Welcome to the
Project Management Certificate
Program
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Tonight’s Orientation
 Snacks & Networking
 Welcome
• PMI and Their Certifications
• PMI Application Process
• Program Overview
• Course Framework
• Course Deliverables
 Academic Program Policies
• Student Handbook
• Graduation Requirements
• Attendance
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PMCP Orientation
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PDC History
 Formed in 1998
 Combined three self-funded continuing
education units: Industrial Education
Dept., Thompson Conference Center
Programs, and the Quality Center
 Project Management Certificate Program
since 1999
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PDC’s Values
Integrity – We respect people, and our actions are
guided by consistent ethical standards.
Learning – Develop and facilitate growth through
continuing education opportunities for individuals and
organizations.
Customer Relationships – We are caring and
respectful partners in everything we do.
Fiscal Responsibility – As a self-supporting
operation, we hold ourselves accountable for responsible
budgeting decisions, transparent accounting, and a
healthy financial return.
Innovation – We use our creativity, knowledge, and
talent to develop innovative programs, services, and
processes.
The Organization Behind
the Profession
 Internationally recognized organization
for project management standards
 Founded in 1969; headquartered in
Newton Square, PA; with local Chapters
in most major cities in America
 Over 420,000 members and credential
holders
The Organization Behind
the Profession(cont.)
 Published Standard
• Guide to the Project Management
Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®)
 Industry areas include…
• Architecture, Construction,
Engineering, General Business,
Manufacturing, Health Care,
Telecom., Education, Finance, IT, etc.
PMI’s Certification Program
Mission
 Mission
• Initiate, establish, evaluate, maintain, and
administer professional credentialing programs to
promote and support project management
practitioners and the project management
profession.
 Goals
• Establish, implement and maintain global
certification standards, policies and procedures for
the PM profession
• Promote and implement professional credentialing
and psychometric methods and procedures for
certifications in the PM profession
• Initiate and foster cooperation and collaboration
with other project management organizations to
promote and sustain excellence in PM standards
and methodology
Value of PM Certification
 Prestige of being the best in the field of PM.
 Professional advantages derived from attaining
the Project Management Professional (PMP)
status.
 Informs current and potential employers that you
have a solid foundation of project management
knowledge that can be readily applied in any
workplace.
 PMP certification is the profession’s most globally
recognized and respected certification credential.
 Finding individuals with this broad range of
expertise is challenging, which is why expert
project management leadership is a highly
desirable competency.
PMI Certification Options
 Certified Associate in Project
Management (CAPM®)
Provides novice project managers with a
common knowledge base to employ
project management.
 Project Management Professional
(PMP®)
A globally recognized certification
intended for seasoned, professional
project managers.
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Qualifying Requirements
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Why CAPM?
 The purpose and goal of which is the development,
maintenance, evaluation, promotion, and
administration of a rigorous, examination-based,
professional certification credential – the Certified
Associate in Project Management (CAPM™).
 Assisting in evaluating project control plans
 Suggesting performance indicators and limits
 Assisting with refining project requirements,
assumptions, and constraints
 Supporting administrative and financial closure
 To be acknowledged for project management skills
and contributions and elevate professional status.
Definition for CAPM
 A CAPM is a project management practitioner
who has demonstrated fundamental project
management knowledge and experience by
supporting projects using project management
tools, techniques, and methodologies.
 While participating as a member of a project
team the CAPM typically relies on experienced
project management practitioners for
guidance, direction, and approval.
Requirements for CAPM
 Category 1 Candidate
• Education – Baccalaureate or global equivalent
university degree
• PM Hours
− 1500 hours PM experience within 5 years
− Project dates must represent at least 2 years
of non-overlapping PM experience within the
3 yr period prior to the application
− 23 contact hrs of PM education across the 9
areas of the PMBOK
• Supporting documentation: Education, PM
contact education hours, CAPM experience form
(Audit Purposes)
Requirements for CAPM
 Category 2 Candidate
• Education – High School diploma or secondary
school equivalent
• PM Hours
− 2500 hours PM experience within 5 years
− Project dates must represent at least 2 years
of non-overlapping PM experience within the
3 yr period prior to the application
− 23 contact hrs of PM education across the 9
areas of the PMBOK
• Supporting documentation: Education, PM
contact education hours, CAPM experience form
(Audit Purposes)
Process for CAPM Certification
 Prepare/study for examination
 Complete application and submit
 Cost
• $225 PMI Member
• $300 Non-PMI Member
 Candidates have one year from
submittal to complete examination
 CAPMs must retest every 5 years to
maintain certification
CAPM Test Format
 The CAPM Certification Examination is
computer based and is comprised of 150
multiple-choice questions.
 Exam must be completed within 3 hours.
 Preceded by a briefing and 15-minute
computer tutorial and followed by an
optional candidate satisfaction survey
and exam survey report
Suggested CAPM Study
Material
 Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)
Role Delineation Study (PMI)
 The Project Management Institute Professional Code
of Conduct (PMI)
 A Guide to the Project Management Body of
Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), 4th Edition by the
Project Management Institute
 UT PDC’s UPPM Guide and Online Review Materials
 Other readings exist – consult CAPM Handbook
Why PMP?
