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Which PMI Credential is Right for me?

The Project Management Institute (PMI)® offers 5 credentials in project management. Are you confused about which is the right one for you? Well, then here I am to help you find an answer.

PMI has a global presence with members in over 170 countries. It is the largest association dedicated to project management in the world. PMI is actively engaged in setting professional standards for project mangers which helps them set themselves apart from the rest of the crowd. PMI credentials…


Added by Cornelius Fichtner on April 7, 2014 at 11:42am — No Comments

Smarter-spending Solutions for State and Local Governments

Measurement is the first step that leads to control and eventually to improvement. If you can’t measure something, you can’t understand it. If you can’t understand it, you can’t control it.  If you can’t control it, you can’t improve it.

-H. James Harrington …


Added by Kara Batt on April 7, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

What type of cloud (Saas, PaaS, IaaS) is best for your organization?

Using SaaS to Solve Problems.

Everybody is talking about the cloud right now. Unfortunately they often aren't making many distinctions. Cloud simply equals…


Added by Joshua Millsapps on April 7, 2014 at 10:59am — No Comments

CM Call on Sustaining Neighborhoods this Thurs.

Our organizational partners at CommunityMatters are hosting another one of their great capacity building calls this Thursday, April 10th, from 4-5pm EST. NCDD is a partner in the CommunityMatters collaboration, and we encourage you to hop on the call and learn with us.


This month, the call is focused on …


Added by Sandy Heierbacher on April 7, 2014 at 9:15am — No Comments

Mandatory e-Government - Is it Possible?

Last week, I was about to attend a fascinating session at the 49th session of the Public Governance Committee at OECD in Paris entitled “Innovative Technologies for Improving Public Sector Governance." Over the course of the day, there were a number of fascinating presenters, including…


Added by GovLoop on April 7, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

Spain tops European elections online debate

Following on from my previous post, here are the latest trends in the online debate about the forthcoming European elections (based on statistics collected during the last week).

The online debate is growing steadily

Overview mentions of European elections 24 March - 6 April

  • There have been more than 200,000 mentions of the European elections during the last seven days (social media, news…

Added by Tony Lockett on April 7, 2014 at 4:15am — No Comments

APSC's current online participation guidance becoming an unwanted and unneeded distraction

There's been a great deal of scrutiny of the APSC's revised guidance on social media participation by public servants since it came into effect in early 2012 (coincidentally about the time I left the public service).

Initially dubbed by some parts of the media as the 'Jericho amendments' (sorry Greg!), the 2012 guidance has regularly been…

Added by Craig Thomler on April 6, 2014 at 11:45pm — No Comments

Ready for the Remote Work Revolution?

Call it what you will: telecommuting, remote work, telework, working from home, etc. Regardless of how one labels it the truth remains the same: telework works, period!

However, for remote work to be successful…


Added by David B. Grinberg on April 6, 2014 at 5:30pm — 6 Comments

New Books Community Garden

I am a part-time YA & Adult Programming Clerk for our County Library, the Main Branch.

Our town has a population of under 30K people. Incomes are disparate from the West to the East. While more than 78% of our town has an income of under 17Gs per year. The other 22% are in the six or seven digit income…


Added by Lori J Latimer on April 5, 2014 at 8:50pm — No Comments

Models and Actuals

Last week I read 2nd Machine Age, which pointed out thatMoore’s Law, that computing power per cost doubles approximately every 18 months and has been chugging along for 60 years, is not a law, but the…

Added by Dick Davies on April 5, 2014 at 6:30pm — No Comments

TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

We were having a very nice week until early Friday morning, when things fell apart.  The jobs report came out, and the market seemed to like it.  Stocks opened higher after the report, but something went very wrong shortly thereafter. 

