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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:
- PM Fundamentals and core concepts
- Predictive, Plan-based methodologies
- Adaptive frameworks/methodologies
- 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.
PMI shared 2022 plans for new products and certifications in coming year 2022.
We appreciate greatly the Project Management Ready initiative, which is focused at students, whose aim is to become future project managers. The product includes at least 150 hrs of studies in 4 key concepts:
- Basic PM concepts
- Traditional approaches
- Agile frameworks
- Business analysis
Exam is passed at the Certiport online.
Another interesting microcredentials product is Agile Hybrid Pro, which includes an online course and a small exam of 60 questions per 75 minutes. We consider that this product can be a good add-on to the main project management competences.
PMI(r) refreshes its starting point – construction projects, and introduces Cstruction Professional in Built Environment Projects — special certification for PMs in construction projects. It includes 7 mico-courses online (micro-credentials) and a capstone project.
Disciplined Agile Scrum Master (DASM) Elearning Course extends Discipline Agile certification for novices.
The achievements are really wonderful, the only question is, why “future” leaders. They are.
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.
- brief standard
- 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:
- Development approach and lifecycle
- Project work
The special chapter Tailoring deals with interconnections between Domains, processes, methods, and artifacts.
CAPM – Certified Associate in program management – is the basic PMI certification. Previously, CAPM was granted only for 3 years.
Now certificate holders are not obliged to pass exam each 3 years, 15 pdu’s only are necessary instead.
We recommend this certification for young specialists, bachelors, masters, who start their career. You need to gain 23 contact hours, no work experience required.
PMI extends the list of online proctored certifications. Now the PMI-BA certification for business analytics is available.
PMI issued a free (only PMI registration is necessary) PMP preparation test.
As a PMP trainer I immediately tried it. I find very positive to have a vendor-based sample test. It gives a candidate readiness baseline. In case of an incorrect answer, an explanation is shown immediately.
The test seems to be a bit more simple than a real PMP(r) test, but that is my own “feeling”.
Anyway, I recommend all candidates to check your current readiness with this sample test.
PMI announced on 8th of June that in mid-June application forms for all kinds of certifications become shorter and more simple.
PMI officially notified that the new version of PMP certification is postponed to January 2nd, 2021.
The current exam will be available 6 months more till Dec. 31th, 2020.
On January, 15th, PMI(r) published 37 pages of the draft standard PMBOK7.
The main change – and challenge – there are PRINCIPLES instead processes now. PMBOK Standard 7th delivers 12 main project management principles.
Knowledge areas will be described later (probably in electronic form only).
The draft is devoted to soft skills area at 90% level. It seems a bit strange to me ’cause hard skills in the PM area are of high value as well.
The draft presents the “umbrella” approach to project management, including predictive (waterfall), agile and hybrid models. As a part of this approach the project leader role is introduced. This role unites project manager, scrum master and other leadership roles.
Another ‘strange’ item for me is the descriptive approach. Standards are usually predictive. But this one contains descriptions, examples, and references to ‘others”.
The PMP 2020 new version seems to be in line with this draft.