 The purpose and goal is the development,
maintenance, evaluation, promotion, and
administration of a rigorous, examination-based,
professional certification credential of the highest
caliper – the Project Management Professional
(PMP).
 The PMP is by far the project management
credential of choice across a vast array of industries
and companies.
 PMPs are included in the largest and most
prestigious group of certified professionals in the
project management community
 To be acknowledged for project management skills
and contributions and elevate professional status.
Requirements for PMP
 Category 1 Candidate
• Education – Baccalaureate or global equivalent
university degree
• PM Hours
− 4500 hours PM experience.
− Project dates must indicate that the candidate
has at least 3 yrs of non-overlapping PM
experience within the 6 yr period prior to the
application.
− At least 36 unique months of non-overlapping PM
experience to satisfy the 3 yr requirement
− 35 contact hrs of PM education across the 9 areas
of the PMBOK (regardless of when accrued)
• Supporting documentation: Education, PM
contact education hours, PMP experience form
(Audit Purposes)
Requirements for PMP
 Category 2 Candidate
• Education – High School diploma or secondary
school equivalent
• PM Hours
− 7500 hours PM experience
− Project dates must indicate that the candidate
has at least 5 yrs of PM experience within the 8
yr period prior to the application.
− At least 60 unique months of non-overlapping PM
experience to satisfy the 5 yr requirement
− 35 contact hrs of PM education across the 9 areas
of the PMBOK (regardless of when accrued)
• Supporting documentation: Education, PM
contact education hours, PMP experience form
(Audit Purposes)
Process for PMP
Certification
 Prepare/study for examination
• Read suggested materials
• Utilize Practice Exams
• Participate in Study Groups
• Attend a PMP/CAPM Prep Course
 Complete application and submit
 Cost
• $405 PMI Member
• $555 Non-PMI Member
 Candidates have six months from
submittal to complete examination.
PMP Test Format
 The PMP certification examination is
computer based and is comprised of 200
multiple-choice questions.
 Exam must be completed within 4 hours.
 Preceded by a briefing and 15-minute
computer tutorial and followed by an
optional candidate satisfaction survey
and exam survey report
PMP Exam Changes
 New Exam August 31, 2011
 Integration of PMI Social Responsibility
and Ethics throughout the Exam
Steps…..
 Apply
• select category 1 or 2 (page 3
of handbook);
• fill out the forms (starting on
pg 13)
• agree to abide by the Project
Management Professional Code
of Professional Conduct (page
22 ** also know for exam)
 $ Make Payment
 mail application or submit on-line
 Pass or Get selected for Audit
during the application process
Steps…..
 Study
Guide to the Project Management Body of
Knowledge, A (PMBOK Guide), paperback, 4th
Edition
 Take Exam
 Pass Exam!
 PMI Continuing Certification
Requirement
• PMP 60 PDU’s every 3 years
• CAPM No PDU’s required
FAQ - Credential
PMP Credential Application · Page 3
Experience Verification Form - Part I - help
 Q: What if your organization contact is no longer
with the company?
[PMI] Candidates applying for the PMP or CAPM
exams may submit contact information for people
who are no longer with a company the
candidate worked for. However, the contact
information must be valid.
 Q: What if your organization is no longer in tact?
Can you still write them down?
[PMI] Generally, we discourage candidates from
submitting applications with experience they may
have difficulty providing a valid contact for. However,
as long as the contact information supplied for that
company is valid, the candidate may submit
experience from organizations that are no longer in
existence.
FAQ – Credential (cont’d)
 Q: What if you are writing in private/small business
contact information – is this ok?
[PMI] Candidates may submit experience from any
employer, regardless of size.
 Q: What experience can you put down?
[PMI] Before ruling out the PMP exam, though, take a hard
look at your resume. I have seen a lot of people assume
that they need to be in charge of a whole project, or that a
project needs to be large in scope, in order to claim their
professional experience. The requirement is to "lead or
direct". That could include being a team leader reporting to
a project manager, or even directing and organizing a
single-person project (directing yourself), so long as you
really formed objectives, directed the work, and brought
the work to a close. Some of the phases like "initiating"
seem difficult to claim experience with, but starting up a
PHASE of a larger effort can also count. Experience
requirements can also be met through volunteer work or
project work at school, as well as job-related experience.
You may find that you actually DO qualify for the PMP.
PMI Web Sites
 www.pmi.org
• Membership Information & Application
• Certification Information & Application
• Download credential handbook
• Certification Criteria
• Code of Ethics
 www.austinpmi.org
• Over 2000 members in the Austin area
• Local Chapter Info & Events
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Program Overview
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Getting To Know You…
 Who are you?
 Where do you work and what do you do?
 Why did you sign up for this course?
 What do you want to be able to
accomplish from this class?
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Why Study Project Mgmt.?
“Problem solving skills and project
management – that’s what companies
are looking for…
and Professional Project
Management Training can give you
all of that.”
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Why Study Project Mgmt.?
