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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

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.

New PMI products in 2022

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.

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Future 50 PM leaders

PMI(r) announces 50 young project managers and entrepreneurs with exciting achievements, named them 50 future PM leaders.

The achievements are really wonderful, the only question is, why “future” leaders. They are.

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.

PMI BA certification is available online now

PMI extends the list of online proctored certifications. Now the PMI-BA certification for business analytics is available.

Proof at the official vendor website.

PMI simplifies application forms for all certifications

PMI announced on 8th of June that in mid-June application forms for all kinds of certifications become shorter and more simple.

PMP new version launch moved to 2021

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.