People Skills & Advanced PM Techniques

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Subjects covered in this section focus on two areas, personal skills and competencies needed by project and program managers, and a select range of specialized functions and approaches that go beyond the core project management processes covered in Section 2 - PMBoK Knowledge Areas.

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- People and soft skills section
- Advanced Tools & Techniques section


People and soft skills section:

Project and program managers achieve project success through the work of, and support from, the project team and other stakeholders. Effective managers use a balance of technical interpersonal and conceptual skills that help them analyze situations and interact with other people appropriately; this sub-section focuses on those key personal characteristics (soft skills) needed by a successful manager at any level in an organization.


Advanced Tools & Techniques section:

This subsection focuses on a number of project management capabilities in which we have high levels of expertise. The subjects discussed below go beyond the core skills needed for general project or program management and to pass your PMP exam (these are covered in section 2). Each of the subject areas below are designed for people seeking expertise respective disciplines.

Note: For Project Controls, Scheduling and Risk see Section 3.


Self-paced PMI-SP Training

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