Our Speaker Today
Business Transformation Consultant
Project Management Practitioner
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25+ years of Project Man...
Presented by Sylvie Edwards, PMP, STDC
February 13th, 2014

Everything
you want
to know
about PMI®
Introduction
Our Agenda Topics for Today
• Overview of PMI®
• Your membership: it has great value!
• Certification options...
Overview of PMI®
A bit of history:
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Established in 1969 (October 9th, to be
exact), PMI® has been promoting project
m...
Overview of PMI®

Data from PMI® Today Dec. 2013
Overview of PMI®
(continued)

Structure:
• PMI Headquarters (Pennsylvania, USA with relation offices in Europe, Asia and I...
Overview of PMI®
(continued)

Chapters are a big part of the PMI® family
in terms of support, networking and
community of ...
Where to Start to Find More…
Your membership: It has great value!
Some people look at PMI® solely for certification but it’s much more
than certificati...
Your membership: It has great value!
(continued)
 PMI® marketplace (the place to look for resources at a discount)
 Acce...
Your membership: It has great value!
(continued)

Greatest asset the PMI® website
www.pmi.org
Most PMI® publications are n...
Your membership: It has great value!
(continued)

An invaluable
resource
available to
all members:
PMI® eReads
and
referen...
Your membership: It has great value!
(continued)
Each Chapter offers a comparable list of benefits. Please review each
Cha...
Your membership: It has great value!
(continued)

PMI Southern
Ontario Chapter

The largest Canadian Chapter, the Southern...
Your membership: It has great value!
(continued)
PMI Durham
Highlands Chapter

PMI Durham Highlands serves the Eastern por...
Your membership: It has great value!
(continued)
PMI Lakeshore
Chapter

The Lakeshore Chapter of the Project Management In...
Your membership: It has great value!
(continued)
PMI Canadian
Technology Triangle
Chapter
www.pmi-ctt.org

Canada’s Techno...
Your membership: It has great value!
(continued)
PMI South Western
Ontario Chapter
www.pmiswoc.org

Canada’s South Western...
Your membership: It has great value!
(continued)
PMI Ottawa
Valley Chapter
www.pmiovoc.org

Since 1995, PMI OVOC has enjoy...
PMI®

Certification Options

PMI ®

PMI®’s credentials and professional development opportunities can help business
profes...
10 reasons to consider Certification
1. PMI® credentials show your
commitment to the project
management profession.

6. PM...
Impact of Certification on Salary

A recent (2013) PMI® Salary Survey shows that PMP® certification has a direct
impact of...
CAPM® Certification: Let’s be specific
CAPM® basics
Certified Associate in Project Management

• Exam
- Multiple choice qu...
PMP® Certification: Let’s be specific

PMP® basics:
Project Management Professional designation

• Fee

• Exam:

– $405US ...
Requirements for the Application

If you have a bachelor’s degree

If you have a high school degree

• 35 contact hours of...
Seven Steps in your PMP® journey
Execute,Succeed & Celebrate
Time: 4 Hours

Schedule examination date through
exam link at...
The first hurdle… applying
Apply Now if you have the requirements – Don’t Wait!
• You have to be approved by PMI® to take ...
Registration Process
• Most people find the registration process very complicated and
spend an enormous amount of time det...
Eligibility Notification
Once you have submitted your information… you now wait…
– An examination eligibility e-mail messa...
Format of the PMP® Exam
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Computer based exam conducted in Prometric centers

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Exam is preceded by a 15-minute computer...
CAPM® – 135 questions

Exam Questions

(Pass means ~88 correct)

Chapter 1
Chapter 2

20

Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5

•...
PMI’s Family of Credentials
Project =
Program =
1 PgMP overseeing
multiple projects

1 PMP holder and
multiple CAPM
holder...
After the Test
• Now that you’ve passed the exam, you will have
learning to keep your PMP® certification. That said, it
si...
Maintaining the Certifications
It’s more than the PDUs
“Hi, My name is Jon Doe, PMP®
my certification is up for
renewal in...
Maintaining the Certifications
It’s more than the PDUs (continued)

