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Project Management Overview


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The Project Manager is responsible for everything that is required to make the project a success - whether directly or indirectly. It is not like a typical hierarchical line management role. The Project Manager is at the centre of everything relating to the project. Controlling the contributions of seniors and peers is just as important as managing the work of the team. Here we have an overview of what exaclty Project Management is.

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Project Management Overview

  1. 1. Project Management<br />
  2. 2. Agenda<br />Definitions<br />Project Management Career Development<br />A Credentials Roadmap<br />Maintaining Credentials<br />Project Management Learning Beyond Certifications and Credentials<br />
  3. 3. What is a ‘project?’<br />A short term undertaking to create a unique, one of a kind product or service<br />Has a definite beginning and an end – an undertaking with a limited duration<br />Has specific goals<br />Projects are a means by which organizations implement their strategies<br />
  4. 4. What is ‘Project Management?’<br />PM is the application of knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques to project activities to meet project requirements<br />PM involves:<br />Planning resources<br />Organizing resources<br />Managing resources<br />PM’s goal is to complete projects <br />On-time<br />On-budget<br />Meet customer deliverables<br />
  5. 5. Project Failure<br />The Standish Report:<br />Only32%of projects worldwide are succeeding in achieving budget, schedule, and quality objectives of the project. <br />There is a 75%success rate for projects that employ modern project management concepts, tools & techniques. <br /> cites a Dynamic Markets survey of 800 IT managers:<br />62% of IT projects fail to meet their schedules<br />49% suffered budget overruns <br />25% of all IT projects get canceled before completion<br />“The Project Managers are inadequately prepared in the art of project management.”<br />
  6. 6. Project Management Institute<br />Not-For-Profit Professional Association <br />PMI administers a globally respected professional credential program that promotes professional development in project, program and portfolio management. <br />Developed processes and knowledge areas (standards)<br />to create a common language and approach across industries for the practice of project management profession<br />
  7. 7. PMBOK Guide<br />"Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide)“ – a globally recognized standard for managing projects in today's marketplace<br />Five processes as well as nine knowledge areas.<br />
  8. 8. Project Management Process Groups (phases of a project)<br />
  9. 9. PM’s Nine Knowledge Areas<br />
  10. 10. Knowledge Areas – More Details<br />
  11. 11. ….Knowledge Areas<br />
  12. 12. Important Players<br />
  13. 13. Certification and Credentials<br />PMI’s family of credentials is based on PMBOK®<br />
  14. 14. Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)<br />Target Candidates:<br />Those who need to serve as subject matter experts, team members, project sponsors, facilitators, liaisons or coordinators, or just starting a career in PM.<br />Upon Completion:<br />A CAPM is recognized as having the understanding of the fundamental knowledge, processes, and terminology as defined in the PMBOK Guide that are needed for effective project management performance.<br />Value:<br />CAPM individuals enjoy a high level of credibility from PMP credential holders, project managers, employers and peers.<br />Globally recognized and demanded.<br />
  15. 15. Project Management Professional (PMP)<br />Target Candidates:<br />Those who need to lead and direct project teams to deliver projects within the schedule, budget, and scope constraints. <br />Upon Completion:<br />A PMP is recognized for the competence to perform in the role of a project manager, specifically experience in leading and directing projects and project teams to achieve successful project results.<br />Value:<br />The demand for skilled project managers is at a critically urgent level.<br />Globally recognized and demanded.<br />
  16. 16. Program Management Professional (PgMP)<br />Target Candidates:<br />Those who manage programs that contain complex activities that span functions, organizations, geographic and cultures.<br />Upon Completion:<br />Can ensure the ultimate success of the program<br />Modify programs and make decisions that advance strategic and business objectives<br />Define and initiates projects and assign project managers<br />Oversee multiple projects<br />Value:<br />A PgMP has credentials to connect projects to business results<br />
  17. 17. Summary of Certifications<br />
  18. 18. PMI Risk Management Professional (PMI-RPM)<br />Target Candidates:<br />Those responsible for identifying project risks and preparing mitigation plans.<br />Upon Completion:<br />A PMI-RPM has more competence in the specialized area of assessing and identifying project risks while mitigating threats and capitalizing on opportunities. <br />Value:<br />Employers acknowledge the individual’s unique expertise on the project team while demonstrating the recognition and value the role provides to the project. <br />Maintenance:<br />30 PDUs in risk management over three years<br />Others:<br />BA, 3,000 hours in “RMP” related experience within the last 5 years, 30 hrsedu<br />
  19. 19. PMI Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP)<br />Target Candidates:<br />Those responsible for creating and maintaining the project schedule.<br />Upon Completion:<br />A PMI-SP has more competence in the specialized area of developing and maintaining the project schedule than a general practitioner and yet, also maintains a basic level of competence in all areas of project management. <br />Value:<br />Employers can trust credential holders to possess the skills, knowledge and experience to contribute directly to their crucial projects.<br />Maintenance:<br />30 PDUs in project scheduling over three years<br />Others:<br />BA, 3,500 hours in “SP” related experience within the last 5 years, 30 hrsedu<br />
  20. 20. Opportunities to Earn PDUs<br />Enroll in project management programs/courses<br />Attend or lead seminars and events<br />Post articles to PMI’s Knowledge Shelf<br />Volunteer your project management services<br />Perform professional activities<br />Conduct research and study<br />
  21. 21. Available Education at New Horizons Baltimore<br />
  22. 22. Available Education at New Horizons Baltimore<br />
  23. 23. Available Education at New Horizons Baltimore<br />
  24. 24. Contact Information<br />New Horizons Computer Learning Center <br />Linda Betzel<br />410-597-9722, x 100<br />PM Certification/Credentials<br />Project Management Institute (PMI®)<br /><br />Click on “Career Development” and then “Certification and Credentials”<br />