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  • Industries? Been through all the PMI classes? Anyone here first time? Taken test already? Soon? Have a date? What have you been told about the exam?
  • This is our agenda for today
  • Task has a set start and finish, like building a bridge Task is temporary in nature, like preparing a report
  • First step is to commit We’ll cover: Introduction to PMP ® Certification Value of PMP ® Certification Format of the PMP ® Exam Passing the PMP ® Exam Costs Project Management Institute (PMI ® ) PMP ® Code of Professional Conduct

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  • 1. Presented by Carolyn Watkins-Taylor, PMP Project Management Institute Washington DC Chapter Is Project Management the Career for You? hosted by: Federally Employed Women and the F.E.W. Foundation For Education & Training
  • 2. Federally Employed Women’s July 14, 2008 Career & Education Fair Federally Employed Women is again sponsoring a free Career/Education Fair to provide participants with essential tools, materials, and guidance for a better understanding of educational and career opportunities in the federal government. Do not miss this opportunity to speak with recruiters, to make contacts, and learn about available resources. You can enhance your future. Bring your resume! Speak with federal agency representatives about exciting career opportunities. You won’t want to miss this opportunity on Monday, July 14, 2008 “ How to Get a Federal Job” Workshop : 10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. Career/Education Fair: 12:00 -4:00 p.m. Hilton Anaheim Hotel 777 Convention Way, Anaheim, CA 92802 (adjacent to the Orange County Convention Center) Contact: Jack Kenner at [email_address] or (202) 872-1777 July 14-18, 2008 FEW NTP http://www.fewntp.org F.E.W. Foundation for Education & Training http://www.fewfoundation.org
  • 3.
    • What certification was ranked 4 th in 2006 by CertCities.com’s 10 Hottest Certifications?
    Introduction
    • What skill set is highly marketable within the government as well as private industry?
    • What was first recognized as a skill set in the Federal Government by the US Navy in 1969?
  • 4.
    • Project Management Overview
    Today’s Agenda
    • Why consider Project Management as a profession/career?
      • What’s in it for you?
      • What can you earn?
      • Who are project managers? - Career Options
    • Preparing for your career in Project Management
      • PMP/CAPM Credentials
      • Joining Project Management Institute
  • 5. What is a project? Project Management Overview
      • “ A temporary endeavor undertaken to create a unique product or service” – PMI PMBOK
      • Almost any human activity that has a start and a finish and is not a regular process or procedure
        • Completing an application for college
        • Updating a resume
  • 6. What is project management ? Project Management Overview
      • Transportable and marketable skill set
      • Combination of control, leadership, teamwork, resource management skills , tools and techniques used to accomplish a task
  • 7. What is project management ? Project Management Overview
      • A professional career path; and
    • A way of controlling business
      • One of today's most sought after proficiencies
  • 8. Why is project management important? Project Management Overview
      • For an employer – way of controlling business:
        • Saves time – provides greater assurance that deadlines will be met
        • Saves money – more efficient use of limited resources
        • Ensures required quality objectives are met
  • 9.
    • Why is project management important?
      • For you – a professional career path
        • Transportable – is used in all parts of the
        • business world
        • Marketable skill set – is needed in all parts
        • of the business world
        • One of the most sought after skills in the
        • 21 st Century – proven to improve efficiency
    Project Management Overview
  • 10.
    • What is a project manager ?
      • Leader who uses project management fundamentals, tools, techniques and standards to produce a product or render a service on time, within the budget allocated and that meets the quality specifications
      • Someone who has job security and a bright future in today’s business market!
    Project Management Overview
  • 11.
    • Where would you find a Project Manager?
      • Government – federal/state/local
      • Hospitals/Medical Facilities
      • Financial Institutions – banks/Wall Street
      • Engineering Department of any company
      • Circus/King’s Dominion/Six Flags
      • Music Industry/Radio/TV/Newspaper
      • Catering Service/Event Planning Services
      • Walmart/Target/Home Depot/Grocery Stores
      • Colleges/Universities
    The Value of Project Management
  • 12.
    • What are project management occupations?
