Scheduling Professional (SP) Certificate: Lessons Learned

Following to my previous articles about 10 Reasons to Go for a Professional Certificate and my lessons learned for two certificates; PMP and PMI-RMP, this post will discuss my lessons learned for another certificate I got from PMI (Project Management Institute) which is PIM-SP (Scheduling Professional). I studied for this certificate because I believed it … Continue reading Scheduling Professional (SP) Certificate: Lessons Learned

Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP) Certificate: Lessons Learned

Are you looking for a new career opportunity in risk management? Are you curious to understand a structured process for managing risks? Or you already have a good experience in the risk management area but looking for an official recognition? Then, the Risk Management Professional certificate that is provided by Project Management Institute (PMI-RMP) is … Continue reading Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP) Certificate: Lessons Learned

Project Management Professional (PMP) Certificate: Lessons Learned

In a previous post, I discussed the value of getting certified versus going for an academic degree. This post is dedicated to providing my lessons learned when I prepared for my PMP (Project Management Professional) certificate, which is provided by PMI (Project Management Institute). Firstly, congratulations on deciding to peruse this challenge. Regardless of the … Continue reading Project Management Professional (PMP) Certificate: Lessons Learned

Tools and Techniques from Lean and Project Management for New Product Development

The broad picture about the use of lean thinking and project management in New Product Development (NPD) was discussed here and here respectively. The two approaches have some similarities and differences as shown here. The bodies of knowledge about these two areas provide different tools and techniques, yet, not all of them are applicable to … Continue reading Tools and Techniques from Lean and Project Management for New Product Development

Project Management and Lean Thinking: Similarities and Differences in New Product Development

After discussing role of lean thinking in the New Product Development (NPD) process here, alongside with the role of the project management for the same purpose here, it is the time to examine the similarities and differences between the two approaches. Within this context, NPD is defined as " the sequence of steps or activities … Continue reading Project Management and Lean Thinking: Similarities and Differences in New Product Development

Project Management and the New Product Development

Coming up with the next big thing is always a challenge. As discussed before, New Product Development (NPD) becomes a core competency for many industries. Historically, there are four types of NPD which are (Ulrich & Eppinger 2008, p.35): New product platforms; Derivatives of existing product platforms; Incremental improvements to existing products; Fundamentally new products. … Continue reading Project Management and the New Product Development