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How to Earn Leadership PDU and Strategic and Business PDU

How do you earn Leadership PDUs? What kind of activities count towards Strategic and Business PDU credits? As project managers do we even have the opportunity to earn those? (Yes, you do, by the way.)

In this article, we’ll do a deep dive into the trickier two sides of the Talent Triangle: Leadership and Strategic and Business Management skills. We won’t be covering Technical Project Management development activities. If you want more information about those, you can read the complete PMI guidelines in the CCR Handbook.

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How to Earn Leadership PDU and Strategic and Business PDU

  1. 1. WWW.PDUCAST.COM LEADERSHIP, STRATEGIC AND BUSINESS MANAGEMENT AND TECHNICAL PROJECT MANAGEMENT EXPLAINED How to Earn Leadership PDU and Strategic and Business PDU
  2. 2. ARTICLE CONTENT: THINGS WE'LL COVER Leadership PDUs Explained Leadership Skills Include Strategic & Business Management PDUs Explained Strategic and Business Management Skills Include How to Earn Leadership and Strategic and Business PDUs for PMI Renewal Use a PMI Registered Education Provider How Many Leadership PDUs and Strategic and Business Management PDUs Do You Need? Plan to Earn Your Leadership and Strategic & Business Management PDUs Your Next Steps
  3. 3. Knowledge, skills, and behaviors specific to leadership-oriented, cross-cutting activities that help an organization achieve its business goals.--CCR Handbook LEADERSHIP IS DEFINED IN THE CCR HANDBOOK AS: Leadership PDUs Explained
  4. 4. Brainstorming Coaching and mentoring Conflict management Emotional intelligence Influencing Interpersonal skills Listening Negotiation Problem solving Team building LEADERSHIP SKILLS INCLUDE.
  5. 5. Strategic & Business Management PDUs Explained Knowledge of and expertise in the industry or organization that enhances performance and better delivers business outcomes. --CCR Handbook Strategic and Business Management skills are described CCR Handbook as:
  6. 6. Strategic and Business Management Skills Include Benefits management and realization Business acumen Business models and structures Competitive analysis Customer relationship and satisfaction Industry knowledge and standards Legal and regulatory compliance Market awareness and conditions Operational functions e.g., finance, marketing Strategic planning, analysis, and alignment.
  7. 7. How to Earn Leadership and Strategic and Business PDUs for PMI Renewal ...where there are often speakers covering leadership and strategic topics. Often conference organizers will flag which area of the Triangle is covered by each talk, so you can plan your day to get the PDUs you need. Attend PMI Global Congress Events In the CCRS, online learning falls under the Education category, and you want to look for the ‘Online or Digital Media’ category. This is where you should record your online learning. CCRS There is a definite trend towards earning PDUs online using your mobile phone or tablet. This is an easy and cost-effective way to pick up PDU credits. Webinars and Podcasts
  8. 8. LOOK FOR THE PMI REGISTERED EDUCATION PROVIDER LOGO. Search for courses, podcasts, and webinars that come from a reliable source so you can be sure that the provider is following PMI mandatory criteria for ensuring quality, and you will have learning goals and an assessment of these goals at the end. Use a PMI Registered Education Provider
  9. 9. As a PMP credential holder, you need a minimum of 8 Technical, 8 Leadership, and 8 Strategic and Business Management PDUs. These all fall into the Education category in the CCRS. Overall, you need a minimum of 35 in the Education category. Once you have got 8 in each domain, you will have 24 in total, after which you can make up the remaining 11 from any Talent Triangle side. For example, if you take a one-and-a-half-day long course on project scheduling, that’s another 12 Technical PDUs that you can claim, and you hit your target of 35. Or you can earn Strategic PDUs by being mentored by a leader in your business on general management techniques, for example. Read more at: https://www.pducast.com/earn-leadership-pdu-and-earn- strategic-pdu How Many Leadership PDUs and Strategic and Business Management PDUs Do You Need?
  10. 10. YOU CAN LOOK AT EARNING PMP PDUS LIKE A PROJECT THAT LASTS THREE YEARS. YOU HAVE TO PLAN YOUR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITY OVER THAT TIME. IF YOU DON’T, YOU’LL FIND IT DIFFICULT TO TRY TO SQUASH 60 PDUS IN THE LAST FEW MONTHS BEFORE YOUR PMP RENEWAL! MAKE LIFE EASIER FOR YOURSELF AND CREATE A PLAN TO SCHEDULE WHEN AND HOW YOU WANT TO EARN PDUS. ADD THE DATES TO YOUR CALENDAR, AND ONCE YOU HAVE EARNED THEM, QUICKLY TRANSFER THEM TO THE CCRS AND STORE YOUR EVIDENCE IN A SINGLE FOLDER, SO YOU CAN REFER BACK TO IT IF NEEDED. AN EVEN EASIER OPTION IS TO SIGN UP FOR A PRODUCT THAT DELIVERS PDUS TO YOU REGULARLY, LIKE THE PDU PODCAST. PLAN TO EARN YOUR LEADERSHIP AND STRATEGIC & BUSINESS MANAGEMENT PDUS
  11. 11. Download the CCR Handbook and review the Leadership and Strategic and Business Management areas of the Talent Triangle to take your next steps to earning your PMP PDUs. Your Next Steps
  12. 12. www.pducast.com/earn- leadership-pdu-and-earn- strategic-pdu READ MORE ABOUT THIS ARTICLE AT: www.pducast.com

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