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  1. 1. Certification Update 28 January 2007 Presented by Betsy Redden PMP & CAPM Examination Developer Tom Bates, MBA Certifications Standards Supervisor
  2. 2. <ul><ul><li>Worldwide, organizations will embrace, value and utilize project management and attribute their success to it. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>– PMI Vision Statement </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Discussion Points <ul><li>Background on PMI Certification Practices & Processes </li></ul><ul><li>PMI Certification Program </li></ul><ul><li>PMP ® </li></ul><ul><li>CAPM ® </li></ul><ul><li>PgMP SM </li></ul><ul><li>Maintaining Your Credential </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Background on PMI </li></ul><ul><li>Certification Practices and Processes </li></ul>
  5. 5. Certification Program Governance <ul><li>Certification Governance Council (CGC) re-chartered in 2005 to assume increased responsibility for Certification Program </li></ul><ul><li>An administratively independent body reporting to the PMI Board via the Governance Committee </li></ul><ul><li>Responsible for identifying and supporting implementation of strategic objectives as specifically related to the Certification Program </li></ul><ul><li>Representative of credentialed populations </li></ul>
  6. 6. Global Practices and Acceptance <ul><li>ISO 9001 certified </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Certification Department - first of its kind </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Successfully passed routine audit Q1 ‘06 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>ISO 17024 accreditation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Awarded to PMI in 2006 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ISO is the International Standard Organization, a fair, impartial and globally recognised accreditation body </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Role Delineation Study First-ever Regional -based Study <ul><li>5 regional focus groups held to gather information </li></ul><ul><li>Web-based survey instrument developed and launched globally to validate regional findings </li></ul><ul><li>A global certification standard that serves as the basis for the revised exam </li></ul><ul><li>New exam questions developed based on current PM reference texts and mapped to ensure sufficient questions to assure candidate knowledgeable in areas identified as necessary for PMPs </li></ul>North America Asia Pacific EMEA Latin America Summary Meeting
  8. 8. PMP Examination Specification Global Certification Standard <ul><li>Why create an exam specification? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Provides percent of questions/domain on exam </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Used by trainers to guide instructional design </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Used by students to guide their studies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Critical to ensure exam ha s content validity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Content validity – does the exam evaluate the knowledge or skill required to function as a practitioner in the field? </li></ul></ul></ul>
  9. 9. PMP Examination Specification <ul><ul><li>Resulted from market research project </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Establishes the blueprint for exam construction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Identify domains, tasks, knowledge and skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use psychometrically-sound methodologies </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. PMP Examination Specification Examination Blueprint 9% Professional and Social Responsibility 9% Closing 21% Monitoring and Controlling 27% Executing 23% Planning 11% Initiating Percent of Questions Domain
  11. 11. <ul><li>Questions about </li></ul><ul><li>Certification </li></ul><ul><li>Practices & Processes? </li></ul>
  12. 12. Overview: PMI Certification Program
  13. 13. Data on the Value of Certification PMI’s Executive Survey on Project Management Study <ul><ul><li>Findings from the 2004 survey showed: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>26% of executives reported using &quot;trained, certified project managers&quot; to lead new projects </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>increased to 40% in 2005 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Findings from the 2005 survey showed: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>61% of executives consider certifications &quot;somewhat useful&quot; or &quot;very useful&quot; in evaluating employees' abilities at managing projects </li></ul></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Data on the Value of Certification KPMG Global IT Project Management Survey (2005) <ul><li>Included &quot;qualified PMs&quot; as a factor that exists in “organizations with lower project failure rates” </li></ul><ul><li>Complete profile of these organizations is: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Have PMO that manages all projects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Report to board on major projects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Have formal benefits tracking process </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Have formally qualified PMs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Always perform rigorous risk assessment </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Interest in the PMP PMP Growth Since 1984
  16. 16. Demand for Project Managers <ul><li>PMI performed a global survey of senior corporate executives in 2004 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>73% of these executives currently employ professional project managers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>92% concur that “utilizing professional project managers is an effective way to ensure success” </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. PMI Certifications <ul><li>Project Management Professional (PMP ® ) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Global community of over 200,000 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM ® ) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Over 1,500 people worldwide have attained </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More than 3,500 approved and preparing to sit for the exam </li></ul></ul><ul><li>NEW – Program M anagement Professional (PgMP SM ) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Developed for practitioners who manage programs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Available in 2007 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>OPM3 ® ProductSuite certification </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Nearly 30 certified since launch in June 2006 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>For internal and external service providers (professionals) who perform assessment and consulting services </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Program = 1 PgMP overseeing multiple projects PMI’s Certification Program OPM3 ® ProductSuite Certification Project = 1 PMP and multiple CAPMs Portfolio = Organizational Project Management (OPM3)
  19. 19. Defining Programs and Projects Projects – are temporary, meaning they have a definite beginning and end, and they are undertaken to create a unique product, service or result. Programs – a group of related projects managed in a coordinated way to obtain strategic benefits and control not available from managing them individually.
