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PMP vs. Agile: which certification is best?

On my post about the pros and cons of PMP certification, project managers (and wannabe project managers) often ask me: Which certification is best, PMP, or ScrumMaster (Agile) Certification? I myself am both PMP and ScrumMaster Certified, and the short answer that I give is that I believe they are both worth getting. If you’re […]

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How to file your work experience on the PMP application

I answer a large number of questions on my post about whether or not it’s worth getting PMP certified – a great many experienced and budding project managers are interested in knowing whether or not PMP certification is a good move for their careers. In general, I feel that if you’re a project manager, and […]

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Claiming PDUs by working as a project manager

I have some good news and some bad news. The bad news is this: unless you’re one of the elite rich, you’re probably going to have to work for a living. The good news is, if you’re a PMP certified project manager working in the field of project management, you can claim several hours of […]

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PMP certification

Is it worth getting PMP certified?

As a PMP (Project Management Professional) certified project manager, I frequently get asked a question that all PMPs have asked themselves at some point during their careers… is it worth getting PMP certified? Going through the process of taking the dreaded PMP examination is costly and complicated, and requires a great deal of preparation. Is […]

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PMI Today, February 2011

An overview of PMI’s new PDU category structure

Important note: As of the fall of 2015, PMI has changed the requirements for the maximum and minimum number of PDUs that may be earned in the various PDU categories. For information about these changes, please check out this post. In the February issue of PMI Today the Project Management Institute (PMI) introduced its new […]

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Volunteering for PDUs

All project managers certified as Project Management Professionals (PMPs) by the Project Management Institute (PMI) are required to earn a total of sixty Professional Development Units (PDUs) every three calendar years. I might be speaking for myself, but I’m sure that I’m not alone in that the three-year deadline for earning those PDUs is always […]

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PMP certification growth rate

As a part of every issue of PMI Today, the Project Management Institute‘s monthly newsletter published as a supplement to PM Network magazine, PMI features a small section called PMI Fact File which features statistics about the number of PMI members, new members acquired, number of active CAPM (Certified Associate in Project Management) or PMP […]

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What is a project?

If you’re going to be managing projects, it certainly helps to know what they are! As per PMI‘s Project Management Body of Knowledge, a project has the following dimensions: A project is an endeavor undertaken to create a unique product, service or result. A project is temporary; it has a beginning and an end. Project […]

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PMI’s Registered Education Provider (REP) program

The PMI Registered Education Provider (REP) program is a training provider certification program run by PMI for providers that issue Professional Development Units (PDUs) for project management training courses. The REP program was created to enhance the ongoing professional development of PMI’s members, PMI-credentialed members (PMPs, PgMPs, CAPM holders, and so on) and other project […]

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PMI Today

Highlights from the PMI Project Management Salary Survey

The featured story in the Project Management Institute’s PMI Today magazine was the results of the sixth edition of PMI’s Project Management Salary Survey. The highlight of the survey was that despite the ongoing recession, many project managers have reported salary increases; in fact, 51% of respondents (of which there were nearly 35,000 from 19 […]

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