Project ManagementCorporate Training and Professional Education at USF helps you stay on top of your professional game. Check out the official USF Career Charge blog!


Project Management for Beginners

From kids’ birthday parties to home renovations, everyone has managed a project at some point in their personal lives. And chances are, you’ve managed a project or two at work, even if project manager isn’t in your job title. Do you enjoy the responsibilities and want to make a career out of it? If so, our project management for beginners guide can help you enter this burgeoning field or take on new tasks in your current role.


The High Priority of Project Management

What do a dinner party, family vacation, and new advertising campaign have in common? They’re all examples of projects. And while those endeavors have very different purposes, similar applications can be applied to define, prepare for, and see each one through—successfully! There’s a pretty good chance you’ve already served in the role of project manager but didn’t stop to think of yourself as one. Even if you don’t have the official title, you’ve likely supervised any number of temporary, multi-stepped tasks. Am I right?


5 Current Project Management Trends to Keep You Ahead

Project managers tend to be highly organized, structured thinkers, which is another way of saying that project management is not a field known for its creativity and flexibility. However, the worldwide upheaval of the last two years has influenced the best project managers to embrace change in technology, strategy, tools, relationships, and processes, transforming the set-in-its-ways PM domain. Check out 5 current project management trends to keep you ahead of your less resilient competition.


Benefits of PMP Certification on Your Career

More than a million project management professionals across the globe have earned the prestigious PMP certification, making it the most widely recognized (and sought-after) credential in the industry. It can be a time-consuming process to prepare for the rigorous exam, but the rewards of passing it are significant. From earning a higher salary to scoring the most challenging projects, here are the benefits of PMP certification that make it a worthwhile investment in your career.


Easy Ways to Earn PDUs for PMP Recertification

Congratulations! You’ve passed your PMP exam and you’re officially a certified Project Management Professional. You should celebrate this accomplishment and all the hours that went into it. Once you’re done celebrating, ensure that you don’t have to study for this test again by preparing for your PMP recertification.


Benefits of PMP Certification vs Alternate Certifications

The Project Management Professional (PMP®) certification is the preeminent professional credential for project managers. That’s a bold statement to open this article with, but I’m hoping it’s compelling enough to make you keep reading. It’s not just the complexity of the test, the vast body of knowledge, or the exclusivity that makes it such a special credential. After all, there are more than 1 million PMP® certification holders worldwide. So, why should you consider joining this group and taking advantage of the benefits of PMP certification? Well, for starters, you should understand your alternatives.


Six Tips for Remote Project Management

If you’re a traditional project manager who recently joined the army of newly remote workers, trying to shepherd projects to completion can feel disorienting. In-person meetings where you can observe body language? Gone. Dropping by a colleague’s cubicle for an impromptu status check? Kaput. Taking the team out to lunch to celebrate a milestone? Not happening.


Tips for Managing Virtual Teams Successfully

The coronavirus pandemic has left millions of well-trained managers the world over wondering if the rules of leadership designed for a collective workplace still apply. Like the times we live in, the answer is not straightforward. Some things about managing personnel remain the same, but many new challenges, both operational and emotional, have erupted in the work-from-home ecosystem. If you’re an executive or boss in charge of off-site employees, we invite you to embrace the conversion to distance-leading with our tips for managing virtual teams successfully.