Project management is the discipline of planning, organizing, securing and managing resources to bring about the successful completion of specific project goals and objectives.
One fifth (1/5) of the world’s GDP (U.S. $12 trillion) is being spent on Projects. With projects being mandated on such large scales – a shortage of 6 million skilled project professionals is expected by 2013. It’s the only profession where the income levels continued to rise despite the recession. According to a 2007 PricewaterhouseCoopers survey, 80% of high performing projects use a credential project manager. The steps involved in Project Management:
What is PMI?
Project Management Institute offers a comprehensive certification program for project practitioners of all education and skill levels. Benefits of a PMI certification:
Flexibility: the certifications are not based on one specific methodology, so they are flexible and adaptable. So we can easily switch between industries, market segments and geographic location. Up-to-date: keeps us up-to-date on the current skills, knowledge and best practices needed for a successful career. Financial benefits: A certification on the Project Management Professional (PMP) credential increases the salary up to 10% according to the PMI Salary Survey – Sixth edition, 2009 and helps us stand out. Renowned certification: PMI has provided project management certifications for over 25 years and is the most renowned certification of all.
The following are the various certifications available under PMI: Project Management Professional (PMP): It is the most important globally-recognized and independently validated credential for project managers, perfect if you have demonstrated experience and competence in leading project teams. Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM): It is a good entry-level certification if you’re new...
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