PMBOK Latest Edition in 2017 Q3 – PMBOK 6th Edition

By | 2017-08-22T17:15:24+00:00 August 23rd, 2016|Articles, Free Resources, PMP, Project Management, Readable Blog|

PMBOK New Version is coming up soon on September 6th 2017. All Project Management Professional’s (PMP’s) and the PMP aspirants in almost all industries adopt significant amount of principles, terms and terminologies defined in the PMBOK guide published and circulated by PMI (Project Management Institute).

PMBOK has been considered as a primary source of preparation for all the PMP exam takers and industry veterans to acquire Project Management related knowledge and wisdom. PMBOK also has been a primary source to bring common understanding on the Project Management Lexicon being used by project management professionals across the globe. PMBOK emphasizes on bringing updated PM Process Groups, Relevant Knowledge Areas and also updated Processes with Inputs, Tools and Techniques, and Outputs which serve as a baseline for many who practice Project Management as such.

PMI has been off late publishing the PMBOK guide on a frequent intervals of every 3 to 4 years cycle. PMI updates its global standards (such as PMBOK Guide. The Standard for Program Management. The Standard for Portfolio Management. Organizational Project Management Maturity Model OPM3® ) at least every five years in accordance with ANSI Guidelines.

The PMBOK 4th edition was replaced by PMBOK New Version in Dec 2012 with PMBOK 5th edition. PMI has already announced another PMBOK New Version PMBOK 6th edition coming up in the 2017 Q3. Until the new PMBOK 6th edition is not put in place, the PMP exam takers still need to adopt and learn from the PMBOK 5th Edition as such.

PMI has already started the review of the PMBOK 6th edition draft with volunteers and industry experts. For those experts who are interested in getting involved in shaping the upcoming versions of PMBOK, can directly engage with PMI on this space.

In case you want to review the new upcoming PMBOK 6th edition, you may visit PMI.org and then download the review copy. This would require you to be PMI Member already.

PMP Exam Questions Distribution Pattern

By | 2016-03-08T05:38:18+00:00 January 27th, 2016|Articles, Free Resources, PMP|

PMP Exam Questions Distribution Pattern post the change has been discussed below. The new PMP exam change already happened on 11th Jan 2016. The PMBOK edition remains 5th edition as such – no change in that.

The questions framed in exam are based on the PMP Domain Tasks established by PMI. There are several new tasks published in this new PMP exam change in 2016. For more details on that domain tasks, refer more details our blog. In terms of the PMP Exam Questions distribution is as follows.

Area of Questions Percentage Wise Questions
Initiating 13% 26
Planning 24% 48
Executing 31% 62
Monitoring & Controlling 25% 50
Closing 7% 14
Totals 100% 200

PMI’s code of conduct remains distributed across the 5 Process Groups Exam Questions as always. Total of 200 multiple choice questions to be answered in 4 hours’ time. 25 Questions are pre-test, which are non-scoring questions. 175 Questions are scoring questions based on which the evaluation for PMP credential will be considered pass.

PMP Exam Questions based on PMI’s Role Delineation Study(RDS)

The questions defined in the exam are scenario based. These scenario’s are picked up based on the tasks defined by the PMI’s domain tasks established by PMI’s role delineation study(RDS).

PMI often benchmarks the RDS based on the evolving practices of practising project managers by conducting surveys, questionnaires and interviews. This RDS based domain tasks turned into scenarios for exam questions are a perfect mix to test a project manager’s ability to work as a Project manager and also a testimony of their real time work experience.

How will PMP Exam Questions change impact my PMP Exam passing score?

PMI has not indicated any such passing score change. Passing score which is a guess by many remains still ambiguous. No light on the exact passing score has been published by PMI as such. So in order to beat that ambiguous passing score, it is evident that one has to establish a sufficient at least 85% or more in their high quality mock exams before attempting the real PMP exam.

Join PMP Training. PMI Chapter Trainings or GlobalSkillup?

By | 2016-08-16T21:37:56+00:00 January 13th, 2016|Articles, PMP, Project Management|

Join PMP Training. This is a tough dilemma for many would be PMP aspirants. Should I go for this Training or that Training option? At GlobalSkillup, we often hear from our participants to make a few comparisons, though we see every institution and every company has their own strengths and capabilities, we have made a simple study and highlighted few sections interesting for our participants. Please take a look.

Unique Proposition Value of PMI Chapter as noticed in the Industry:

PMI Chapters are extended hands of PMI itself and provides good quality PMP trainings. The trainings itself are provided by volunteer trainers who are industry working professionals apart from their regular day to day job & passion to be a volunteer. The trainings are primarily oriented & driven based on professionals work experience. Trainings are usually conducted on 2 weekends or 4 days of duration.

Unique Proposition Value of GlobalSkillup as noticed in the Industry:

The GlobalSkillup.com are Project Management Subject Matter Experts delivering tremendous value addition PMP trainings. Trainers are Industry veterans & who are full time professionals delivering the value and knowledge for upcoming Project Managers and Industry working professionals. Trainings are oriented based on an Industrial case study and experiences garnered from multiple corporates. Trainings are imparted in a 1 single stretch of 3 full days of duration so that the break in learning does not happen.

Join PMP Training. Key Similarities among them.

  • Trainers are PMP Certified Professionals
  • Valid 35 Contact Hours of Certificate
  • Covers PMBOK 5th Edition Subject Matter
    • 5 Process Groups, 10 Knowledge Areas, 47 Processes
    • Covers Professional & Social Responsibility
    • Covers a separate session for the Exam Strategy & Preparation
  • Certificate will not be issued without full participation in the event

Should you need further more elaboration on certain factors on How we would enable your learning and PMP achievement, please feel free to connect with us.

Project Manager PMO with PMP

By | 2017-05-17T18:15:29+00:00 January 3rd, 2016|Articles, Free Resources, PMP, Project Management|

Project Manager PMO has Significant role to Play. Let us Learn more about same.

Why PMP and What is it for Project Manager in PMO?

PMP is a global certification valued across industries and countries provided by the Project Management Institute PMI. This credential can be taken up anywhere across the world by the qualified professionals. PMP looks great on the Project Managers resume and gets Project management careers especially Project Manager PMO role easily based on the certification as such. This also proves that an individual has required relevant Project management experience.

Is PMO important in Organization?

PMO stands for Project Management Office in Corporates. PMO establishes authority for the planning of Programs and Projects under the organizational portfolio. Allocating required resources for Project managers like Project Cost, Project Machines, Project Staff and of course the alignment of Projects to the organizational priorities. PMO is important in organization to steer multiple priorities with focussed and guided approach to achieve business vision.

Pmbok Guide for Project Manager

Project Management Institute(PMI) has established a project managers guide to understand the project management framework. This guide is constantly updated with new trends of project managers practice and philosophy. PMBOK itself is industry agnostic and provides generic understanding for upcoming project managers. In fact people thinking and planning to take up PMP certification and training study rigorously through this PMBOK PDF guide. The latest guide release was PMBOK 5th edition in 2013. New PMBOK 6th edition is due in 2017 Q1 end.

Project Management PDF book by PMI as PMBOK

PMBOK by PMI is alternately referred by many as Project Management PDF book and is considered a Project Managers bible to decode the Project management framework and functioning of Project Managers role in a PMO.

Project Planning brings Effectiveness

Often we hear projects fail dramatically. From the PMI’s pulse of the profession magazine released in 2015, it was again evident that improper gathering of the requirements and change in requirements, not planned effectively by Project Manager stood out in proportion to the failures of the Project. To bring effectiveness of the Projects success, planning plays a crucial element. Project Manager especially needs to learn the art of managing multiple pieces across the board of the project from gathering requirements to managing the changes and to effective communications in the project. All this requires detailed Project Planning.

Project Management for Project’s Success

Project is typically considered a success only upon achieving primary parameters defined in the Project Management such as Scope, Time, Cost and Quality. Though there are several other parameters too. Focused result oriented Project Management ensures Project’s success and needs to be adhered to.

Resource Management for Better Project Management

One of the foremost element of Project management is better and effective productivity of Project resources. Managing people to get the best outcomes is a crucial task for project managers. Especially people who are key resources on the project and their performance on the project matters a lot. Keeping a close vigil across resource usage compared to the planned use of resources is very important for the delivery of the Project success on Time, Scope, Cost and Quality.

