PM-Insider Newsletter

Released: April 2023

This April: Project Leadership: Key Skills and Characteristics of Effective Project Leaders

Project management is a challenging and dynamic field that requires effective leadership to succeed. The success of a project largely depends on the ability of the project leader to manage the team, communicate effectively, motivate and inspire team members, and steer the project towards success. In this article, we will explore the key skills and characteristics of effective project leaders and provide insights on how to communicate, motivate, and inspire your team to achieve project success.

Nearing: Portfolio Management Live-Virtual Course on April 14Up next: Project Portfolio Management Summit

What we have for you this April:

Our focus in April is Making Project Portfolio Management Work:

Project portfolio management (PPM) is new and exciting, and it offers an unique set of value propositions that ultimately lead to greater award and value for the performing organizations. In this month’s article, we will explore five core values. But just as important, to make these values real, we are inviting all project portfolio professionals, current or aspiring, to join our upcoming summit on June 2nd.  Read our recent article on how we are contributing to make project portfolio management work for you and your organization.

Nearing: Portfolio Management Professional (PfMP) Live Virtual Course

The best time to take the Portfolio Management Certification depends on several factors, such as your professional goals, experience, and current knowledge of portfolio management. However, generally speaking, it is recommended to take the certification after gaining some practical experience in portfolio management and after acquiring a solid understanding of the fundamental concepts and principles of portfolio management.

It is important to note that most portfolio management certifications have prerequisites that require a minimum level of education or experience. Therefore, it is important to review the certification requirements and ensure that you meet them before applying for the certification exam.

    Project Portfolio Management Summit

    The theme of this summit is “Making Project Portfolio Management Work: Current and Emerging Practices”.  The focus will be on sharing good practices, currently being implemented by portfolio management professionals around the world.  In addition to gaining new insights, each of the sessions will also provide practical tips and tools to aid in the implementation of these concepts.

     We also learned from multiple people that while they would like to attend, the time zone does not work for them. Thus, we are also offering a recorded version only, for $49.  

    Accelerated Learning – Power Up Your Productivity: Essential Project Management Tactics for Everyone 

    We designed a short, half day course for busy professionals who often work on projects.  This course highlights eight essential tactics for all professionals, not must project managers, to more effectively tackle their tasks and achieve their goals. 

    For a limited time only, the pre-registration fee for this course is $49 with significant discounts for teams.  Click the button below to learn more.


    Portfolio Management Professional (PfMP) Face to Face Classroom Course

    1. Portfolio Management Professional Bootcamp – June 26-27, 2023
    2. Program Management Professional Bootcamp – September 25-26, 2023

    * The training site is located at 25 Pompton Ave, Suite 101, Verona, NJ 07044.

    Portfolio Management Professional (PfMP) Live Virtual Course

    Apr 14, 21, 28, 2023 (1 PM – 5 PM US ET) <- Live Virtual

    June 2, 9, 16, 2023 (1 PM – 5 PM US ET) <- Live Virtual

    Program Management Professional (PgMP)

    May 10, 17 & 24, 2023 (1 PM – 5 PM US ET) <- Live Virtual

    Sep 25-26, 2023 (9 AM – 5 PM US ET) <- F2F Classroom* (see location above)

    Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) - Live Virtual

    5/29, 5/31, 6/2, 6/5, 6/7, 6/9, 6/12, 6/14, 6/16, 2023 : 7 PM – 10 PM US ET

    Agile Certified Professional (PMI-ACP) – Live Virtual

    Apr 6, 13, 20, 2023 (6 PM – 10 PM US ET)​

    Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP) – Live Virtual

    Apr 4, 11, 18, 2023 (6 PM – 10 PM US ET)


    As a special offer to the PM-Insider Newsletter readers, we are issuing a time-limited discount of 10% off any of our courses in 2023 by using Coupon Code “MARCH2023”; this is valid until end of March 2023.

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