Monday, April 11, 2011

PMLL Episode 0118 Pitfalls for Project Managers (PMBestPractices)

Notes and Podcast info from the Conference Call:

Topic: Pitfalls for Project Managers (PMBestPractices) founder and PM Best Practices host: Henry Will, PMP
Presenter: Jeff Furman, PMP, Author and Presentation Skills Certification Instructor

Date of Conference Call: 17Mar2011
Podcast Number: 0118

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If you're studying for the PMP Exam, you may want to listen to the MP3s of past PMP Exam Study Group conference calls. They're located in our Archive (see the link on our website).

The directions to obtain the presentation are at - on the left hand side of the webpage follow the link titled "Files and Presentations" to see directions for obtaining the presentation.

In his book, The Project Management Answer Book, Jeff created unique Top 10 Pitfall Lists for each chapter, based on lessons learned from his many years as a PM in IT, and also culled from best practices shared by the more than 500 PMs who have taken his PMP prep classes.

In this interactive session with Henry Will, Jeff will cover some of the most critical pitfalls, discussing how to avoid or mitigate them for maximum project success.

Jeff Furman, PMP is the author of: The Project Management Answer Book
(Management Concepts, ©January 2011, Vienna, Virginia). Jeff has 15 years experience as an IT project manager for Fortune 500 financial firms in the NYC area. He has managed many IT projects including: new product evaluations, QA testing, infrastructure upgrades, training rollouts, and a mission-critical IT change management system used by more than 1,000 application developers 24x7.

In addition, for the last four years he has been teaching Advanced Project Management Toward PMP Certification, and has trained more than 500 PMs. Many of the hands-on tips he developed in his class are included in the book, as are many of the best practices shared in class by his students.

Jeff also teaches a popular Train-the-Trainer / Presentation Skills class, coaching instructors toward the Certified Technical Trainer (CTT+) certification from CompTIA, and related credentials: Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) and Adobe Certified Instructor (ACI).

He has published articles on a wide range of topics, from PMP to risk management to IT software to Y2K to interviews with singer/songwriters for New Jersey’s daily newspaper, The Bergen Record.

PM Lessons Learned Connection: Two of Jeff’s articles on PMP and Risk Management were among the first articles ever shared with our group, and are still available in the Files database on our free Yahoo site (“Articles written by and for our group”). He also interviewed Henry Will for a Q&A article for online magazine, available on Jeff’s website (articles button, URL below)

Twitter: @PMAnswerBook, @JeffNYNY
Mobile: (201) 310-7997

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