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PMI quick guide

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PMI quick guide

  1. 1. A Quick Guide toPMI® QualificationsThe PMI Registered Education Provider logo is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.www.maventraining.co.uk І 020 7089 6161
  2. 2. What is the PMI? • The Project Management Institute is a global body representing project managers worldwide • It is based in North America but has ‘chapters’ in over 170 countries • It has over 500,000 individual members • PMI provides and maintains a comprehensive certification program at all levels of expertise: — CAPM — PMP • PMI training is provided by a network of Registered Education Providers (REPs) • REPs are authorised to issue professional development units (PDUs) for its courses2 © Maven Training 2011 www.maventraining.co.uk І 020 7089 6161
  3. 3. What are the PMI® Qualifications? CAPM® • The Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® exam is an entry level certification • It is targeted towards candidates with limited experience in the project management profession • More than 14,000 people hold the CAPM qualification PMP® • The Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification • It is aimed at practicing project managers with at least 3 years experience in project management • It is the most well known PMI qualification • More than 430,000 hold the PMP qualification CAPM and PMP are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.3 © Maven Training 2011 www.maventraining.co.uk І 020 7089 6161
  4. 4. Applying to sit a PMI examination • To apply to take the PMP you have to become a member of PMI • As part of your application you will need to enter details of your project management experience. To do this we suggest the following process: • Review your CV and make sure that all entries are up to date • For each role, identify the projects that you managed or participated in, and define what your contribution was • Identify a referee for each and every project including name, position, email and contact phone number. If it has been some time since the project was undertaken then people may have moved on – use www.linkedin.com to find old colleagues • Once you have a comprehensive list of projects break these down into how much time you spent in each PMI project phase – beware, this can take longer than it looks! • Remember PMI does audit the applications, so be honest about your experience4 © Maven Training 2011 www.maventraining.co.uk І 020 7089 6161
  5. 5. What is the CAPM® Qualification? • There are 150 multiple choice questions • The examination must be completed in 3 hours • Questions are based on the Project Management Institute, A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, (PMBOK® Guide) – Fourth Edition, Project Management Institute, Inc., 2008. • Pre-requisites to sit the exam are: — One years experience in a project environment or — 23 hours of specific project management training CAPM and PMBOK are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.5 © Maven Training 2011 www.maventraining.co.uk І 020 7089 6161
  6. 6. What is the PMP® Qualification? • There are 200 multiple choice questions • The examination must be completed in 4 hours • Questions are based on the Project Management Institute, A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, (PMBOK® Guide) – Fourth Edition, Project Management Institute, Inc., 2008 plus additional sources as defined by the PMI • Pre-requisites to sit the exam are: — Three years experience in leading and directing projects or five years if the individual is does not hold a degree And — 35 hours of specific project management training PMP and PMBOK are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.6 © Maven Training 2011 www.maventraining.co.uk І 020 7089 6161
  7. 7. What is the PMBOK® Guide? • The PMBOK® Guide provides the basis for certification • It provides fundamental guidance on the PMI® approach to managing projects based on: — 5 Process Groups — Initiation, Planning, Execution, Monitoring & Controlling and Closing — 9 Knowledge Areas — Integration, Scope, Time, Cost, Quality, Human Resources, Communication, Risk and Procurement • As with PRINCE2, this body of knowledge uses its own terminology to describe key project documents including: — Project management charter and scope statement — Project management plan PMBOK is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.7 © Maven Training 2011 www.maventraining.co.uk І 020 7089 6161
  8. 8. Other PMI® Qualifications • The PMI also have certification opportunities in the following areas: — PMI Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP)® — PMI Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP)® — Program Management Professional (PgMP)® — PMI Agile Certificated Practitioner (PMI-ACP) SM • However, these qualifications do not have the recognition or penetration that the PMP® certificate has PMI-SP, PMI-RMP, PgMP and PMI-ACP are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.8 © Maven Training 2011 www.maventraining.co.uk І 020 7089 6161
  9. 9. The Benefits of PMI® Certification • PMI’s certification and credentials are distinguished by their global development and application, which makes them transferable across industries and geographic borders • PMP® is different to PRINCE2® in that it provides techniques and activities to manage the project i.e. how to be a project manager, whereas PRINCE2® provides the structure and processes that the project manager should use for form and govern the project • Whilst the PMP® is not as well known in the UK as the PRINCE2® qualification, it is highly respected and it is a useful differentiating factor for project managers who want to evidence their ability • For example, holders of the PMP credential have regularly commanded higher salaries than non-credentialed individuals (PMI 6th global salary survey showed PMP® qualified individuals were paid 10% more than individuals without the qualification) • PMP® consistently appears in the top ten U.S. qualifications that enhance individual career prospects PMP is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.9 © Maven Training 2011 www.maventraining.co.uk І 020 7089 6161
  10. 10. What do people say about the course? • “It was great to be able to dig deeper into how to manage the project and I picked up lots of tips, especially in how to assess the progress of my project.” • “PMP is very different to PRINCE2 so I did have to learn some new terms but I work with a lot of international teams and they refer to the project charter a lot so it was good to finally understand where they were coming from” • “I was looking for the next step. I have PRINCE2 and MSP but I wanted to know more about the technical aspects of project management. It was a tough course, lots to learn in the week which makes it intensive but it was definitely worth it. I feel like a ‘proper’ project manager now.” • “A tough week, so much information to get in my head but I liked the pace, and I felt that everything we did was relevant to my projects and how I can tackle some of the more difficult aspects of planning and estimating.” • “Some of the terminology was American, especially the contract terms but it still made sense and helped me get a deeper understanding of how to manage my international suppliers.”10 © Maven Training 2011 www.maventraining.co.uk І 020 7089 6161
  11. 11. Why choose Maven Training? • Maven is a Registered Education Provider for PMI which means our course materials and the way in which we provide our training is regularly assessed by PMI • Our courses earn personal development units (PDUs) which evidence how much training you have undertaken • Members of PMI must earn 60 PDUs every three years to maintain their PMI membership • Our trainers are experienced in all of the main project management methodologies (PMI, APM and PRINCE2®) and are able to provide excellent guidance on how the different approaches compare, giving you a multi- dimensional view of the PMP® qualification • We invest a great deal of time and effort in developing our training materials, and our trainers are involved in reviewing course materials, writing additional information to support the courses which ensures that they have a personal investment in the success of every course they deliver11 © Maven Training 2011 www.maventraining.co.uk І 020 7089 6161
  12. 12. Call today on 020 7089 6161 to discuss your requirements or visit the Maven website for more information.www.maventraining.co.uk І 020 7089 6161

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