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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
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  • 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
  • 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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  • Building New Bridges - Creating New Destinations

    2. 2. Federally Employed Women’s July 14-18, 2008 National Training Program Anaheim Hilton Hotel and Convention Center 777 Convention Way, Anaheim, CA 92802 (adjacent to the Orange County Convention Center)
    3. 3. 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
    4. 4. Presented by Jack Kenner F.E.W. Foundation Board Trustee Academic & Community Outreach PMI WDC Member Is Project Management In Your Future? hosted by: Federally Employed Women’s Foundation For Education & Training
    5. 5. <ul><li>What certification is ranked by’s as one of the top ten (10) Hottest Certifications? </li></ul> Introduction <ul><li>What skill set is highly marketable within the government as well as private industry? </li></ul><ul><li>What was first recognized as a skill set in the Federal Government by the US Navy in 1969? </li></ul>
    6. 6. <ul><li>Project Management Overview </li></ul> Today’s Agenda <ul><li>Why consider Project Management as a profession/career? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What’s in it for you? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What can you earn? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Who are project managers? - Career Options </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Preparing for your career in Project Management </li></ul><ul><li>Sources of Training, education and PMP/CAPM Credentials </li></ul><ul><li>Project Management Institute – Professional development and networking opportunities (Overview of PMI …history, chapter information and activities) </li></ul>
    7. 7. What is a project? Project Management Overview <ul><ul><li>“ A temporary endeavor undertaken to create a unique product or service” – PMI PMBOK </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Almost any human activity that has a start and a finish and is not a regular process or procedure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Completing an application for college </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Updating a resume </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Planning the FEW Western RTP </li></ul></ul></ul>
    8. 8. What is project management ? Project Management Overview <ul><ul><li>Transportable and marketable skill set </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Combination of control, leadership, teamwork, resource management skills , tools and techniques used to accomplish a task </li></ul></ul>
    9. 9. What is project management ? Project Management Overview <ul><ul><li>A professional career path; and </li></ul></ul><ul><li>A way of controlling business </li></ul><ul><ul><li>One of today's most sought after proficiencies </li></ul></ul>
    10. 10. Why is project management important? Project Management Overview <ul><ul><li>For an employer – way of controlling business: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Saves time – provides greater assurance </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>that deadlines will be met </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Saves money – more efficient use of limited resources </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ensures required quality objectives are met </li></ul></ul></ul>
    11. 11. <ul><li>Why is project management important? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>For you – a professional career path </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Transportable – is used in all parts of the business world </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Marketable skill set – is needed in all parts of the business world </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>One of the most sought after skills in the 21 st Century – proven to improve efficiency </li></ul></ul></ul> Project Management Overview
    12. 12. <ul><li>What is a project manager ? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>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 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Someone who has job security and a bright future in today’s business market! </li></ul></ul> Project Management Overview
    13. 13. <ul><li>Where would you find a Project Manager? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Government – federal/state/local </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hospitals/Medical Facilities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Financial Institutions – banks/Wall Street </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Engineering Department of any company </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Circus/King’s Dominion/Six Flags </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Music Industry/Radio/TV/Newspaper </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Catering Service – Weddings/Parties </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Walmart/Target/Home Depot/Giant/Safeway </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>College/University </li></ul></ul> The Value of Project Management
    14. 14. <ul><li>What are project management occupations? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Project Accountant </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Project Analyst </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Project Controller </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Project Director </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Project Engineer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Project Executive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Project Lead </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Project Scheduler </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Project Specialist </li></ul></ul> The Value of Project Management
    15. 15. Annualized Median Salary (US) By Years Worked in Project Management* 3 years or less……$65,000 6-10 years………..$85,000 21 years+………...$100,000 *Source: PMI Project Management Salary Survey – 3d Edition Salaries vary by industry The Value of Project Management
    16. 16. <ul><ul><li>160+ universities and educational institutions award degrees/diplomas in project management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Certifications issued by PMI attest to your knowledge and expertise in PM (Registered Education Providers – REPs ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>CAPM - Certified Associate in Project Management </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>PMP - Project Management Professional </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Agency LMS courses and training </li></ul></ul></ul> Preparing for Your Career in Project Management Training, Education and Certification
    17. 17. Hundreds of Training Courses and programs are approved for college credit equivalency through Programs of the American Council on Education <ul><li>College Credit Recommendation Service </li></ul><ul><li>Credit By Examination </li></ul><ul><li>Military Evaluations </li></ul>
    18. 18. American Council on Education College Credit Recommendation Service - National Guide Courses If you attended training provided by a corporation or other governmental agency (non-military), you may receive college credit for the course. Some organizations have had the American Council on Education review their courses. To find out if a course has been reviewed by ACE CREDIT, visit the following ACE website: __________________________________________________________ Contact the ACE CREDIT call center at 202-939-9434 should you have additional questions.