MS Project or Microsoft Project: Tools for Project Manager

To effectively plan the Project, Project Manager needs tools which could aid and help achieve the results on the Project. Most prominent project management tool across the world is considered as MS Project (also known as Microsoft Project). This is a very easy to use tool with lot of sophistication for driving the projects.  Many wizards are inbuilt in the tool which can aid the new Project Managers to get started with it easily, not just only a tool for experienced Project Managers. Primavera is considered to be the next best tool with sophistication for Project management. For project managers who need much more simpler tool prefer usually Microsoft Excel sheets.

Project Manager PMO or PMP Project Manager

World wide demand for Project Manager PMO has been ever increasing year after year. Corporates have started especially, to hire PMP Project managers compared to regular Project managers. This behavioral change in the hiring patterns across the world has tremendously boosted PMP certification for Project Managers making them Project Manager PMO. In fact, in multiple surveys conducted by various bodies, it is evident time and again that certified professional PMP Project Managers earn at least 20% or higher in the market.

Join GlobalSkillup.com for your better understanding about the Project Management Careers in and outside PMO.

PMP certification training and exam prep in Project Management

By | 2016-08-16T22:07:31+00:00 January 3rd, 2016|Articles, Free Resources, PMP, Project Management, Roadmaps|

Best PMP Certification Training and PMI PMP Exam prep in Project Management by GlobalSkillup is very popular amongst the management certifications looked upon by Industry practitioners and Professionals. Let us give you an insight about the same.

What is PMP?

PMI PMP (Project Management Professional) is a Globally recognized Management Credential well demanded by many Industries for recruitment of Project Managers. The PMP credential readily showcases to employer community, the clients and peers that an individual has great amount of project management knowledge, experience and skills to bring projects to successful completion.

Over every year passed, the PMP credential has been even more demanded with better salary, reputation and also recognition for credential holders.

PMP Certification Training for PMP Exam

PMP Training by GlobalSkillup gives you the edge and equips you to pass the PMP certification in first attempt. Our track record has been impeccable and our participants are overwhelmed with the support & guidance we provide them on PMP journey. This spans from the application stage, to giving you complete subject understanding, detailed case study to visualize, online practice mock exams for preparation in detail. Add on top of that, individual feedback to participant based on the overall mock exam performance for betterment.

PMP exam prep

Preparing for the PMP exam is not so easy. It takes one’s sufficient time, effort, commitment and ofcourse money to achieve PMP. Exam prep is though easy and rewarding for people who get right guidance and coaching. Participants often recognize the detailed PMP exam prep plan we make for them and ask them to follow the prep strategy.

Importance of Best PMP Certification Training in Project Management

Demand for skilled project managers is ever increasing as the businesses look for practitioners who hold the PMP credential. These individuals are well positioned to provide the professional skills to lead project teams and achieve successful results. The PMP credential recognizes competence of an individual to perform and lead projects effectively.

Project Management Risk Types – Inherent Risks, Residual Risks, Secondary Risks

By | 2016-08-23T10:01:08+00:00 October 28th, 2015|Articles, Free Resources, PMP, Project Management, Readable Blog|

Project Management Risk Types are Inherent Risks, Residual Risks, Secondary Risks. These are listed here with examples for the detailed understanding.

In Project Management, we often encounter Risks, basically uncertain events. These Risks may positively benefit or negatively impact as well. To have better control on these Risks, we implement Risk Response strategies.

Project Management Risk Types for Known Risks can be classified in this direction as well. For any given Project it would be possible to identify/anticipate to an extent the Positive and Negative Risks. For Positive Risks, which help us to benefit, we establish and implement strategies such as Exploit, Enhance, Share, Accept. For Negative Risks, which may have downside, we establish and implement strategies such as Avoid, Transfer, Mitigate, Accept.

Project Management Risk Types defined by GlobalSkillup

Risks that are not acted upon with any risk response are known as Inherent Risks.

Risks that remain even after risk response have been implemented are known as Residual Risks.

New Risks that crop up due to implementation of Risk response to another Risk is known as Secondary Risk.

Let us understand the mentioned risks with an Example: In a Project, Key Resources Attrition could be a Risk.

