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PMI Changes to the Registered Education Provider (PMI-REP) program – and what it means to you!

The Project Management Institute announced far reaching changes to their PMI-REP program on November 11, 2019. The announcement, and subsequent information, follows education community responses to PMI exam and PMBOK® change initiatives. As project managers we are aware that major change is typically perceived as a shock to the system, even if the goal and … Continue reading PMI Changes to the Registered Education Provider (PMI-REP) program – and what it means to you!

PMI Registered Education Provider program termination: PMI Questions and Answers

In a previous blog, I highlighted the discontinuation of PMI’s Registered Education Provider program and the initial introduction of a new trainer and training program. In this blog, I provide more detailed analysis following a question and answer session offered during a December presentation by PMI COO Joe Cahill and REP program developer John Char. … Continue reading PMI Registered Education Provider program termination: PMI Questions and Answers

PMBOK® Guide 7th Edition

This blog will be useful to candidates considering PMP exam preparation according to either the existing guidance or the new exam format to be released on July 1, 2020.  It addresses what we know about changes to the PMBOK® Guide and loose relationship to the exam. PMI announced the development of the PMBOK® Guide Seventh … Continue reading PMBOK® Guide 7th Edition

Project Management PMP – Creating a Schedule Using Automated (software) Tools

When teaching our Project Management courses, I regularly emphasize the correct sequence for creating and entering content into Microsoft Project, Primavera Suretrack, CA Clarity or other schedule software. Most of the training courses and many of the vendors get it wrong. They fail to understand the algorithms and foundations used when their software was created … Continue reading Project Management PMP – Creating a Schedule Using Automated (software) Tools

PMBOK 6th Edition: Finding what you need to know

First, you may pre-order the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) 6th Edition directly from PMI during August, for shipment during early September. The PMBOK® Guide is being bundled with the PMO Agile Practice guide since the two reinforce each other (and other PMI subject guides). The official public launch date for the English … Continue reading PMBOK 6th Edition: Finding what you need to know

Planned Value – A simple explanation for an Earned Value concept

One of my students regularly applies Project Management topics as a means to reinforce the lessons. Earned Value Management (EVM) is a simple and powerful tool, albeit seldom applied. EVM is most often applied to large, complex projects particularly with a technology focus.  An overview of EVM was published in the first edition of the … Continue reading Planned Value – A simple explanation for an Earned Value concept

PMI’s Continuing Certification Requirements Leadership PDU’s – How to Claim Them

I have found Leadership PDU’s amongst the most enjoyable to explore and obtain.  With the changes to PMI’s Continuing Certification Requirements (CCR) Program, the ability to discover and report exemplary personal development options is both expanded and easier to fulfill. If you haven’t explored the re-certification process recently, you should start with a quick review … Continue reading PMI’s Continuing Certification Requirements Leadership PDU’s – How to Claim Them

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