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I’ve spent the majority of my career committed to improving the project and program management competency of my federal clients.  Whether by training, process improvement, or project/program management (PMO) support, the intention is always the same: how can my federal clients perform their project work faster, better, cheaper.  Capital Hill is beginning to share my… Read more »

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This question is not easily answered and is usually personal in nature.  By this I mean that everyone comes to formal business/adult education with their own objective.  Some folks are seeking formal certifications such as the Project Management Professional (PMP)® or the Agile Certification Professional (ACP)® to enhance their careers and better position them for… Read more »

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What is Government Innovation Lou Kerestesy, President of GovInnovators and Adjunct Instructor for Project Management Experts What’s All the Buzz About Innovation? Government is busy innovating. Federal, state and local agencies are standing up innovation centers and operations. Agencies are innovating programs, processes, R&D, and acquisition. They’re using technology to involve citizens and deliver better… Read more »

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Training and education programs sponsored by companies and government agencies is a tremendous way to improve how organization’s operate, enhance job enrichment for employees and implement innovation. Too often though, training is offered or demanded by employees without a clear plan to how the organization itself will be impacted. Numerous times I’ve gone into organizations… Read more »

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The project management world is in bit of a panic as the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) Continuing Certification Requirements (CCR) change for all certification holders. In summary, PMI has mandated that all certification holders maintain their certification by acquiring Professional Development Units (PDUs) in 2 categories: Giving Back: 25 PDUs for volunteering, creating knowledge and… Read more »

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I worked in telecommunications for 12 years.  My jobs ranged from customer support specialist, training support specialist, billing analyst to my final destination as a project manager.  My first formal exposure to project management best practices was actually a boot camp course I took through PME.  I had spent 10 years in telecom when the… Read more »