Wednesday, April 9, 2014

PMP Exam is now back in Nigeria!


Important PMP Announcement for Nigeria Testing
Dear Candidate:
We are pleased to announce that beginning in April 2014, PMI in partnership with Prometric will host testing events to deliver all of our world class professional certifications in Nigeria.  We would like to offer you an opportunity to reserve a seat at the upcoming paper-based testing (PBT) events that will be held in Lagos and Abuja. Please review the details of the upcoming testing events and follow the instructions to confirm your seat at an upcoming testing event.
Dates and Locations for Nigerian Testing Events
PMI has committed to offering our full suite of exams during PBT events held in Lagos and Abuja on a semi-regular basis to our candidates throughout the year. Below are a list of proposed dates and deadlines for registration that are now open:
Testing Date
Deadline to register
Lagos & Abuja
Saturday-10 May
Tuesday-15 April
Lagos & Abuja
Saturday-24 May
Thursday-1 May*
Lagos & Abuja
Saturday-7 June
Wednesday-14 May*
Saturday-21 June
Wednesday-28 May*
Saturday-12 July
Wednesday-18 June*
Saturday 26 July
Friday-27 June*
 *Dates marked with an asterisk are tentative and will be confirmed.
If you would like to participate in these testing events, please review page 22 of our PMP credential handbook for additional information regarding paper based testing.
Expectations for paper based testing
For these testing events, all exams will be delivered in a paper-based format (PBT). For PBT exams, the answer sheet is computer scanned and graded.  Results take up to six weeks to process and post online.  All candidates can access their examination reports using PMI's online certification system. Exam reports will only be mailed upon your request.
PMI continues to view Nigeria as an important market. As such, we are committed to continuing to provide opportunities to candidates to sit for PMI certification exams. Additional dates and locations will be communicated as they become available.  We appreciate your patience while we took the time with our testing partner, Prometric, to identify a method to resume testing in your region.
Thank you for your continued interest in PMI and our certifications.
PMI Certification Team

Please Note the following:
1. We have available for you our Mock PMP Exam Simulated Testing for April 12th or 19th. Optin by email.
2.Refresher Classes are available on request at our 3 training locations in Abuja,Lagos or Port Harcourt. Inquire for further details.
3. We provide support in submitting your PMP Exam Application form.
We wish you success in your quest for the PMP Certification.
Ritetrac Consulting Team

Saturday, March 29, 2014

April-May 2014 Training Courses from Ritetrac Consulting

April-May 2014 Training Courses from Ritetrac Consulting

ReVAMP your Career..

April/May Training Calender at Ritetrac Consulting Nigeria Limited
Enquires are welcome,FREE Career Advice also available to you! Email and if you find this useful share with your friends and colleagues.

PMP{Project Management Professional} Lagos
{APRIL 5TH,6TH,12TH &13TH 2014}
PMP Abuja
{MAY 10TH,11TH,17TH AND 18TH 2014}
PMP Port Harcourt
{MAY 10TH,11TH,17TH AND 18TH 2014}

Corporate Event Management ABUJA:
April 22nd,23rd,24th 2014.
Corporate Event Management LAGOS:
April 22nd,23rd,24th 2014.

Microsoft Project {Port Harcourt and Abuja}
April 26th and 27th 2014

APRIL 28th,29th,30th 2014

ITIL Intermediate -Lifecycle(Service Operation) Abuja
May 1st,2nd,3rd 2014

RMP {Risk Management Professional}Lagos
May 3rd,4th,10th,11th

Lagos: May 3rd,4th,10th,11th,2014
Port Harcourt: May 17th,18th,24th and 25th,2014
Abuja :May 17th,18th,24th,25th, 2014

Lagos: May/June: May 17th,18th,24th,25th,31st,June 1st 2014
Abuja: May/June: May 31st-June 1st,7th and 8th,14th,15th 2014
Port Harcourt: June 7th,8th,14th,15th,21st and 22nd 2014

Port HARCOURT : May 31st,June 1st,7th,8th,14th,15th,21st,22nd 2014
Lagos_April/May:April 12th,13th,19th,20th,26th,27th,May 3rd and 4th 2014

Friday, March 14, 2014

Steps to Managing Multiple Projects.


Time management is crucial when you have more than one task on your to do list and without it the amount of work you've signed yourself up for may feel overwhelming. 

The following are ways to keep your sanity while getting everything done in a timely manner.
1       Prioritize your projects. Order of importance can be determined by deadlines, the insistence of others (also known as the squeaky wheel syndrome) or the amount of work it will take to complete.

      Bigger projects, even those with far out deadlines, that are going to take more time should be started earlier to ensure everything gets done especially when downtime is needed for drying or curing.