    19. 19. OPM’s GoLearn Program - an EGOV Initiative Supporting Human Capital Initiatives across the Federal Government Small agencies as well as enterprise departments benefit by leveraging GoLearn’s extensive experience and cost-effective solutions.
    20. 20. Vendor Partners Include <ul><li>Learning Systems </li></ul><ul><ul><li>EEDO </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>GeoLearning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Integres / SABA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ISSI / Sum Total </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Plateau </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Outstart </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Government Partners </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Graduate School USDA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>FAI / DAU </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Online Courseware Content </li></ul><ul><ul><li>BHM International </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Corpedia Education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>DMason Financial </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Element K </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>FPMI Solutions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>InfoSource </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Karta Technologies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ninth House </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pearson Government </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PureSafety </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>RGI Learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SKILLSOFT </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Thomson NetG </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vubiz </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Online Universities </li></ul>
    21. 21. SkillSoft and our Federal Government <ul><ul><li>Navy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Marine Corps </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>DOT </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Army </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Air Force </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>DISA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>HHS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>EPA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>DHS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>VA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SSA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IRS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>State Department </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>GAO </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>HUD </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>GSA </li></ul></ul>SkillSoft provides e-Learning solutions to the federal government many courses are ACE CREDIT approved.
    22. 22. Skillsoft Courses …College Credit Equivalency <ul><ul><li>American Council on Education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>28 approved course series (265 courses), including: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Accounting </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Finance </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>HRCI/PHR </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Project Management </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Six Sigma </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Business Writing </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Knowledge Management </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Managing Contractors </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Various Information Technology Series </li></ul></ul></ul>
    23. 23. Credential Programs <ul><li>Credential Programs Include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>NASBA: National Association of State Board Accountancy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PMI®: Project Management Institute </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>HRCI: Human Resource Certification Institute </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(ISC) 2: International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CFP: Certified Financial Planner </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ISM™: Institute of Supply Management </li></ul></ul>
    24. 24. Graduate School USDA (554 ACE CREDIT approved courses) <ul><li>Example ACE Courses: </li></ul><ul><li>Administrative Procedure </li></ul><ul><li>Database Design </li></ul><ul><li>Executive Potential Program </li></ul><ul><li>Intermediate Editing </li></ul><ul><li>Intermediate Public Speaking </li></ul><ul><li>Project Management </li></ul><ul><li>ACE Credit Recommendations </li></ul><ul><li>3 SH LD </li></ul><ul><li>2 SH LD or UD </li></ul><ul><li>3 SH GRAD </li></ul><ul><li>2 SH LD </li></ul><ul><li>2 SH UD </li></ul><ul><li>3 SH LD or UD </li></ul>
    25. 25. Ways to Earn College Credit <ul><li>Colleges and Universities </li></ul><ul><li>Workplace Learning – agencies/outside </li></ul><ul><li>Credit By Examination </li></ul><ul><li>National Standardized – CLEP, Excelsior </li></ul><ul><li>Course or departmental challenge exams </li></ul><ul><li>Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) or </li></ul><ul><li>Portfolio Evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>http:// </li></ul>
    26. 26. <ul><li>What are they? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Certifications issued by a recognized professional organization (Project Management Institute) that attests to an individual’s knowledge and expertise in project management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CAPM - Certified Associate in Project Management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PMP - Project Management Professional </li></ul></ul> Project Management Credentials
    27. 27. Value of PMP ® Certification <ul><li>Meets Government Directives </li></ul><ul><ul><li>GPRA of 1993 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>OMB Circular A-11 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>OPM Memo, Aug 26, 2003 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Brings Value to the Organization and Individual </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Improved performance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Organizational recognition </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Individual recognition </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Alternative career path opportunities </li></ul></ul>
