapter of PMI, which in the past year has been running a [...]

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Is it possible to screen for Ethics in a candidate? (Hint: Yes!)

Icon Written by Jeff Furman on October 12, 2011 – 2:38 pm

The other day I was meeting with the senior manager and he told me that one of his biggest problems is poor Ethics in his employees. He said he felt that Ethics was impossible to screen for in applicants, because A) every candidate will say he or she is very ethical, and B) people solicit [...]

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Top 10 Reasons To Take Jeff Furman’s PMP Class

Icon Written by Jeff Furman on October 6, 2011 – 3:11 pm

Top 10 Benefits of Jeff Furman’s PMP class: 1. Highly-experienced PMP instructor – I’ve taught more than 85 weeks of PMP/CAPM (more than 550 students!) I’ve trained hundreds of PMs from private industry, US Federal Government, and NYC government (in Manhattan, Bethesda MD, Carlyss LA, Fremont CA, Houston TX, Philadelphia PA, Washington DC and Fort Hood TX for the US [...]

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Upcoming Agile Events in NYC (end of September / October)

Icon Written by Jeff Furman on September 20, 2011 – 10:17 am

1) IIBA NYC Speaker: Emiliano Soldi, PMP, PMI-ACP, CSM Topic: “Agile PM: A Tradeoff Between Proactivity & Reactivity” Emiliano Soldi, PMP, PMI-ACP, CSM Day / Date:  Monday, August 13, 2012 Time: 5:30 – 9:00 PM Location: Microsoft – 1290 Avenue of the Americas (6th Floor: Tavern / Carousel) Key take-aways: Understanding how complexity can be reduced and faced [...]

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Book Review: “Managing The Black Hole: The Executive’s Guide To Software Project Risk” (Gary Gack)

Icon Written by Jeff Furman on August 11, 2011 – 12:06 pm

For Project Managers, Program Managers and IT Executives looking to make their projects more efficient and profitable, “Managing The Black Hole: The Executive’s Guide To Software Project Risk (Business Expert Publishing) is a very practical and “deep-dive” book, with a lot of valuable suggestions and tips that I think will be fresh ideas to many readers. The [...]

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