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Project Management Training and Professional Certification

  1. 1. A Presentation to Arizona State Government October 24, 2006
  2. 2. Project Management Training & Professional Certification
  3. 3. Agenda <ul><li>What is project management? </li></ul><ul><li>Why project management training? </li></ul><ul><li>Are your project managers qualified? </li></ul><ul><li>Who needs training? </li></ul><ul><li>Why get certified? </li></ul><ul><li>A few examples of market demand for PMP’s </li></ul>
  4. 4. What is Project Management? <ul><li>Application of tools, techniques and people skills to meet schedule, budget, quality and customer requirements </li></ul>COST TIME SCOPE Q
  5. 5. What is Project Management? <ul><li>“ The shortest distance between concept and completion” </li></ul><ul><li>- GITA Best Practices </li></ul>
  6. 6. What is Project Management? <ul><li>Best practices designed to improve project performance </li></ul><ul><li>A disciplined approach to managing projects that gets results </li></ul>
  7. 7. Why Project Management training? <ul><li>H ow many projects in your organization have come in on time and on budget ? </li></ul><ul><li>Are the project delays and cost overruns inescapable ? </li></ul><ul><li>Are your customers satisfied with project outcome? </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>In businesses today, firms are looking to improve their systems & processes to become more competitive! </li></ul><ul><li>Establishing project management as a core competency is one way to do this. </li></ul>Why Project Management training?
  9. 9. Is your Project Manager qualified? “ How Can We Be Sure We're Not Hiring a Bunch of Shady Liars?” - Fortune Magazine PMP Certification ensures project managers understand the tools, techniques and soft skills to manage a project How Can We Be Sure We're Not Hiring a Bunch of Shady Liars? How Can We Be Sure We're Not Hiring a Bunch of Shady Liars? How Can We Be Sure We're Not Hiring a Bunch of Shady Liars? How Can We Be Sure We're Not Hiring a Bunch of Shady Liars?
  10. 10. Fortune Magazine says… “ Giga Information Group says project management can increase productivity up to 25% but notes, ‘It's not a magic bullet, but a way to help execute leadership and communication.’” “ Project management is a leading career choice for management professionals today.” How Can We Be Sure We're Not Hiring a Bunch of Shady Liars? How Can We Be Sure We're Not Hiring a Bunch of Shady Liars? How Can We Be Sure We're Not Hiring a Bunch of Shady Liars? How Can We Be Sure We're Not Hiring a Bunch of Shady Liars?
  11. 11. Training intended for… <ul><li>IT Professionals with no formal project management training </li></ul><ul><li>IT Managers responsible for project success </li></ul><ul><li>Project managers seeking PMP Certification from PMI </li></ul><ul><li>Project team members </li></ul>
  12. 12. What is Project Management Certification? <ul><li>Administered by the Project Management Institute (PMI) </li></ul><ul><li>Globally recognized credential </li></ul><ul><li>Meets ISO-9001 standard in Quality Management Systems </li></ul>
  13. 13. What is Project Management Certification? <ul><li>Types of Credentials: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Project Management Professional (PMP) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. What is CAPM ? (Certified Associate in Project Management) <ul><li>Designed for: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>project team members </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>entry-level project managers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>project management undergraduate and graduate students </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. What are CAPM requirements? <ul><li>Education: High school diploma or equivalent </li></ul><ul><li>Experience: 1,500 hrs work on project team or </li></ul><ul><li>23 hours formal project management education </li></ul><ul><li>A multiple choice exam </li></ul>
  16. 16. What is PMP ? (Project Management Professional) <ul><ul><li>The profession’s most globally recognized and widely respected credential </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tells employers you have demonstrated a solid foundation of knowledge to manage projects </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. What are PMP requirements? <ul><li>Education: Bachelors degree </li></ul><ul><li>Experience: 4,500 hrs leading tasks including </li></ul><ul><li>36 months project management experience </li></ul><ul><li>35 hours formal project management education </li></ul><ul><li>A multiple choice exam </li></ul>
  18. 18. Why get Certified as PMP? <ul><li>Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification is akin to the “Good Housekeeping seal of approval” for project managers </li></ul>
  19. 19. Why get Certified as PMP? <ul><li>Earning a professional credential through PMI means that one has: </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstrated the appropriate education and/or professional experience </li></ul><ul><li>Passed an examination </li></ul><ul><li>Agreed to abide by a professional code of conduct </li></ul><ul><li>Committed to maintaining their active credential through meeting continuing certification requirements. </li></ul>
  20. 20. PMP Recertification <ul><li>To maintain PMP certification requires recertification every three (3) years: </li></ul><ul><li>Obtain 60 Professional Development Units (PDU) </li></ul><ul><li>Reaffirm the PMP Code of Professional Conduct </li></ul><ul><li>Pay a renewal fee </li></ul>
  21. 21. Growth in # of active PMP’s
  22. 22. Course Features <ul><li>Comprehensive, in-depth concepts, best practices for managing projects today </li></ul><ul><li>Soft skills as well as tools and techniques </li></ul>
  23. 23. Course Features <ul><li>Helps prepares participants for PMI’s, highly-in-demand , PMP and CAPM professional certification </li></ul>
  24. 24. <ul><li>Important concepts and tools project managers use daily </li></ul><ul><li>Consistent with PMI’s Project Management Body of Knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Comprehensive case study and exercises to apply theory </li></ul><ul><li>200 practice questions </li></ul>Content
  25. 25. <ul><li>Developed by PMI as a voluntary consensus standard </li></ul><ul><li>Represents the sum of knowledge of the project management profession </li></ul><ul><li>Includes proven traditional and innovative, emerging best practices </li></ul>Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK)
  26. 26. <ul><li>Is constantly evolving </li></ul><ul><li>Provides common terminology </li></ul><ul><li>Is the foundation for PMI’s professional development programs and certifications </li></ul>Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK)
  27. 27. <ul><li>Integration management </li></ul><ul><li>Scope management </li></ul><ul><li>Time management </li></ul><ul><li>Cost management </li></ul><ul><li>Quality management </li></ul><ul><li>Human resource management </li></ul><ul><li>Communications management </li></ul><ul><li>Risk management </li></ul><ul><li>Procurement management </li></ul>PMBOK’s Nine Knowledge Areas
  28. 28. <ul><li>Q & A </li></ul>Conclusion

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