Scenario 1: We know there is a resource attrition risk, however, we do not make any response plan for it. Such risk is known as Inherent Risk.

Scenario 2: To better control the key resource attrition, we could have outsourced the replacement to a staffing agency, such that replacement of key resource happens with in next 5 work days. In this case, the Risk itself is transferred to staffing agency. However, the Risk of resource attrition itself remains even after this strategy. This is Residual Risk.

Scenario 3: In case, the staffing agency replaces the key resource with in 5 work days, all fine. However, the staffing agency could not recruit and place a new resource in 5 days, the Project is impacted by the delay. This is now the Secondary Risk.

For learning more on the Risk Management, you may intend to check out the Risk Management section of Project Management Training offered by GlobalSkillup.com

PMBOK New Version in 2017 Q3 – PMBOK 6th Edition

By | 2017-08-22T16:44:24+00:00 October 26th, 2015|Articles, Free Resources, PMP, Project Management, Readable Blog|

PMBOK New Version is coming up soon on September 6th 2017. All Project Management Professional’s (PMP’s) and the PMP aspirants in almost all industries adopt significant amount of principles, terms and terminologies defined in the PMBOK guide published and circulated by PMI (Project Management Institute).

PMBOK has been considered as a primary source of preparation for all the PMP exam takers and industry veterans to acquire Project Management related knowledge and wisdom. PMBOK also has been a primary source to bring common understanding on the Project Management Lexicon being used by project management professionals across the globe. PMBOK emphasizes on bringing updated PM Process Groups, Relevant Knowledge Areas and also updated Processes with Inputs, Tools and Techniques, and Outputs which serve as a baseline for many who practice Project Management as such.

PMI has been off late publishing the PMBOK guide on a frequent intervals of every 3 to 4 years cycle. PMI updates its global standards (such as PMBOK Guide. The Standard for Program Management. The Standard for Portfolio Management. Organizational Project Management Maturity Model OPM3® ) at least every five years in accordance with ANSI Guidelines.

The PMBOK 4th edition was replaced by PMBOK New Version in Dec 2012 with PMBOK 5th edition. PMI has already announced another PMBOK New Version PMBOK 6th edition coming up in the 2017 Q3. Until the new PMBOK 6th edition is not put in place, the PMP exam takers still need to adopt and learn from the PMBOK 5th Edition as such.

PMI has already started the review of the PMBOK 6th edition draft with volunteers and industry experts. For those experts who are interested in getting involved in shaping the upcoming versions of PMBOK, can directly engage with PMI on this space.

In case you want to review the new upcoming PMBOK 6th edition, you may visit PMI.org and then download the review copy. This would require you to be PMI Member already.

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PMI REP Registered Education Provider for PMI PMP

By | 2016-08-23T11:54:41+00:00 August 3rd, 2015|AGILE, Articles, Free Resources, PMP, Project Management, Readable Blog|

PMI REP Registered Education Provider is believed to be the only source of PMP Training by many upcoming PMP professionals. However, this is not true. PMI clearly mentions in its PMP Handbook (Link here) Page 9 Section, PMP Application & Payment, the following elaboration of who could perform the trainings. Refer to enclosed screenshot attached.

GlobalSkillup is in the Category D, Training companies or consultants.

As such, GlobalSkillup qualifies to demonstrate the Project Management subject matter as per PMI guidelines. 1000’s of participants are testimony to the same for achieving the PMP and other credentials with our training certificates.

GlobalSkillup issues the PMP 35 Contact Hours Certificate / PMP PDU’s (Professional Development Units) as per the PMI Guidelines which are fully qualified, verifiable & accepted by PMI.

PMP Training courses offered by PMI REPs and from NON-REPs are found to be of Great Quality. It all depends on the trainer who makes the difference. Courses from PMI REPs are likely to be somewhat more institutionalized; as becoming a PMI REP is an expensive process. For this reason, there are plenty of high quality training offering institutions, though they are not PMI REPs still provide a very good high quality education like GlobalSkillup.

PMI REP Registered Education Provider program is a training provider certification program by Project Management Institute (PMI) for training providers to issue Contact Hours & Professional Development Units (PDUs) for Project Management relevant training certification courses.

