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Episode 005: Spend Less Time Earning Your PDUs
 

Episode 005: Spend Less Time Earning Your PDUs

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http://www.pdu-insider.com - In this PDU Insider we discuss what the least time consuming categories are for earning PDUs and we have (as usual) a featured PDU activity, featured PMI activity, ...

http://www.pdu-insider.com - In this PDU Insider we discuss what the least time consuming categories are for earning PDUs and we have (as usual) a featured PDU activity, featured PMI activity, featured PDU article and we ad a tip from PMI Netherlands at the end.

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  • This is The PDU Insider Podcast Episode 5 . Huānyíng (Note: Above is Mandarin welcome statement. Replace the above word "Welcome" in every episode with the same word from a different language: Bienvenue, Benvenute, Willkommen, Hajimemashite, etc.) (Intro Music) [Recording instructions: The window of the presentation has to be 1280x881 pixels in size to record the presentation at 1024x768)
  • Welcome back to The PDU Insider Podcast. My name is Cornelius Fichtner. I am a PMP and your PDU Guide.   With me and the PDU Insider you can earn your PDUs efficiently and effectively.  (Intro Music)
  • This episode of The PDU Insider is sponsored by The PDU Podcast. Enjoy the freedom of earning your PDUs anywhere, like this woman here in the picture, listening to The PDU Podcast webinars on her commute to work.It's that easy if you have a portable player or even just a radio in your car.   Learn more at pducast.com - that's p-d-u-c-a-s-t dot com.
  • In every episode of The PDU Insider I answer one question that we receive from our audience. (that's you... in case you were wondering...) Today's question is this: What's the least time consuming way to obtain PDUs?
  • Here is the answer:    (Instructions: Insert a # into the text to indicate where a new bullet appears)   # To me, this question translates to "I hate having to earn PDUs. I only do it because PMI is making me do it and I want to get it over with as quickly as possible."   # I understand that many people may feel this way probably because they cannot see earning PDUs as something rewarding, enjoyable, and as something that helps them grow as a project manager. But let's face it. The fact of the matter is that you are required to earn them, and if we can make it more fun for you then you might enjoy it more. # So let's make it more fun for you.   # However, which categories are most beneficial to you personally really depends on you:  # The definite least time consuming way to earn PDUs are from those 3 PDU categories in which you get them "just because": In category 2H you earn 5 PDUs every year just because you are employed as a project manager (we talked about that in an earlier issue). In category 2-SDL you earn up to 15 PDUs in 3 years just because you like to read books or listen to podcasts about project management. And in category 5 you earn PDUs just because you like to be a volunteer in your local project management organization.    Yes, there is a time investment, but most of us are involved in these 3 activities anyway and earning the appropriate PDUs is like the cherry on top.   # Then there are some categories where you never know how much time you are going to have to invest into it. For instance you'll get 40 PDUs for writing a book, but it takes hundreds of hours to do. Or you get 10 PDUs for giving a presentation at a symposium but you might easily spend 20 hours preparing and travelling.   # If you are looking for a clear 1-to-1 benefit, then taking courses in project management is the clear winner. That is because every 1 hour that you spend for instance in a classroom or watching an online webinar will give you exactly 1 PDU. In the end, it all boils down to this: The trick is to know and understand all the categories from your credential handbook and then pick those that offer what you consider to be the best return and the most fun for you.   That was today's Ask Cornelius. If you have a question for me then please write to askcornelius @ pdusinsider.com
  • In every PDU Insider we present a number of featured items. Today we have a featured PMI Component activity, A featured PDU article and we begin with the featured PDU Activity.   # What: The Decision Model: Revolutionizing the Testing Process and Accuracy  # When: September 2, 2010  # Cost: Free  # PDUs: 1 PDU  Here is the provider's short description of this activity:  The Relational Model changed the way we manage, leverage, and store data. Today, the Decision Model organizes business rules and logic in a similarly rigorous manner. Most importantly, the Decision Model recognizes that business logic has its own existence, independent of how executed, where executed, and whether or not it's implemented in automated systems. The Decision Model enables innovation in the way we can generate test cases, minimize the testing needed, test the logic prior to coding, and assure completeness of testing procedures.
  • We are moving on to the Featured PMI Component Activity. Today, we go to New York # Component: PMI Buffalo, New York Chapter # What: Fall Professional Development Day # When: September 13 2010 # Cost: $200 (Member), $225 (Non-Member) # PDUs: 7 PDU   And here is what they say about the event: Get your chance to earn 7 PDUs at the Buffalo PMI Fall Professional Development Day with Keynote Speaker: Dr. Stephen Covey, Author of The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People; on September 13, 2010 at the Buffalo Convention Center, Convention Center Plaze Buffalo, NY
  • This week's featured PDU article is titled    # Key Steps To Obtaining And Maintaining Your Project Management Certification and is written by ...   #  Hugh Ngugen   # There are a number of educational offerings, college degree programs and professional certifications that use the term "project management." However, the recognized leader in this particular field is the Project Management Institute (PMI), which offers a "family of credentials" supporting the project management profession, its certified practitioners and their continuing professional development. Here are a few words from what he writes:: Worldwide, there are some 300,000 holders of PMI's various credentials, working in every imaginable type of business and industry from communications and construction to health care and high-tech. Membership in PMI is not a prerequisite to holding one of its credentials, which include the following: - Project Management Professional (PMP) - Certified Associate of Project Management (CAPM) - Program Management Professional (PgMP) - PMI Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP) - PMI Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP):   # Please see the articles section on pduinsider.com
  • Here is one more PDU tip before we go. # PMI Netherlands Chapter has a nice page that contains lots of info about how to report your PDUs    # In particular they have an FAQ on the PMI online CCRS system.     # Please see 'Newsletters' on www.pduinsider.com where you'll find a link to the PMI Netherlands page.
  • And that's it for Episode 5 of The PDU Insider Podcast. Please stop by at our website pduinsider.com where you can # Search for PDU activities # Look into the PDU Calendar # Sign up for the email newsletter # Subscribe to the Podcast # Read our PDU Articles   Until Next Time.
  • (Exit Music) (Change the white text under the logo in every episode. The text should say "Come to our website" without ever using these words)

