What do an Uber driver, a scrum master, a freelance designer, and a contract project manager / product owner have in common? The answer is that they are all a part of the gig economy.
One of the fastest growing trends in employment is a move away from full-time contracts. Instead, both employers and workers are pursuing alternative arrangements, including temporary or project-based contracts.
It wasn’t that long ago that people graduating from college or university would go searching for a permanent position with regular pay periods, consistent hours and employee benefits. However, the proportion of such jobs is shrinking.
The emergence of new digital technologies has meant a shift in companies’ employment strategies. They are looking to reduce their costs by hiring less full-time staff in favor of short-term support based on immediate needs.
On the flip side, peoples’ preferences regarding job structures are also changing. Workers have realized that contracting out their services to a mix of companies allows them flexibility in determining the amount of time they spend working and the types of work they do.
Where the two sides meet is where we find the gig economy.
Those participating in the gig economy call themselves freelancers, independent professionals, contract workers and independent contractors. It’s easy to think of this group as a bunch of millennials looking to escape the traditional 9 to 5, but among those participating in the gig economy are experienced nurses, project managers, scrum masters, agile coaches, engineers and marketing consultants.
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Evening Webinar with Dr. Jonathan Reed
What’s New in the PMBOK (7th Edition) and
the PMP Exam
Thursday, March 25th and 6:00 PM
Join us for a virtual webinar to learn about the new changes to the PMP exam and understand PMI’s new framework of 12 principles and 8 domains for the project management body of knowledge.
This live webinar will address the changes from the 6th edition to the 7th edition of the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) Guide which is scheduled for release on March 31, 2021. Both the PMBOK Guide and the ANSI standard will replace the traditional framework of process groups and knowledge areas with a new framework addressing the principles and domains of project management. The new PMP certification exam was released on January 2, 2021 and now addresses a balance of adaptive (agile) and predictive (waterfall) methodologies.
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PMP LIVE BOOTCAMP (VIRTUAL CLASSROOM)
35 hours of Live virtual instructor led training by the Peak Trainer Team
Classes held on 5 consecutive Saturdays between April 10 and May 8
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM EST
PMI Space Coast has partnered with Peak Business Management, as an Authorized Training Partner (ATP) to provide our first PMP bootcamp of the year! The new exam has changed as of January 2, 2021 and the Peak Trainer team can get you where you need to pass the exam. If you are planning on taking the PMP exam this year, don’t miss this class! Register here now!