Olby Shaju , PMP, PfMP, SAFe SPC, MCP – MSP and Project Server 2013

Lean and Six Sigma

Posted on August 11, 2020 by Olby | Project Management

Presented by: Durgadevi Padmanaban, PMP, CSSBB

Major topic highlights include:

  • Origin of Lean
  • Understanding Lean Principles
  • Origin of Six Sigma
  • Six Sigma Model
  • Lean and Six Sigma – A Comparison

For details of services and training: https://www.cappmpl.com/

PMI-PDU’s CCR Changes for PMI-ACP/ PMI- RMP/PMI-SP from 1 Dec 2015

Posted on May 7, 2015 by Olby | Project Management

30 PDU Categories are broken down into 2 major categories:

  • Education – Need to get 18 PDU’s minimum through these sub categories
    1. 4 PDU’s from Technical1
    2. 4 PDU’s from Leadership2
    3. 4 PDU’s from Business/ Strategic3
    4. Remaining 6 PDU’s cane be from any area’s from above.
  • Giving Back – Need to get 12 PDU’s minimum through
    1. Volunteering
    2. Knowledge creation
    3. As working Professional (4 Maximum)

1Definition: Knowledge, Skills and behaviors related to specific domains of projects, programs and portfolio management.

1Examples:

  • Requirements Gathering Techniques
  • Agile Tools and Techniques
  • Risk Management
  • Scope Management

2Definition: Knowledge, Skills and behaviors specific to leadership-oriented, cross cutting skills that help an organization achieve its business goals.

2Examples:

  • Conflict Management
  • Influencing
  • Giving/ Receiving Feedback
  • Emotional Intelligence

3Definition: Knowledge of and expertise in the industry or organization that enhances performance an better delivers business outcomes.

3Examples:

  • Strategic Planning/ Alignment
  • Business Acumen
  • Finance
  • Complexity Management

Reference to Details and Webinar: http://www.pmi.org/certification/ccr-updates-pra.aspx#webinar

PMI-PDU’s CCR Changes for PMP/ PgMP/PfMP/PMI-PBA from 1 Dec 2015

Posted on May 7, 2015 by Olby | Project Management

60 PDU Categories are broken down into 2 major categories:

  • Education – Need to get 35 PDU’s minimum through these sub categories
    1. 8 PDU’s from Technical1
    2. 8 PDU’s from Leadership2
    3. 8 PDU’s from Business/ Strategic3
    4. Remaining 11 PDU’s cane be from any area’s from above.
  • Giving Back – Need to get 25 PDU’s minimum through
    1. Volunteering
    2. Knowledge creation
    3. As working Professional (8 Maximum)

1Definition: Knowledge, Skills and behaviors related to specific domains of projects, programs and portfolio management.

1Examples:

  • Requirements Gathering Techniques
  • Project Controls and Scheduling
  • Risk Management
  • Scope Management

2Definition: Knowledge, Skills and behaviors specific to leadership-oriented, cross cutting skills that help an organization achieve its business goals.

2Examples:

  • Negotiation
  • Motivation
  • Giving/ Receiving Feedback
  • Team Building

3Definition: Knowledge of and expertise in the industry or organization that enhances performance an better delivers business outcomes.

3Examples:

  • Strategic Planning/ Alignment
  • Contract Management
  • Finance
  • Operations Functions – e.g. Marketing, Legal…

Reference to Details and Webinar: http://www.pmi.org/certification/ccr-updates-pra.aspx#webinar

Uploading an offline (Desktop) project plan to an existing project plan in project server?

Posted on April 25, 2015 by Olby | Project Management

Scenario: You’ve a project plan is project server named ‘X’ wherein Phase 1 and Phase 2 are built. You’ve another offline (Desktop) plan named ‘Y’ with Phase 3 and 4 which has to be added in the project plan ‘X’. Without losing any of the properties, what is the best way to load the phase 3 and phase 4 in the Plan ‘X’.

Best Way:

  1. Open the Project Plan ‘X’ in Project Professional with Project Server connection, then open the desktop project plan ‘Y’.
  2. Now select the plan ’X’ and select the last blank task.
  3. Then Go to Project Tab and Select Sub Project.
  4. Browse and Select Project ‘Y’ and click ‘Insert’.
  5. Now the project Y is added inside project X as subproject.
  6. Without expanding the added subproject, double click the sub project to open the task information dialog box. Select Advanced Tab in the task information dialog box and then uncheck the link from the project Y and click ok.
  7. Now expand the summary task, give related relationship with phase 2, then Save, Publish and Close.