Infra Gard.Presentation.Jeff Furman.Dec14.2011


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I gave this presentation for InfraGard NY Metro Chapter on Dec. 14, 2011.

TOPIC: The value of the PMP certification, and how my book: ~The Project Management Answer Book~ can help you.

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Infra Gard.Presentation.Jeff Furman.Dec14.2011

  1. 1. How PMP Skills, Certifications & Resources Can Help You <ul><li>JEFF FURMAN, PMP </li></ul><ul><li>~PMP Instructor, IT Project Manager, Book Author, and Train-the-Trainer Certification Instructor </li></ul><ul><li>For… InfraGard NY Metro Chapter </li></ul><ul><li>Date: Dec. 14, 2011 </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  2. 2. My b ackground: PMP IT Project Manager / Independent PMP Instructor <ul><li>Teaching PMP and Train-the-Trainer for: Unitek Education and Internet Institute (IIUSA). </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Public classes (Have trained more than 550 PMs ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Have trained PMs from more than 20 NYC & Federal Government agencies including, CUNY, DEP, DOITT, NY Mayor’s Office, NIH, NYPD and FBI) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In 2011- trained 28 US Army officers on-base </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>My book: The Project Management Answer Book </li></ul></ul>
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  4. 4. Book : “The Project Management Answer Book” (Management Concepts, Vienna, VA) <ul><li>In Q&A Format (easy-to-use) </li></ul><ul><li>Dual Scope: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1. Practitioner’s Guide </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(highly detailed and comprehensive) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2. PMP Prep Book </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(based on my teaching more than 3,000 hours of PMP Prep) </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Book : “The Project Management Answer Book” <ul><li>A little more about my book: </li></ul><ul><li>Advanced Chapters - On Ethics, Leadership, Soft Skills, Certification </li></ul><ul><li>Ready-to-Use *PM Templates: Project Charter, RACI chart, Risk Register, RBS, Requirements Traceability Matrix, & more </li></ul><ul><li>*Interviewed about the PM templates in my book for igTV (InfraGard TV) </li></ul><ul><li>by Joseph Concannon, President, InfraGard NY Metro Chapter. </li></ul>
  6. 6. The Book Also Includes : <ul><li>Hundreds of hands-on tips & best practices </li></ul><ul><li>- From my own experience of 25 years in IT </li></ul><ul><li>for Fortune 500 companies and from the </li></ul><ul><li>“ collective wisdom” of 500+ PMs in my classes </li></ul><ul><li>Top 10 Pitfall Lists at end of each chapter </li></ul><ul><li>- Sharing Lessons Learned from experience, and </li></ul><ul><li>- Summarizing key points </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Question: 25 years in IT is like which great movie? </li></ul>
  8. 8. Quote: “I have seen many things…”
  9. 9. <ul><li>Blade Runner </li></ul><ul><li>(Shown in this scene: Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer ) </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Question: Which company is known for its famous: </li></ul><ul><li>Book of Lessons Learned? </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Answer: * The Boeing Black Book </li></ul><ul><li>Question : Do you have a site where you can </li></ul><ul><li>quickly find Lessons Learned </li></ul><ul><li>at your company? </li></ul><ul><li>*Citation: The Art of Project Management , </li></ul><ul><li>Scott Berkun. </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>A great way to help your company: </li></ul><ul><li>Tip : You could start a Lessons Learned Intranet </li></ul><ul><li>or Lessons Learned Database for your department. </li></ul>
  13. 13. How Can the PMI Skills / Certification Help You? <ul><li>Answer: Resume </li></ul><ul><li>(a very good reason to get the certification!) </li></ul><ul><li>The PMP ( Project Management Professional, from PMI ) is the leading and most portable certification for managers on today ’s job market. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Why the PMI Skills / Certification? <ul><li>1) PMI currently has > 300,000 members (trending up) </li></ul><ul><li>2) Applicants often need the PMP just to get an interview </li></ul><ul><li>3) Some companies hire conditionally </li></ul><ul><li>(e.g., give you 6 months to get the certification) </li></ul><ul><li>4) Some companies look to certify a lot of their people </li></ul><ul><li>so they can out-compete other companies on bids </li></ul><ul><li>e.g. “Our PMs are PMP-certified.” </li></ul>
  15. 15. Q. Why the PMI Skills / Certification? <ul><li>Increase your Project Batting Average </li></ul>
  16. 16. Q. Why the PMI Skills / Certification? <ul><li>3 questions : </li></ul><ul><li>Q. What percentage of projects fail? </li></ul><ul><li>Q. What is meant by OTOBOS? </li></ul><ul><li>Q. What percentage of companies are consistently: </li></ul><ul><li>On-Time? </li></ul><ul><li>On-Budget? </li></ul><ul><li>On-Scope? </li></ul>
