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  1. Presenting the Project Management Institute and the PMI Belgium Chapter

  2. Project Management Institute • Not-for-profit professional association • Established in 1969 • Global Organization • Over 265,000 members worldwide • Members in approximately 170 countries • 2008 PMI Chair is Philip R. Diab, MBA, PMP

  3. PMI Membership PMI membership opens up a world of opportunity – • sharing ideas and experiences, accessing industry information, • attending seminars and workshops on leading-edge topics, • increasing your professional exposure through networking and project participation, and gaining leadership experience. Where’s the right place for you? Choose from three levels: Chapters, Special Interest Groups (SIGs), and Colleges.Chapters – Chapters are geographically based and number over 200 worldwide. • Specific Interest Groups – SIGs give members access to project management practitioners from similar industries and who share professional interests. • Colleges – Colleges help further develop and refine a formal body of knowledge related to project management.

  4. Project Management Professional Development Programs Project Management Certification ® Project Management Research and Standards Project Management Publications PMI Products & Services

  5. Professional Development programs • PMI Global congress • PMI Global Congresses are the profession's premier educational and networking events. • Congress topics (Areas of Focus) are a mix of global and regional concerns for those in the project management profession. • Presentation styles range from the familiar lecture format to case studies and simulations. • Topics can be presented for all skill levels from basic to advanced. • Corporate relations

  6. Professional Development Programs • PMI’s SeminarsWorld® • in various project management topics • in locations all over the world • eSeminarsWorldSM courses • adaptations of the SeminarsWorld offerings • An Applied Framework for Project Management • an eleven-module series introducing participants to the core competencies and structure of project management (based on the PMBOK® Guide) • Registered Education Providers (R.E.P.s)

  7. Project Management Professional Development Programs ® Project Management Research and Standards PMI Products & Services Project Management Certification Project Management Publications

  8. PM Research & Standards • Professional Needs Assessment • Useful Information & Tools/Techniques for Current and Future Applications • Assessment & Forecast of the Future of Project Management • Evolution of the Profession Through • PMI Research Conferences • External Project Management Research Projects • Worldwide PM Research Database

  9. PM Research & Standards • Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) • Government and construction extension • Practice Standard for Work Breakdown Structures • PM Competency Development Framework • Organizational Project Management Maturity Model (OPM3) • Selected current projects: • Review of Government extension • Practice Standard for Earned Value Measurement • Practice Standard for Scheduling • Configuration Management Practice Standard • Program/Portfolio Management

  10. Project Management Professional Development Programs ® Project Management Research and Standards PMI Products & Services Project Management Certification Project Management Publications

  11. PMI Publications • PMI Online Bookstore • PMI Knowledge & Wisdom Center • Periodicals • Quarterly Project Management Journal® • Monthly PM Network® • Monthly PMI Today®

  12. Project Management Professional Development Programs Project Management Certification ® Project Management Research and Standards Project Management Publications PMI Products & Services

  13. PMI Certification Individual Benefits of PMI ® Certification: • Provides professional/personal recognition • Expedites professional advancement • Creates job growth/opportunities within an organization • Provides framework for standardized project management requirements • Increases employee’s value to the organization

  14. PMI Certification • Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) • project management practitioner who has demonstrated fundamental project management knowledge and experience • Project Management Professional (PMP®) • demonstrated experience • demonstrated education • pass examination • agree to abide by the Code of Professional Conduct • satisfy all elements of the Continuing Certification Requirements Program (60 PDUs in 3-year cycle)

  15. What is the PMP Certification? • The Project Management Professional (PMP) is a professional certification granted to individuals: • displaying a firm grasp of the various Areas of Knowledge put forth in the PMBOK-Third Edition, or PMBOK, • as well as the ability to effectively apply these skills and techniques to numerous project scenarios. • Adherence to a code of professional conduct for project managers is required before taking the PMP examination.

