Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®) – The CAPM® certification recognizes a demonstrated understanding of the fundamental knowledge, processes and terminology as defined in A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) that are needed for effective project management performance. Almost 13,000 certified as of Q4 2010.This certification is aimed primarily at the starting segment of practitioners (less than 5 years in the field)Project Management Professional (PMP®) -- The PMP® credential recognizes demonstrated knowledge and skill in leading and directing project teams and in delivering project results within the constraints of schedule, budget and resources. Introduced in 1984, and recognized worldwide – more than 400,000 certified as of Q4 2010.Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP®) – The PMI-RMP® credential recognizes demonstrated knowledge and expertise in the specialized area of assessing and identifying project risks while mitigating threats and capitalizing on opportunities. Introduced Fall 2008, more than 500 certified as of Q4 2010.PMI-Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP®) – The PMI-SP® credential recognizes demonstrated knowledge and advanced expertise in the specialized area of developing and maintaining the project schedule. Introduced Spring 2008, almost 400 certified as of Q4 2010.The PMP, PMI-RMP and PMI-SPcredentials are primarily held by those building their careers (5 to 19 years in the field) Program Management Professional (PgMP®) – The PgMP® credential recognizes demonstrated experience, skill and performance in oversight of multiple, related projects that are aligned with an organizational strategy. Introduced in 2007; almost 500 certified as of Q4 2010.This credential is aimed at advanced practitioners responsible for building and managing multiple teams (20 or more years in the field)http://www.pmi.org/AboutUs/Pages/Credentials.aspx
Flexible and transferable. PMI certifications are not based on one specific methodology, so they’re flexible and adaptable. You can easily transfer them between industries, market segments and geographic locations.Keeps you up-to-date. PMI continually conducts in-depth studies to ensure that our certifications actually reflect the current skills, knowledge and best practices you need to succeed.Encourage professional growth. You never have to worry about a PMI certification becoming obsolete. Our certification maintenance program requires you to earn professional development units (PDUs), which encourages you to continually develop your skills and stay current as the profession changes.Help you get ahead. PMI certification offers financial benefits — the Project Management Professional (PMP)® credential increases your salary by up to 10%, according to the PMI Salary Survey — Sixth Edition, 2009—and helps you stand out and better market yourself to prospective employers.Are renowned throughout the world. Part of that marketability comes from the prestige of PMI certifications. PMI has provided project management certifications for over 25 years, and our PMP® credential was the first one designed specifically for project managers.
PMI’s Certification program has more credential holders in more countries than any other certification. This global program not only means that PMI credentials are recognized in more countries by more project management practitioners and organizational leaders than other programs, but also means that the development of the program draws on this diverse base of stakeholders. PMI’s Certification program has been driven by project managers since its inception in 1984 – and continues to be driven through the involvement of thousands of volunteers each year. Every year, project management practitioners on every continent participate in the development and strategic oversight of PMI’s Certification program. PMI’s Certification program is not tied to any standards, methodology, or industry. This gives broader flexibility for practitioners in their career development, and ensures that organizations adopting PMI certifications reflect project management practices from many professions around the globe.PMI’s model of assessing competence uses valid and reliable assessment tools, which are overseen by both volunteers, PMI staff, and external consultants. The technical quality of PMI’s program is a cornerstone of our certifications.
PMI’s certification program was started with the launch of the PMP® in 1984. This makes the PMP the oldest credential specifically designed to certify project managers in project management. PMI has evolved and matured this program, with the evolution of project management and the role of a project manager. These changes were driven by global studies of what project managers do on the job – the tasks they perform and the knowledge and skills required to perform these tasks in a competent manner. For example: In 2004, PMI found that the role of a project manager had cemented in organizations, thus evolved the eligibility requirements to be specifically experience in leading and directing projects – in other words, working as a project manager – versus working as a team member. In addition, whereas the PMP first started as a test focused on the PMBOK® Guide, it now uses a number of project manager textbooks, in addition to the PMBOK® Guide standard, as the basis for the PMP examination. PMI has also expanded the certification portfolio in response to the growth of project management. In 2003, as the PMP® was evolving, PMI launched the CAPM ® – a certification based upon the PMBOK® Guide and the candidates ability to use the knowledge contained in this standard. As project management grew, taking on more strategic importance, PMI launched the PgMP® in 2007 – an acknowledgement of the growing importance of program management within organizations. Most recently, PMI observed the growth of specialty roles within the project team – project specialists who contributed in depth knowledge on a specific subject of project management to multiple projects. This resulted in the launch of the PMI-SP® and PMI-RMP® in 2008. The maturity of PMI’s certification program has lead to recognition of the program from governments, organizations, and project management practitioners around the world. This has generated the dramatic growth in PMI’s credential holders, which gives global recognition to the governments, organizations, and practitioners who use this program to develop and recognize their employees and themselves. A cornerstone of PMI’s certification program has been a focus on quality, which has been validated by external sources. Specifically, PMI has received accreditation by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) against the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 17024. In addition, the PMP is also registered against the ISO 9001:2000 standard for quality management systems.
