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The 21 Irrefutable Facts about Becoming a PMP In this series, Jimmie Flores, PhD, PMP, will provide you with clear expectations when applying for PMP, preparing for the rigorous exam, and using the PMP to double or triple your hourly rate. Dr. Flores teaches many project management courses that he built from scratch. Those courses include Project Management Essentials, Project Management Intermediate, PMP Certification, and Project Management Advantage, and PM in Action. For the past few years, Dr. Flores has taught these courses for organizations that include RackSpace Hosting, General Dynamics, and City of San Antonio. So, you want to be a PMP? Why do you want to earn the Project Management Professional (PMP) credential? Until you are 100% certain why it will make a difference for you and your career, it is nearly impossible to take that first step to submit the application at PMI.Org. One thing is certain; the PMP is a game-changer. Know the PMI Expectations Over the past few years, I have taught many project management courses, including PMP certification. From that experience, I know that many students are surprised by the requirements expected from PMI before one can sit for the exam. First, the candidate must have at least 4,500 hours of leading and managing projects during the past 8 years, assuming the applicant has a 4-year degree. Without an undergraduate degree, the hour requirement balloons to 7,500. Before thinking that it will take you forever to earn the hours, understand there are 2,080 working hours during the year. Therefore, if you are working on projects throughout the year, you can meet the requirement in several years of work. Of course, many of you work more than the standard 40 hours per week, so meeting the requirement is more likely than you might think. If you are not currently working on projects, it is mission critical that you find project work. What is Project Work? In the Project Management Essential course that I teach, we make sure to learn the definition of a project: It is a temporary endeavor designed to create efficiencies for the organization. Projects are initiated to generate revenue for the organization. Projects must have a start and end date. They cannot be open-ended. When done, the project manager and team members will deliver a unique product, service, or result to the customer. The work is unique, and not routine in nature. For example, building a payroll application is a project, but processing payroll is not. I joke with my students that if you are employed for an organization where making payroll is a project, you might want to consider a difference place to earn your keep! When the customer receives the deliverable, and the project manager conducts the closing process, the project ceases to exist. At this time, the project team is released. If you do not have much of an opportunity to work on projects where you work, consider posting on Craigs List or freelance to secure project work. You can create presentations, write users guides, or manage virtual teams. This effort gives you an opportunity to earn hours and get paid at the same time. Take Action In the PMP Certification classes that I teach, I observed that only 20% or so of the students will proceed to take the exam. The vast majority will find reasons to procrastinate. Interestingly, many who put off the exam are prepared to do well on it, but inertia sets in, and they are unwilling to make the investment in time and money. My recommendation is to set deadlines. Once you have a date in mind when you would like to become a PMP, the chances are that you will move in that direction. From my experience, I can tell you that career opportunities abound for those who accept the challenge and become a Project Management Professional (PMP). About the Author: Dr. Jimmie Flores,PhD,PMP,ITIL,SSBB,SPHR,GPHR is a seasoned organizational development and continuous improvement professional with 20 years of experience. In 2006, he founded the Flores Consulting Group, a company based in San Antonio, TX. Dr. Flores is also an expert in project management, ITIL, Six Sigma, Entrepreneurship, and Sports Officiating. Article Published On: ..articlesnatch.. – Careers-Employment 相关的主题文章: