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  Head First PMP Exam iPhone / iPad App

Head First PMP Exams feature in almost every successful PMP exam taker's lessons learned post. If you own an iPhone or iPad, you can now...
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  PMP Exam Lesson Learned by Onkar

Onkar passed his PMP exam a fews ago and sent me his lessons learned along with a thank you note and some really encouraging words. Here'...
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  PMP Questions - Project Communications Management

8 free PMP certification exam sample questions for Project Communication Management: Free PMP Test Questions for Project Communications Mana...
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  A Brief Tutorial on Critical Path Method (CPM)

Here's a good article on how to apply the Critical Path Method (CPM) in project planning, with the help of a simple real world example: ...
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  Understanding the Influence / Impact Grid

If you are preparing for the PMP exam, then you would need to understand the Influence / Impact grid, and know how to apply it. This topic h...
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  PMI Definitions - A Prep Tool for the PMP Exam

A good list of terms, explanations and usage of PMI vocabulary used in PMP work and study. Adjust your screen size to hide the "Definit...
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  An Amazing Roller-Coaster Ride Toward PMP Certification

Sekhar passed his PMP exam on the 4th attempt, and 2 years after taking the contact hours training. His is the most incredible (lessons lear...
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  PMP Exam Lesson Learned by Chukkala Ramakrishna

Chukkala Ramakrishna passed his PMP exam last week. He shared his study approach with us. Here's what he has to say: ==================...
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  Delphi Technique

So, you read about the Delphi Technique in the PMBOK Guide, but have no clue on how to conduct a Delphi session? Here's a step-by-step g...
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  Pass the PMP Exam Without Reading the PMBOK Guide - with Kira's Success Formula

Kira has just joined the Certified PMP club. She passed her PMP exam just a few hours ago (today Aug 24, 2010). Interestingly, she neither r...
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  PMBOK Guide Fourth Edition Changes

For those who are still holding the PMBOK Guide, Third edition close to their hearts, a very good presentation on the changes in the Fourth ...
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  Learn some PMP Exam Tricks from a new PMP (passed on Aug 13, 2010)

Anpa (nickname) maintained a disciplined study routine of 2 hours per day for about 3 months to ace the PMP exam in her first attempt. Here&...
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  PMP Exam: Practice Test and Study Guide, Eighth Edition

I came across this book from J. LeRoy Ward (ESI International) with about 600 sample questions for the PMP exam. I haven't reviewed the ...
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  Areas to Focus on for the PMP Exam

Some good pointers on areas to focus on when studying for the PMP exam: Areas to Focus on when Studying for the PMP Exam
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  Affinity Diagrams to Make Sense of Ideas

Affinity Diagrams are used to visually organize ideas into logical groups for review and analysis. The PMBOK Guide, Fourth Edition lists Aff...
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  Quality Assurance vs Quality Control

I found a very crisp summary of the difference between Quality Assurance and Quality Control on Max Wideman's site. I've received nu...
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  Passed PMP - A Nervous Test-taker's Success Story

Read how a nervous test-taker used a disciplined approach to ace the PMP exam on the first attempt: PMP Lessons Learned - passed on July 29,...
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  Forming, Storming, Norming, Performing and Adjourning

A good presentation on Bruce Tuckman's 4 stages of team development with a fifth stage (Adjourning) added: Forming, Storming, Norming, P...
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  Accuracy versus Precision

Someone posted a comment on the blog asking about the difference between Accuracy and Precision. I have rewritten this article and posted it...
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  Lessons Learned - PMP in 6 weeks

Lynn Massimo got a new three letter suffix - PMP - to her name yesterday. She sent me this message today. Going by the post, she must have d...
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  The Funny Side of Project Management

Give yourself a break from the routine and learn the evil art of Project Managers (LOL and ROFL): Project Management for Dummies
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  10 Free PMP Sample Questions on Project Quality Management

A set of 10 free PMP exam sample questions on Project Quality Management: 10 Free PMP Sample Questions on Project Quality Management
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  Learn Something New Team Challenge from Safari Books Online

Do you wish you had a chance to work on a challenging assignment that helped you practice and build your project management skills, while de...
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  PMP Exam Lessons Learned by Roshni Rajagopal (passed on July 14, 2010)

Ms. Roshni Rajagopal passed her PMP exam on July 14, 2010. She sent me an email with her lessons learned and lots of useful tips. Roshni mea...
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  Is it Functional?

A good article on the benefits and drawbacks of a functional organization: Functional Structure of Organization
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  Free Flashcards from PMPrep Flashcards

PMPrep Flashcards is a new and innovative coffee maker (just kidding) - a PMP exam prep tool. It's sort of a hybrid between flashcards a...
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  10 PMP Exam Questions from Best Sample Questions

A set of 10 free sample questions for the PMP exam from Best Sample Questions: 10 Free Questions for the PMP exam from Best Sample Questions...
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  Passed PMP Exam: Nitin's Success Story

Nitin Maheshwari passed his PMP exam recently and shared this story for the PMP aspirants following him: ==================================...
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  PMP Exam Lessons Learned by Daniel Takara (passed on June 22, 2010)

PMP exam lessons learned by Daniel Eiki Uehara Takara, PMP (Brazil): ============================================================ Hi, After ...
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  Comprehensive Study Notes for the PMP Exam

Here's a set of good, comprehensive and well-organized study notes for the PMP exam, contributed by a member of PM Zilla forum: Comprehe...
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  Free PMP and PgMP Sample Questions

A set of 320 questions for the PMP exam and another 60 for the PgMP: Free PMP version 4 and PgMP questions
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  Difference between Product Scope and Project Scope

A YouTube video explaining the difference between Product Scope and Project Scope: DIfference between Product Scope and Project Scope You m...
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  Work Authorization Document Sample

I posted a sample Work Authorization Document before. Here's another good sample: Work Authorization System
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  PMP Practice Exams: 500+ Free Questions from PM Road Trip

Here's a set of free PMP certification study material and a huge set of free practice questions from Project Management Road Trip: Free...
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  Comparison of Critical Path Method (CPM) and Critical Chain Project Management (CCPM)

Here's a good article that explains the Critical Path Method (CPM) and Critical Chain Project Management (CCPM) approaches with the help...
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  Organizational Structure and their Influences on Projects

Babou from the Leadership Champions blog explains the organizational structures and their influences on projects in his unique and creative ...
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  99-Point PMP Exam Success Formula by Alok Sharma

Alok Sharma passed his PMP exam on April 12, 2010 with good grades. He has compiled a very useful list of study notes for PMP certification,...
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  James Tan's Journey Toward Earning the PMP

James Tan passed his PMP exam a few weeks ago. He shared a detailed account of his journey. I think it's one of the better lessons learn...
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  Prasannaa's Success Story - Passed PMP on Apr 15, 2010

Prasannaa S. passed his PMP exam on Apr 15, 2010. He is sharing his success story with us here. In Prasannaa's words: =================...
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  Online Study Tool for Project Management Processes

I came across a very nice online tool to study the 42 Project Management Processes from the PMBOK Guide 4th Edition. You can review the proc...
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  Project Management Knowledge Assessment for PMBOK Guide 4th Edition from PMI

If you had been looking for some good sample exams for your PMP exam, you might want to consider the official Project Management Knowledge A...
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  200 Free PMP Exam Questions from Simplilearn

200 Free PMP Exam Questions from Simplilearn: 200 Free PMP Exam Questions from Simplilearn Note: You need to register to gain access.
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  The Test of all Tests - PMI Audit

Derek Huether from The Critical Path has posted, what I believe is the most informative article that I have seen, on the PMI audit. His pers...
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  Got PMP? What next?

