Husam Khalil has 11+ years of work experience in the construction industry. He is skilled in the area of project management, project planning, project control, strategic management, cost control, and more. He is also skilled in technologies like primavera, Microsoft Project, Microsoft Office, and more. He holds PMI PMP, PMI SP, and PMI RMP certifications as well. Currently, he is working as Senior Planning Engineer at Alsaad General Contracting LTD.

He has recently reviewed the uCertify PMI SP course and provided his valuable feedback. Check out:

Husam Khalil: uCertify PMI SP Course Review

“I have reviewed uCertify PMI SP course and I found it very useful for the certification exam prep. The course provides practice tests along with chapters that help learn key concepts of the exam.

The course also offers a study planner that measures the time required for students to prepare for the certification. I recommend this course to candidates who are preparing for the PMI SP certification exam.”

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Project management plays an important role in the organization’s growth. It is a crucial element of organization irrespective of the team because learning the best project management methods offers a strong foundation as well as builds an effective project management team. This is the reason a lot of aspirants go for the project management certifications like PMP, Project+, PRINCE2 that can validate your skills and knowledge of this field. Many aspiring managers are opting for the widely recognized PRINCE2 certification these days. 

5 Things to Know About PRINCE2 Certification

What is PRINCE2 Certification?

PRINCE2 stands for PRojects IN Controlled Environments. This certification is a collection of process-based methods for effective project management used extensively by the UK Government and worldwide. There are over 1 Million PRINCE2 certified professionals are currently working in 150 countries worldwide. This certification develops skills that help in delivering and managing projects. The stats show 67% (3 out of 5 approx.) project success rate for project managers with PRINCE2 qualification. This certification is also very helpful in your career advancement in this field, according to reports, 88% of professionals have said that PRINCE2 had helped them in career growth.

PRINCE2 certification outlines the following eight processes:

  1. Startup
  2. Direction
  3. Initiation
  4. Stage control
  5. Stage boundary management
  6. Planning
  7. Product delivery management
  8. Closing

The PRINCE2 certification is divided into two main levels, Foundation and Practitioner.

  1. PRINCE2 Foundation: This certification proves that the candidate has the required knowledge of the PRINCE2 methods well enough and can work effectively with, or as a member of, a project management team.

Examination format

  • 60 minutes 
  • 60 questions
  • 55% passing marks
  1. PRINCE2 Practitioner: This certification is ideal for professionals starting a career in the field of managing projects. This could be as part of a formal project management function or a role which involves project management as part of day-to-day work.  

Examination format

  • 150 minutes
  • 68 questions
  • 55% passing marks

Interested in preparing for the PRINCE2 exam? Pick a leading and renowned learning platform so that you can gain the skills in that domain. You can try uCertify courses, as provides skills and knowledge in the most interactive manner.

Most of the time, marketers are believed to be creative geniuses who are able to produce ideas by putting their innovative skills to work, without possessing too much organizational or project management talents.

While this can be true in some cases, as even John William Gardner once said that “Creative minds are rarely tidy”, it is precisely creativity that can help the creative content marketers turn into strong project managers. With a little bit of discipline, planning, and teamwork, combined with your creativity, you can turn project management into a piece of cake.

5 Project Management Tips For Creative Content Marketers

Below are some tips to help you achieve your goals and keep your team focused.

Don’t Over-complicate Things

The road to reaching the best results is often the simplest one. When developing a project, you don’t have to come up with complex charts and plans, but simply create a formula and stick to it. A simple only needs to contain an outline of the entire development of the project, split up into steps. This is as simple as it can get:

  • Initiate: Determining what type of project is best for marketing your business, based on your goals;
  • Plan: After deciding on your project, it’s time to outline how you are going to develop it;
  • Execute: This phase involves putting everything into motion towards creating the project;
  • Monitor and control: Constantly reviewing the team’s progress;
  • Close: Reviewing how the project helped your business grow.  

Have Clearly Defined Goals

In order for you and your team to know what type of projects are worth putting your effort into, you need to have clear goals and be aware of what you want to achieve. For example, if your main goals are to increase traffic and subscribers, while also build a larger customer base, you need to put all your time end effort into projects that will help your business achieve that.

Make sure to keep your goals reasonable and realistic, otherwise, you might find yourself biting more than you can chew. If you present your team with a list of 15 projects that need to be accomplished by the end of the week, they might not know exactly where and how to start working towards them. And, most importantly, they might not know which of them are going to better help the business achieve the set goals.  