  16. Eligibility • Applicants must have 35 hours of specific project management education. • With a Bachelor’s Degree (or the global equivalent): Applicants must have a minimum three years’ professional project management experience, during which 4,500 hours are spent leading and directing project tasks, up to eight years from the time of application. • Without a Bachelor’s Degree (or the global equivalent): Applicants must have a minimum five years’ professional project management experience, during which at least 7,500 hours are spent leading and directing project tasks, up to eight years from the time of application

  17. Experience • Experience must have been accrued in the last eight years • Number of Months of Project Management Experience • Each month in which you worked on multiple, overlapping projects is to count as one month toward the total months of unique non-overlapping professional project management experience. • Number of Hours that You Led or Directed Project Tasks • Consider all of the projects that you have worked on and identify how many hours you led or directed project tasks. If you worked on multiple projects at one time, all the hours spent leading and directing project tasks count toward the requirement.

  18. Authorization To Test Letter • Applicants who are deemed eligible and have paid for the examination (candidates) will receive an electronic authorization to test (ATT) letter, • All of PMI’s credential examinations are administered in English. Examination language aids are available to assist candidates for whom English is a second language. • The aids provide a translation of exam questions and answers and are available in 10 languages – Chinese (Simplified), French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese (Brazilian), Russian, and Spanish.

  19. Audit • All eligible applications are subject to an audit. • Candidates whose applications have been selected for an audit will be notified after the electronic eligibility notification letter is issued and payment of the exam fee is remitted.

  20. Exam format PMP • The test taker must answer 200 questions in 4 hours • Each multiple-choice question has four answer options, often with two or more right answers. • 25 pre-test questions randomly dispersed throughout the test that will not be scored • A 15-minute tutorial at the beginning is not included in the 4 hours • Diagnostic score reportsCandidates are provided with an overall “score” of questions answered correctly for each Domain and Knowledge Area

  21. What is the PgMP Certification? • The PgMP is a credential that recognizes demonstrated experience, skill, and performance in the oversight of multiple, related projects that are aligned with an organizational objective and strategic goal. • Candidates for the PgMP manage a program’s resources to ensure the ultimate success of the program and are responsible for modifying programs and making decisions that advance strategic and business objectives to ensure the ultimate success and acceptance of the program.

  22. Eligibility • With a Bachelor’s Degree (or the global equivalent): Applicants must have a minimum four years (6000 hours) professional project management experience and a minimum of four years (6000 hours) professional program management experience. Both unique and non-overlapping in a period up to 15 years from the application • Without a Bachelor’s Degree (or the global equivalent): Applicants must have a minimum four years (6000 hours) professional project management experience and a minimum of seven years (10500 hours) professional program management experience. Both unique and non-overlapping in a period up to 15 years from the application

  23. Experience • Experience must have been accrued in the last fifteen years. • Number of Months of Project and Program Management Experience • Each month in which you worked on multiple, overlapping projects is to count as one month toward the total months of unique non-overlapping professional project / program management experience. • Hours of Program Management Experience • To satisfy your professional program management experience requirement, you are asked to enter the number of hours spent performing tasks in each of the six program management domains. The six domains are defined in the Program Management Professional Examination Specification, a book that details the knowledge and skills associated with each domain.

  24. Panel review • Applicants who are deemed eligible and have paid for the examination (candidates) will be moved to the panel review : A panel of program managers will assess your professional experience based on your responses to the Program Management Experience Summaries provided on the application. • If you fail the panel review, a certification associate will contact you to discuss your status. It is not possible to continue to the examination without passing this review. • Once you pass the panel review, you will be eligible to take the examination (refer to the Examination Scheduling Instructions section in this handbook for more details).

  25. Exam format PgMP • The test taker must answer 170 questions in 4 hours • Each multiple-choice question has four answer options, often with two or more right answers. • 20 pre-test questions randomly dispersed throughout the test that will not be scored • A 15-minute tutorial at the beginning is not included in the 4 hours • Diagnostic score reportsCandidates are provided with an overall “score” of questions answered correctly for each Domain and Knowledge Area

  26. Multi-rater Assessment (MRA) • After PMI receives your passing score for the multiple-choice examination, PMI begins the multi-rater assessment (MRA) process. The MRA is the third and final evaluation for the PgMP credential and functions similar to a 360-degree review • The survey consists of 74 questions/statements to which you and your raters must respond. The raters will evaluate your ability to perform tasks that are relevant to program management, as defined by the Program Management Professional Examination Specification. • Once you pass the MRA, you will receive the PgMP credential.