Understanding the PDU process

• Once a person has gai...
Maintaining the Certifications
It’s more than the PDUs
(continued)
New Category

Definition

Old Category

Limitations

Ca...
Maintaining the Certifications
It’s more than the PDUs (continued)
Here are some ways to get PDUs:
• Attend a Chapter meet...
Maintaining the Certifications
It’s more than the PDUs (continued)
Importance of Volunteering
Giving back and getting in
PMI® is always looking to advance the profession and as
such member ...
Importance of Volunteering
Giving back and getting in (continued)
Some of the benefits of volunteering include:
• Networki...
Importance of Volunteering
Giving back and getting in (continued)

Some volunteering opportunities:
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•
•
•
•
•

Be pa...
PMI® volunteers are: People like you and me working to
learn more about and better the project
management profession.
Any questions?
We hope that this session was beneficial and
answered some of your questions about PMI®.
Do not hesitate to contact me if
...
Key Resources
Listed below are some key resources that will assist you in either the registration or
preparation processes...
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  1. 1. Our Speaker Today Business Transformation Consultant Project Management Practitioner • • • • • 25+ years of Project Management experience Owner, SRE Solutions – successful business consulting and training practice Client – focused Business Consultant for wide range of business projects Student – focused Provides training services for major institutions and clients across Canada A passion for enabling process improvement, effective risk management and PMO implementation that translates into successful engagements and effective project delivery
  2. 2. Presented by Sylvie Edwards, PMP, STDC February 13th, 2014 Everything you want to know about PMI®
  3. 3. Introduction Our Agenda Topics for Today • Overview of PMI® • Your membership: it has great value! • Certification options • Looking at PMP® a bit closer • Maintaining the certifications once completed – It’s more than the PDUs • Importance of volunteering – Giving back and getting in
  4. 4. Overview of PMI® A bit of history: • • Established in 1969 (October 9th, to be exact), PMI® has been promoting project management for over 40 years now. To think it all began with a dinner between 3 people! Vision, goal statement and core values: Worldwide, organizations will embrace, value, and utilize project management and attribute their success to it. • First founded in Atlanta, Georgia (USA) it now holds its headquarters in Pennsylvania. To advance the practice, science and profession of project management throughout the world in a conscious and proactive manner. • With over 1,000,000 members and credential holders all over the World. The Four Main Core Values are: • Credential holders can be found in more than 171 Countries. • Over 282 Chapters in 88 Countries. • Professionalism • Knowledge • Community and Volunteerism • Value of Project Management to Business
  5. 5. Overview of PMI® Data from PMI® Today Dec. 2013
  6. 6. Overview of PMI® (continued) Structure: • PMI Headquarters (Pennsylvania, USA with relation offices in Europe, Asia and India) • Regions (15 in all) (we are Region 3 – North East North America) • Chapters and Communities of Practice
  7. 7. Overview of PMI® (continued) Chapters are a big part of the PMI® family in terms of support, networking and community of practice. Eventually, you will want to belong to a Local Chapter to add to your experience. 6 Chapters in Ontario 18 Chapters across Canada…
  8. 8. Where to Start to Find More…
  9. 9. Your membership: It has great value! Some people look at PMI® solely for certification but it’s much more than certification, a PMI® membership adds great value to any project management individual. Here are some of the tangible benefits:  Professional Certification (currently in 7 areas)  Professional knowledge resources • • • • • • •     Standards access Monthly publications (PMI Today, Network & Journal) Listing of available seminars Electronic content via Books24x7 Access to Research projects Project management salary survey White papers from Virtual Library Knowledge and Wisdom Center PMI job search, coaching & resume critiques PMI Career Framework PMI Volunteer Engagement System
  10. 10. Your membership: It has great value! (continued)  PMI® marketplace (the place to look for resources at a discount)  Access to Global innovations and ideas  Mentoring programs Some other less tangible yet important benefits:  Opportunity to belong to a Chapter and gain invaluable opportunities for networking with your peers and share professional knowledge at all stages of your career.  Beyond networking, PMI® chapters and SIGs provide opportunities for members to forge lasting friendships and collaborations.  Community involvement through Volunteering opportunities (we will talk later more on volunteering and it’s potential for growth in your career)  PMI® is an advocate for Project Management World Wide  Strong Ethics protocol and processes  Philanthropic arm (PMIEF) promoting Project Management
  11. 11. Your membership: It has great value! (continued) Greatest asset the PMI® website www.pmi.org Most PMI® publications are now available on-line through the website. PM Network can also be viewed as an app on your iPad, iPod or Phone.
  12. 12. Your membership: It has great value! (continued) An invaluable resource available to all members: PMI® eReads and reference.
  13. 13. Your membership: It has great value! (continued) Each Chapter offers a comparable list of benefits. Please review each Chapter Website for the one that best suits your needs. Most offer the following: (and more) • Access to Certification preparation classes • Mentoring programs • Monthly meetings • Professional Development events and seminars • Professional newsletters to keep you up to date with Chapter and PMI® information • Special member discounts or rates on most events
  14. 14. Your membership: It has great value! (continued) PMI Southern Ontario Chapter The largest Canadian Chapter, the Southern Ontario Chapter counts more than 5400 members. It is the second largest worldwide. www.soc.pmi.on.ca It has been in existence for more than 30 years (1995). Membership fee: $ 30 Student fee available
  15. 15. Your membership: It has great value! (continued) PMI Durham Highlands Chapter PMI Durham Highlands serves the Eastern portion between Toronto and Ottawa. It was founded in 1998 and incorporated in 2002. www.pmi-dhc.ca The Chapter now counts more than 550 members. Membership fee: $ 25 Student fee available
  16. 16. Your membership: It has great value! (continued) PMI Lakeshore Chapter The Lakeshore Chapter of the Project Management Institute is a non-profit body of volunteers established in 1998 to promote the effective use of proven methodologies for structured project management in organizations in the Regions of Peel, Halton, Hamilton-Wentworth and Niagara. www.pmi-lakeshore.org The Chapter has over 2400 members. Membership fee: $ 25 Student fee available
  17. 17. Your membership: It has great value! (continued) PMI Canadian Technology Triangle Chapter www.pmi-ctt.org Canada’s Technology Triangle Chapter of PMI is located in Canada’s Technology Triangle centered in Waterloo Region, 100 km west of Toronto. The chapter was chartered by PMI on March 20, 2001 and remains in good standing. Now grown to over 750 members, it continues to draw membership largely from Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge, and Guelph. Membership fee: $ 25 Student fee available
  18. 18. Your membership: It has great value! (continued) PMI South Western Ontario Chapter www.pmiswoc.org Canada’s South Western Ontario Chapter serves the London, Windsor and Western region. This Chapter counts more than 600 members. Membership fee: $ 30 Student fee available
  19. 19. Your membership: It has great value! (continued) PMI Ottawa Valley Chapter www.pmiovoc.org Since 1995, PMI OVOC has enjoyed a substantial growth, led by extremely competent and committed volunteers. The membership for OVOC stands at more than 2100. Membership fee: $ 25 No student fee in place
  20. 20. PMI® Certification Options PMI ® PMI®’s credentials and professional development opportunities can help business professionals start, build or advance their careers in project, program and portfolio management: PMI Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP®): Certified Associates in Project Management (CAPM®) • Understand the processes and terminology and have a fundamental knowledge of the PMBOK® Guide • Demonstrate knowledge of project management practices • Contribute to project team as a Subject Matter Expert Project Management Professionals (PMP®) • Are responsible for all aspects of the project for the life of the project • Lead and direct cross-functional teams to deliver projects • Demonstrate sufficient knowledge and experience to apply a methodology to projects Program Management Professionals (PgMP®) • Are responsible for achieving an organizational objective by overseeing a program that consists of multiple projects. • Define and initiate projects and assign project managers to manage cost, schedule and performance. • Maintain alignment of program scope with strategic business