Translate Your Military Skills for a Civilian Career

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Congratulations! You’ve decided to pursue a career in project management. This likely includes pursuing a Project Management Institute (PMI) certification such as the Project Management Professional (PMP)®, the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® or the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)®. With your certification and career goals in mind, you will need to spend some […]

How To Report PDUs to PMI (Including Demo Video)

PMI PDU Requirements by certification

In order to maintain your PMI Certification you will need to follow the requirements of the Continuing Certification Requirements or CCR, program. You will need to earn and then report Professional Development Units, or PDUs. PDUs are one-hour blocks of time that you spend learning, teaching others, or volunteering. To report PDUs to PMI you […]

I am an experienced project manager. Do I really need a PMP?

As a new project manager looking for employment, getting your PMP credential makes a lot of sense. Many job postings ask for it, and it shows a fundamental level of understanding plus a commitment to the profession. However, what about experienced project managers? Maybe you have 10+ years of project management experience already. You earned […]

PMI’s Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® Exam is Changing on July 25, 2023

Project Management Institute CAPM Spotlight PMI Certifications

According to PMI, the new Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® certification exam will better support project professionals in their career journeys by testing the skills entry-level professionals need to understand project management fundamentals, as well as predictive, adaptive and business analysis principles. For more details, check out the updated Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® […]

How to make the case for PMP® certification to your employer:

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Create a one-page business case Your employer needs to see a return on their investment. You can create a compelling case for them. The proposal should include the cost, benefits, “As you know, I have been working on improving my project management skills to serve the company better. I want to ensure all the projects […]

Disciplined Agile: Earn a PMI Certification and Choose Your Way of Working (WoW)

PMI Disciplined Agile Scrum Master (DASM) Certification Information

Are you interested in expanding your knowledge of Agile and Scrum, or is your organization about to embark upon an Agile transformation? You may have heard about the various Agile approaches, including Scrum, SAFe, Disciplined Agile, and more. It can be challenging to determine which framework is best. The decision determines the training and PMI […]

Spotlight on the Profession: Certifications in Project Management

Project Management Institute PMP Spotlight PMI Certifications

In this Spotlight on the Profession article, we will discuss certifications in project management. There are a variety of organizations that offer certifications in project management. This article focuses on certifications offered by the Project Management Institute, or PMI. In a rapidly changing, projectized world, a project management certification validates to employers that you’re ready […]

Which version of the PMBOK Guide should you study for the PMP Exam?

The Project Management Institute (PMI) lists A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) as one of many reference to help you prepare for the PMP exam. Which edition of the PMBOK Guide should you use, the PMBOK 6th edition or the PMBOK 7th editon?Some of both, and here’s why. PMI’s PMP Exam […]

The PMP® Reference List – 10 Books and 5,000+ Pages

Did you know that the new PMP® exam (2021 update) includes a reference list of suggested reading, and that the combined texts contain over 5,000 pages? That begs the question — Does a successful PMP candidate really have to read all of these books? When you are pursuing a certification from the Project Management Institute, […]