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WEBINAR WELCOME




                                                              Connecting people
                      ...
A full-service Project
    About Cadence…                                                Management company
              ...
About Connie Plowman, PMP

Corporate Leader
  Cadence Management Corporation


     •   Spent 12 years with IBM in        ...
Today’s Webinar Topics


   PMI Credentials
   PMP Application Process Steps
   PMP Qualifications Requirements
   Prepari...
What Credentials Does PMI Offer?

                                                                              www.pmi.or...
PMI by the Numbers – as of 2/28/09


   # of members is 293,416

     •    13.2% increase for the year

   PMPs = 322,250
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Changes Coming to the PMI Exams



Credential                               Exam Update

PMP                              ...
Why Get PMI Certified?

1.       Shows your commitment to
         the PM profession                                      ...
Knowledge is like climbing a mountain;
the higher you reach, the more you can see
and appreciate. - Anonymous



© 2009 Ca...
What does it take to get PMP certified?


   Satisfy the education requirements

   Satisfy the PM experience requirements...
Do I need to be a PMI member?                                              www.pmi.org


NO, but….
                       ...
PMP Certification Process




  STEP 1                  STEP 2                    STEP 3                STEP 4          ST...
Online Application Form

    www.pmi.org                                HOME PAGE




    Once you start application, can ...
PMP Application Sections



 General Info.

            Education                                         All eligible
   ...
Application – PM Experience

       Bachelor’s degree
         •    Minimum of 4500 hours of PM experience leading and
   ...
Application – PM Experience

      Create an Excel Spreadsheet


CALCULATING PM    EXPERIENCE HOURS WITH 4-YEAR DEGREE:   ...
Overlapping Projects

             1                    2                     3         4      5    6

A Month1 Month2 Mon...
PMP Online Application

       For each project:
        • “Please identify the organization for whom you managed this
   ...
PMP Application – PM Training

       A minimum of 35 contact
       hours of project management
       education (no time...
PMP Application – PM Training

       The required project
       management instruction                                 •...
Application – PM Training



 You cannot submit your application until
 you have completed all of the required #
 of hours...
A Little About the PMP Exam

       Examination is computer-based

       Comprised of 200 multiple-choice
       question...
Exam Process


   The exam is offered                                        Candidates will be scored on
   EVERYDAY, ass...
PMP Exam Content


Domain 1:                 Initiating a Project                     11%

Domain 2:                 Plann...
Hints on Study Groups

•      Who should be in the group?
        • Students following the same module or course of study
...
Get Started Today – Action Plan!

       Mark your calendar for date to get                        Create a Study Group (o...
If You Need PMP Exam Prep Help or Training


Contact Cadence
                                                             ...
A Key to Success

       Drill on sample questions

         •    Search the internet for FREE sample questions
         •...
Cost-Effective Ideas

       Volunteer for your local PMI chapter
        • Seek opportunities with Certification or Profe...
Member Code of Ethics

       As a professional in the field of project management, PMI
       members pledge to uphold an...
Resources


PM and Prep Training from Cadence
     www.cadencemc.com
     1-800-448-0173 or 503-CADENCE


PMI Local Chapte...
Summary of Your Action Plan




    Assemble &
    Submit your PMP                                           Get and Read ...
Cadence Offers Integrated Project Management
    Solutions

Seminars:                                                     ...
Questions? Contact us -