    28. 28. Project Management in the Federal Government <ul><li>OMB Exhibit 300 Requirements: </li></ul><ul><li>Names of the Project Manager, Contract Manager, </li></ul><ul><li>and Sponsor/Owner </li></ul><ul><li>Info re roles, qualifications, and contact information for </li></ul><ul><li>in-house and contract managers </li></ul><ul><li>Project Management qualification level for the project </li></ul><ul><li>manager </li></ul>
    29. 29. Project Management and the Federal Government <ul><li>Project Management Training </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Source: </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Government Recognition of Project Managers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Interpretive Guidance for Project Manager Positions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Issued by OPM to help agencies properly identify and establish these important positions in their organizations </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Source: </li></ul></ul>
    30. 30. Introduction to CAPM ® Credential <ul><li>CAPM ® = Certified Associate in Project Management </li></ul><ul><li>CAPM ® Credential Program </li></ul><ul><ul><li>supports the international community’s Certified Associates in Project Management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Is designed to objectively assess and measure professional knowledge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Apply requirements and eligibility standards fairly, impartially, and consistently with applicable laws. </li></ul></ul>
    31. 31. Introduction to CAPM ® Credential <ul><li>How do you get CAPM? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Apply through Project Management Institute (PMI) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Meet practical experience qualifications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Meet educational requirements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pass Project Management Institute developed test </li></ul></ul>
    32. 32. CAPM Eligibility Requirements
    33. 33. Eligibility Requirements <ul><li>Option 1: Education + Experience </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Submit documentation to support education status </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Submit one set of complete Experience Verification Forms per project with application </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Option 2: Formal PM Education </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Complete Project Management Education Form </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Document all project management education hours regardless of when accrued </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Credit only given for course work completed at the time of application </li></ul></ul></ul>
    34. 34. Eligibility Requirements - Education <ul><li>Contact hours = actual amount of time a candidate spends receiving instruction in project management from following sources: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>University/college academic and continuing education program </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Courses or programs offered by training companies or consultants </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Courses or programs offered by PMI component organizations ( Chapter meetings and Self-Study (e.g. reading books) do not satisfy this requirement .) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Courses or programs offered by PMI Registered Education Providers (R.E.P.) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Courses or programs offered by employer/company-sponsored program </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Courses or programs offered by distance-learning companies ending with a tutorial segment </li></ul></ul>
    35. 35. Focus of CAPM ® Exam <ul><li>The Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK ® Guide or PMBOK ® ) Third Edition , provides the basis of exam questions </li></ul><ul><li>Exam focuses on the nine knowledge areas. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Scope, Integration, Human Resources, Time, Cost, Quality, Communications, Risk and Procurement Management. </li></ul></ul>
    36. 36. Focus of CAPM ® Exam <ul><li>One hundred fifty multiple choice questions, selected randomly so each exam is different </li></ul><ul><li>15 questions are considered pretest questions </li></ul><ul><li>Four answer choices for each question </li></ul><ul><li>Questions developed by CAPM ® global work groups </li></ul><ul><li>Three hours allowed to complete exam </li></ul><ul><li>Can review and change answers before exiting exam </li></ul><ul><li>Receive results immediately upon completion when using a computer-based test </li></ul>
    37. 37. Introduction to PMP ® Credential <ul><li>PMP ® = Project Management Professional </li></ul><ul><li>PMP ® Credential Program </li></ul><ul><ul><li>supports the international community Project Management Professional </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>is designed to objectively assess and measure professional knowledge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Program requirements and eligibility standards are applied fairly, impartially, and consistently with applicable laws. </li></ul></ul>
    38. 38. PMP - Eligibility Requirements
    39. 39. PMP Eligibility Requirements <ul><li>Category 1 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bachelor’s degree or global equivalent university degree </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Minimum of 4,500 hours of PM experience in the five PM process groups </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>3 years of the total PM experience within the last 6 years (i.e., 36 unique, non-overlapping months)* </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Minimum of 35 contact hours </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Documentation – Educational background, Experience Verification Form </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Category 2 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>High School diploma or equivalent </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Minimum of 7,500 hours of PM experience in the five PM process groups </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>5 years of the total PM experience within the last 8 years (i.e., 60 unique, non-overlapping months) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Minimum of 35 contact hours </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Documentation – Educational background, Experience Verification Form </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Both categories: Experience must be in a position of responsibility of leading and directing. </li></ul></ul>Not as difficult as you might think!