  17. 17. 2 Statistics: <ul><li>From a *Price Waterhouse Coopers study </li></ul><ul><li>of 200 global companies... </li></ul><ul><li>More than 50% of all projects fail, and </li></ul><ul><li>Only 2.5% of corporations consistently </li></ul><ul><li>meet their targets for Scope, Time, and Cost. </li></ul><ul><li>*Cited in: </li></ul><ul><li>Alpha Project Managers: What The Top 2% Know </li></ul><ul><li>That The Rest Of Us Do Not , by PMP Author Andy Crowe. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Q. Why the PMI Skills / Certifications? <ul><li>The PMP material is NOT a methodology – </li></ul><ul><li>It’s an agreed-upon* collection of: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Knowledge Areas, </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Processes, </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Best Practice Tools & Techniques, </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Terminology (Common Language) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>*The PMBOK ® standard is updated every 3 to 4 years by PMI (member-driven, non-profit org.) </li></ul>
  19. 19. Why the PMI Skills / Certifications? <ul><li>You learn the COMMON LANGUAGE spoken by managers in today ’s PM world. </li></ul><ul><li>Standardization on terms / documents </li></ul><ul><li>can help prevent: </li></ul><ul><li>Miscommunication, Errors, and Re-work. </li></ul>
  20. 20. Why the PMI Skills / Certifications? <ul><li>Students gain… </li></ul><ul><li> New Skills </li></ul><ul><li>which can lead them to… </li></ul><ul><li> New Career Paths </li></ul>
  21. 21. <ul><li>You learn << Repeatable Processes >> </li></ul><ul><li>Which enable you to manage: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>More projects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More people </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(More promatable) </li></ul></ul>Why the PMI Skills / Certification?
  22. 22. Question: What are the 9 PMI Knowledge Areas? <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>HR Management </li></ul><ul><li>Communications Management </li></ul><ul><li>Risk Management </li></ul><ul><li>Procurement Management </li></ul>
  23. 23. But there’s also a 10 th area: ETHICS! <ul><li>Major change to the PMP Exam Aug. 31, 2011 – Increased emphasis on: </li></ul><ul><li>Ethics & Social Responsibility. </li></ul>
  24. 24. What’s the big deal about Ethics? <ul><li>Ethical problems can have a huge impact </li></ul><ul><li>on a company’s bottom-line. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Thousands of jobs can be lost </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>tied to an ethics error. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Question: Recent example in the news? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Pensions wiped out. Recent example? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Clients’ funds evaporated . Recent example? </li></ul></ul></ul>
  25. 25. My book and PMP classes put a strong emphasis on Ethics <ul><li>A hands-on chapter: “Ethical Considerations PMs Face On The Job” </li></ul><ul><li>Includes a unique 1-page summary of the PMI Code of Ethics (which I created with PMI’s express permission) </li></ul><ul><li>Cornelius Fichtner interviewed me on my book’s Ethics Chapter for The Project Management Podcast (Episode #169) </li></ul>
  26. 26. Many certifications in PM: (6 from PMI) <ul><li>CAPM - Certified Associate in Project Management, from PMI </li></ul><ul><li>PMP - Project Management Professional, from PMI </li></ul><ul><li>PMI-SP - Scheduling Professional, from PMI </li></ul><ul><li>PMI-RMP - Risk Management Professional, from PMI </li></ul><ul><li>PgMP - Program Management Professional, from PMI </li></ul><ul><li>PMI-ACP – Agile Certified Professional, from PMI </li></ul>
  27. 27. 7 Additional PM-Related Certifications (NOT from PMI ) <ul><li>Project+ - From CompTIA (also based on PMI ’s PMBOK) </li></ul><ul><li>MCTS - Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist </li></ul><ul><li>9. MCITP - Microsoft Certified IT Professional </li></ul><ul><li>10. Prince2 - Similar to PMP, popular in Europe </li></ul><ul><li>11. ITIL - Information Technology Infrastructure Library </li></ul><ul><li>12. Six Sigma - Quality Management </li></ul><ul><li>13. CRISC – ISACA’s Certified in Risk & Info Systems Control </li></ul>
  28. 28. Take-Aways: Recommended PM Podcasts & Blogsites <ul><li>HOST: Cornelius Fichtner, PMP </li></ul><ul><li>The Project Management Podcast </li></ul><ul><li>- Episode #168: “ The Project Management Answer Book ” </li></ul><ul><li>- Episode #169: “ Ethics In Project Management ” </li></ul><ul><li>www.PM </li></ul><ul><li>HOST: Elizabeth Harrin, PRINCE2, FAPM </li></ul><ul><li>A Girl’s Guide To Project Management </li></ul><ul><li>- “Behind The Scenes At The PM Answer Book” </li></ul><ul><li>- “Getting Some Answers” </li></ul><ul><li>- “Ask The Experts: Change Management With Jeff Furman” </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  29. 29. More questions???
  30. 30. <ul><li>Thank you! </li></ul><ul><li>More Resources : </li></ul><ul><li>www.Jeff - </li></ul><ul><li> BLOG </li></ul><ul><li> jeffslistjune2010 </li></ul><ul><li> (Amazon link) </li></ul><ul><li>(201) 310-7997 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>