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Pmp Certification

  1. 1. Project Management Professional Certification Process Presented by: Teri Turner April 28th, 2009
  2. 2. Eligibility <ul><li>Applicants must have 35 hours of specific project management education. </li></ul><ul><li>With a Bachelor’s Degree (or the global equivalent): Applicants must have a minimum three years’ professional project management experience, during which 4,500 hours are spent leading and directing project tasks , up to eight years from the time of application. </li></ul><ul><li>Without a Bachelor’s Degree (or the global equivalent): Applicants must have a minimum five years’ professional project management experience, during which at least 7,500 hours are spent leading and directing project tasks , up to eight years from the time of application. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Preparation <ul><li>Review the PMP credential handbook , the PMP Examination Specification  and the PMP Sample Questions document. </li></ul><ul><li>Enroll in formal study courses </li></ul><ul><ul><li>PMP Prep </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Formal Course </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Study the PMBOK® Guide—Fourth Edition  and other texts that discuss the management of communications, cost, human resources, integration, procurement, quality, risk, scope and time, as well as a project manager's social and professional responsibilities. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Process <ul><li>Steps to Obtaining a PMP Credential: </li></ul><ul><li>Complete an online application or download an application and submit via mail (faxes not accepted). </li></ul><ul><ul><li>TIP: Complete your application offline and transfer information. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>TIP: 90 day window before you loose your saved data </li></ul></ul><ul><li>If you meet the eligibility requirements, your application will be temporarily accepted within 5 days. After you pay, there could be a 5 day audit period. If your application is not chosen, will receive an e-mail explaining how to schedule the exam. </li></ul><ul><li>Individuals who attain a credential from PMI will be added to PMI's Online Credential Registry and may immediately use the credential designation after their name. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Completing the Application <ul><li>Document projects individually regardless of the number of projects or duplication of tasks. </li></ul><ul><li>Experience in all five process groups (initiation, planning, executing, monitoring & controlling, closing) required, but not on each & every project. </li></ul><ul><li>Overlapping project time cannot be documented twice. </li></ul><ul><li>Projects do not have to be career related. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Church activities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Contractor on your house </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Neighborhood garage sale </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Example of Experience Documentation <ul><li>Project: Project Name </li></ul><ul><li>Start & end date=June 1-Sept 1, 2001 </li></ul><ul><li>% of Involvement =100% </li></ul><ul><li>Number of days (minus weekends)= 76 </li></ul><ul><li>Total # hours=608 </li></ul>
  7. 7. Initiation Process <ul><li>Conduct project selection methods to evaluate the feasibility of new products or service </li></ul><ul><li>Identify key stakeholders and perform analysis to gain buy in and requirements for the success of the project </li></ul><ul><li>Define the scope of the project based on the organization's need to meet the customer project expectations </li></ul><ul><li>Obtain project charter approval from project sponsor </li></ul><ul><li>Identify and document high level risks, assumptions and constraints using historical data and expert judgment </li></ul><ul><li>Develop the project charter and review it with key stakeholders to confirm project scope, risk, issues, assumptions and constraints </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  8. 8. Planning Process <ul><li>Create the work breakdown structure with the team to develop the cost schedule resource quality and procurement plans. </li></ul><ul><li>Identify project risks to define risk strategies and develop the risk management plan </li></ul><ul><li>Obtain project plan approval from the customer and conduct a kick off meeting with all key stakeholders. </li></ul><ul><li>Define and record detail project requirements, constraints and assumptions with the stakeholders to establish the project deliverables. </li></ul><ul><li>Develop the change management plan to define how changes will be handled to manage the triple constraints. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Executing Process <ul><li>Manage proactively the resource allocation by ensuring that appropriate resources and tools are assigned to the tasks according to the project plan </li></ul><ul><li>Execute the tasks defined in the project plan in order to achieve the project goals </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure a common understanding and set expectations through communication to align the stakeholders and team members </li></ul><ul><li>Implement a quality management plan to ensure that work is being performed according to require quality standards </li></ul><ul><li>Implement approved changes according to the change management plan </li></ul><ul><li>Obtain project resources in accordance with the procurement plan </li></ul><ul><li>Implement the approved actions and workarounds required to minimize the impact of project risks </li></ul>
  10. 10. Monitor & Control Process <ul><li>Measure project performance using appropriate tolls and techniques </li></ul><ul><li>Verify and manage changes to the project scope, project schedule costs as defined in the change management plan. </li></ul><ul><li>Monitor the status of all identified any new risks corrective actions and update the risk response plan. </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure the project deliverables conform to quality standards established in the project quality plan. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Closing Process <ul><li>Formalize and obtain final acceptance for the project </li></ul><ul><li>Identify document and communicate lessons learned. </li></ul><ul><li>Obtain financial, legal and administrative project closure (e.g. final payment, warranties, contact signoff) </li></ul><ul><li>Release all project resources and provide performance feedback. </li></ul><ul><li>Create and distribute final project report </li></ul><ul><li>Measure customer satisfaction at the end of the project. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Fees:
  13. 13. Exam Tidbits <ul><li>PROMETRIC TEST CENTER Phone: 512.441.1978 Site Code: 0010 </li></ul><ul><li>1931 EAST BEN WHITE BLVD SUITE 900A AUSTIN, TX 78741 </li></ul><ul><li>There is also a location in San Antonio. </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Exam: 200 multiple choice questions </li></ul><ul><li>4 hour time limit </li></ul>
  14. 14. Question & Answers <ul><li>Questions? </li></ul><ul><li>512.342-4103 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Project Management Certificate Program </li></ul><ul><li>Project Management 5 day Boot Camp </li></ul><ul><li>Project Fundamental 101 </li></ul><ul><li>Risk Management </li></ul><ul><li>Scheduling </li></ul>