So you’re ready to get certified as a professional project manager. But as you’re looking through the requirements for some of the most well-known certifications, you notice that many of them require proof that you’ve led and directed projects. (Like, lots of hours.)
Don’t worry. You’re not in trouble. The PMP auditors just draw a name out of a hat (or however they do it), and you’re flagged. Here’s what you need to do.
From the outside, project management seems easy. Isn’t it just knowing what needs to be done, ensuring every piece of a complex puzzle fits together at the right time, and that everyone is happy? What can possibly be so hard about that?
We took a look at some project management and software development process certifications that do not explicitly require experience. Although these exams don’t give you the highest project management accreditation, you can use one or more of these certifications as a starting point for your project management career.
After major data breaches at Equifax, Facebook, and Wells Fargo, organizations responsible for consumer data are under increased scrutiny. Gaining your customers’ trust after a monumental breach entails more than just slapping a bandaid on the issue and calling it good. It’s an internal, external, and ongoing process that relies on complete transparency.
Intelligent machines have made tasks such as research, translation, and even IT run more efficiently and making humans more productive in their processes. With all this innovation comes a new terrain of ethical concerns that are growing from this emerging technology.
As tech advances to new levels of complexity, we naturally exploit it it to take work off our hands and do exciting new things. But with greater technological capability comes gray areas we seriously need to consider. Here are some of the latest ethical dilemmas we see popping up — and why they’re worth addressing today.
Building a compliance policy for your organization is no easy feat. Businesses spend enormous amounts of money on these programs, and training consumes thousands of valuable employee hours. On top of this, compliance issues evolve, and you need to keep your policy up to date while implementing fixes for serious lapses. With this large investment, ensure that your organization is getting the most out of it.
If you’re the IT pro at your company, you are likely knee deep in technological issues. But that doesn’t mean leadership is fully aware of the effect technology could have on a variety of ethical issues — and when it comes to these issues, speaking your mind could clear things up more than you can foresee.
Will it cause my job to disappear? Can I just hit cruise control at work? If you are new to automation frameworks, you might have a lot of questions — and maybe even some concerns. We address some of the myths surrounding automation and its impact on IT.