This is why prioritizing is extremely important. To prioritize your project, you can choose a simple rating method, where you can list all your projects and rate them on a scale of 1 to 5. “5” means the project will significantly help you achieve your goals, while “1” means it can probably wait a bit more.

Evaluate Your Resources

After you have decided on a project, it is time to determine what resources go into its development. This includes tools and budget, as well as talent. Your project should not be influenced by the resources, but the other way around.

“Projects that could really impress your audience should not be set aside, just because you don’t consider you have the necessary resources. Instead, work towards obtaining them. This is where the creative genius inside you has to come out and do what it knows best: get creative,” says James Daily, head of the content department at FlashEssay.

Keep in mind that sometimes, it is better to concentrate all your resources towards a project that could drive immense growth for your business, rather than divide them into multiple projects that will only drive moderate growth.

Schedule Your Tasks

When working at a project, you might find it more effective to break the project into separate tasks and set deadlines for them. This way, you can focus on finishing them in order of importance for the main project.

Hold a meeting with the entire team involved in the project execution and start splitting the tasks based on each member’s skills. This way, you can make sure that everyone is contributing to the project in the best possible way. Make sure to ask for time estimates as soon as everyone knows what their task is, in order to make sure you will hit your deadline.

It might be best to plan everything with a calendar that everyone has access to, in order to get things done in a more effective way. This will ensure that everybody knows exactly when the deadline is, what their tasks are what other important events might happen along the way. On the other hand, this will give you a clear view and, in case something does not go as planned, you will know whom you need to talk to.

Plan Constant Reviews

In order to avoid unplanned situations, such as one member of the team not completing their task, you need to constantly review the progress.

“Simply asking everybody where they are with their task can sometimes be enough to give you a clear idea, but it is better to schedule regular meetings, in order to gather the whole team and receive updates on their progress. Based on the deadline, the meetings can be scheduled daily, twice a week or even weekly,” advises Veronica Wright, CEO at Resumes Centre.

Good creative content gets done better when you have a clear strategy in mind, and by applying project management methodologies, you can achieve exactly that and much more. This way, deadlines will not be a scary date on a calendar anymore, but a clear milestone towards your final project.

Danielle Levsky is an experienced Project Manager with industry knowledge in instructional design, blended learning, curriculum development, graphic design, UX, and more. She is currently working as a Technical Instructional Design Specialist at BenchPrep. Recently, she reviewed the uCertify Project Management for Engineering and Technology course. We are happy to share the feedback that she provided:

Project Management for Engineering & Technology Guide Review

“I found the chapters and visual representation of the Project Management for Engineering and Technology course effective. The elements of the course, pre-assessment, chapters & lessons, and post-assessment, are based on exam objectives. The results page for the pre-assessment was helpful in understanding how my score correlated to certain lessons and subjects within the course allowing the learner to see which answers were correct/incorrect was also helpful.”

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Jarosław Szpakowski has over 17+ years of experience in Information Technology Domain and is currently working as Technical Support Engineer at Network Protection. He holds his expertise in  Java and JavaScript, Linux/Unix experience, Maintain technical data reports, Microsoft SQL server, OSX, Programming, Project management, etc. Jaroslaw successfully qualified 7+ IT certification namely: Cisco Certified Network Associate Cyber Ops (CCNA Cyber Ops), CompTIA Security+, Palo Alto Networks Accredited Configuration Engineer (6.0, 7.0), Palo Alto Networks Accredited Sales Expert 3.0, , NSE 5 Network Security Analyst, FireEye Systems Engineer (FSE) and, Network Security Associate. He recently accessed uCertify Cisco CCNA 200-125 course and labs and provided a feedback that we are happy to share with you:

Jarosław Szpakowski Reviewed uCertify Cisco CCNA 200-125 Course

The uCertify Cisco CCNA  200-125 platform and courseware are very easy to understand with good and good questions and explanation, tips and tricks, videos that will help you gain better knowledge. I thoroughly enjoyed this course.

I really Liked their ADA feature, they thought about people with disability so that they can also gain knowledge without any difficulty. The features include:

  • The Text-to-speech reads the text into spoken words.
  • Interactive videos, how-tos videos come with transcripts and voice-over.
  • Interactive transcripts, each word is clickable.
  • Students can clip a specific part of the video by clicking on a word or a portion of the text.

uCertify is something where you can get plenty of practice exam based question under one roof. If you only use uCertify for your preparation then I can guarantee you that you will pass your exam with good marks. 

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