What About Remote Team Members?
How do remote teams change the equation? If you have attended Versatile's project management training online, then you've experienced some best practices already.
Set ground rules for participation. This covers everything from starting and stopping times to when to communicate.
Invest in collaboration technology such as www.GoToMeeting.com or www.WebEx.com.
This conversation on LinkedIn has some great suggestions for specific habits of remote Agile teams.
Attending a PMP Exam Preparation Class
Project management training often includes preparing for the PMP Exam. While most of our course participants are more interested in developing skills than passing the PMP Exam, for those who wish to earn the PMP certification, they need a solid method for preparing for the exam.
Attending a PMP Exam Preparation Class is certainly one of the most popular strategies for passing this exam. Self-study is also a good option. In either approach, an essential element of preparation is to take practice exams.
Versatile's PMP Exam Prep class prepares you to study for the exam by showing you what to expect and providing enough exam questions to give you a sense of confidence.
A Realistic Schedule is Based on a Realistic Resource Plan
Every project schedule is a collection of tasks with some type of resource assigned. Whether those project resources are people, equipment, or materials, we have expectations about how much of the resource is required to get the task accomplished.
Erik van Hurck has some excellent suggestions for using Microsoft Project to visualize the people and other resources assigned to your projects. Read it on the Microsoft Project Users Group.
Versatile's Project Management training in Seattle, online, and at your location teaches a step-by-step planning process that tests whether the schedule you've created is actually supported by your resource plan. Of course, our Microsoft Project training details the features you can use to 'avoid the burning man.'