         FRANCESCA BEDDOW
         CONNIE PLOWMAN, PMP
         Phone: 1-800-448-0173 or 503-CADE...
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  1. 1. WEBINAR WELCOME Connecting people worldwide and transforming businesses through project management PMI Certifications in Project Management 01 May 2009 © 2009 Cadence Management Corporation. All rights reserved.
  2. 2. A full-service Project About Cadence… Management company with a global reach Cadence Management Corporation • Founded in 1983 • Dedicated to project management -- training, consulting, tools • Headquarters in Portland, Oregon with worldwide clients • Network of Global Solution Providers (GSPs) • Course materials in English, Spanish, Japanese, Dutch, Finnish • Cadence approach is applicable to multiple industries • ISO 9001:2000 Certified (Oct. 2008) • Global Charter Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.) for PMI 2 © 2009 Cadence Management Corporation. All rights reserved.
  3. 3. About Connie Plowman, PMP Corporate Leader Cadence Management Corporation • Spent 12 years with IBM in Volunteer Leader employee, customer & executive education Member – 1998 • Started project PMP – 2002 management career with Cadence in 1988 • VP Certification (3 years) • Work closely with worldwide • President-Elect (1 year) clients, seminar leader community, and Global • Chapter President (1 year) Solution Providers • Past President (1 year) • Named Chief Operating • Component Mentor (2 years) Officer in 2006 • Leadership Institute Advisory Group (Current - 2 years) 3 © 2009 Cadence Management Corporation. All rights reserved.
  4. 4. Today’s Webinar Topics PMI Credentials PMP Application Process Steps PMP Qualifications Requirements Preparing for the PMP exam Suggested Resources Study Groups Sample Test Questions Close-out and Action Plan © 2009 Cadence Management Corporation. All rights reserved.
  5. 5. What Credentials Does PMI Offer? www.pmi.org CAPM® PMP® PgMP® Certified PROJECT PROGRAM Associate in Management Management OPM3® Project Mgmt Professional Professional Organizational Project Mgmt PMI-RMP® PMI-SP® Maturity Model Risk Management Scheduling Professional Professional © 2009 Cadence Management Corporation. All rights reserved.
  6. 6. PMI by the Numbers – as of 2/28/09 # of members is 293,416 • 13.2% increase for the year PMPs = 322,250 CAPMs = 6,963 Program Mgmt Certifications = 202 Scheduling Certifications = 123 Risk Certifications = 55 Over 250 PMI Chapters worldwide © 2009 Cadence Management Corporation. All rights reserved.
  7. 7. Changes Coming to the PMI Exams Credential Exam Update PMP 30 June 2009 CAPM 31 July 2009 PMI-SP - Scheduling 31 August 2009 PMI-RMP - Risk Mgmt 31 August 2009 PgMP - Program Mgmt 31 August 2009 © 2009 Cadence Management Corporation. All rights reserved.
  8. 8. Why Get PMI Certified? 1. Shows your commitment to the PM profession 6. Prepares you for greater job responsibilities 2. Recognizes your knowledge, skills & abilities 7. Improves your skills and knowledge 3. Reflects achievement and demonstrates excellence 8. Builds self confidence 4. Could lead to greater 9. Allows for greater earnings recognition from peers 5. Can lead to career 10. Enhances the profession – opportunities and supports professional advancement development © 2009 Cadence Management Corporation. All rights reserved.
  9. 9. Knowledge is like climbing a mountain; the higher you reach, the more you can see and appreciate. - Anonymous © 2009 Cadence Management Corporation. All rights reserved.
  10. 10. What does it take to get PMP certified? Satisfy the education requirements Satisfy the PM experience requirements Satisfy the PM training requirements Agree to adhere to a Code of Ethics Pass the PMP certification exam! © 2009 Cadence Management Corporation. All rights reserved.
  11. 11. Do I need to be a PMI member? www.pmi.org NO, but…. For PMI Members For non-members PMP exam fee $405.00 $555.00 PMP re-take fee $275.00 $375.00 After receiving your PMP, you need to maintain 60 PDUs (Professional Development Units) over 3 years through PMI activities. Optional: PMI membership fees: $119.00 per year Processing fee: $10.00 Two additional resources to stay connected with the PM profession and the PM community: - Your local PMI chapter - Specific Interest Group (SIG) © 2009 Cadence Management Corporation. All rights reserved.
  12. 12. PMP Certification Process STEP 1 STEP 2 STEP 3 STEP 4 STEP 5 STEP 6 (optional) Join PMI Complete Submit PMP Receive Call the Take the PMP application notice Prometric exam and Application to PMI with from PMI Test Center PASS! exam fee that you in our area qualify to schedule your exam Up to 1 time 10-20 days year STUDY FOR THE EXAM! Take a PMP Exam Prep Course, if needed © 2009 Cadence Management Corporation. All rights reserved.
  13. 13. Online Application Form www.pmi.org HOME PAGE Once you start application, can stop anytime. You will be assigned a CE number. Keep this handy. Re-start application by entering CE #. Must have CE in front of #. (CE124365) ….OR COMPLETE hard copy application and send via mail. © 2009 Cadence Management Corporation. All rights reserved.
