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What Makes PMI Credentials Stand Apart?. Michele J. Jones, PMP April 1, 2011. Agenda. Purpose of the presentation Introduction to PMI’s Certification Program What sets PMI’s credentials apart? What are the benefits of PMI credentials?. PMI’s Certification Programs.

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what makes pmi credentials stand apart

What Makes PMI Credentials Stand Apart?

Michele J. Jones, PMP

April 1, 2011

agenda
Agenda
  • Purpose of the presentation
  • Introduction to PMI’s Certification Program
  • What sets PMI’s credentials apart?
  • What are the benefits of PMI credentials?
pmi s certification programs
PMI’s Certification Programs
  • PMI offers five certifications:
    • Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)®
    • Project Management Professional (PMP)®
    • PMI Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP)®
    • PMI Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP)®
    • Program Management Professional (PgMP)®
why choose a pmi certification
Why choose a PMI certification?
  • Flexible and transferable
  • Keeps you up-to-date
  • Encourage professional growth
  • Help practitioners develop their careers
  • Renowned worldwide
internationally recognized globally accredited
Internationally Recognized, Globally Accredited
  • Launched in 1984 – PMP: first designed specifically to credential project managers
      • PMP is also accredited under ISO 17024
  • 400,000+ credential holders…and growing
      • Credential holders in 170+ countries
  • Reflects project management practiceestablished through global studies
by project managers for project managers
By project managers, for project managers
  • Thousands of project management practitioners volunteer every year
    • Create examination questions
    • Rigorously review these questions
    • Provide strategic oversight to certification program
    • Drive change initiatives
  • Volunteers represent PMI’s diversepopulation
transferable between methodologies standards or industries
Transferable between methodologies, standards, or industries
  • PMI Certifications reflect project management best practices
    • Do not represent any single methodology, standard, or industry
  • Transferable around the globe
  • Consistently examined to reflect current practice
    • Maintained through gaining project management education and working experience
    • Ensures that PMI’s certifications neverbecome obsolete – and our activecredential holders keep up with theirproject management competence
valid and reliable ways to assess competence
Valid and reliable ways toassess competence
  • PMI certification measure more than knowledge
    • Education for Eligibility
    • Experience
    • Examination (scenario-based examination)
    • Ethics
    • Education for CertificationMaintenance
summary
Summary
  • Remember what sets PMI credentials apart:
    • An internationally recognized, accredited program
    • By project managers, for project managers
    • Transferable between methodologies, standards, or industries
    • Valid and reliable ways to assess competence
now that you know why should you obtain a pmi certification
Now that you know – why should you obtain a PMI certification?
  • Credentialed project managers are tied to improved project performance
  • 80% of high-performing projects use a credentialed project manager
    • Most commonly held PM certification was the PMP

PricewaterhouseCoopers Insights and Trends: Current Programme and Project Management Practices (2007)

benefits of certification
Benefits of certification

Higher maturity organizations have

higher certification rates

PricewaterhouseCoopers Insights and Trends: Current Programme and Project Management Practices (2007)

benefits of certification1
Benefits of certification

Higher maturity organizations have better project performance

benefits of certification2
Benefits of certification
  • Certification indicates a baseline level of competency, education, and experience to an employer
  • Certification indicates a dedication to the profession, when employers are focusing on acquisition/retention
  • Certification allows companies to recognize specialized practitioners
thank you
Thank you
  • For questions, please contact:
    • Michele J. Jones, PMP
    • Quality Computing Projects Inc.
    • Michele@Quality-Computing.com

or

    • E-mail PMI directly at customercare@pmi.org