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1 Continuing Education in Project Management Jennifer Scarry English 572 Fall 2006

2 Definition of Project Management Wikipedia says that project management is: The discipline of organizing and managing resources in such a way that these resources deliver all the work required to complete a project within defined scope, time, and cost constraints. A project is a temporary and one- time endeavor undertaken to create a unique product or service. The discipline of organizing and managing resources in such a way that these resources deliver all the work required to complete a project within defined scope, time, and cost constraints. A project is a temporary and one- time endeavor undertaken to create a unique product or service.disciplineworkprojectdisciplineworkproject

3 So you want to be a PM Start with the following certifications from the PMI Institute: Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®) Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®) Project Management Professional (PMP®) Project Management Professional (PMP®) Program Management Professional (PgMPSM) Program Management Professional (PgMPSM)

4 Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®) The CAPM is designed for project team members and entry-level project managers, as well as qualified undergraduate and graduate students who want a credential to recognize their value to project team performance. How to get this certification: Have a high school diploma Have a high school diploma Complete 1,500 hours of work on a project team or have 23 hours of formal education Complete 1,500 hours of work on a project team or have 23 hours of formal education pass a 150 comprehensive exam pass a 150 comprehensive exam

5 Project Management Professional (PMP®) certification This program is designed for professionals with project management experience. To get this certification you must: have a high school diploma have a high school diploma 7,500 hours in a position of responsibility leading and directing specific tasks 7,500 hours in a position of responsibility leading and directing specific tasks 60 months of project management experience, and 35 hours of project management education 60 months of project management experience, and 35 hours of project management education pass a multiple choice test pass a multiple choice test Note: See the website for further details on these programs.

6 Program Management Professional (PgMPSM) This certification is specifically developed to acknowledge the qualifications of the professional who leads the coordinated management of multiple projects and ensures the ultimate success of a program. To qualify you must: 1. Pass an extensive application process including review of education by PMI staff and review of professional work experience by a panel of program managers. 2. Pass a multiple-choice exam in which candidates will be called upon to demonstrate their ability to apply their knowledge to a variety of situational or scenario-based questions. 3. Pass a multi-rater assessment in which a team of raters that the candidate selects will evaluate the candidates competence in a work environment to perform germane tasks of a program manager as defined through the examination specification.

7 Program Management Professional (PgMPSM), continued For this certification you must also have the following: If candidate has a bachelors degree: Over the last 15 consecutive years, candidate must have at least: Four years of project management experience, and Four years of project management experience, and Four years of program management experience. Four years of program management experience. Without Baccalaureate Degree or the Global Equivalent Over the last 15 consecutive years, candidate must have at least: Four years of project management experience, and Four years of project management experience, and Seven years of program management experience Seven years of program management experience

8 What you can expect to learn For the PMI certifications you can expect to focus on these nine areas: Project Integration Management Project Integration Management Project Scope Management Project Scope Management Project Time Management Project Time Management Project Cost Management Project Cost Management Project Quality Management Project Quality Management Project Human Resources Management Project Human Resources Management Project Communications Management Project Communications Management Project Risk Management Project Risk Management Project Procurement Management Project Procurement Management

9 University programs Many universities also have certificate and masters programs. Some of them include: Capella University-They offer a Master of Science (MS) in Information Technology Project Management and Leadership Specialization Capella University-They offer a Master of Science (MS) in Information Technology Project Management and Leadership Specialization City University-They offer a project management certificate and a MS in Project management. City University-They offer a project management certificate and a MS in Project management. Saint Mary's University of Minnesota- They offer a Master Of Science In Project Management Saint Mary's University of Minnesota- They offer a Master Of Science In Project Management University of St. Thomas-They offer many certificate and other programs in project management University of St. Thomas-They offer many certificate and other programs in project management

10 What you can expect to learn While all university programs are different they all have the basic responsibilities, which are: Lead projects Lead projects Manage people Manage people Prepare budgets and schedules Prepare budgets and schedules Successfully interact customers Successfully interact customers Mitigate changes Mitigate changes

11 What will it cost you Certificate programs vary by program. Certificate programs vary by program. The test for PMI certification costs around 400 dollars. The test for PMI certification costs around 400 dollars. Masters degrees at most universities charge tuition rates where you pay by the credit. Masters degrees at most universities charge tuition rates where you pay by the credit.

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