Can any PM run any project?

PM Certification commentary by William Duncan, IPMA-USA Certification Director. “Any PM can run any project.” This is simply not true. Anyone who asserts otherwise is either ignorant or horribly misinformed about what is necessary to run a project. First, the statement addresses only the PM’s characteristics and ignores the project characteristics. But even if we … Read more Can any PM run any project?

Ten “New” Rules

PM Certification commentary by William Duncan, IPMA-USA Certification Director. Hal Macomber writes a lot of good stuff about soft skills in project management. Here’s a link to one of his posts that I like. Stop by and tell him I said, “hi.” http://www.reformingprojectmanagement.com/lenses/project-leadership/ten-new-rules-for-project-managers/ Why did I put “new” in quotes? Because there really isn’t much … Read more Ten “New” Rules

GAPPS Program Manager Standard

PM Certification commentary by William Duncan, IPMA-USA Certification Director. GAPPS is the Global Alliance for Project Performance Standards. IPMA-USA is a founding member of GAPPS, and we continue to be active in supporting their standards development efforts. We also use their standards as part of our implementation of IPMA’s Four-Level-Certification (4-L-C) Program. GAPPS has recently … Read more GAPPS Program Manager Standard

Touching Base

PM Certification commentary by William Duncan, IPMA-USA Certification Director. Sorry for the radio silence. Been busy working on delivering certifications and on development of the new PRO standard. Check it out at here on our IPMA-USA website. I’ll have more on certification within the next week or two. Your Comments?