    40. 40. PMP Experience Requirements <ul><li>Experience must have occurred within the last six years for Category 1 and eight years for Category 2. </li></ul><ul><li>Experience must be categorized into the five process groups </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Initiating Process </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Recognizing a project or phase should begin and committing to do so </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Planning Process </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Devising and maintaining a workable scheme to accomplish the business need that the project was undertaken to address </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Executing Process </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Coordinating people and other resources to carry out the plan </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Controlling Process </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ensuring that project objectives are met by monitoring and measuring progress and taking correction action when necessary </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Closing Process </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Formalizing acceptance of the project or phase and bringing it to an orderly end </li></ul></ul></ul>
    41. 41. Preparation Eligibility — Education <ul><li>May include content on project quality, scope, time, cost, human resources, communications, risk, procurement, and integration management) —n o time limit </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Any class, seminar, online training, and distance teaching classes whose learning objectives include project management or any of its domains </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use the checklist to examine the last 6 years of your work to find the projects you have managed or worked on: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Was it a temporary endeavor that had a beginning and an end? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Did it create a unique product, service, or result? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Was it done for a purpose? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Did it have interrelated activities? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Was it progressively elaborated (developed through increments)* </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Need to account for experience in every process group; however, there is no minimum number of hours for any process group </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Retain proof of educational and training attainments in case you are audited </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Formal education: original official transcript or a copy of diploma </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Training: course syllabus and certificate of completion </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Application is subject to audit! </li></ul>
    42. 42. Project Management Credentials CAPM PMP Length of certification: 5 yrs Length of certification: 3 yrs CONFIRM CODE OF PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT TEST APPLICATION EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE
    43. 43. Project Management Institute (PMI ® )
    44. 44. PMI ® Overview <ul><li>Established in 1969 – 39 th anniversary in 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Global Organization - in approx 161 countries </li></ul><ul><li>Over 260,000 members world-wide </li></ul><ul><li>Over 185,000 PMPs world-wide </li></ul><ul><li>PMBOK published in multiple languages </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Hebrew </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish </li></ul></ul></ul>
    45. 45. PMI Overview - PMI ® Local Chapters <ul><li>PMI ® has more than 240 chartered and approximately 40 potential chapters geographically dispersed over 67 countries </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Phoenix, Arizona Sash Dhar P.O. Box 60395 Phoenix, AZ 85082 Tel: +1-602-712-1016 [email_address] Tucson, Arizona Phillip D. Ellis 9322 E Placita Mimosa Tucson, AZ 85749-9214 Tel: +1-520-390-0104 [email_address] *for a complete list of chapters: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
    46. 46. Summary <ul><li>Questions? </li></ul>
    47. 47. Contact information Jack M. Kenner Board Trustee, Academic & Community Outreach FEW Foundation for Education & Training