Project management is the set of skills, knowledge and techniques to run projects efficiently and effectively. It is a strategic competency for firms as it directly effects the business goals and thus, better compete in the respective industry. The project management processes can be categorized into the five groups namely Initialization, Planning, Execution, Monitor & Control, and Closing. For any project, there are three important factors: time, cost and scope. Change in any of them affect the others. For instance, a decrease in cost leads to less work gets done and minimum time to complete work. These factors together affect the quality of work. To manage these factors PM requires a framework and PMP provide that framework to project managers.
The PMP defines a common language for project managers and facilitates them to easily understand and help each other within a common framework. To learn the PMP frameworks, it’s very important to get knowledge about the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide). Once you get trained and become certified Project Management Professional (PMP), you need to decide how you are applying the tools, techniques and processes to projects. By sharing how you used the PMBOK framework and demonstrating through actions, project managers can define the best way to execute all projects in the organization.
Because of the structured framework, a PMP certified project manager can handle multiple as well as more complex projects simultaneously, whereas a non-certified PM struggle to manage single project.
However, the PMP certification is a test that validates academic competency. By successfully implementing the PMBOK framework to the projects, project manager develop capability and get confidence to handle larger projects. With PMP certification and using the PMBOK framework, a certified project manager can create a record of successful project delivery.
Yes, PMP certification is really helpful for project managers.
PMP provides a structured framework that defines a common language between project managers. The PMP helps PMs to understand each other’s projects and allow them to handle multiple projects simultaneously.
To appear for the PMP certification exam , individuals must fit in either of the following criteria:
Secondary degree with minimum 5 years of experience in project management with 7500 hours leading projects and 35 hours of PDU.
Higher degree with minimum 3 years of experience in project management with 4500 hours leading projects and 35 hours of PDU.
The courses offered by various training providers give you understanding about the latest trends and techniques of project management and help you to pass the exam.
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PMP provides a structured framework that defines a common language between project managers. The PMP helps PMs to understand each other’s projects and allow them to handle multiple projects simultaneously. I agree that PMP is just an exam that anyone can pass by studying, but with the experience certified PMs can handle multiple complex projects with ease.