objectives. • • • • A project risk management professional provides expertise in the specialized area of assessing and identifying project risks, along with plans to mitigate threats and capitalize on opportunities. Responsible for identifying project risks and preparing mitigation plans. Supports project management and the team as a contributing member. Minimum of three years of project risk management experience. PMI Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP®): • A project scheduling professional provides expertise in the specialized area of developing and maintaining the project schedule. • Responsible for creating and maintaining the project schedule. • Supports project management and the team as a contributing member. • Minimum of three years of project scheduling experience. PMI Agile Certified Professional (PMI-ACP®) • Most recent addition with over 4,600 certificants PMI Portfolio Professional (PfMPSM) in pilot mode
  21. 21. 10 reasons to consider Certification 1. PMI® credentials show your commitment to the project management profession. 6. PMI® credentials prepare you for greater job responsibilities. 2. PMI® credentials recognize your knowledge, skills and abilities. 7. PMI® credentials improve skills and knowledge. 3. PMI® credentials reflect achievement. 4. PMI® credentials can lead to greater earnings. 5. PMI® credentials can lead to career opportunities and advancement. 8. PMI® credentials build self confidence. 9. PMI® credentials allow for greater recognition from peers. 10. PMI® credentials enhance the profession.
  22. 22. Impact of Certification on Salary A recent (2013) PMI® Salary Survey shows that PMP® certification has a direct impact of about 9% on an individual’s salary. * PMI® Salary Survey 8th Edition, 2013 – Canadian Figures
  23. 23. CAPM® Certification: Let’s be specific CAPM® basics Certified Associate in Project Management • Exam - Multiple choice question exam (4 choices) - 150 questions, 3 hours (135 + 15 pretest) - Pass ~65% (88 out of 135) • Fee • $225US members • $300US non-members CAPM © 2013 Project Management Institute, CAPM® Credential Handbook, Revised 24 July 2013 • Requirements for the application: - High School Diploma - 1500 hours of work and/or - 23 Contact hours • Once accepted, you have 1 year to proceed with the exam with the option of 3 attempts • CAPMs do not have to obtain PDUs to maintain the designation. • CAPM® is valid for 5 years after which you can apply for PMP® or retake CAPM® exam
  24. 24. PMP® Certification: Let’s be specific PMP® basics: Project Management Professional designation • Fee • Exam: – $405US members – $555US non-members – Multiple choice question exam (4 choices) • Retake – 200 questions (175 questions + 25 pretest) – 4 hours – Approximate pass is 61% or 106 correct answers out of 175 – $275US members PMP © 2013 Project Management Institute, PMP® Credential Handbook, Revised July 30 th 2013 – $375US non-members – Once you apply you are eligible for the exam for a period of 1 year – 3 attempts are allowed
  25. 25. Requirements for the Application If you have a bachelor’s degree If you have a high school degree • 35 contact hours of formal project management education • 36 months unique non-overlapping professional management experience • at least 4500 hours spent leading and directing project tasks • 35 contact hours of formal project management education • 60 months unique non-overlapping professional experience • at least 7500 hours spent leading and directing project tasks * The data for the required curriculum must be valid for the last 8 years. ** Project management experience must be obtained within 8 years of the date of application. *** Leading and directing project tasks as identified in the PMP Examination Specification. For degrees that were acquired outside of the United States or Canada, you will need to verify with PMI® as to their compliance with the requirements.
  26. 26. Seven Steps in your PMP® journey Execute,Succeed & Celebrate Time: 4 Hours Schedule examination date through exam link at the Prometric center Receipt of PMP® examination eligibility letter from PMI (Time: two weeks) Submit PMP® examination application Cost : $405 US Time: Two weeks at most Prepare for the exam Exam preparation class, study group, review Mandatory training / PM education for 35 hours of credits (chapter, university, institute or REP) Become a PMI member. Cost $129 US. Time span: Online or one week through snail mail
