Tag Archives: CAPM

Getting those PDUs – Professional Development Units

Shout out to the sales and marketing personnel at Interface Technical Training who inspired this blog… They continually receive the question, “What counts toward PMI Professional Development Units?” The answer is usually ‘it depends’, since credential holders self report. This blog will at least clarify which Interface Technical Training courses comply with PMI guidelines based … Continue reading Getting those PDUs – Professional Development Units

Getting ready for the PMP Exam: Rent versus Buy

In a recent blog, Getting ready for the PMP Exam: Contract Risk, I addressed relative procurement risk and the selection of contract types. Within that blog I compared the initiation of procurement with the initiation of a project. In our PMPC preparation course, I regularly emphasize the integration with other knowledge areas and insight that … Continue reading Getting ready for the PMP Exam: Rent versus Buy

Getting ready for the PMP Exam: Contract Risk

My students regularly identify four areas with significant question volume on the PMP® exam: schedule diagrams, earned value management, risk calculation, and procurement. This feedback may reflect the preponderance of mathematics in the first three topics.  Project Procurement Management crosses four of the five process groups identified in A Guide to the Project Management Body … Continue reading Getting ready for the PMP Exam: Contract Risk

PMI Global Congress 2012 – First Report. The focus for the week is Change

Deep breath in – Deep breath out. This is part 1 of the PMI Global Co   ngress 2012 in Vancouver, BC. For part 2, see How to be a Leader. The pace of the deliverables for the PMI Global Congress 2012 in Vancouver, BC would do any schedule manager proud.  The focus for the week is … Continue reading PMI Global Congress 2012 – First Report. The focus for the week is Change

The Value of Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification

Life is change. Project managers are proactive about change, and therefore about life. A recent Project Management Institute (PMI) survey suggests that 20 million people globally are directly involved in project management work. An additional 1.2 million jobs will be created due to projects each year for the next decade. That’s sixty percent growth for … Continue reading The Value of Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification