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I used to be against certifications until 6 years ago. The main reasons were that:

I used to, and I still do, see many certified people who don’t know much about the subject. The certificate doesn’t really prove anything, so why bother? And,
I used to be good in the topic, and I didn’t feel like I have to prove it to others by passing an exam and getting a piece of paper (or PDF file).

But I gave up! You know why? Because…

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100 PDUs for only $99: Limited Offer

Is it only me, or do you also feel there’s a problem?

People are expected to present their “professional development” for renewing their PMP, or similar certificates. However, they are only focused on gettingPDUs; or better say, buying them. This is also clearly, and even boldly, mentioned in the related advertisement; some of which even popping up on the PMI website from third-party institutes.

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R-PMP: The Future Certificate from PMI?




I had a conversation with a PMP a while back, when he said something strange about PMBOK. I kept asking some question and finally spotted the single, simple, bitter problem: the guy doesn’t have a clue about the PMBOK Guide!

But wait, the guy was a PMP, so, shouldn’t he know the stuff? Well, seemingly no. I collected more information through my investigation: the guy took a full-week PMP “boot camp” seven months before. A luxurious one of course, with food and drink and… you get it. Then he takes the exam, and passes it, without touching the PMBOK Guide once in his life. Seemingly, the whole point of the boot camp is to teach them “how to pass the exam”, guaranteeing they will not get into trouble of learning anything extra, such as the PMBOK Guide…

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Changes in the PMBOK Guide 5th Edition

At the conclusion of this course, you will be able to:
  • Explain how the information in the PMBOK Guide is structured.
  • Analyze the changes in the surface of the standard and identify their root causes.
  • Demonstrate the impact of changes on the real-world project management practice.
  • Explain how project management methodologies such as Agile and PRINCE2 are used alongside the PMBOK Guide.
  • Identify the relations between the PMBOK Guide and other similar project management standards such as ISO 21500 and ANSI/PMI 99-001-2013.
  • Apply the project planning best practices which are clarified in the new edition of the PMBOK Guide in your real-world projects.

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A Search for PRINCE2 Principles in the PMBOK Guide

Undoubtedly, the PMBOK Guide and PRINCE2 are the two most important and widely-used project management standards today. How compatible are they? This is the subject of many interesting articles around the web. I’m going to discuss the topic in a very narrow, but slightly deeper way: how compatible PRINCE2 core principles are with the PMBOK Guide.

PRINCE2 provides us with 7 core principles, needed for the success of any project. You can imagine the rest of the standard as a method of realizing those principles. However, I should mention that what I said before is the way I look at PRINCE2, and some people might not agree with me.

Anyway, usually no one questions the importance of core principles and the level of effect they have on the whole standard. That’s why I’m going to explain this particular part of PRINCE2 and try to map it on the PMBOK Guide.

[ A Search for PRINCE2 Principles in the PMBOK Guide ]

[ Published in The Hair on Fire Project Management ]