I came across a good article on Sridhar Peddisetty's blog on Advanced Project Management Certificate from Stanford University (SCPM). T...
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  Work Authorization System - Sample

According to the PMBOK Guide, 4th Edition, Work Authorization system is a subsystem of the overall project management system. It is a collec...
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  2010 PMP Exam Simulation Software: 6,000 Questions Based on PMBOK 4th Edition

I came across this new PMP Exam simulation software on Amazon that offers 6000 questions based on PMBOK Guide 4th edition. It comes on a CD-...
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  Deepak's Lessons Learned - Passed PMP Exam on Mar 23, 2010

Deepak passed his PMP exam on couple days ago. He has some really useful tips to share. Here are his lessons learned: =====================...
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  200-Question Full Length PMP Practice Exam from Edwel Programs

Here's a 200-question full-length PMP practice exam from Edwel Programs: Edwel Programs: 200-Question Full Length PMP Practice Exam I ...
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  PMP Exam Lessons Learned and Tips from Ramesh Kumar, PMP

Ramesh Kumar passed his PMP exam earlier this week. He has shared his lessons learned and some very useful tips to help his fellow project m...
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  Economic Value Added, Net Present Value and Expected Present Value

Before I go into today's tip, I have some news for you - a good news and a not so good news. Which one do you want to hear first? OK, le...
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  Conflict Resolution Techniques for PMP Certification

Here's an article that explains the conflict resolution techniques in a clear, crisp and concise manner: Conflict Resolution Techniques ...
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  PMTarget: 70 PMP Exam Sample Questions

Here's a set of 70 PMP exam sample questions from PM Target: PMTarget: 70 PMP Exam Sample Questions
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  Rolled Throughput Yield (RTY)

Here's a link from Books24x7 that explains the concepts of Yield and Rolled Throughput Yield (RTY) very nicely with an example: Chapter...
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  Why Become PMP Certified

Top 6 reasons for Project Managers to become PMP certified: Why Become PMP Certified
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  How to Report the Status of a Project

Who should receive a Status Report? What information should be included in a status report? Read this article to find out: How to Report the...
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  PMCentersUSA Complimentary Webinars

Attend complimentary webinars from PMCentersUSA and earn 0.5 PDU per session for your PMP re-certification: PMCentersUSA Complimentary Webin...
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  Importance of Statement of Work (SOW)

Is a Statement of Work (SOW) really important on a project? Read the following article to find out more: Is a Statement of Work Really Impor...
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  What is a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)?

An informative 3-part series on Work Breakdown Structure (WBS): What is a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)?
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  Benefits of a Gantt Chart

I didn't know that a humble Gantt Chart has so many benefits. Read this article to find out more: Top Ten Benefits of a Gantt Chart
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  Risk Breakdown Structure (RBS)

Read this short article on Risk Breakdown Structure (RBS) and make sure that you understand the advantages of this Risk Management tool: Ris...
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  Risk Register

What does a Risk Register contain? Read the following article to find out: Risk Register
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  PMI Glossary of Terms

PMI Glossary of Terms for your reference: PMI Glossary of Terms
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  Webinar on Organizational Assessment - 1 PDU

This webinar discusses assessments in general, and two models in particular - OPM3 from PMI and aPRO from asapm. You will learn the value as...
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  30 Free PMP Exam Questions from Mosaic Projects

Here's a set of 30 free PMP exam sample questions from Mosaic Project: 30 Free PMP Exam Questions from Mosaic Projects
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  PMP Exam Flashcards

Here's a new set of Flashcards for PMP Exam preparation, offered by Derek Huether from The Critical Path . You have a few choices - subs...
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  PMP Exam Lessons Learned by Suresh Babu (passed on Feb 24, 2010)

PMP Exam Lessons Learned by my friend and colleague Suresh Babu: (unedited) ============================================ Friends, I passe...
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  To Complete Performance Index (TCPI)

Here's a good article on To Complete (Cost) Performance Index or TCPI: Earned Value Reporting – To Complete Cost Performance Index Note...
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  PMP Certification Survey Result

Results from a recent survey about PMP Certification show that 71% project managers think that they benefited from their PMP certification. ...
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  PMI Code of Ethics - Series of Articles

Nine (9) percent of PMP exam questions are based on Professional and Social Responsibility. It is very important to understand PMI Code of E...
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  The Project Charter - Your Best Friend

A good and an interesting article to expand your understanding of the Project Charter: Meet Your New Best Friend: The Project Charter
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  PMP Exam Study Tips

Here's a set of really useful study tips (not the usual copy and paste stuff that you see on most sites) from Mark Reynolds, PMP - a mus...
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  Top 100 Project Management Blogs

A great list of the best blogs and sites on Project Management - if you are interested in Project Management, you are sure to love this: Top...
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  Free Book - Risk Management Terminologies

Babou Srinivasan, PMP from Leadership Champions has published a very useful and handy book on Risk Management terminologies. Head over to hi...
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  What is Project Contingency?