  14. 14. PMP Application Sections General Info. Education All eligible applications are PM Experience subject to audit. PM Training PMI conducts random audits. Applicants must show proof of data. © 2009 Cadence Management Corporation. All rights reserved.
  15. 15. Application – PM Experience Bachelor’s degree • Minimum of 4500 hours of PM experience leading and directing project tasks. • Minimum 3 years (36 months). Maximum 8 years. • Unique non-overlapping projects. High school or equivalent diploma • Minimum of 7500 hours of PM experience leading and directing project tasks. • Minimum 5 years (60 months). Maximum 8 years. • Unique non-overlapping projects. © 2009 Cadence Management Corporation. All rights reserved.
  16. 16. Application – PM Experience Create an Excel Spreadsheet CALCULATING PM EXPERIENCE HOURS WITH 4-YEAR DEGREE: Hours spent in each process area: Name of Project Role Start date End date Total # of months Total # of hours Initiating Planning Executing Control Closeout Project A Project Mgr 1/1/2006 6/30/2006 6 500 50 250 100 50 50 Project B Sponsor 5/1/2007 7/1/2007 2 200 100 20 40 20 20 Project C Team Mbr 3/1/2007 4/1/2008 13 1500 0 450 900 150 150 Etc. Etc. TOTAL 36 4500 Breakdown project hours by process group Identify your role on each project (project manager, team member, functional manager, sponsor, etc.) Continue until you have reached 4500 hours & 36 months (no overlapping projects) © 2009 Cadence Management Corporation. All rights reserved.
  17. 17. Overlapping Projects 1 2 3 4 5 6 A Month1 Month2 Month3 B Month1 Month2 Month3 Month4 Month5 Overlapping projects Project A = 3 months Project B = 5 months Total Months = 6 months Need to document: Minimum 36 months (3 years) © 2009 Cadence Management Corporation. All rights reserved.
  18. 18. PMP Online Application For each project: • “Please identify the organization for whom you managed this project.” CLARIFICATION: This is the company who “employed” you – not the outside organization that you might have done the project for, unless you were an independent contractor. Within each process group: • There are detailed questions about tasks within that process group. • Example: Executing Process: Please enter the # of hours spent on “implementing approved changes according to your Change Management process.” © 2009 Cadence Management Corporation. All rights reserved.
  19. 19. PMP Application – PM Training A minimum of 35 contact hours of project management education (no time window) For each PM class submitted, candidates will be asked to list the: • Course title • Name of provider • Name of instructor • Class dates • Class hours © 2009 Cadence Management Corporation. All rights reserved.
  20. 20. PMP Application – PM Training The required project management instruction • Project quality must address learning • Scope objectives in Project • Time Management. The • Cost objectives must include • Human resource Communications content on: • • Risk • Procurement • Integration mgmt • PMP exam prep course © 2009 Cadence Management Corporation. All rights reserved.
  21. 21. Application – PM Training You cannot submit your application until you have completed all of the required # of hours. Example: If you are needing education hours, you cannot submit your application until the course is completed and proof of attendance. © 2009 Cadence Management Corporation. All rights reserved.
  22. 22. A Little About the PMP Exam Examination is computer-based Comprised of 200 multiple-choice questions Allotted time to complete the exam is four (4) hours About 80% of the questions will come from the PMBOK-Third Edition • Other questions will be situational- based, outside reading, general PM knowledge, etc. Third Edition The correct answer is the “PMI answer” © 2009 Cadence Management Corporation. All rights reserved.
  23. 23. Exam Process The exam is offered Candidates will be scored on EVERYDAY, assuming space is 175 questions. There are 25 available at the test center. pretest questions randomly placed thru out the exam. The PMI will provide you with the pretest questions are not test centers in your area when included in scoring. your application is approved. To pass the PMP examination, The test is offered exclusively PMI recalibrates the passing through Prometric, a leading score as the questions mature. worldwide provider of No one knows the passing comprehensive technology- score. (X questions out of 175) based testing and assessment services. © 2009 Cadence Management Corporation. All rights reserved.
  24. 24. PMP Exam Content Domain 1: Initiating a Project 11% Domain 2: Planning the Project 23% Domain 3: Executing the Project 27% Domain 4: Monitoring and Controlling the Project 21% Domain 5: Closing the Project 9% Domain 6: Professional and Social Responsibility 9% © 2009 Cadence Management Corporation. All rights reserved.