Despite the big losses on Friday, we actually posted modest gains for the week in the stock…


Added by Tom Crowley on April 5, 2014 at 12:55pm — No Comments

3 social media ideas for internal communicators

Here’s a post I wrote for the IC Space, sharing three social media tips for internal communicator. You can read the original posting over on the UK Government Communications Service websiteThe IC Space is a fantastic place for internal communication professionals across government to learn and network so I…


Added by Helen Reynolds on April 5, 2014 at 9:57am — 2 Comments

Evidence-based analysis of sustainability initiatives. Part 3: Subsidies and externalities.

Energy production from fossil fuels is estimated to cause 30,000 excess deaths per year in the US from pollution.  More US citizen die every year from this pollution than the cumulative deaths from all the years of our recent wars. It causes an estimated 400,000 deaths worldwide. 

On top of this, its global warming costs are estimated to be in the range of trillions of dollars.  



Added by William F. Goetz, MD on April 4, 2014 at 11:30pm — No Comments

States Double Down On Cloud Computing - Don't Miss The Train

"Cloud computing has changed the way that CIOs procure goods and services in the government. The cloud computing train left the station a long time ago, it is more than past time for governments to fully jump on board.” – Meredith Ward.

More than 74% of state CIOs say they have at least one application in the cloud. That’s up from just 33% who answered the question in 2010. These numbers are from a recently released National Association of State Chief Information Officers …


Added by Emily Jarvis on April 4, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

The Coalition’s 2014 Spring Conference is This Next Week!

I can’t believe our Spring Training Conference is already less than a week away, coming up next week on Thursday, April 10th!  As the Vice President of Membership and Marketing here at The Coalition, my number one priority is to form a relationship with each of our members and gain a solid understanding of their business so that we as an organization can help maximize the value The Coalition provides, with the help of your feedback.  Our Spring Training…


Added by Melissa Hudak King on April 4, 2014 at 1:45pm — No Comments

Continuity Planning: Holding the Line, in Rain or Shine

Government does not have the luxury to operate on a strictly 9-5 to basis. To deliver critical services to citizens, agencies of all sizes must be running seven days a week, 24 hours a day.


But what happens during a natural disaster or cyberattack? How do agencies continue providing…


Added by Adrian Pavia on April 4, 2014 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

Create your own Sample Questions for the PMP Exam

One of the best study tools for the PMP Exam are PMP exam sample tests. As you are preparing for the PMP exam you are in fact preparing to take a 200-question multiple choice exam. And just as if you were an Olympic athlete, taking this exam becomes your sport and you have to practice it. Again and again. However, instead of answering someone else’s questions, it is a good thing to create your own.

You may be wondering how in the world you can make up sample questions about a subject…


Added by Cornelius Fichtner on April 4, 2014 at 10:49am — No Comments

What Does Integrated Marketing Mean to the Future of the PR Professional?

This article originally appeared in the April edition of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) magazine, Communication World. 

For years, marketing, advertising, and public relations folks fought over budgets, scopes of work, ownership, and talent. It was an inefficient, yet accepted dance at organizations of all shapes and sizes. There was paid media, and there was…


Added by Steve Radick on April 4, 2014 at 12:30am — No Comments

Phased Retirement - Has Its Time Come?

The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has proposed a “Phased Retirement” program.  Although implementation has not been announced, it may be valuable to our readers to get a jump start on what Phased Retirement is all about.

The Office of Personnel Management realizes the importance of preserving and protecting institutional knowledge.  As federal employees leave the federal service, it is apparent that their physical-selves are not the only aspect of…


Added by Public Sector Retirement on April 4, 2014 at 12:30am — 5 Comments

Help Decide the Top 5 NextGen Lightning Talks - Cast Your Vote Now!

A ‘drug dealer’ in a federal prison. Breaking the ‘other’ glass ceiling. How to stay sane while leaning in. Why biz school + government is the next big thing.

These are just a few of the finalists we’re now…


Added by Catherine Andrews on April 3, 2014 at 3:54pm — No Comments

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