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Why is Planning Important?

One of the most important aspect of developing strong ways of winning is the planning.

Noted author Mark Twain hit it on the head when he said, "The Secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable ones ? then starting on the first one."


Why is Planning Important?

Planning is leveraged time. 20 minutes of planning per day can improve your productivity immensely.
Affording yourself time to plan will pay off in the future. You'll make sure that you are staying on track with your goals and you can ensure that you become more task oriented.
By simply taking 10-20 minutes to go through what your objectives or outcomes are, you will be more likely to achieve them and not get sidetracked which is quite easy to do especially when working online.
Planning provides the framework for informed decision making.
By planning what you are going to do you will be establishing a framework and…

Low Cost PMP Exam Preparation Materials

In previous posts i listed some places to get free or low cost sample questions for your PMP or CAPM Exam preparation.Just to help those that don't know where to go for free or sample exam questions here is some more.

www.headfirstlabs.com/ PMP/
http://www.preparepm.com/
http://www.ajithn.com
http://www.aesscon.com/school
http://www.flashcardexchange.com/flashcards/list/287102

http://www.transcender.com/demos/
http://www.pmpbest.com/lifecycle/

http://www.pmi.org/info/PDC_SampleQuestionsandAnswers.pdf
http://www.pmtests. com/packs.php
http://certcities.com/editorial/features/story.asp?EditorialsID=95
http://certification.about.com/od/projectmanagement/a/pmp_test_whiz.htm
http://www.tutorialspoint.com/pmp-exams/pmp_mock_exams.htm

http://www.crosswindpm.com/testuser.aspx?testid=203
http://www.examcram2.com/practice_exams/exam.asp?p=170359&rl=1
http://www.preparepm.com/mock1.html
http://www.star-pm.com
http://www.pmconnection.com/modules.php?name=Web_Links&l_op=viewlink&ci…

Are certified PMPs in high demand?

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Someone rightfully asked the other day about the level of demand that PMP certified persons get in the job market today.Certified PMPs or CAPMs are in high demand.Remember its a prestigious international certification and is highly recommended by the global community.Even in these days of economic downturn a project manager is really sort after as an expert that can help bring in projects on time,on budget and on schedule while achieving the business goals and objective for carrying out the project in the first place

There is even a shortage of them currently.World over certified persons in the various areas like Programme Management professional,Risk management professional,scheduling professional and the certified associate in project management are all increasing in the September 2009 edition of PMI Today the totl number of PMPs worldwide is 360,662 for CAPMs is 9,126.Projects are brought in more successfully when a certified person with the experience and skills is at the helm of…

ATTENTION: Abuja Residents Certified in PMP and CAPM Meeting!!!

Are you a certifed PMP or CAPM etc from the prestigious Project Management Institute(PMI) U.S.A

You are hereby invited to attend our first informal meeting-

Date: 4th December 2009


Venue: HOTPOT BEFS PLAZA,21 AJOSE ADEOGUN STREET PLOT 425 OPPOSITE MFM H/Q UTAKO DISTRICT ABUJA


Time: 5.00 pm – 7.00 pm (2 hours)


The proposed agenda for the meeting is;


1. Introductions

2. Setting up PMI Abuja Chapter 2010 way forward

3.How to curb unqualified PMP and CAPM Trainers

4. Any other business

5. Informal Networking



Please visit http://ritetracpm.blogspot.com for more details on our meeting.

Important Notice :Whilst we look forward to seeing you, please take time out to confirm your attendance by responding to this advert; this is important to help us make adequate plans.

Looking to get a PMP Certification then visit www.ritetracconsult.com.ng if in Nigeria but outside Nigeria consider our Multimedia Virtual Project Management classes more information hereMultimedia Virtual PMP Training

Project Implementation in Nigeria West Africa

I want to get comments on how projects are carried out in Nigeria,West Africa.

Anyone that has been on any Mega Project can give us feedbacks in the comments section.I look forward to hearing from you.

Review of www.projectmanagementcrossing.com

Most people never learn how to look for a job you may be looking for a job in the wrong way.

