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75% of organizations rank leadership skills as the most important for successful navigation of complexity in projects, according to the PMI’s “Pulse of the Profession In-Depth Report: Navigating Complexity”.
Indeed, leadership skills are important. So what can you do about it?
First, you need to understand that leadership skills are, by and […]
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The Project Management Institute (PMI) will implement some changes to the Continuing Certification Requirements (CCR) program this December. These requirements set the rules for how you earn PDUs. What are the changes, why is the PMI making them, and what impact will this have on you?
This is Part 1 of 3, […]
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Why would you earn the Six Sigma Green Belt certification, whether you are a certified PM or not? This post highlights some key considerations that can help you decide for yourself. Here are five things to consider – comparing Six Sigma to project management, whether you are PM-certified or not:
Project Management […]
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How often do you get a chance to accomplish two things at the same time – or as the saying goes, “kill two birds with one stone”? Well, you can actually do this quite easily with PDUs. […]
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As a certified Project Management Professional (PMP)®, the last thing you want to happen is to have your certification suspended. This happens if you do not earn the required 60 Professional Development Units (PDUs) within your three-year recertification cycle. Often, once […]
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Are you a certified Project Management Professional (PMP)®, Program Management Professional (PgMP)®, or PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® in need of Professional Development Units (PDUs)? Then use The Agile PrepCast™ and earn 37 PDUs.
The Agile PrepCast is a PMI-ACP Exam prep video workshop that you download to your smart phone, tablet, […]
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As a PMP certified project manager you have to earn 60 PDUs every three years to recertify your credential. Each PDU will “cost” you 1 hour of your time. It may sound daunting to think of spending 60 hours on earning PDUs over the next three years but it’s actually very easy. […]
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In our current series of PDU Tips we are exploring the many ways you can earn PDUs. Today we look at how you can gain PDUs through self-study.
Do you consume a lot of materials like reading articles or books, watching videos or CD ROMs? This is one type of self-study that […]
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In our current series of PDU Tips we are exploring the many ways you can earn PDUs. Today we look at how you can gain PDUs by creating new project management knowledge.
“New knowledge”? That sounds complicated, doesn’t it? Actually, there is a lot you can do to earn PDUs in this […]
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In our current series of PDU Tips we are exploring the many ways you can earn PDUs. Today we look at how your day job can contribute to your PDU total.
If you are a project manager this is probably the easiest way to
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[Note: This is an update to the article “10 Easy Ways to Earn PDUs” that was published in July 2010. The update is necessary because PMI changed the categories, structure and policies governing Professional Development Units (PDUs). See http://www.pmi.org/en/GLOBALS/PDU-Updated-Category-Structure-Implementation.aspx.]
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As the holder of a Project Management Institute (PMI) credential (except CAPM) you are required to earn a specified number of Professional Development Units (PDUs) to maintain that credential. PMI has developed six categories of PDUs in which one can obtain credits. In this series of PDU Tips we review all six […]