Updated PDU Categories

PMI has an exciting update for you regarding improvements to the PDU structure within the Continuing Certification Requirements (CCR) Program.

Since research has shown that people did not fully understand the PDU categories and how to appropriately report their PDUs using that structure, we are pleased to let you know that your feedback has prompted PMI to make the PDU categories more user-friendly. Below is a snapshot of the collective positive response from credential holders to the formal study that proposed the new CCR PDU categories:

  • 82% were satisfied or very satisfied with the proposed new categories
  • 76% thought it would be much better or somewhat better than the current categories

How Does This Affect Me and What Do I Need to Do?

  • The PDU updated category structure implementation begins on 1 March 2011.
  • Between now and 1 March 2011, PMI is requesting that credential holders register their existing PDUs in the CCR system under the current PDU categories. After 1 March 2011, credential holders will need to report PDUs using the new categories.
  • Please note that you will not lose any PDUs during this transition.

Please take a moment to go to the CCR Category Update page on PMI.org and read through the FAQs and the New PDU Category Structure and Policies document to learn about the new PDU categories and for more detailed information about this update.

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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