Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Dear PMI Community Leaders:

PMI's certification program is a vital part of our organization and how we serve the project management community. Continuing maturation and development of the program is critical to our success. Strategically managing the Project Management Professional (PMP)® credential is at the forefront of this program.

PMI conducts a Role Delineation Study (RDS) every five to seven years, for each of our credentials based on the role in project management the credential serves. We have just completed the RDS for the PMP and are preparing operational improvements and communications to keep PMI key stakeholders informed of what the RDS is and how it affects them.

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PMI has published the July 2010 edition of PM Network.  Some of the featured stories include:

  • The Great Talent Exodus
  • Justify the Means
  • Up for Adaptation - recommend!
  • Breaking the Mold
  • Mystic River
  • Career Track
  • Hire Power

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PM Network has published the June 2010 edition of PMI Today.  Some of the featured stories include:

  • Performance Monitoring is Essential for PMI
  • Distinguished Project Award Gives Boost to Organizations and Project Teams
  • Knowledge Shelf Grows to Include More Than 100 Articles
  • Volunteers Complete Translation Verification
  • Sharing the Road to the PMP Credential

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By Jack S. Duggal, MBA, PMP

It’s not what you know, but who you know is a saying that comes to mind every time you come across somebody who gets ahead because they knew the right people. Can you think of people who can get things done or have been promoted because they have connections, and not necessarily on the basis of their qualifications?

A similar question was researched by Arent Greve from the Norwegian School of Business and Economics and his colleagues. They investigated how human capital (knowledge) and social capital (relationships) contribute to individual productivity in project environments. Both are important, the researchers found; however the social capital or who you know has a noticeably greater impact on productivity in projects.

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By Dave Angelow, PMP

As a project manager, you may be asking yourself, “Why should I care about requirements? We have business analysts who do that work.” The simple truth is that at some point in time, every project manager gets caught up in the “requirements management conundrum.”

Every project is driven by requirements. After all, something has occurred that has driven the need for a project to exist.

Poor requirement definitions are often found to be the root cause of challenges connected to deliverable quality, expansion in project scope or budget, schedule delays…and the list goes on.

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PM Network has published the May 2010 edition of PMI Today.  Some of the featured stories include:

  • Who are the Volunteers Elected to Serve on the PMI Board of Directors?
  • PMI Educational Foundation Offers Scholarships and Research Grants
  • PMI Chapter Assists Projects Promoting Paralympic Sports
  • PMI to Participate in Gartner PPM & IT Governance Summits
  • R.E.P.s in China Share Experiences
  • Jenett Award Encourages Creativity—and Makes a Career Difference Too

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By DIANA MIDDLETON

Many companies outside of finance and insurance are encouraging employees to sit for certification exams—and some are flat-out requiring the effort.

 

Companies say the certifications are proof that their current or prospective employees meet an industry-wide standard. And, some companies say a growing number of their clients insist on dealing only with employees who have earned industry designations.

 

The Project Management Institute says it has seen a 30% jump in registration for its handful of certifications. The most popular is the Project Management Professional certification for experienced managers, while the fastest-growing is the Certified Associate in Project Management, which prepares nonmanagers to be part of a project-management team, according to the nonprofit professional association.

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