  27. Testing Center • PMI test centers are located at Prometric. • http://www.prometric.com/PMI/default.htm

  28. Re-test • Candidates who do not pass the exam on the first attempt may re-test up to twice within their one-year eligibility period by submitting a completed re-examination form and paying the associated re-examination fee. • After the third unsuccessful attempt, candidates have to wait one year from the date of their last test before re-applying for the credential and attempting to test again.

  29. New releases

  30. Differences PMBOK 4th edition • All process names are in a verb-noun format • Efforts were made to distinguish between Enterprise Environmental Factors and Organizational Process Assets. • A standard approach for discussing requested changes, preventive actions, corrective actions and defect repairs was employed. • The processes decreased from 44 to 42. Two processes were deleted, two processes were added and 6 processes were reconfigured into 4 processes in the procurement knowledge area. • To provide clarity a distinction was made between the project management plan and project documents used to manage the project.

  31. Differences PMBOK 4th edition • The distinction between the information in the Project Charter and the Project Scope Statement was clarified. • The process flow diagrams at the beginning of chapters 4-12 have been deleted and replaced with data flow diagrams. • A data flow diagram for each process has been created. • A new appendix was added that addresses key interpersonal skills that a project manager utilizes when managing a project.

  32. Practical • PMI website: http://www.pmi.org

  33. Presenting the PMI Belgium Chapter

  34. PMI Belgium Chapter - Vision The PMI Belgium Chapter, an active organization of Project Managers, serves the business community of Belgium and Luxembourg through the advancement of Project Management.

  35. PMI Belgium Chapter - Mission The PMI Belgium Chapter is a forum for project managers that promotes the principles of the Project Management Institute by providing project managers with the opportunity to share thoughts and experiences with other project managers, to receive and provide training, and for support with regard to their certification as Project Management Professionals.

  36. PMI Belgium Chapter - History • Early nineties: potential chapter called Norden for PMI members in Benelux area • 1997 - PMI Europe Conference in Paris: idea for Benelux chapter • 1998 - recognition of PMI Benelux Chapter • 2001 – recognition of PMI Netherlands Chapter • 2002 – renaming to PMI Belgium Chapter • 2005 – launch of PMI Belgium Chapter Luxembourg Section • PMI Belgium Chapter is second largest Chapter in Europe: • 835 members in Belgium and Luxembourg • 420 Project Management Professional (PMP) certified individuals.

  37. Board 2008-2009

  38. Board 2008-2009 • Chris Kindermans, PMP, President • Anja Vandenbergh, PMP, Vice President and secretary • Francis Moeris, PMP, Director Sponsorship & Events • Wouter Neirinck, PMP, Director in charge of Marketing • Stephan Vandevoorde, Director of Programs • Wouter Bigaré, PMP, Director of Professional Development • Peter Sarasyn, Director of Finance • Wouter Ducheyne, Director of Liaison • Freddy Wildemeersch, PMP, Director of Membership • Wim Gardin, PMP, Director of Communication • Kris Troukens, PMP, Director of Special Events

  39. PMI Belgium – Member Evolution Currently PMI Belgium has 835 members, of whom 420 obtained the PMP certification

  40. PMI Belgium Activities in 2008 • 2008 Chapter Meetings • Tuesday 26 February • Alcatel Lucent - Antwerp • Tuesday 22 April • Prosource - Mechelen • Tuesday 03 June • Research Collaboration Fund – Antwerpen • Saturday 27 September: 9th PMI Benelux Day • The Symphony of Knowledge – Godshuis • Tuesday 14 October • Leuven - AE • Tuesday 25 November: open chapter meeting with the award of PM of Year 2008 • Liège - PMI Belgium challenges her members with 3 missions

  41. Membership for Students • Join PMI as a student member for just $30 (U.S.) per year, plus a $10 application fee for new members. All you need: passion for project management & verification of college enrollment.EligibilityMembership is open to any student enrolled in a degree-granting program at an accredited or global equivalent, college or university.

  42. Presenting the Project Management Body of Knowledge

  43. PMBOK® Guide • Provides basic structure for understanding project management and the environment in which projects operate • Generalized view of how various project management processes commonly interact • Centered around 9 knowledge areas and 5 main process groups • Project integration management • Project scope, time & cost management • Project risk, quality, HR, communications & procurement management • Initiation, planning, executing, monitoring & controlling, closing

  44. Knowledge Area’s and Process Groups Process Groups Knowledge Area Processes

  45. Questions & Answers