  20. 20. Career Path <ul><li>Project management skills are an imperative for improving operational performance and customer satisfaction. </li></ul><ul><li>Having a career path is an important part of employee retention and it reflects directly on the bottom line. </li></ul><ul><li>Organizations are embracing credentials in their professional development and performance appraisal processes. </li></ul>
  21. 21. Project Management Professional (PMP ® )
  22. 22. Who Can Benefit by Obtaining a PMP Credential? <ul><li>Practitioners who: </li></ul><ul><li>Are responsible for all aspects of the project for the life of the project </li></ul><ul><li>Lead and direct cross-functional teams to deliver projects </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstrate sufficient knowledge and experience to apply a methodology to projects </li></ul>
  23. 23. PMP Certificants: Who Are They? <ul><ul><li>From the 2005 Member Satisfaction Survey...   </li></ul></ul><ul><li>45% work in IT/IS </li></ul><ul><li>85% have at least 5 years of project management experience </li></ul><ul><li>62% are program or project managers </li></ul>
  24. 24. PMP: Benefits to Project Teams <ul><li>Enhances communications among project peers </li></ul><ul><li>Makes project team more marketable/viable to potential clients </li></ul><ul><li>Helps organization achieve more accurate assessment of the scope of their project needs </li></ul><ul><li>Time allocated more efficiently – assessing needs prior to project initiation, less time on administration </li></ul><ul><li>Increases likelihood of projects being successfully managed within the triple constraints </li></ul>
  25. 25. PMI Salary Survey: Compensation Rises With PMP Source: PMI’s Project Management Salary Survey – Fourth Edition, for PMP holders based in the US.
  26. 26. What are the PMP Eligibility Requirements? * Eligibility requirements are different for candidates who do not hold a bachelor’s degree or the global equivalent Educational Background * Bachelor’s degree or the global equivalent AND Project Management Education 35 contact hours of formal education AND Project Management Experience* Within the last 8 consecutive years, 4,500 hours or a minimum 36 months, of unique and non-overlapping project management experience spent leading and directing project tasks.
  27. 27. How Do I Prepare for the PMP Examination? <ul><li>Study the following project management content areas: </li></ul><ul><li>Become familiar with PMP Examination Specification </li></ul><ul><li>Communications Management </li></ul><ul><li>Cost Management </li></ul><ul><li>Quality Management </li></ul><ul><li>Risk Management </li></ul><ul><li>Human Resources Management </li></ul><ul><li>Procurement Management </li></ul><ul><li>Scope Management </li></ul><ul><li>Integration Management </li></ul><ul><li>Time Management </li></ul>
  28. 28. <ul><li>Questions about the </li></ul><ul><li>PMP credential? </li></ul>
  29. 29. Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM ® )
  30. 30. Who Can Benefit by Obtaining a CAPM Credential? <ul><li>Project team members who wish to demonstrate their knowledge of project management processes and lexicon used by most project managers </li></ul><ul><li>Project management practitioners seeking to advance their careers in project management </li></ul><ul><li>Qualified undergraduate and graduate students with an interest in project management </li></ul>
  31. 31. CAPM Certificants: Who Are They? <ul><ul><li>Overall, CAPM certificants can be considered to have fundamental project management knowledge: </li></ul></ul><ul><li>On average, 5 years of project management experience </li></ul><ul><li>About 20% hold titles of project coordinator, functional manager or project engineer </li></ul>
  32. 32. CAPM: Benefits to Project Teams <ul><li>Allows project team members to “speak the same language” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Effective communication can be like a technical skill: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How to write a project plan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How to set up a schedule </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>These processes are very different from managing a project. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Fundamental understanding of project management processes (based on the PMBOK Guide ®  Third Edition) </li></ul>
  33. 33. What are the CAPM Eligibility Requirements? Educational Background Bachelor’s or Associate’s degree or High school diploma, or the global equivalent AND Option 1: Project Management Education 23 contact hours of formal education OR Option 2: Project Management Experience 1,500 hours of work on a project team
  34. 34. <ul><li>A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK ® Guide ) – Third Edition </li></ul><ul><li>Prep courses offered by PMI Registered Education Providers (R.E.P.s ), Component organizations , or other trainers </li></ul><ul><li>University/college academic and continuing education programs </li></ul>How Do I Prepare for the CAPM Examination?
