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The Project Manager is responsible for everything that is required to make the project a success - whether directly or indirectly. It is not like a typical hierarchical line management role. The …

The Project Manager is responsible for everything that is required to make the project a success - whether directly or indirectly. It is not like a typical hierarchical line management role. The Project Manager is at the centre of everything relating to the project. Controlling the contributions of seniors and peers is just as important as managing the work of the team. Here we have an overview of what exaclty Project Management is.

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  • Submit the application. Upon application selection, send in your audit materials. Once the application is approved, you have one year to complete the exam and you may take the test in that year up to three times.
  • 90 days to complete the application once started. Once the application is selected, you have 90 days to submit your audit material. One year to take the test from the date of the application approval. You can take the test up to 3 times in this year. Earn and report 60 PDUs over three year cycle.
  • PMP- 71% exam emphasis is on Planning, Execution, Monitoring/Controlling. PgMP has 66% emphasis on these three areas.For maintaining two or more – if you are both PMP and PgMP, you only need 60 PDUs, not 120. In this case earn any 60 PDUs and satisfy the requirements for both. However, if you have PMP and PMI-SP, you still need only 60, not 90, but 30 must be from SP area and 30 from PMP area. PMI-SP or PMI-RP related PDUs can not be used for each other, but can be used toward PMP or PgMP. Similary, if you are a PMP, PgMP, PMI-SP and PMI-RP, you need total 60 PDUs, but 30 must be from PMI-SP and 30 feom PMI-RP.PDUs can be transferred to the next cycle: RP only 10 PDUs, SP only 10 PDUs, PgMP only 20 PDUs, and PMP only 20 PDUs. Only PDUs earned in the final 12 month period of your Certification Cycle can be transferred.
  • For HS candidates – 4,500 hours in the last five years experience + 40 hours edu in project risk management, $520/$670Exam 3.5 hours/170 questions.
  • For HS candidates – 5,000 hours in the last five years experience + 40 hours edu, including MS Priject or other scheduling tools. $520/$670Exam 3.5 hours/170 questions.
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    • 1. Project Management
    • 2. Agenda
      Project Management Career Development
      A Credentials Roadmap
      Maintaining Credentials
      Project Management Learning Beyond Certifications and Credentials
    • 3. What is a ‘project?’
      A short term undertaking to create a unique, one of a kind product or service
      Has a definite beginning and an end – an undertaking with a limited duration
      Has specific goals
      Projects are a means by which organizations implement their strategies
    • 4. What is ‘Project Management?’
      PM is the application of knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques to project activities to meet project requirements
      PM involves:
      Planning resources
      Organizing resources
      Managing resources
      PM’s goal is to complete projects
      Meet customer deliverables
    • 5. Project Failure
      The Standish Report:
      Only32%of projects worldwide are succeeding in achieving budget, schedule, and quality objectives of the project.
      There is a 75%success rate for projects that employ modern project management concepts, tools & techniques. cites a Dynamic Markets survey of 800 IT managers:
      62% of IT projects fail to meet their schedules
      49% suffered budget overruns
      25% of all IT projects get canceled before completion
      “The Project Managers are inadequately prepared in the art of project management.”
    • 6. Project Management Institute
      Not-For-Profit Professional Association
      PMI administers a globally respected professional credential program that promotes professional development in project, program and portfolio management.
      Developed processes and knowledge areas (standards)
      to create a common language and approach across industries for the practice of project management profession
    • 7. PMBOK Guide
      "Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide)“ – a globally recognized standard for managing projects in today's marketplace
      Five processes as well as nine knowledge areas.
    • 8. Project Management Process Groups (phases of a project)
    • 9. PM’s Nine Knowledge Areas
    • 10. Knowledge Areas – More Details
    • 11. ….Knowledge Areas
    • 12. Important Players
    • 13. Certification and Credentials
      PMI’s family of credentials is based on PMBOK®
    • 14. Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)
      Target Candidates:
      Those who need to serve as subject matter experts, team members, project sponsors, facilitators, liaisons or coordinators, or just starting a career in PM.
      Upon Completion:
      A CAPM is recognized as having the understanding of the fundamental knowledge, processes, and terminology as defined in the PMBOK Guide that are needed for effective project management performance.
      CAPM individuals enjoy a high level of credibility from PMP credential holders, project managers, employers and peers.
      Globally recognized and demanded.
    • 15. Project Management Professional (PMP)
      Target Candidates:
      Those who need to lead and direct project teams to deliver projects within the schedule, budget, and scope constraints.
      Upon Completion:
      A PMP is recognized for the competence to perform in the role of a project manager, specifically experience in leading and directing projects and project teams to achieve successful project results.
      The demand for skilled project managers is at a critically urgent level.
      Globally recognized and demanded.
    • 16. Program Management Professional (PgMP)
      Target Candidates:
      Those who manage programs that contain complex activities that span functions, organizations, geographic and cultures.
      Upon Completion:
      Can ensure the ultimate success of the program
      Modify programs and make decisions that advance strategic and business objectives
      Define and initiates projects and assign project managers
      Oversee multiple projects
      A PgMP has credentials to connect projects to business results
    • 17. Summary of Certifications
    • 18. PMI Risk Management Professional (PMI-RPM)
      Target Candidates:
      Those responsible for identifying project risks and preparing mitigation plans.
      Upon Completion:
      A PMI-RPM has more competence in the specialized area of assessing and identifying project risks while mitigating threats and capitalizing on opportunities.
      Employers acknowledge the individual’s unique expertise on the project team while demonstrating the recognition and value the role provides to the project.
      30 PDUs in risk management over three years
      BA, 3,000 hours in “RMP” related experience within the last 5 years, 30 hrsedu
    • 19. PMI Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP)
      Target Candidates:
      Those responsible for creating and maintaining the project schedule.
      Upon Completion:
      A PMI-SP has more competence in the specialized area of developing and maintaining the project schedule than a general practitioner and yet, also maintains a basic level of competence in all areas of project management.
      Employers can trust credential holders to possess the skills, knowledge and experience to contribute directly to their crucial projects.
      30 PDUs in project scheduling over three years
      BA, 3,500 hours in “SP” related experience within the last 5 years, 30 hrsedu
    • 20. Opportunities to Earn PDUs
      Enroll in project management programs/courses
      Attend or lead seminars and events
      Post articles to PMI’s Knowledge Shelf
      Volunteer your project management services
      Perform professional activities
      Conduct research and study
    • 21. Available Education at New Horizons Baltimore
    • 22. Available Education at New Horizons Baltimore
    • 23. Available Education at New Horizons Baltimore
    • 24. Contact Information
      New Horizons Computer Learning Center
      Linda Betzel
      410-597-9722, x 100
      PM Certification/Credentials
      Project Management Institute (PMI®)
      Click on “Career Development” and then “Certification and Credentials”