"Which Tool Should I Use?"
The two most common questions we hear in Versatile's project management training in Seattle, online, and onsite are:
"Did you tell my boss all this?"
"Which software tool should I use?"
We'll talk about your boss another time. At Versatile, we like Microsoft Project, because it is full-featured, designed according to project management best practices and is widely available. But there are other options.
Take a look at the resources at www.project-management.com to see what tools they have found.
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.