      • Project Accountant
      • Project Analyst
      • Project Controller
      • Project Director
      • Project Engineer
      • Project Executive
      • Project Lead
      • Project Scheduler
      • Project Specialist
    The Value of Project Management
  • 13. Average Project Management Salaries* Project Management Specialist……$78,261 Project Manager – Level 1…………$83,196 Program Manager………………….$108,846 Project Management Consultant….$106,596 Chief Executive Officer (CEO)……$157,587 *Source: PMI Project Management Salary Survey – 2007 Edition Salaries vary by industry The Value of Project Management
  • 14. Project Management and the Federal Government
    • Meets Government Directives
      • GPRA of 1993
      • OMB Circular A-11
      • OPM Memo, Aug 26, 2003
    • Brings Value to the Organization and Individual
      • Improved performance
      • Organizational recognition
      • Individual recognition
      • Alternative career path opportunities
  • 15. Project Management and the Federal Government
    • Government Recognition of Project Managers
      • Interpretive Guidance for Project Manager Positions
        • Issued by OPM to help agencies properly identify and establish these important positions in their organizations
        • Also authorizes an official position title of IT Project Manager, GS-2210, for project manager positions covered by the Information Technology Management Series, GS-2210, in the Job Family Standard for Administrative Work in the Information Technology Group, GS-2200.
      • Source: http://www.opm.gov/fedclass/PM/CG03-0001.pdf
  • 16.
      • Education and Certification
      • 160+ universities and educational institutions award degrees/diplomas in project management
      • Certifications issued by PMI attest to your knowledge and expertise in PM
        • PgMP – Program Management Professional
        • CAPM - Certified Associate in Project Management
        • PMP - Project Management Professional
    Preparing for Your Career in Project Management
  • 17.
      • Certified Associate in Project Management
      • (CAPM)
      • Education: high school diploma or global equivalent +
      • Experience: 1,500 hours of work on a project team OR
      • 23 contact hours of project management education
      • www.pmi.org for application
        • apply on line or download and mail in application
      • 3-hour exam, 150 questions from the PMBOK
      • Promise to adhere to PMI Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct
      • Credential good for five years
    Preparing for Your Career in Project Management
  • 18.
      • Project Management Professional (PMP)
      • Education: 35 hours of specific PM education OR
      • Bachelor’s degree + three years (6,240 hours)
      • professional PM experience
      • . 4,500 hours leading & directing project tasks
      • If no bachelor’s degree, five years’ (10,400 hours) professional PM experience
        • 7,500 hours spent leading & directing project tasks
      • www.pmi.org for application
        • apply on line or download and mail in application
      • 4-hour exam, 200 questions – PMBOK + experience
      • Promise to adhere to PMI Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct
      • Credential good for three years
    Preparing for Your Career in Project Management
  • 19.
      • Program Management Professional (PgMP)
      • Bachelor’s degree + 4 years PM experience + 7 years
      • program management experience
      • No Bachelor’s degree: 4 years PM experience & 7
      • years program management experience
      • www.pmi.org for application
        • apply on line or download and mail in application
      • 4-hour exam, 170 questions (experience)
      • Multi-rater Assessment survey via the web
      • Promise to adhere to PMI Code of Ethics and
      • Professional Conduct
      • Credential good for five years
    Preparing for Your Career in Project Management
  • 20. Project Management Institute (PMI ® ) www.pmi.org
  • 21. PMI ® Overview
    • Established in 1969 – 39 th anniversary in 2008
    • Global Organization - in approx 171 countries
    • Over 250,000 members world-wide
    • Over 185,000 PMPs world-wide
    • PMBOK published in multiple languages
        • Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Hebrew
        • Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
  • 22. PMI Overview PMI ® Local Chapters
    • PMI ® has 240+ chartered and approx 40 potential chapters dispersed over 171 countries
      • PMI California Inland Empire Chapter
      • PMI Los Angeles Chapter
      • PMI San Francisco Bay Area Chapter
      • PMI Silicon Valley Chapter Inc.
      • PMI Orange County
      • PMI Wine Country Chapter
      • PMI Monterey Bay Chapter
    • *for a complete list of chapters:
    • http://pmi.org/info/GMC_ChapterListingUS.asp
  • 23. Summary
    • Questions?
  • 24. Contact information Carolyn J. Watkins-Taylor (240) 486-1948 [email_address] Jack M. Kenner Board Trustee, Academic Outreach FEW Foundation for Education & Training 1-888-822-3227 http://www.fewfoundation.org http://www.fewntp.org