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PMI evolves PM competency’s triangle

As stated at the official website the evolvement is implemented to depict the current PM reality.

PMI states the following:

Ways of Working: Whether it’s predictive, agile, design thinking, or new practices still to be developed, it’s clear that there is more than one way that work gets done today. That’s why we encourage professionals to master as many ways of working as they can – so they can apply the right technique at the right time, delivering winning results. 

Power Skills: These interpersonal skills include collaborative leadership, communication, an innovative mindset, for-purpose orientation, and empathy. Ensuring teams have these skills allows them to maintain influence with a variety of stakeholders – a critical component for making change. 

Business Acumen: Professionals with business acumen understand the macro and micro influences in their organization and industry and have the function-specific or domain-specific knowledge to make good decisions. Professionals at all levels need to be able to cultivate effective decision-making and understand how their projects align with the big picture of broader organizational strategy and global trends.

And because today’s projects demand a broad set of skills and capabilities, PMI will continue to focus on giving you the tools and insights you need to develop new skills and tackle your next project challenge. This update to the PMI Talent Triangle will help you to navigate our profession’s ever-evolving landscape with confidence.”

PMI CAPM certification to be renewed in early 2023

CAPM – Certified Associate for Project management is a basic level project management certification. PMI announced its upgrade to PMBOK 7th version in early 2023

The NEW CAPM certification exam will better support you as a project professional by testing candidate’s skills on project management fundamentals in the areas of predictive, adaptive and business analysis principles.  

The new exam version:

  • “Will encompass 4 Domain areas: 
    • Project Management Fundamentals and Core Concepts 
    • Predictive Plan-Based Methodologies 
    • Agile Frameworks/Methodologies 
    • Business Analysis Frameworks 
  • A 10-minute break will also be added to the exam  

Both the current and the new exam will include 150 questions to be completed in 3 hours and can be taken at a test center or as an online proctored exam. “

Cited based on PMI.org

Waterfall vs Agile in one picture

Fast growth of EdTech Investments

EdTech Investments grows dramatically during COVID epoch. The growth continues.

Learn more about virtual learning approaches at our special course on Udemy platform.

PMBOK 7 in one structured picture

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CAPM exam changes

PMI published the new contents outline and rules for the CAPM certification.

Now CAPM becomes the next step after student-oriented PM Ready certification.

It includes the same 4 domains:

  1. PM Fundamentals and core concepts
  2. Predictive, Plan-based methodologies
  3. Adaptive frameworks/methodologies
  4. Business analysis frameworks.

Current eligibility criteria are: secondary diploma AND 23 hours of formal education in PM.

Now CAPM holders can prolong their status by gaining 15 PDUs each 3 years.

AXELOS-Peoplecert online certifications rules

This year AXELOS and Peoplecert slightly changed their regulations for taking online exams for all certifications in AXELOS portfolio – ITIL(r), PRINCE II, MoR and many others.

After registering for online exam a candidate can download a software and check technical parameters of his/her computer or a laptop, i.e. webcam, audio devices, Internet connection and bandwidth. Note, that WiFi is eligible, but not recommended.

Prepare your room and desk. Nobody should attend in a room except a candidate; desk should be clear – only a laptop or a monitor and a keyboard. A door should be behind a candidate, visible in a webcam and closed.

Check your data and wait for a proctor.

Proctor greets a candidate and asks to show (photo) an id with a photo, candidate’s face and a room and a desk.

A candidate should have a cell phone/smartphone nearby in the room, but not on the desk in a silent mode.

During an exam a candidate is allowed to use a printed copy of an appropriate AXELOS book and 4 blank sheets of paper for notes.

During an exam a candidate should not stand up or move, look at any other places than a monitor and speak loudly.

In case of any questions or challenges a candidate can type to a proctor. In case of breching Internet connection a proctor calls a candidate and gives instructions.

Good luck!

ITIL Strategic Leader certification & Trainer preparation process

Strategic Leader is a separate branch of ITIL(r) certifications, which is aimed at digital transformation.

By now I passed the certification and the trainer evaluation track, and want to share my experience and thoughts about the process, certification, and their value.

I was deeply satisfied with how the trainer evaluation procedure is organized. Trainer evaluation is a multi-tiered step-by-step process, which enables high quality preparation of a trainer and provides guarantees of high-quality training processes.

First, a candidate passes a formal evaluation of his/her experience

At the second step a candidate works on the same assignments, which are delivered in the course. Assignments are evaluated individually.

Afterwards an face-2-face interview with an expert takes place. I appreciate greatly this experience as very helpful and valuable for me.

And finally, the certification exam. Let’s have a more close look at it, as the exam procedure can be interesting for more people.

To pass ITIL DITS certification a candidate should attend the authorized DITS – Digital IT Strategy – training, work out assignments – to be approved by a trainer, and afterwards a candidate is eligible to take an exam.

The exam is online. Candidates are eligible to use a hard copy module workbook and 4 blank sheets for comments.

The exam contains 30 questions with 4 answer options for each. Pass grade is 21 marks for all and 23 for trainers. The exam is not satisfactory in my point of view. While its aim is to confirm candidate’s ability to be a Strategic leader in digital transformation, most questions require remembering terms, which is better for the Foundation level.

New e-course for online education organizations

We prepare and deliver a new course at Udemy platform. The course is based on OESI (Online education skills institute CMM model for online, or virtual, education.

Our audience includes organizers of educational process – dean’s and academic office staff; professors and teachers.

After course completion e-learning pros would be able to prepare their institution for successful audit and OESI certification.

During the first month the course is available with 60% discount following this link

ITIL practices across Value chain activities

Below is the perfect mapping of ITIL practices to service value chain (SVC) activities.

ITIL practices mapping to SVC activities