PMI REP program was created to enrich the ongoing professional development of PMIs members, PMI credential certificate professionals such as CAPM, PMP, PMI-ACP, PgMP, PfMP and so on. Upon completion of a course by PMI REP provider, the participant certificate assures that the course has adhered to the prescribed Project Management Institute (PMI) defined quality standards and that the hours spent in that course can officially be attributed towards credential requirement quota of Professional Development Units.

PDU’s offered by institute like GlobalSkillup(NON REP) are equally valid and does not make any difference as such for participant.

New PMP Exam Change

By | 2016-08-23T12:43:58+00:00 May 6th, 2015|Articles, Free Resources, PMP, Project Management, Readable Blog|

New PMP Exam change will embrace new change in content outline on 11 Jan 2016. The PMP examination is a vital part of the activities leading to receive a professional credential, PMP examination indicates the practices of the project management practitioner.


What would be the upcoming new PMP Exam change?

Exam Format of four hours and multiple choice itself remains same, including the scoring pattern and including the PMBOK 5th edition knowledge curriculum.

As always, PMP Exam is based on Course Content Outline published by PMI(Project Management Institute) which emphasizes on Tasks in Performance domains.

Exam is based on scenario based questions created from various tasks performed by Project Manager.  These domain tasks were defined way back, few years ago. Questions are all primarily based on these scenarios coming out of these domain tasks of Project Management Profession.

PMI has upgraded the domain tasks to add a few more based on today’s project managers new role in Project Management based on existing new technology used.

This means, more new domain tasks in addition to old domain tasks. That also boils down to more variety of new Questions for Exam takers from 2016 Jan onwards. The upcoming new exam from 11 Jan 2016 would also include several new task based scenarios. These new tasks are highlighted in various Performance Domains as follows. These addition of new tasks itself is the change which is coming in.

PERFORMANCE DOMAIN I: INITIATING THE PROJECT

  • Task 1 Perform project assessment based upon available information, lessons learned from previous projects, and meetings with relevant stakeholders, in order to support the evaluation of the feasibility of new products or services within the given assumptions and/or constraints.
  • (new PMP exam change) Task 2 Identify key deliverables based on the business requirements, in order to manage customer expectations and direct the achievement of project goals.
  • Task 3 Perform stakeholder analysis using appropriate tools and techniques, in order to align expectations and gain support for the project.
  • Task 4 Identify high level risks, assumptions, and constraints based on the current environment, organizational factors, historical data and expert judgment, in order to propose an implementation strategy.
  • Task 5 Participate in the development of the project charter by compiling and analyzing gathered information, in order to ensure project stakeholders are in agreement on its elements.
  • Task 6 Obtain project charter approval from the sponsor, in order to formalize the authority assigned to the project manager and gain commitment and acceptance for the project.
  • (new PMP exam change ) Task 7 Conduct benefit analysis with stakeholders (including sponsor, customer, subject matter experts), in order to validate project alignment with organizational strategy and expected business value.
  • (new PMP exam change ) Task 8 Inform stakeholders of the approved project charter, in order to ensure common understanding of the key deliverables, milestones, and their roles and responsibilities.

PERFORMANCE DOMAIN II: PLANNING THE PROJECT

  • Task 1 Review and assess detailed project requirements, constraints, and assumptions with stakeholders based on the project charter, lessons learned, and by using requirement gathering techniques, in order to establish detailed project deliverables.
  • Task 2 Develop a scope management plan, based on the approved project scope and using scope management techniques, in order to define, maintain, and manage the scope of the project.
  • Task 3 Develop the cost management plan based on the project scope, schedule, resources, approved project charter and other information, using estimating techniques, in order to manage project costs.
  • Task 4 Develop the project schedule based on the approved project deliverables and milestones, scope, and resource management plans, in order to manage timely completion of the project.
  • Task 5 Develop the human resource management plan by defining the roles and responsibilities of the project team members, in order to create a project organizational structure and provide guidance regarding how resources will be assigned and managed.
  • Task 6 Develop the communications management plan based on the project organization structure and stakeholder requirements, in order to define and manage the flow of project information.
  • Task 7 Develop the procurement management plan based on the project scope, budget, and schedule, in order to ensure that the required project resources will be available.
  • Task 8 Develop the quality management plan and define the quality standards for the project and its products, based on the project scope, risks, and requirements, in order to prevent the occurrence of defects and control the cost of quality.
  • Task 9 Develop the change management plan by defining how changes will be addressed and controlled, in order to track and manage change.
  • Task 10 Develop the risk management plan by identifying, analyzing, and prioritizing project risks, and defining risk response strategies, in order to manage uncertainty and opportunity throughout the project life cycle.
  • Task 11 Present the project management plan to the relevant stakeholders according to applicable policies and procedures, in order to obtain approval to proceed with project execution.
  • Task 12 Conduct kick-off meeting, communicating the start of the project, key milestones, and other relevant information, in order to inform and engage stakeholders and gain commitment.
  • (new PMP exam change ) Task 13 Develop the stakeholder management plan by analyzing needs, interests, and potential impact, in order to effectively manage stakeholders’ expectations and engage them in project decisions.