PMI’s certification program would not exist without the involvement and passion of thousands of volunteers around the world. These volunteers represent the diversity in PMI’s stakeholders – representing the many industries, levels of experience, and backgrounds with which PMI works. Furthermore, the volunteers represent the many areas of the globe that PMI serves. These volunteers not only drive the development of the actual examination through writing, reviewing, and refining examination questions, but also develop and maintain the structure of PMI’s credential through the provision of strategic oversight and driving initiatives to ensure that the credential stay up-to-date and reflective of current practice. As an example, volunteers serve on the Certification Governance Council (CGC) – a committee of PMI credential holders established by PMI’s Board of Directors. The CGC oversees PMI’s certification program, providing approval and insight into potential changes to the program, in accordance with ISO 17024. The contributions from this global group of volunteers benefits the organizations and practitioners who reply on PMI’s certification program. It ensures that the structure and content of PMI’s examinations reflect contemporary practice and reflects the global nature of today’s market. This is in contrast to some other certification programs, such as Prince2, whose program is driven by trainers who have a vested interest in protecting their training revenue from these programs.
As you have just heard, PMI certifications are based upon the experience and effort of working project managers from around the globe. Thus, it should be no surprise that the certification program reflects best practices in project management – and is not reliant on the practices, methodologies, or standards of any one industry. This enables PMI certification holders to move more easily into different organizational environments. This is an advantage over methodologically based certifications, such as Prince2, which address specific approaches to project management rather than best practices. Further, PMI uses the processes described already to ensure that our program stays up to date. In addition, PMI credential holders must go through a process of maintaining their credential through gaining project management education, creating new project management, and working in project management. This ensures that PMI’s credentials never become obsolete – and our active credential holders keep up with their project management competence.
Each of the five E’s stand for an aspect of PMI’s certification model.Education for Eligibility: A minimum number of contact hours in education are required.Experience:A minimum number of hours that are aligned with specific project management tasks are required.Examination:A scenario-based multiple choice examination format is used and provides a highly reliable way to assess project management competence.Ethics: All candidates and credential holders must adhere to the PMI Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct.Education for Certification Maintenance: PMI’s Continuing Certification Requirements (CCR) program also reflects these best practices. The CCR program ensures that certified practitioners maintain and continue to develop their competence in project management, unlike other certification programs that are lifetime achievements. PMI uses the five E’s described to ensure the certification candidates have the necessary project management competence. While no project management certification can guarantee performance, this program is modeled after the cornerstones used by world-class licensure programs such as those used in nursing, architecture, and engineering: education in the discipline, experience working in the role, and an examination that focuses on applying knowledge and skills to potential on-the-job situations/scenarios. This model is overseen by psychometricians – scientists who specialize in the measurement of competence, knowledge, and skills through testing. PMI works with world-class psychometricians to ensure that the model of certification is valid, reliable, and fair. These psychometricians also evaluate every examination question that PMI uses on our examinations to ensure that it meets statistical and psychometric criteria.This model stands in stark contrast to our competitors. For example: Prince2 uses only education and an examination to test their candidates, meaning that Prince2 certificants may not have any experience actually practicing project management. IPMA credentials focus on qualitative measurement to test their candidates, using interviews and a review of a past project – in addition to experience and an examination - to determine competence. This model lacks education/training – an important element of any certification program. Furthermore, interviews and observations have been shown to be extremely unreliable, and can be influenced by a number of factors other than the candidate’s competence. For example, the interviewer’s state of mind can weigh on how they rate the candidate. Or as another example, the interviewee may have a great interview, but may not truly be a good project manager. I’m sure that all of us can think of an individual that we have hired – or that a colleague has hired – that had a great interview but performed poorly in the job.