 Validates Subject Matter Expertise
 Provides added value for the individual
and organization
 Expands knowledge
 Improves performance potential
 Improves competitive ability
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Program Overview
 Curriculum is PMBOK ® aligned
 Team Assignments
 Some built-in time to work on your project
 Teams will develop a simulated Project Plan
• Sample binders provided
• Project Plan Guidelines provided
• All templates and forms available at
http://www.utexas.edu/ce/pdc/class_materials/pmcp/
 Participate in a Team Presentation
• Presentation guidelines provided
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Instructor Team
To be introduced in
class.
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Project Management Framework
Knowledge Areas
Project Management
Scope Mgmt.
Human Resource Mgmt.
Time Mgmt.
Communications Mgmt.
Cost Mgmt.
Risk Mgmt.
Quality Mgmt.
Procurement Mgmt.
Integration Mgmt.
Definitions
Context
Processes
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Course Deliverables
Key outputs include:
 A team contract – How the project team
will interact
 A project scope statement – description
of the work to deliver the product including deliverables, objectives,
assumptions, and constraints
 A Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) –
deliverable-oriented, hierarchical
decomposition of the work
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Course Deliverables (cont.)
Key outputs include:
 A project schedule, in the form of a Gantt
chart with all dependencies & resources
entered
 A prioritized risk list (part of a risk
register)
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Course Deliverables (cont.)
 Completed Project Budget
 Completed Case Project Plan Documents
 Case Project Plan Presentation
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Academic Program Policies
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Program Information
 True Solutions Inc. is an Education Partner
of PDC
• PDC and TSI are Global Registered
Education Providers recognized by The
Project Management Institute (PMI)
 Program Materials:
• PMBOK 4th Edition
• UPPM Workbook
• Posters
• Must Know Concepts
• End of Lesson Quizzes
• On-line Materials
– Video Reviews, Downloadable Audio, On41
line Exam Simulators
What I need from you
today…
 Sign the roster
 Adjust your name, if necessary
 A signed Enrollment Agreement
 A completed Pre-class Survey
 Photo Release Form
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Student Handbook
 Welcome and Course Description
 Program Information and Policies
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Graduation Requirements
Program Details
Program Contact Information
Instructor Bios and Contact Information
 All templates, forms and course slides are
available on the class website
http://www.utexas.edu/ce/pdc/class_materials/pmcp/
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Graduation Requirements
 Earn 700 points out of 1000 possible points
• Midterm Exam– 350 points
• Project Charter – 50 points
• Team Assessment– 100 points
• Team Project Plan – 300 points
• Team Presentation – 200 points
 Must attend 15 of 17 classes
 Module 16: Presentation Night is mandatory
 Enrollment agreement signed
 Program paid in full
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Attendance
 Strive for perfect attendance!
 You must attend at least 15 of the 17
classes; attending all is encouraged
 Presentation night is required
 Definition of “attended”
• BIS when class commences
• BIS when class ends
• Otherwise absent
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What is expected of you…
 Please sign attendance sheet as you enter
the classroom
 Visit class website before coming to class,
students are responsible for printing class
handouts and instructor slides
 Expect to spend a significant amount of
time outside of class:
• Read PMBOK ®
• Read UPPM Guide
• Midterm Exam
• Team Meetings
• Developing Team Project Plan
• Developing the Team Presentation
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Program Communication
 Class website
• http://www.utexas.edu/ce/pdc/class_materials/pmcp/
 Email Notifications
• Up-to-date email and phone
 Student Handbook
• Instructor Contact
• Program Details
• Instructor: Program Content
• Mentor: Team Issues and Support
• Program Coordinator: Issues with format,
instructors,logistics, attendance, grades,
graduation, policies
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Facility
 Joe C. Thompson Conference Center
 Smoke Free Campus
 Food
• You may bring food for yourself
• Vending machines are located on first floor
• Water coolers are located outside each room
• Café will remain open from 5-7 pm
 Phones
• Courtesy phone is located on each floor
• Please turn off cell phones
• TCC phone number is 471-2943
 Bathrooms are located on each floor
 Business Center on the first floor closes at 6:00 p.m.
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WIRELESS ACCESS
 TCC Business Office 8:00am – 5:00 pm
 A photo ID with address is necessary
to obtain a password for Internet
connection while onsite at the TCC.
 One time $5 fee per person for using
the Internet over the course of your
event.
 For assistance with any Internet
connection issues, please consult UT
Information Technology Services:512475-9400.
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Project Evaluations
For your convenience, all evaluations are
in the class web page:
• Project Charter Evaluation
• Project Plan Evaluation
• Presentation Evaluation
• Team Assessment
• Final Course Evaluation
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Rewards
Tough course, but well worth it!
• UT gold seal Continuing Education
Certificate
• 48 Educational Hours
• Self study on-line component for the
PMP Exam (1-yr membership)
• Program meets educational requirement
on PMP Exam application
• Resume & career builder
• Transcript with your certificate
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Important Tips From
Former Students
 Read PMBOK & UPPM
Guide!
 Communicate Early
 Find team members’
strengths early and divide
work accordingly
 Teamwork
 Use an online collaborative
tool like Yahoo or Google
Groups to help with team
communication
 Time management
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Questions?
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