  35. 35. Project Tasks and Roles <ul><li>CAPM </li></ul><ul><li>PMP </li></ul><ul><li>Responsible for individual projects </li></ul><ul><li>Some assume full, rather than partial responsibility for project tasks </li></ul><ul><li>Responsible for overall project success </li></ul><ul><li>Responsible for individual project tasks </li></ul><ul><li>Responsible for leading and directing project tasks </li></ul><ul><li>Tasks concentrated in project integration, time, scope, and communication management </li></ul><ul><li>Manages projects to stay within specified scope, budget and timeline </li></ul><ul><li>Heavily involved in project plan execution </li></ul>
  36. 36. <ul><li>Questions about the </li></ul><ul><li>CAPM credential? </li></ul>
  37. 37. Program Management Professional (PgMP SM )
  38. 38. Program Management Professional (PgMP SM ) <ul><li>The role of a program manager is to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Coordinate the management of multiple related projects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lead and direct constituent project managers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Make and implement decisions that accomplish strategic objectives </li></ul></ul>
  39. 39. Program Management Competence Evaluation <ul><li>3-step assessment process: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Review of candidate’s work experience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Multiple-choice exam </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Multi-rater assessment </li></ul></ul>
  40. 40. What are the PgMP Eligibility Requirements? <ul><li>Educational Background * </li></ul><ul><li>Bachelor’s degree or the global equivalent </li></ul><ul><li>AND </li></ul><ul><li>Experience* </li></ul><ul><li>Minimum 4 years project management experience, and </li></ul><ul><li>Minimum 4 years program management experience </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Project and program management experience must have been accrued over the last 15 consecutive years </li></ul></ul>*Eligibility requirements are different for candidates who do not hold a bachelor’s degree or the global equivalent
  41. 41. PgMP: Benefits to Project Teams <ul><li>Aligning multiple projects to optimize achievement of program goals </li></ul><ul><li>Providing a more comprehensive approach to resource allocation </li></ul><ul><li>Increasing support for accomplishment of organizational project management maturity </li></ul>Individuals who attain the Program Management Professional credential bring value to PMOs by:
  42. 42. Project Tasks and Roles <ul><li>PgMP </li></ul><ul><li>PMP </li></ul><ul><li>Responsible for individual projects </li></ul><ul><li>Makes recommendations to modify programs to more effectively achieve objectives </li></ul><ul><li>Manages projects to stay within specified scope, budget and timeline </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstrates sufficient knowledge and experience to make decisions that advance strategic objectives </li></ul><ul><li>Responsible for overall project success </li></ul><ul><li>Works to ensure ultimate success of the program </li></ul><ul><li>Responsible for leading and directing project tasks </li></ul><ul><li>Manages a group of projects that are directed toward a common organizational objective </li></ul>
  43. 43. <ul><li>Questions about the </li></ul><ul><li>PgMP credential? </li></ul>
  44. 44. <ul><li>Maintaining Your Credential </li></ul>
  45. 45. Continuing Certification Requirements (CCR) <ul><li>Rationale </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Enhance ongoing professional development of certificants </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Encourage and recognize individualized learning opportunities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Offer a standardized and objective mechanism for attaining and recording professional development activities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sustain the PMP as a globally recognized credential </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Participation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>PMPs who wish to renew and maintain their PMP Credential </li></ul></ul>
  46. 46. How are the requirements met? <ul><li>Participants earn Professional Development Units (PDUs) </li></ul><ul><li>Education, work related activities, and volunteerism = PDUs </li></ul><ul><li>PDU = Equal to one hour in a structured learning activity </li></ul>
  47. 47. CCR Renewal Process <ul><li>Renewal application + PMP Code of Professional Conduct </li></ul><ul><li>Renewal Fees </li></ul><ul><ul><li>$60 (US) for members </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>$150 (US) for non-members </li></ul></ul>
  48. 48. Thank you for your attendance and participation <ul><li>For more information… </li></ul><ul><li>Certification Program brochure </li></ul><ul><li>CAPM, PMP and PgMP Handbooks </li></ul><ul><li>CCR Handbook </li></ul><ul><li>www.pmi.org – follow link to Certification Program </li></ul>
  49. 49. Any Questions? Continuing Certification Requirements (CCR) Contact: Tom Bates, Certifications Standards Supervisor at tom.bates@pmi.org PgMP Contact: Elisa Kahn-Ellis Program Management Examination Developer at elisa.kahn-ellis@pmi.org PMP & CAPM Contact: Betsy Redden, PMP & CAPM Examination Developer at betsy.redden@pmi.org

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