What is the difference between a Human Resources Manager and a Human Resources Specialist?

What is the difference between a Human Resources Manager and a Human Resources Specialist? This question needs a real answer.
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Project Management in the Microsoft Social Platforms

Project management certification bodies moved on more popular social platforms.

We posted recently about the Microsoft public social website where you can find our online presence. Since PM.MBA started operation earlier this month now we are watching their updates closely as well.

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Project managers’ mission and goals

Project management in the scope of both software and business classical projects is not easy. In the book Everyday Project Management, Jeff the author, explains deeply the mission of the project manager and some practices to avoid failure in his end-goal. A good certified project manager needs to know their goals and mission. This is the only way to succeed in his plans and management strategy.

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Budgeting in Project Management practices

Everyday Project Management is a great book. Jeff, the author, writes about the budgets and budgeting practices in the project management activities. You really need to learn this in detail. Project Management Academy, for example, has also a nice reference in its project management course. All practices and methodologies worldwide clearly express the budgeting process as not an optional activity for the project manager, so you cannot just skip it.

In this chapter, you learn effective approaches to budgeting, how to combine top-down and bottom-up budgeting techniques, how optimism stands in the way of controlling expenses, and the importance of building in some slack.

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Scrum Master Certification instructions and documentation on academic resources

Scrum Master certification may require time to research and prepare so we collected academic documentation providing clear certification bodies where your Scrum preparation and learning will be easy and smooth.

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Government and educational resources

Yesterday we published a good list of educational and management resources on our website. As it appeared to be a great list of useful websites, we decided to do more research and added government and educational institutions, administration bodies and agencies that support both public and private sectors, education, management, certification processes and more.

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Monitoring and Controlling in Project management – real example situations

Monitoring and Controlling in Project management is the hardest part of the project management practices. Monitoring and controlling project variables may sound easy as you just need to inform your project stakeholders about costs, quality, risk, and other prospects. In reality, monitoring and controlling is a real challenge and stressful activity. We present real example situations with detailed reactions and explanations.

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Why we integrate Scrum into our company

Scrum is a framework that gives freedom of execution: it is easy to use and contributes not only to the development of the company but also to the customer as well as to the Scrum team. Being able to present the product to the customer at an earlier stage (before it is completed) helps the customer to realize if changes are needed. The sooner these changes are detected, the less will be the potential costs.

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Project Management vs Project Management certification and courses online

Both project management and product management certification and training courses are popular today. How did that happen? Years ago project management was an extremely popular profession and many professionals wanted to try their skills and personality for the field.

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Development of organization, projects and products by providing business value

Developing your organization, projects and products by delivering business value by optimizing workflows and seeking good and adequate team management and product development.

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Current trends in Project Management Certification and PMP®

The Project Management Professional (PMP®) Certificate from the Project Management Institute – the USA enjoys continued popularity. It is not the most widely used project management certificate in the world (the number one PRINCE2® Foundation), but it is the most prestigious.

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Product Development workshop from the Lean guru Reinertsen

Lean Product Development is not just a product management practices following some processes. Last year I was fortunate enough to attend a workshop by the legendary Donald Reinertsen called “The Science of Lean Product Development”.

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Project Management and Software tools and programs

Project management requires a lot of work and every modern project manager needs a helpful software tool to make his life much easier. In the Everyday Project Management book (an exceptional book that we recommend to every decent project manager), the author Jeff Davidson provides a detailed examples and samples of some of the most popular tools.

In this chapter, you learn which software programs are popular, what vendors have to say about their own programs, and the importance of taking your time when acquiring software.

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