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Path to Project Management Excellency:


Overcoming your fear of Project Management is like any other task: it must be approached one step at a time, with hard work and dedication.  To help you through your journey from Team Member to Senior PM, here are some sign posts to  guide your way. Each step above (see diagram)  is associated with a role below.


1. Team Member: A team member’s focus should be on completing project tasks and gaining an understanding of project management.  At this point you are ready to climb to the next step. (Suggested Course: Project Management Basics) 


2. Project Expeditor/ Coordinator: A project expeditor/coordinator assists the project manager with communications, project records and status by using  PM tools and techniques. (Suggested Courses: Managing your Project using MS Project; Project Management Tools & Techniques; Managing Project Communications)


3. Junior Project Manager: A Junior Project Manager manages small to medium size projects, and is comfortable using PM techniques to achieve the business results. A

Junior PM can pursue the PMI® CAPM Certification to gain an edge over the competition. (Suggested Courses: CAPM® Certification Exam Review) 


4. Project Manager: A Project Manager can tailor standard project management tools and techniques to manage important initiatives. At this point, a project manager can pursue the PMP® Certification to gain international recognition. (Suggested Courses: PMP® Certification Exam Review) 


5. Senior Project Manager: Finally, a Senior PM uses innovative and adaptive  techniques to create his/her own style, and ensures the success of  large as well as extreme projects. (Suggested Courses to maintain PMP Status: Advanced Project Management Workshop; Managing Project Change; Project Office Implementation) 


Want to reach the end point?

Need help along the way?

Find a complete list of our courses at:

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Corporate Lesson 1:

A turkey was chatting with a bull. "I would love to be able to get to the top of that tree," sighed the turkey, “but I haven't got the energy". "Well, why don't you nibble on my droppings?" replied the bull. "They're packed with nutrients." The turkey pecked at a lump of dung and found that it gave him enough strength to reach the lowest branch of the tree. The next day, after eating some more dung, he reached the second branch. Finally, after a fourth night, there he was, proudly perched at the top of the tree. Soon a farmer spotted him, and shot the turkey out of the tree.

Moral of the story: Bull dung might get you to the top, but it will not keep you there. 

Corporate Lesson 2:

A crow was sitting on a tree, doing nothing all day. A rabbit asked him,

 "Can I also sit like you and do nothing all day long?"  The crow

 answered: "Sure, why not". So, the rabbit sat on the ground below

the crow, and rested. A fox jumped on the rabbit and ate it.

Moral of the story:  To be sitting and doing nothing, you must be sitting very high up.

Corporate Lesson 3:

In Africa, every morning a gazelle awakens knowing that it must outrun the fastest lion if it wants to stay alive.

Every morning, a lion wakes up knowing it must run faster than the slowest gazelle or it will starve to death.

Moral of the story: It makes no difference whether you are a gazelle or a lion: When the sun comes up, you had better be on the move.

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Special Message From the President of Medhira Enterprises: Reaching the 5 Year Mark



Path to Project Management Excellency:







6th Annual Int'l Smart Sourcing Conference



What is the Difference Between

A Manager & A Leader?



Information for Students



Project Success Criteria:

Research Results Revealed



Project Management Salaries In

The IT Industry. Knowing what

you’re worth.



Fun With Project Management


Contact us at:

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2007 Project Management Salaries

In The IT Industry

Knowing what you’re worth.



How to cope with demanding project sponsor?

Certification Magazine found that salaries for workers in project management were among the highest for all IT specialties.


The latest data from Certification Magazine’s 2006 annual salary survey indicates:


· Project Management Professional (PMP®) credential holders earned among the highest salaries for all IT workers who hold professional certifications.

· Out of 22 IT specialties, project management average salaries were reported as the fifth highest at $85,590.

· Only four IT specializations showed higher average annual salaries: information security at an average of $93,500; network design at $89,770; storage at $87,390; and system integration at $86,840.

· PMP credential holders earned an average salary of $95,430, the 10th highest salary level.

· Having at least one certification resulted in a salary increase of 12 percent.

· Women earned almost exactly the same amounts as men. (Surprise, Surprise)


The reported rewards were more than monetary. A majority of respondents believed that their certification increased their confidence and garnered greater respect from management and colleagues.


Certification Magazine (ISSN 1529-6903) is published monthly by MediaTec Publishing, Inc., Oakland, California, USA.



What is the

Difference Between

A Manager & A Leader?



Managers Manage


· Provide the vision

· Maintain the status quo

· Assist others to act

· Monitor and control

· Institutionalize the way


Leaders Lead


· Create a shared vision

· Challenge the status quo

· Enable others to act

· Encourage the heart

· Model the way


“Project Managers: Having the "Right Stuff,", presented at NASA Project Management Challenge 2006, NASA by Dr. Jerry Mulenburg, PMP®  NASA Ames Research Center



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Information for Students

       Find out how you can become a project manager

Would you like to begin your career with project management credentials?  PMI’s Certificate of Associate Project Manager (CAPM®) is just what you need to jumpstart your career. Take the 24 hour project management class, CAPM® Prep Course, offered by Medhira Enterprises. Complete the PMI’s CAPM® application, pass the test and Voila! You can add CAPM® alongside your list of current credentials. After gaining three+ years of project management experience, you can pursue the PMP® certification. Eventually you can top it off by becoming a Program Management Professional, PgMP®

Helpful links for students    

             6th Annual

            Int'l Smart Sourcing Conference

 September 6-7, 2007,

Atlantic City, NJ


Medhira Enterprises is proud to collaborate with CENTER FOR GLOBAL OUTSOURCING to bring learning and networking opportunities to you. Learn about organizational, management, legal, security, cultural,   temporal, and privacy challenges in different phases of the   Outsourcing Life Cycle. 


· PMI Members get a discounted rate of $450


· NYU Students (Business Project Management Certification) get a discounted rate of $300


Visit for details and for instructions to obtain discounts.


(Anita Dhir will be presenting at the conference)

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Medhira Enterprises


Message From 

  The President

Reaching the 5 Year Mark

Dear Colleagues, Business Partners and Friends,


I am excited to bring you the second issue of the Medhira Enterprises newsletter as we celebrate our fifth year in business.


The last five years have been exalting, satisfying and meaningful. Business has grown. We are pleased to say that offering our best effort has resulted in client referrals and repeat business—the ultimate sign of customer satisfaction.


Our mission is still as clear as the day we defined it and embracing it for the past five years has strengthened our vision. We continue to maintain our customer focus and to believe that adding value for our clients is critical.


During this past year, we have streamlined our operations, improved customer interaction and sharpened our focus on the ultimate results.


We were successful in penetrating the Indian market. Our corporate clients included Symphony & Medha services and our collaborators were Bombay Management Association (BMA) & PMI Mumbai. Our US client base has also grown to include siegel+gale, Scholastic, Emerging Health IT.


We appreciate your calls, referrals and especially your requests to collaborate for success.


Anita Dhir


August 2007





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