Episode 005: Spend Less Time Earning Your PDUs Episode 005: Spend Less Time Earning Your PDUs Presentation Transcript

  • The PDU Insider Podcast Episode 5 www.pdu-insider.com
  • The PDU Insider Podcast Copyright © 2008 - 2010 OSP International LLC PMI®, PMP®, CAPM® and PMBOK® Guide are trademarks of the Project Management Institute, Inc. - PMI® has not endorsed and did not participate in the development of our products. - OSP International LLC has been reviewed and approved as a provider of project management training by the Project Management Institute (PMI). - As a PMI Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.), OSP International LLC has agreed to abide by PMI established quality assurance criteria.
  • Our Sponsor: The PDU Podcast www.pducast.com
  • Ask Cornelius
    • What's the least time consuming way to obtain PDUs?
  • Ask Cornelius
      • I hate having to earn PDUs.
      • Many people may feel this way
      • Let's make it fun
      • Work as PM: 5 every year
      • Self-Study: 15 max
      • PMI volunteer: depends
      • Book: 40
      • Courses: 1 hour = 1 PDU
      • Know the categories!
  • Featured PDU Activity
      • What: The Decision Model: Revolutionizing the Testing Process and Accuracy
      • When: September 2, 2010
      • Who: CAI's IT Metrics and Productivity Institute - www.itmpi.org/events
      • Cost: Free
      • PDUs: 1 PDU
  • PMI Component Activity
      • Component: PMI Buffalo, New York Chapter
      • What: Fall Professional Development Day
      • When: September 13 2010
      • Cost: $200 (Member), $225 (Non-Member)
      • PDUs: 7 PDU
  • Featured PDU Article
      • Key Steps To Obtaining And Maintaining Your Project Management Certification
      • Written by Hugh Ngugen
      • Summary: There are many educational offerings on "project management." But  PMI offers a "family of credentials" supporting the project management profession.
      • See "Articles" on www.pdu-insider.com
  • One More PDU Tip...
      • PMI Netherlands Chapter tips on reporting PDU activities
      • Reporting PDUs on PMI's CCRS
      • See 'Newsletters' on www.pdu-insider.com
  • www.pdu-insider.com
      • Search for PDU activities
      • Look into the PDU Calendar
      • Sign up for the email newsletter
      • Subscribe to the Podcast
      • Read our PDU Articles
  • The PDU Insider Podcast Earn PDUs the easy way: www.pdu-insider.com