Have You Taken a Break Yet?

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Have You Taken a Break Yet?

Some things never change. In 2014 Velociteach’s EVP, Bill Yates, guided us on how to avoid getting burned out as a project manager and the importance of avoiding becoming burned out; the importance of getting away and taking a break. This message still reigns true today.A project manager’s day to day life is very familiar […]

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Episode 45- Thoughts on the Ever-Expanding PMBOK Guide

ANDY CROWE. BILL YATES. NICK WALKER.   NICK WALKER:  Welcome to Manage This, the podcast by project managers for project managers.  Every two weeks we meet to discuss what is important to you, no matter where you fit into the world of project management.  If you’re a leader, we want to equip you.  If you’re […]

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Effective Communications = Productive Project Teams

A big thank you to one of our very own Velociteach Instructors, Alan Zucker, for creating the content for this blog. You can subscribe to his blog and see the sources of this content by following this link: http://pmessentials.us/blog/ Effective communications are the cornerstone to successful projects and productive teams.   The Agile Manifesto extolls the virtues […]

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A Course for a Cause

Velociteach Responds to Hurricane Disasters UPDATE: Thanks to the generous support of our readers and customers, we were able to donate $735 to Convoy of Hope towards recent Hurricane Relief funds. Everyone here at Velociteach is appreciative of your efforts and honored to give back to those communities in need. Due to the weather impacts of […]

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Stakeholder Management: A Key to Project Success

A big thank you to one of our very own Velociteach Instructors, Alan Zucker, for creating the content for this blog. You can subscribe to his blog and see the sources of this content by following this link: http://pmessentials.us/blog/   Stakeholder Management: A Key to Project Success Projects with involved stakeholders are far more likely to […]

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I Passed My Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®) Exam!—But How?

Hi there! Karen Carter, Student Success Coordinator and newly-certified CAPM, here! For those of you who are unfamiliar with the CAPM certification, this is the certification one can earn if they do not have quite enough project management experience required for the PMP Exam. You can sit for the CAPM Exam as long as you […]

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Time is of the Essence

         “But how much time is this really going to take me?” As the Student Success Coordinator, this is a question I get quite often. Aspirants who are excited to earn their PMP Certification will dive into the process of researching the PMI PMP application. They download the PMBOK® Guide for free after […]

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CAPM vs PMP: Which One Is Right For Me?

  Project managers have a tendency to be perfectionist and strive for excellence. Here at Velociteach, we pride ourselves on practicing the Japanese philosophy of Kaizen meaning “continuous improvement”. One way to improve yourself as a project manager is by obtaining a certification. Most of us are already familiar with the Project Management Professional (PMP)® […]

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PMP Exam Strategies: How to Guess

So you’ve finished Velociteach’s Project Management Professional (PMP) ® mobile prep course on InSite, completed dozens of practice tests, and worked through materials like Andy Crowe’s The PMP Exam: How to Pass on Your First Try. After all your efforts, you’re confident that you can answer every question the PMP exam will throw at you… […]

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Make 2017 YOUR Year!

Whoa, 2016 was a doozy!  Many aspirants of the Project Management Professional (PMP)® Certification we spoke to throughout the year had a hard time making the PMP® certification exam a priority, as 2016 brought a lot of challenges and changes.  Now that 2017 is here, it’s time to press the reset button and make this […]

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