  27. 27. The first hurdle… applying Apply Now if you have the requirements – Don’t Wait! • You have to be approved by PMI® to take the exam, and your approval is ‘valid’ for such a long time (one year) that there is no reason to delay application—even if you’re not even close to being ready for the exam. If you delay application until later, two undesirable things may happen: – You may be denied approval, in which case all that time and money you spent preparing thus far goes to waste. – You may be audited. This isn’t inherently bad, but the audit will add time (about a month) to the approval process. This could wreck your plan to take the exam before the baby is born, school starts, or whatever.
  28. 28. Registration Process • Most people find the registration process very complicated and spend an enormous amount of time detailing their experience • Create a simple spreadsheet to gather all of your information for ease of registration • For the CAPM® participants… this is probably the easiest part • For the PMP® participants: – DON’T panic… just prepare a simple spreadsheet and work with % to achieve your breakdown in each of the process groups (initiation, planning, executing, control, and closing) – DON’T… stop at the 4500 or 7500 hours… document as much as you can over the period of 8 years
  29. 29. Eligibility Notification Once you have submitted your information… you now wait… – An examination eligibility e-mail message, followed by a Letter, will be mailed to qualifying candidates on receipt of application – PMI® will notify a candidate within 14 days. Don’t despair if you don’t see a notification right away – All eligible applications are subject to auditing. Approximately 10% of applications are audited at random for accuracy – Maintain support documentation for your records in case of audit – Candidates must take the PMP® or CAPM® Certification Examination by the expiration date shown on the eligibility notice 30
  30. 30. Format of the PMP® Exam • Computer based exam conducted in Prometric centers • Exam is preceded by a 15-minute computer tutorial on the format of the exam • Each question has exactly one correct answer. Most people find 4 hours to be sufficient • 200 multiple choice questions to be answered within 4 hours – – – – • 25 questions are research questions randomly placed throughout the exam. These questions are not evaluated while computing exam results There is no penalty for wrong answers Unanswered questions are treated as wrong On clicking the final submission button, the system will compute the results immediately and provide you with the Pass or Fail message Types of Questions: – – – – – – Situational Questions Questions with what appears to be two or more right answers Questions with extraneous information Out of the blue questions Questions where understanding is important Questions with new approach to known topic
  31. 31. CAPM® – 135 questions Exam Questions (Pass means ~88 correct) Chapter 1 Chapter 2 20 Chapter 3 Chapter 4 Chapter 5 • Initiating 23 • Planning 42 • Monitoring & Controlling 44 • • Executing Closing 52 14 16 Chapter 7 10 Chapter 8 8 Chapter 9 11 Chapter 10 8 Chapter 11 12 Chapter 12 9 Chapter 13 (Pass means ~106 correct) 15 Chapter 6 PMP® – 175 questions 17 9 These are approximate numbers as provided by PMI® updated 2013 © 2013 Project Management Institute, PMP® and CAPM® Credential Handbooks, Revised 30 July 2013 and 24 July 2013, Pages 18 and 17.
  32. 32. PMI’s Family of Credentials Project = Program = 1 PgMP overseeing multiple projects 1 PMP holder and multiple CAPM holders Organizational Project Management OPM3 Product Suite Project = 1 PMP holder and multiple CAPM holders Also added now: PMI – RPM PMI – SP PMI – ACP PfMP OPM3® Product Suite Certification
  33. 33. After the Test • Now that you’ve passed the exam, you will have learning to keep your PMP® certification. That said, it simpler as this is done via the collecting of PDUs development units) for specific activities related management to continue will become (professional to project • 60 PDUs need to be earned over a period of 3 years in order for you to retain your PMP® designation • Stay in contact with your local Chapter for more information on how you can collect these PDUs easily • The CAPM® credential does not require you to accumulate PDUs. As part of the requirements for the CAPM®, you will have 5 years to decide whether to keep being a CAPM® or to move on to becoming a PMP®
  34. 34. Maintaining the Certifications It’s more than the PDUs “Hi, My name is Jon Doe, PMP® my certification is up for renewal in 3 months. What do I do ???” Don’t be this person! – It’s not hard – It’s not complicated – It should be part of your growth process With a little work you can have your 60 PDUs in no time as well as gain valuable working knowledge.
