Global Knowledge

Think about your coworkers who are in similar job roles. How do you compare in terms of your skills? Each person has their own strengths and weaknesses. Each person has a different path to get to where they are today. Even professionals in the same job function may have different skill sets. This type of misalignment could pose a risk […]

The PMI Leadership Institute Meeting and Global Congress North America Roundup

The PMI Leadership Institute Meeting this year was very active online. It was unlike anything I have ever seen. Here are my top picks for commentary and articles on the events. Blog posts The official PMI blog covered Malcolm Gladwell’s presentation. [link removed June 2020, since it’s no longer available.] Robert Prol writes about work/life balance during a business trip. […]

Breakfast at the Parisian project manger

After my somewhat dismissive comments regarding recognition breakfasts on [email protected] to project managers (no longer possible), it was interesting looking at what breakfast options are available for busy PMs. It is too late for anyone who feels like hosting a recognition breakfast to mark International Project Management Day. Time-in-the-morning breakfast Smoothie inspired from the Breakfast smoothie at Naked. Blend a […]

The Parent Project: Month 9

Baby food and work are not compatible. This is how I tried to make apple puree and work simultaneously. I was sitting at the computer, thinking I only had 10 minutes. An hour later, I began to wonder if my neighbour was hosting an outdoor barbecue. It was a burned apple, I realized. Jack didn’t get breakfast. I was able […]

The Parent Project: Month 8

Although work can be difficult, it is not as difficult as you might think. I feel like I’ve settled in well and am doing a great job. I feel refreshed despite waking up at 4am to settle my son and then getting another 90 minutes of sleep before spoon-feeding him mashed bananas for breakfast. Many women have their hair done. […]

Do I Bail on ROUTE SWITCH, TSHOOT, and SWITCH in Favor of 300-401

You’ve probably heard by now that the Cisco Certified Network Professional certification track, which currently consists of three exams and a prerequisite Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), is ending. February 23, 2020 is the last day you can obtain a CCNP credential using the current exam track. The current track will be replaced by a track that requires two exams, […]

The Five Benefits of Scrum Method

Definition of Scrum Let’s first define Scrum before we get into the details of the Scrum methodology. This blog post will explain the benefits of using the Scrum method. We will also discuss what Scrum certification means. “A set a tools and roles that work together.” This is how Altassian Agile Coach describes Scrum. It is a set of […]