The NON-Firehose Approach To PMP Prep

Many PMP Prep courses are referred to as the firehose approach: overwhelming amounts of info blasted at the students (NOT to learn it all initially, but just to be ‘exposed’ to it). But that approach isn’t for everyone.

I’ve been teaching PMP for more than 10 years with a NON-firehose approach (NYU SPS for the past 4 years and the US Army […]

By |August 12th, 2016|NYU PMP|0 Comments

“The Project Management Answer Book” was listed first on this new ‘Best 8 PM Books on the Market’ list!

This new list of “The Best 8 Project Management Books On The Market” just came out, and The Project Management Answer Book <2nd Ed.> is first on the list!

Thanks to the people at for the mention! :)



By |June 29th, 2016|NYU PMP, Uncategorized|0 Comments

You’ll like the Search Engine on the new NYU SPS “Professional Pathways” website (Just launched!)

NYU SPS launched their new website today:  “Professional Pathways”


The new site provides many features to improve the UX, including an excellent Search Engine. The new search is simple and clean and has an AUTOTYPE feature (similar to the Google Search) which guesses which course you’re looking for, based on the keyword(s) you supply.

For example, in the screen-shot […]

By |April 5th, 2016|NYU, NYU PMP, PMP|0 Comments


1) NYC Scrum February Meet-Up


Speaker: Retrium CEO and Co-Founder David Horowitz

Day/Date/Time: Thursday, February 18, 6:00 PM

Location: Havas Worldwide (200 Hudson St., just south of Canal St. – Tribeca)

Registration Link (Free Beer, Free Wine, Free Pizza!)


2) Agile NYC: Monthly Chapter Meeting 

Topic: The Secret Science of Agile Testing
Speaker: Paul Carvalho

Day/Date/Time: Monday, Feb. 22 (5:30 PM)

Location: Pace […]

By |January 10th, 2016|NYU PMP, PMP, Scrum|0 Comments

What’s your favorite MOVIE about PROJECT MANAGEMENT?

Here are my 3 favorite movies with a PM theme!

Q. What are some of yours?



The Project: An American oil exec (Peter Riegert) is sent to Scotland to build an oil refinery on the Scottish Coast, but encounters some magical surprises.

Cast: Peter Riegert, Burt Lancaster, Peter Capaldi, Denis Lawson Jenny Seagrove, Jennifer Black, Fulton McKay

Extra: Great […]

By |May 31st, 2015|NYU PMP|2 Comments

My Upcoming Classes at NYU – Fall 2014 & Spring 2015

1) Basic PM 

2) PMP Prep

3) Ethics In PM (New!)

4) Persuasive Presentations For PMs (New!)

5) Summer Intensive In PM

6) PM Principles For Construction Professionals

With 5 of my NYU students at the PMI NYC Holiday Party(Clockwise: Emma, Shota, Manisha, Jeff, Sherry, and Luigi)

1. Principles of PM For Construction Professionals – COPM-CE9649 – 001

October 1, 2, 3 (Wednesday, Thursday, […]

By |May 1st, 2014|knowledge, NYU PMP|2 Comments

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

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 share via Social […]

By |March 18th, 2013|knowledge|0 Comments

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


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 Gottesdiener, EBG Consulting

Day/Date: Monday Feb. 13

Time: 5:30 – […]

By |December 17th, 2011|Agile, knowledge|2 Comments

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

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 books before you […]

By |December 15th, 2011|Books|0 Comments

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


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 ability to succeed […]

By |October 29th, 2011|Agile, Books, knowledge|7 Comments