  35. 35. Maintaining the Certifications It’s more than the PDUs (continued) Understanding the PDU process • Once a person has gained a certification from PMI® this person is required to maintain the certification by accumulating a certain number of PDUs (Professional Development Units) during their certification period (usually 3 year cycle from the anniversary date). • One exception to this rule, the CAPM® certification.
  36. 36. Maintaining the Certifications It’s more than the PDUs (continued) New Category Definition Old Category Limitations Category A Education PDU Courses offered by PMI’s REPs or Chapters Category B Continuing Education from Formal academic Category 1 education No limitations per cycle Category C Self-directed learning 2SDL Maximum of 30 PDUs per cycle in this area Category D Creating new project management knowledge Now includes: 2A, 2B, 2C, 2D, 2E, 2F and 2G Category E Volunteer services Now includes: 5A, 5B and 5C Category F Working as a professional in project management 2H Category 3 and 4 No limitations per cycle Maximum of 45 PDUs per cycle in Categories D, E and F Note: F can be worth15 of the 45 PDUs by itself
  37. 37. Maintaining the Certifications It’s more than the PDUs (continued) Here are some ways to get PDUs: • Attend a Chapter meeting or PD event • Volunteer with your local Chapter • Write a newsletter article • Attend training programs at the University • Teach a class • Mentor a fellow project manager • Schedule lunch & learn session at work • Keep up to date on the latest PM publications And so much more….
  38. 38. Maintaining the Certifications It’s more than the PDUs (continued)
  39. 39. Importance of Volunteering Giving back and getting in PMI® is always looking to advance the profession and as such member support is a key to this effort. This is achieved through a great volunteering program. There is no better way to maximize the value of your PMI® membership than to get involved in a PMI® community. These professional groups offer the chance to network with others in the field, discuss project management issues and challenges, gain deeper knowledge of standard and practices, and participate in events and educational opportunities.
  40. 40. Importance of Volunteering Giving back and getting in (continued) Some of the benefits of volunteering include: • Networking opportunities • Sharing knowledge and experiences • Becoming more active in the project management profession • Contributing to and advancing as well as enhancing the profession • Personal satisfaction • Earning PDUs to support your certification maintenance • Getting involved in a community hence becoming part of that community and establishing key relationships • Active members of the PMI® community have great opportunities through the Leadership Institute as well as Global Congresses
  41. 41. Importance of Volunteering Giving back and getting in (continued) Some volunteering opportunities: • • • • • • • • Be part of a local Chapter (no contributions is too small) Assist in improving a Standard Volunteer your PM services to a non profit group Become part of a Committee at the Global level Write articles of interest for the PMI® publications Get involved in Project World Become a presenter at one of the PMI® Congresses Become a mentor via a Chapter membership program • Work as part of the PMI® Education foundation (PMIEF) And so much more…
  42. 42. PMI® volunteers are: People like you and me working to learn more about and better the project management profession.
  43. 43. Any questions?
  44. 44. We hope that this session was beneficial and answered some of your questions about PMI®. Do not hesitate to contact me if you have further questions. Thank you for your participation!
  45. 45. Key Resources Listed below are some key resources that will assist you in either the registration or preparation processes for the PMP® certification: • www.pmi.org (a must…) Please download any of the Each local Chapter websites: – – – – – Certification Handbooks as soon as possible if you have not done so already. These site will help you prepare: • www.pmstudy.com • www.whizlabs.com • www.projectiopm.com • www.pmcampus.com • www.preparepm.com There are countless sites, books and information dedicated to passing or study for these exams… just use what works for you for the least cost. Be careful of version control for the PMBOK® Guide content. www.pmi-dhc.ca (local to Durham Region) www.soc.pmi.on.ca www.pmi-ctt.org www.pmi-lakeshore.org www.pmiswoc.org Books that are good: – Andy Crowe (How to pass the PMP Exam on the first try) – Head First PMP Again here 1000s of books… be careful • Look at available networking groups on Yahoo and LinkedIn • Lots of stuff on YouTube as well

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