PERFORMANCE DOMAIN III: EXECUTING THE PROJECT

  • Task 1 Acquire and manage project resources by following the human resource and procurement management plans, in order to meet project requirements.
  • Task 2 Manage task execution based on the project management plan by leading and developing the project team, in order to achieve project deliverables.
  • Task 3 Implement the quality management plan using the appropriate tools and techniques, in order to ensure that work is performed in accordance with required quality standards.
  • Task 4 Implement approved changes and corrective actions by following the change management plan, in order to meet project requirements.
  • Task 5 Implement approved actions by following the risk management plan, in order to minimize the impact of the risks and take advantage of opportunities on the project.
  • (new PMP exam change ) Task 6 Manage the flow of information by following the communications plan, in order to keep stakeholders engaged and informed.
  • (new PMP exam change ) Task 7 Maintain stakeholder relationships by following the stakeholder management plan, in order to receive continued support and manage expectations.

PERFORMANCE DOMAIN IV: MONITORING AND CONTROLLING THE PROJECT

  • Task 1 Measure project performance using appropriate tools and techniques, in order to identify and quantify any variances and corrective actions.
  • Task 2 Manage changes to the project by following the change management plan, in order to ensure that project goals remain aligned with business needs.
  • Task 3 Verify that project deliverables conform to the quality standards established in the quality management plan by using appropriate tools and techniques, in order to meet project requirements and business needs.
  • Task 4 Monitor and assess risk by determining whether exposure has changed and evaluating the effectiveness of response strategies, in order to manage the impact of risks and opportunities on the project.
  • Task 5 Review the issue log, and update if necessary, and determine corrective actions by using appropriate tools and techniques, in order to minimize the impact on the project.
  • (new PMP exam change ) Task 6 Capture, analyze, and manage lessons learned using lessons learned management techniques, in order to enable continuous improvement.
  • (new PMP exam change ) Task 7 Monitor procurement activities according to the procurement plan, in order to verify compliance with project objectives.

PERFORMANCE DOMAIN V: CLOSING THE PROJECT

  • Task 1 Obtain final acceptance of the project deliverables from relevant stakeholders, in order to confirm that project scope and deliverables were achieved.
  • Task 2 Transfer the ownership of deliverables to the assigned stakeholders in accordance with the project plan, in order to facilitate project closure.
  • Task 3 Obtain financial, legal, and administrative closure using generally accepted practices and policies, in order to communicate formal project closure and ensure transfer of liability.
  • Task 4 Prepare and share the final project report according to the communications management plan, in order to document and convey project performance and assist in project evaluation.
  • Task 5 Collate lessons learned that were documented throughout the project and conduct a comprehensive project review, in order to update the organization’s knowledge base.
  • Task 6 Archive project documents and materials using generally accepted practices, in order to comply with statutory requirements and for potential use in future projects and audits.
  • Task 7 Obtain feedback from relevant stakeholders, using appropriate tools and techniques and based on the stakeholder management plan, in order to evaluate their satisfaction.

Conclusion:

It is advised considering the new PMP exam change on 11 Jan 2016, to move ahead with thorough preparedness for the examination with various possible questions scenarios which could be formulated on the domain tasks.