  25. 25. Hints on Study Groups • Who should be in the group? • Students following the same module or course of study • How many people should be in the group? • 4-5 people in a study group is the optimum number Where should we meet? • A quiet room or one which is convenient for the group, away from phones/email How long should we meet? • Start off with a definite time frame in mind – check progress and adjust What should happen at the first meeting? • Set an agenda and time frame for the meeting • Establish a group leader or chairperson • Explore expectations (hopes and fears) of the group • Decide on group aims and outcomes • Decide what your learning outcomes are • Establish ground rules Remember – Study groups may not work for everyone! © 2009 Cadence Management Corporation. All rights reserved.
  26. 26. Get Started Today – Action Plan! Mark your calendar for date to get Create a Study Group (or certified! support system) Become a member of PMI (recommended) Set time on your calendar to study Attend Cadence PM training classes if you need education Download free test questions hours from the internet Submit your application Get a exam prep book! Create your study plan (project plan) Get PMP Exam Prep help or training from Cadence, if Start reading PMBOK Third needed Edition (many times!) Remember -- Everyone prepares differently! © 2009 Cadence Management Corporation. All rights reserved.
  27. 27. If You Need PMP Exam Prep Help or Training Contact Cadence Individual Phone or Meeting • Pick a format coaching Duration Varies that fits best for PMP Exam Prep Online Modules you Topics Up to 4 hours PMP Exam Prep Classroom • Everyone Review Course 2 days prepares for PMP Exam Prep Classroom the exam Comprehensive 5 days differently! Course © 2009 Cadence Management Corporation. All rights reserved.
  28. 28. A Key to Success Drill on sample questions • Search the internet for FREE sample questions • Practice a variety of sample questions • Practice 200 questions at one time, 4 hours The more practice questions you try - the better you will do on the exam! © 2009 Cadence Management Corporation. All rights reserved.
  29. 29. Cost-Effective Ideas Volunteer for your local PMI chapter • Seek opportunities with Certification or Professional Development Get PMP prep materials for others who have already passed the exam • Make sure they are the correct version Check out resources your local PMI chapter or local public library for PMP exam prep items • Chapter may have study groups or books, start your own study group Download free PMP prep questions and resources off the internet • Caution: Sometimes not the best quality © 2009 Cadence Management Corporation. All rights reserved.
  30. 30. Member Code of Ethics As a professional in the field of project management, PMI members pledge to uphold and abide by the following: • I will maintain high standards of integrity and professional conduct • I will accept responsibility for my actions • I will continually seek to enhance my professional capabilities • I will practice with fairness and honesty • I will encourage others in the profession to act in an ethical and professional manner © 2009 Cadence Management Corporation. All rights reserved.
  31. 31. Resources PM and Prep Training from Cadence www.cadencemc.com 1-800-448-0173 or 503-CADENCE PMI Local Chapters www.pmi-portland.org PMI Global Operations Center www.pmi.org Newtown Square, PA ® © 2009 Cadence Management Corporation. All rights reserved.
  32. 32. Summary of Your Action Plan Assemble & Submit your PMP Get and Read Get and Read a PMP Exam Application PMBOK 3rd Exam Prep Book Edition (Get help from Cadence) Schedule your Take the Exam Exam Date and PASS! © 2009 Cadence Management Corporation. All rights reserved.
  33. 33. Cadence Offers Integrated Project Management Solutions Seminars: Consulting: Essentials Series: • Rapid Project Planning/Start-Ups • Project Management • Product Development and Introduction Process • Executive Briefing • Best Practice Assessment with OPM3® • Managing Project Management • Project Audits and Reviews • Portfolio Management • Advanced Project Coaching • Program Management • Project Management Guidelines Document • Project Management Process Implementation Advanced Series: • Project Office Implementation • Personal Skills for Project Mgrs • Risk Management • Scope Management Tools and Support: • Schedule Management • ProjectMaster Software • Procurement Management • MSProject Training • Communications Management • WallCharts for Project Planning • Contract Negotiations • PMP® Certification Prep • Refresher Training & Topical Updates • Ongoing Free Support to Seminar Graduates © 2009 Cadence Management Corporation. All rights reserved.
  34. 34. Questions? Contact us - FRANCESCA BEDDOW CONNIE PLOWMAN, PMP Phone: 1-800-448-0173 or 503-CADENCE Email: francesca.beddow@cadencemc.com connie.plowman@cadencemc.com Cadence Management Corporation 1515 SW Fifth Avenue, Suite 920 Portland, Oregon 97201-5463 © 2009 Cadence Management Corporation. All rights reserved.
  35. 35. Thank You for Your Time Cadence Management Corporation – Wishing you much success on your road to PMI Certification – it’s well worth the trip! 35 © 2009 Cadence Management Corporation. All rights reserved.

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