What is Contingency, and how to apply it on Projects: Project Contingency
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  A Tip for Solving Communication Channels Questions

A common question about the number of communication channels on a project is something like this: ================ You have 8 members on a ...
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  3 Important Tips for PMP Exam Preparation

Should I try to memorize the content, or should I try to understand it? Can I avoid reading the PMBOK guide? Here's an article that give...
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  Common Misconception of PMP Certification

I stumbled upon this interesting article on Project Management Tips about a common misconception about PMP Certification. I'm inclined ...
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  Success factors for Fixed Bid Projects

An information article offering good and practical advice for success on a Fixed Bid projects: 5 Intricacies of Fixed Bid Projects
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  Communications Management Concepts

Here are some good reference material on Communications Management. Please keep in mind that the notes are aligned with PMBOK Guide, 3rd Edi...
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  Way2PMP: 26 PMP Exam Sample Questions

Here's a set of new PMP exam sample questions from Way2PMP: 26 PMP Exam Sample Questions from Way2PMP (new)
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  Comparison of PMP Certification Training Providers

Here's a good comparison of 4 popular PMP certification training providers: Comparison of PMP Training Providers If you have experience...
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  20 PMP Exam Sample Question on iPhone

iStudy PMP Exam is a new PMP exam simulator app for the iPhone. You can get the trial version, which comes with 20 sample questions, free fr...
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  PMI's PDU Category Caps and Rules

Most new PMPs think that earning 60 PDUs for PMP re-certification is more difficult than passing the PMP exam itself. This is anything, but ...
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  50 Sample Questions for the PMP Exam

Here's a set of 50 sample questions for the PMP exam. After you review the questions, please post your review comments and help your fel...
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  PMBOK Dictionary for PMP Exam (PMBOK 4)

I came across this good glossary of terms for the PMP exam. It has been updated for PMBOK Guide, Fourth Edition. PMBOK Dictionary for PMP Ex...
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  Reporting Ethics Violation to PMI - When is it Appropriate?

9% of the PMP exam questions are based on Professional and Social Responsibility, and you are bound to see questions on ethics violation rep...
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  Critical Chain Project Management

If you are a certified PMP looking for ways to improve your project management knowledge, or you are a project manager preparing for the PMP...
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  How to submit PMP PDUs to PMI

PMI updated their Continuing Certification Requirements (CCR) System a few months ago. If you are a certified PMP, haven't used the new ...
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  Project Quality Planning

Do you understand the difference between Project Quality and Product Quality? Do you want a quick refresher on Project Quality Planning term...
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  The Mathematics of Project Contracts

If you are preparing for the PMP exam, you'll definitely find today's tip useful. I've got a link to a chapter on Project Contra...
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  The Pareto Principle - An Interesting Read

Pareto Charts, which are based on Pareto Principle, are one of the tools in Perform Quality Control. Here's an interesting read on Paret...
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  Tips for Creating Network Diagrams

Here are some do's and don'ts (or rather only don'ts) to keep in mind while creating a Network Diagram: The 12 Crimes of Critica...
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  Is PMP Just a Job-Hunting Tool?

Does a PMP certificate automatically make a person a better project manager? Or not having a PMP certificate mean that the person is not a g...
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  An Earned Value Tutorial - Earn 2 PDUs too!

Here's a good tutorial on Earned Value Management. Interestingly, if you are a certified PMP, you can take a small quiz at the end of th...
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  Project Selection Techniques and Risk Management

Here's a good article on the importance of Risk Management in Project Selection. If you are preparing for the PMP exam, you may be able ...
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  Do Project Management Certifications Matter?

Here's an excellent article on Network World analyzing the importance of Project Management certifications. The key messages in this art...