Information References:

  1. http://www.pmi.org/certification/exam-changes/pmp.aspx
  2. http://www.pmi.org/~/media/PDF/Certifications/pmp-certification-exam-outline.ashx
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PMP Training Events

By | 2016-08-23T13:57:53+00:00 January 3rd, 2014|Articles, Free Resources, PMP, Project Management, Readable Blog|

PMP Training Events for PMI PMP Certification hosted by GlobalSkillup stands out as exemplary practical and exam oriented preparation classes.

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All PMP certification training programs are conducted by highly experienced real time professionals with 15+Years of overall experience and not just expert trainers with PMP credentials. We give you that special advantage of learning how to apply project management concepts to practical real life project situations. This in addition to ensuring your PMP certification is a definite guarantee.

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PMP Certification Value

By | 2016-08-30T16:41:18+00:00 December 6th, 2013|Articles, Free Resources, PMP, Project Management, Readable Blog|

PMP Certification Value for any would be PMP is the most sought after question. Is the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) Project Management Professional (PMP) only a job hunting-down certification or a career booster or much more?

I am a project manager and am doing a great job of delivery of Projects for my organization. Why would I need a PMP certification?

A very valid question, indeed. This is the stigma which goes around in the mind of the working project managers and the project management professionals at multiple levels.

Often the customers, who speak to me asking serious advice on their project management careers, come with a preset mind and the intention to make me say “Yes”. Yes to qualify them for the PMP training programs.

In fact, many project managers do their own extensive research on PMP certification, they just want me to confirm their research answer is correct.

Am not surprised, to see the value of PMP certification weighs on many project managers and project management professional’s mind over time as they progress upon the corporate ladders to success.

One of my blog reader called me up to ask, is it true that the PMP will get me employed again? After reading my earlier blog Certifications that will land a great job & career opportunity!

What is the real PMP Certification Value?

PMP brings coherence between professionals to talk the same lingo, terminology and framework as defined in the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBoK) guide. The latest version is PMBoK 5th Edition.

PMP brings uniformity to adopt 47 processes, 10 knowledge and 5 process groups along with ITTO’s (inputs, tools & techniques, outputs) for any given project.

PMP gives a holistic idea to the professionals on the vastness of the Project management subject matter. PMP provides a networking platform for peers and community to connect to each other at same level. PMP certified professionals mean that the credential holders have:

First. Acquired the base minimum project management subject knowledge.

Second. Exhibited documented project management experience of running the real time experience projects.

Third. Demonstrated or at least are aware of the professional ethics and code of conduct being PMP.

PMP certified credential holders are ready to be employed as project management professionals.

That being said, employers cannot merely rely only on PMP credential. The credential only evaluates knowledge, application of concepts and checks if one has gained professional experience.

This cannot substitute the fact of how one was really a successful project manager on the job in reality. For a similar story on the PMP Certification Value was published by Andrew Makar on TechRepublic, Project managers’ views on the value of a PMP certification.

Project Management Recruitment – Insider Story!

Many years when I had recruited the Project managers, I adopted the mechanism to ask the resume sourcer to keep the pile of PMP professional resumes separately from the Non-PMP’s when hiring for project management roles.

Non-PMP’s often would lose the edge to ask for a big packet salary. In fact, already PMP certified salaries were higher and then they would again further ask for much bigger packs compared to the Non-PMP’s. Being in the project management profession, I would expect the mere diligence to get the Non-PMP’s to equip with the PMP training if not certified.

There were many a times, I encountered Non-PMP’s to be less expensive to hire with much superior skills than the PMP’s. The number of years’ experience delivering the projects along with the project type, size and industry those projects were handled; was one significant parameter I often considered to give weight.

In final, my recommendation:

  • Non-PMP’s had to be qualified in the 1st round of screening.
  • Non-PMP’s with PMP training, qualified to 2nd round for evaluation.
  • PMP’s directly qualified to 3rd round to be interviewed.

For decision making, add weight-age to the nature of projects handled and how successfully those were delivered. Measure the project managers actual success, not the project managers PMP success. Kindly observe, success is delivered by people with right intent and attitude in project management – although it is very hard to measure this parameter with just a resume.

Overall, PMP Certification helps one get better by boosting their confidence, level of knowledge & application of concepts on the job, increased employ-ability, higher salaries, promotions, enhanced professional network, social status and reputation in the peer community. True PMP Certification Value Defined Finally.

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