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Project Management Institute

Group for certified Project Management Professionasl (PMP)via the Project Management Institute (PMI)

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Latest Activity: Aug 12

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Wanna Be a Mentor?

Started by Lois E H Rawji, MS-IMPM, PMP Aug 12, 2013. 0 Replies

Project Communication Research

Started by Bill Brantley. Last reply by Fred Springer Jun 15, 2012. 1 Reply

Who does PM training in Less than 1 Day modules?

Started by GovLoop. Last reply by Ernest Sanchez Nov 30, 2011. 6 Replies

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Comment by Henry Brown on September 18, 2013 at 2:36pm

Project Management Certification Career Path
Yes the author of this blog has a vested interest in the subject but useful information anyway...

Yes because of the vested interest the primary target of this blog is the private sector but....

From Phoenixts blog  
So You Think You’re Ready to Be a Project Manager?

While we can’t blame you for wanting to grasp this position and all the lucrative possibilities it contains, there are some things you should know before embarking down the project management career path. As we just said there are a ton of lucrative benefits that come along with the responsibility of being a project manager, as a result you are not the only person considering this career move. Project management has evolved into one of today’s fastest-growing careers; the Project Management Institute (PMI®) reports 25% of companies that have downsized in the past are still seeking candidates for open project management positions. In fact, an Anderson Economic Group study projects roughly 1.2 million project management positions will need to be filled by 2016.

So before moving forward, understand that while there are open positions in this growing field in order to secure the greatest benefits available you need to step it up against your competition. We have outlined below what you need to do in order to make the 6-figure check of a top-notch project manager.

Comment by Paul Boos on May 10, 2013 at 7:57am

GLASScon II: The Second Iteration of the Government Lean-Agile Software Systems Conference

For Government folks interested in a low cost conference to learn more about Agile and Lean, please consider attending GLASScon, the Government Lean-Agile Software & Systems Conference, 4-5 June 2013 at the Navy League Building (at Courthouse Metro).  The cost to attend is $30/day or $45 for both days.  We have some great speakers including Luke Hohmann, Richard Cheng, Dr. Ahmed Sidky, Jon Terry, Sanjiv Augustine, Brandon Raines, and Jim York to name just a few.  You can find details at and follow @GLASScon4gov on Twitter for the latest updates.  Be sure to also check out the Innovation Games workshop on 3 June (see the Workshops page).

We encourage you to bring an contracts specialist/officer as well! (See the Open Letter to these folks on the site...)

At this cost, you really won't get a better deal...


Comment by Mihail Sadeanu on February 16, 2013 at 5:43pm

Hi Robert,

I have passed through the survey, however distinct questions related to differences among CP, FP or T&M contract types experiences might enhance the core resulted values of the survey, as different contract's performance, cost and time tolerances, as well as their pro and cons/disadvantages must be taken into account before establishing an EVMS.

During my last 29 years of professional career devoted to program and project management, I had different experiences with programs and their multiple (sub)contracts for some of which the EVMS appliance was not a good idea (e.g. combining a main FP contract with multiple CPIF or CPFF subcontracts). As you know, even US Government Agencies or Departments do not recommend an EVM utilization for different contract types. For example, the last DAU/EVM 'Gold Card' revised on February 2012 mentions the EVM Policy and EVM Contracting Requirements in accordance with ANSI/EIA-748 Standard statements and EVMIG recommendations; however  EVMS is discouraged on F-FP and T&M contracts while the integrated baseline review is mandatory for all EVMS contracts.



Comment by Robert A. Marshall on February 14, 2013 at 7:37pm

In a continuing effort to study EVM over a long period of time (7-10 years), please share this survey link with anyone you know that has any experienced with EVM. It is a very short and simple survey. The survey explores the relationship of EVM attributes to common contract formation and administration activities as well as to project success. Project management professionals with direct experience using EVM with external projects under either Fixed Price or Cost-Plus contract arrangements are sought to complete the survey.

The web address for the survey is:

Robert A. Marshall

Comment by Lois E H Rawji, MS-IMPM, PMP on January 31, 2013 at 9:11pm

Are you a PMI member who lives or works in Maryland, USA?

Comment by GovLoop on August 14, 2012 at 2:10pm

Great question - How do I improve visually displaying project management information? Any suggestions?

Comment by Andrew Krzmarzick on May 23, 2012 at 9:21am

How do you make your project inspirational for team members (and yourself)?

Comment by GovLoop on May 21, 2012 at 12:32pm

Did anyone update their IT Project Manager descriptions or PD?  Richard is looking for examples -

Comment by Heather Young on May 9, 2012 at 2:49pm

Looking to engage and network with other PPM Professionals? Join us for a FREE Happy Hour Networking event on 5/22 at the National Harbor!

Comment by Steve Cottle on April 26, 2012 at 12:04pm

Post from Josh on recently changed PMP eligibility requirements:


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