Basic Concepts of Project Management


A project is a

  • Temporary endeavor undertaken to create a unique result (Ex: Product, Service, objective)
  • Has a definite beginning and end
  • Outcome can be tangible or intangible

Example: To construct a building can be classified as an example of a project


Programs are

  • Collection of subprograms, projects or work managed in a coherent fashion in support of a portfolio
  • Subprograms, projects or work may or may not be interdependent

Example: To construct a railway that passes through many states can be considered as a program where building railway tracks in each individual state can be considered as a project


Portfolios are

  • Collection of programs, sub portfolios, projects or work managed in a coherent fashion to achieve a strategic business objective
  • Subprograms, projects or work may or may not be interdependent

Example: A railway portfolio can be a series of railway initiative that is undertaken as a program, project in a coordinated effect to have a good railway system as a  strategic objective

Project Management

  • Application of knowledge, skills, tools and techniques to meet project requirements
  • Accomplished through application and integration of 47 project management processes in a logical manner
  • 47 project management processes is organized into 5 process groups as follows
    • Initiating
    • Planning
    • Executing
    • Monitoring and Controlling
    • Closing
  • Project Management includes a project management plan which is an iterative process done throughout the project

Payments Card Industry Professional certification from PCI Security Standards Council

PCIP certificaiton as it is popularly called is a new certification track from PCI security standards council.So, what is necessity of this certification?

All these days Payment card industry merchants can avail certification from PCI security standards council. As opposed to that there comes a need for individual level certificaiton. To cater this PCIP comes handy
Who can benefit out of it?
As such anyone currently working, looking to start a career can get greatest benefit out of this. This includes
1) Subject Matter experts
2) Program manager
3) Project manager
4) Developer
5) DBA involved in security audit
6) Security professional in payment industry – This gives more weightage than CISSP
7) Infrastructure personnel
8) Governance and risk managers
9) E-commerce professionals
What is format of this training?
It is a self-paced e-learning training that can be taken 24x7x365
Where can I take exam?
In PCI accredited Pearson centres. There are almost 4000 centres

How do I apply for exam?
Visit the PCI website to apply for exam

Web Developer Career Overview

This is a website. when you log into google , google is a website. Who has developed it all? It is none other than a web developer.
So, who is a web developer?
As the two keyword says a person who develops website is a web developer.
so, does the role of a web developer end there? Simple answer is No.
in addition to developing website, a web developer maintain, manages all aspect of website including capacity tuning of site, security implementation in site, making sure the website can handle more traffic by making it scalable , adding content to site [this is very optional] etc
What is needed to find job as a web developer?
Passion towards front-end development, programming language like html to start with really helps. Basics of SQL is definitely needed as information is stored in DB at backend that is pulled and is displayed in front-end UI.
Artistic skills come handy
some collecges offer certificaiton program, associate degree on this skill set
What is future of this profession?
As per bls the job is expected to grow about 15% in next 10 years and starting salary is around $60000. This is a fantastic pay to start with

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