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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

PMBOK 7th available

PMBOK7 is expected to be open at August, 1st, but on July, 1st it became available to PMI members.

Now let’s give an overview of PMBOK7, which includes project management standard and guide.

As many other current methodologies, standards, and frameworks PMBOK moves to concept of principles and domains. That does not mean rejection of traditional tools and processes, but those – as well-known – are described at a Digital platform now. Tools, processes, techniques, and methods are implemented in certain company and project conditions within management domains and according to guiding principles. This approach provides more flexibility to organize projects in the most appropriate way.

PMBOK7 following the concept, founded in PMBOK6 offers 4 project management models: predictive, incremental, iterative and adaptive, and recommends development any types of hybrids. Cynefin and Stacey models are aplicable to define the project model.

PMBOK7 contains:

  • brief standard
  • Guide
  • appendices, among those sponsor role, PMO role, product management vs project management.

Project management standard defines Value management system and 12 guiding principles.

Value delivery system includes 8 functions:

  • Provide Oversight and Coordination
  • Present Objectives and Feedback
  • Facilitate and Support
  • Perform work and contribute insights
  • Apply Expertise
  • Provide Business Direction and Insight
  • Provide resources and Direction
  • Maintain Governance

Internal and External environment are also parts of th value delivery system.

12 Project management principles are:

  • Be a diligent, respectful, and caring steward
  • Create a collaborative project team environment
  • Effectively engage with stakeholders
  • Focus on Value
  • Recognize, Evaluate, and respond to system interactions
  • Demonstrate Leadership behaviors
  • Tailor based on context
  • Build quality into processes and deliverables
  • Navigate complexity
  • Optimize risk responses
  • Embrace adaptability and resiliency
  • Enable change to achieve the envisioned future state.

The Guide includes and describes 8 performance domains:

  • Project
  • Team
  • Development approach and lifecycle
  • Planning
  • Project work
  • Delivery
  • Measurement
  • Uncertainty.

The special chapter Tailoring deals with interconnections between Domains, processes, methods, and artifacts.

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ITIL 4.0 Leadership Digital & IT Strategy module launched

ITIL 4 Leader: Digital and IT Strategy is now available!
This is the last module to launch in the ITIL 4 certification scheme and completes the exciting journey that both AXELOS and ITIL have been on for the last three years.
ITIL 4 Leader: Digital and IT Strategy forms part of the ITIL 4 Strategic Leader designation, along with ITIL 4 Strategist: Direct, Plan and Improve.
Digital and IT Strategy adds a new perspective to the ITIL 4 guidance and will help IT and business directors, heads of department, aspiring C-Suite professionals and other business leaders across the organization to define and implement a successful digital strategy, enabling their organization to respond quickly to:
Increasing demand for new products and servicesChanging customer expectations and needsDisruption from new technologies.

NEW! IT Product Management & Product Owner role

Closed course subscription at special price $12.99 during the first month till JUNE 16th.

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ALL ITIL 4.0 Practices are ready

AXELOS(r) announced that 15 months after starting ITIL 4.0 that ALL 34 management practices are ready now.

They are available at the vendor’s website: https://www.axelos.com/essential-skills-for-the-digital-era

 

Microsoft Business Applications Summit

Digital event tomorrow! The Microsoft Business Applications Summitis great for partners and development teams,  that wants to learn more about opportunities with the Power Platform together with Microsoft 365! As Microsoft are investing heavily into this, innovation happens at a very fast pace and you can deliver cost-effective solutions with a very short turn-around which makes it easy to please your customers! I’ve always been a fan of right-sized projects where everyone can see the ROI right away instead of waiting and waiting!

Watch on-demand video sessions at the summit website.