2     Combine similar tasks when possible. Anything that you can combine cutting fabrics for different projects, converting photos or images in the same program, framing to maximize efficiency will help you and save you the trouble of having to pull out certain tools again and again.

3        Clean as you go. Sure, when you're in the throes of a complex project it's easy to just to put down one tool and pick up another or set your scraps and waste to the side. But when you finish and look up from your desk you've got a mountain of things that have to be put away that will take you twice as long to sort and organize than if you'd taken care of each castoff in its own turn.

4.      Take frequent breaks, but never if you're on a roll. Looking up from a project now and then has the benefit of clearing your head and taking notice of the area around you. Frequently, we can get so focused on one little section that we forget how it fits in with the whole; taking a break gives some much-needed perspective. But if you're really in the groove, don't force a break and interrupt your thought process; just wait for the next logical pause point and take a stretch break.

5.      Switch between projects if one becomes frustrating. Just like taking a break, switching to a project that uses a different skill set can get your mind off things long enough for your subconscious to puzzle things out. A flash of inspiration often comes when you're not thinking about a problem at least it does for me.
6.      Make lists or charts, breaking up larger projects into workable segments. The overall goal is to complete each project by the deadline, but setting intermediate goals that can be checked off as you progress will give you that feel good sense of accomplishment. Also, by dividing each project into smaller components you make a gargantuan task seem smaller. 

7.      Structure your time wisely. If you want to get a lot done, you have to be realistic about how much time you have. After all, there are only 24 hours in a day. Get out your organizer of choice and really look at how you spend your time then make some changes in order to complete your projects. 

8.      Outsource anything that can easily be done by someone else. Make-or-buy decisions are a mainstay in many fields and can take the pressure off your shoulders when your schedule is overfull. Sure, you can do everything yourself, but if you can outsource certain items without sacrificing quality you will have more time to invest in the things that cannot be done by anyone else.

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Monday, March 10, 2014

Earn PDU Information Service now available.

At Ritetrac Consulting Nigeria Limited our Earn PDU Information Service is now available.

We are offering PDU information as a service from Ritetrac Consulting starting from March 1st 2014 to help PMPs to be keep track with earning their PDUs on time and on schedule from various global PMI accredited PDU providers.

This service is coming to you as a result of gaps noticed with PMP certification owners in Nigeria and the world at large not being able to earn their PDUs to allow them re-certify usually caused by lack of information, busy schedule etc found from our survey.

Your annual subscription fee for the Earn PDU Informational Service covers the following:
Twice monthly information sent via Email, Newsletter and SMS alerts to
cover current places to earn PDUs from
a. Workshops
b. Webinars
c. Seminars
d. PMI Congresses/Conferences
e. Project Management Volunteer Opportunities
f. PMI Chapter Meetings in your location (*if available)
g. Other PDU Eligible activities etc

Keep abreast and subscribe to this service to help you earn your PDU without hassles, subscription rates are 8,000NGN or $47 per annum.

Contact us on for further details.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

How to build great relationships for project success.

 How to build great relationships for project success.

Good relationships can be the difference between outstanding Success and dismal failure because it's all about getting people to like and trust you so that they will deliver what you need them to deliver at the right time in the right place.
Networking helps build relationships, networking either internal or external is essentially about building solid business relationship especially while executing projects.
In doing this, you need good skills in creating rapport and listening. If you can make a connection with people on subjects you have a genuine interest in, their confidence in you will grow, use this connection to engage them and then ask genuine questions and just listen. They’ll often tell you what you need to know. Strong bonds will inevitably stem from commonalities discovered in simple conversation.
Other ways to building a good relationship for project Success includes:               
Getting Personal:  This simply implies being truly interested in your client both from a business and personal view.  While discussing business issues is usually the main purpose of speaking with someone, finding out something personal about them takes the relationship to the next level like learning about hobbies, family, leisure time activities, organization membership, helps you to make a deeper connection with them.           
Also when dealing with your clients, try to mix personal information in the conversation. Every contact doesn’t have to be about business, it’s also about peeling away the layers of formality and resistance to improve your chances of achieving what you want to achieve fro the interaction. Another factor is to establish a culture that favors relationships.  
The best project managers are those that develop a good sense of community within the project team. Establishing a healthy culture can help win the hearts and minds of clients. In projects, culture is about creating a “community” within the project team that shares a common purpose.
A healthy culture can give a team an edge both in performance and in attracting good quality team members. A good culture can be how members greet each other, how they behave when under pressure. Etc, it’s about treating people with respect and listening to their point of view. Cultures need leaders to set expectations and offer guidance on what's important.
As a project manager you will need to be aware that people are watching you for clues as to how to behave in relationships with others. Action they say speak louder than voice.
Projects are all about people. So make yours a good one based on creating great relationships with your stakeholders.

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