These four factors are critical to note – because they provide the governments, organizations, and practitioners an advantage when they utilize PMI certifications to demonstrate their own competence or the competence of their employees. Advantage for Organizations - PMI’s global reach and recognition has helped organizations all over the world a strategic advantage in obtaining work and winning RFPs. Advantage for Governments - This global reach has also helped governments to improve their projects and better grow and develop their project management staff. Advantage for Practitioners - All over the world practitioners have used PMI certifications to demonstrate their dedication to the project management profession, improve their project management skills and abilities, make job transitions, and become more involved in this growing profession.
Now that you know what sets PMI certifications apart, the key reason to obtain a PMI certification of which you should be aware--project management certification has been correlated with improved project performance. The statistic cited is from a study not affiliated with PMI, but conducted by PwC (Price Watherhouse Coopers). They noted that 80% of high-performing projects use a credentialed project manager – of whom, the certification most commonly held was one from PMI.
The same PwC study also showed that organizations more mature in project management have higher levels of project management certificants. As shown on the next slide…
Organizational maturity has also been associated with improved project performance, with high maturity organizations delivering more projects on time, on budget, with less score creep, and meeting the goals of the project.
As discussed in previous slides, certification indicates a level of competence, education, and experience for the certification holder. However, certifications also indicate dedication to the profession. The time investment to obtain a project management certification is not taken lightly, and practitioners who invest this time demonstrate their intention to continued development within project management. Finally, organizations continue to look for more specialization in their employees. Certification can also demonstrate this specialization to employers.
Thank you very much for your time and attention during this presentation.
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PMI Slide Presentation 2011
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Agenda<br />Purpose of the presentation<br />Introduction to PMI’s Certification Program<br />What sets PMI’s credentials apart?<br />What are the benefits of PMI credentials?<br />
Introduction to PMI’s Certification Program<br />PMI offers five certifications<br />Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)®<br />Project Management Professional (PMP)®<br />PMI Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP)®<br />PMI Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP)®<br />Program Management Professional (PgMP)® <br />
Why choose a PMI certification?<br />Flexible and transferable<br />Keeps you up-to-date<br />Encourage professional growth<br />Help practitioners develop their careers<br />Renowned worldwide<br />
Internationally Recognized, Globally Accredited<br />Launched in 1984 – PMP: first designed specifically to credential project managers<br /><ul><li>PMP is also accredited under ISO 17024</li></ul>400,000+ credential holders…and growing<br /><ul><li>Credential holders is 170+ countries</li></ul>Reflects project management practice established through global studies<br />
By project managers, for project managers<br />Thousands of project management practitioners volunteer every year<br />Create examination questions<br />Rigorously review these questions<br />Provide strategic oversight to certification program<br />Drive change initiatives<br />Volunteers represent PMI’s diverse population<br />
Transferable between methodologies, standards, or industries<br />PMI Certifications reflect project management best practices<br />Do not represent any single methodology, standard, or industry<br />Transferable around the globe<br />Consistently examined to reflect current practice<br />Maintained through gaining project management education and working experience. <br />Ensures that PMI’s certifications never become obsolete – and our active credential holders keep up with their project management competence.<br />
Valid and reliable ways to assess competence<br />PMI certification measure more than knowledge<br />Education for Eligibility<br />Experience <br />Examination (scenario-based examination)<br />Ethics<br />Education for Certification Maintenance<br />
Summary<br />Remember what sets PMI credentials apart:<br /><ul><li>An internationally recognized, accredited program
Transferable between methodologies, standards, or industries
Valid and reliable ways to assess competence</li></li></ul><li>Now that you know – why should you obtain a PMI certification?<br />Credentialed project managers are tied to improved project performance<br />80% of high-performing projects use a credentialed project manager<br />Most commonly held PM certification was the PMP<br />PricewaterhouseCoopers Insights and Trends: Current Programme and Project Management Practices (2007)<br />
Benefits of certification<br />Higher maturity organizations have <br />higher certification rates<br />PricewaterhouseCoopers Insights and Trends: Current Programme and Project Management Practices (2007)<br />
Benefits of certification<br />Higher maturity organizations have better project performance<br />
Benefits of certification<br />Certification indicates a baseline level of competency, education, and experience to an employer<br />Certification indicates a dedication to the profession, when employers are focusing on acquisition/retention<br />Certification allows companies to recognize specialized practitioners<br />
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