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miércoles, 27 de febrero de 2013

February PMI Madrid Chapter meeting

Yesterday afternoon took place the PMI Madrid Chapter meeting that is hold on a monthly basis.

In the meeting, two main topics were covered:

- Microsoft Project Online and Project 365 (highlights of the main new features and a demo)
- Volunteering opportunities for working in "microprojects"

I will elaborate more the content of both topics in future posts.

In the meantime, more information about Project Online and Project 365 can be found in this link:

Project Online and Project 365 - MS

martes, 26 de febrero de 2013

What is OSS/BSS?

Last year I have been extremely busy leading an MVNO deployment for an operator in Spain and that is the reason why I have not been able to keep posting information in this blog. Once that project has been succesfully concluded, I will keep updating the blog with information that I think could be relevant for the PM´s.

My experience is mostly based in managing projects in the BSS and OSS area. For those of you who don´t know what is OSS/BSS, this video is very interesting!

What is OSS/BSS?

jueves, 21 de febrero de 2013

PMBOK 5th edition release

A new release of the PMBOK (5th edition) is already available for all PMI members. It can be downloaded at

The Fifth Edition continues to reflect the evolving knowledge within the profession of project management. Like previous editions it represents generally recognized good practice in the profession.

The major updates to the Fifth Edition are summarized below:

■ The content from Section 3 “The Standard for Project Management of a Project” has been
moved to Annex A1.  The new Section 3 addresses project management processes and Process
Groups as in previous editions.

■ A new Knowledge Area has been created called “Project Stakeholder Management” that
increases the focus on identifying and engaging stakeholders. This increases the number of
Knowledge Areas from nine to ten.

■ Four planning processes have been added to reinforce the concept that each major Knowledge
Area has a planning process focusing on how that area will be planned and executed.

A comparison between both releases can be found in these links:

PMBOK v5 - 47 processes

PMBOK v4 - 42 processes