Today am going to be reviewing -www.projectmanagementcrossing.com is a website i believe every project manager should take a look at for job markets that are international.Their databases are constantly updated with the jobs you can't easily see in your sphere of contacts.

If you are currently in a job search you are probably missing and never aware of at least 95% of the project management jobs you are qualified for. You never even know they are there. Not only do you not apply to them ... you never even become aware of them. You never become aware of them due to the fact that they are in places you could possibly never find them.

Even if you had weeks to sit in front of a computer ...

Jobs Are Scattered in So Many Different Places That it Would Be Impossible for You to Find Them Even if You Tried.
Where are all the project management jobs? They are in an incredible number of places ... s…

November 2009 Professional Project Management Management Training Session

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Ritetrac Consulting Nigeria Limited is a company that provides Project
Management Training and Consultancy to both individuals,small
businesses to medium sized businesses and also those in the public
sector.

Duration: four day training from 26th,27th,28th and 29th of November,2009

Venue:HOTPOT BEFS PLAZA,,21 AJOSE ADEOGUN STREET PLOT 425 OPPOSITE MFM
H/Q UTAKO DISTRICT ABUJA

Time:9am-6pm Daily,11.00am-7.00pm for Sunday Class

Objectives:
It is designed to provide Project Management practitioners, Brand
Managers, Project Consultants, Senior Executive Officers and Business
Development Managers with relevant knowledge to augment their project
management skills. Come and learn in a fun and inspiring way.

Participants will also achieve the following benefits:-
• Increase proficiency and competence in project management
• Bring participants up to date on the current practices and
terminologies in project management
• Give participants the opportunity to appreciate project management
at the global level thro…

What causes project failures and what are the solutions?

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If you ask me about the major cause of project failures i would list the following.




1.Project Requirements not being properly defined-Engage a project manager ahead of time after the project charter has been signed so that the requirements for the project to be successful are gathered on time
2.Not having the project fund released on time-engage your project sponsor through a project champion so that your funds are released on time to do the project work.
3.Not having a competent team that have the necessary skills for the project work-Train all your human resources that are weak or need brushing up to have a top notch team that will carry out the work faster and efficiently
4.Not having a competent project manager-make sure the project manager has the education at least a certification to enable the project manager ride the murky waves of the projects lifecycle with a good handle on what to do and when to do it
5.Not having a project champion from your clients end-using your interper…

Project Management Professional Jobs Listings

Jobs are a bit tough these days to search for.But for Project Management Professionals that is not the case.I have compiled a list of potential opportunities for both International PMs and also those with me in my home country Nigeria.I will continue to post this continually on this blog to help the ever growing world of potential and current project managers.

International online project management jobs portal-please visit
http://www.projectmanagementcrossing.com for various excellent job listings

Project Management Professional Jobs In Nigeria -Nigeria is a hot spot for Projects. Project Management Professionals are also in high demand to bring these projects in on schedule and on budget while meeting strategic objectives of their organizations.
We are working round the clock here to meet the Millennium Development Goals 2020.

Some Local Job Listings we have includes the following:
Advert 1-Lagos State Government-Lagos Metropolitan Development and Governance Project (LMDGP)-This job …

Professional Project Management Training

Ritetrac Consulting Nigeria Limited is a company that provides Project Management Training and Consultancy to both small businesses to medium sized businesses and also those in the public sector.

Duration: four day training from November 28-29th and 5th-6th of December, 2009

Venue:HOTPOT BEFS PLAZA,,21 AJOSE ADEOGUN STREET PLOT 425 OPPOSITE MFM H/Q UTAKO DISTRICT ABUJA

Time:9am-6pm Daily for Saturday Classes,11.00am-7.00pm Sunday Classes

Objectives:
It is designed to provide Project Management practitioners, Brand Managers, Project Consultants, Senior Executive Officers and Business Development Managers with relevant knowledge to augment their project management skills. Come and learn in a fun and inspiring way.

Participants will also achieve the following benefits:-
• Increase proficiency and competence in project management
• Bring participants up to date on the current practices and terminologies in project management
• Give participants the opportunity to appreciate project management at t…