PMI Credential Passport March 2011

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Two New Tools Help Organizations Use PMI Standards

Two new online tools will enable organizations to enhance the success of their project management offices (PMOs): PMI Standards Benchmark™ establishes project and program capabilities and pathways for improvement, and PMI Standards Navigator™ establishes frameworks and validates processes for project and program management.

About PMI Standards Benchmark
PMI Standards Benchmark, is an online, survey-based platform with two distinct options: a 47-question survey that focuses on project management and a 42-question survey that targets program management.

Both surveys provide detailed reports on process and practice strengths and weaknesses, and suggestions for improvements based on the nine Knowledge Areas in A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide)—Fourth Edition and The Standard for Program Management—Second Edition.

By repeating the surveys on a regular basis and comparing the reported results, directors and managers can provide their organizations with accurate evidence of measureable improvements that can be tied back to the value and success of their PMOs.

About PMI Standards Navigator
PMI Standards Navigator,, is an online, searchable database of PMI's standards that enables organizations to:

  • Ensure their practices are aligned with PMBOK® Guide
  • Establish targeted learning programs based on proven expertise
  • Create custom project management practices and methodologies
  • Improve business results by validating and improving project team practices

PMI Standards Navigator offers multiple search options, including key terms and organizational success factors, for fast results. Visually displayed process flows, complete with defined input and output, enable organizations to integrate PMI's standards and knowledge directly into their own practices and methodologies.

PMI Standards Navigator features all the process groups and Knowledge Areas of the PMBOK® Guide—Fourth Edition, as well as The Standard for Program Management—Second Edition, The Standard for Portfolio Management—Second Edition and The Practice Standard for Project Risk Management.

Experience Standards Navigator through a FREE seven-day trial.

Give your organizations the tools and resources to enhance processes and improve business results.

Your Certification Questions Answered

With the updates to the PDU categories, will any activities no longer qualify for PDUs?

No. All the activities that qualified before for PDUs will still qualify. The activities just may be mapped to new categories under the divisions of Education and Giving Back to the Profession.

Will any new activities garner PDUs for credential holders?

PMI updated and expanded some categories to include Web 2.0 learning and participation opportunities. Therefore, activities like presenting in a webinar or podcast will earn you PDUs. Further, if you write an official organization, professional or company blog, you will earn PDUs.

These activities fall under the new Category D: Creating New Project Management Knowledge, to which many activities from the former Category 2: Professional Activities and Self Directly Learning transferred.

If you have questions that are specific to your individual certification, you can direct them to PMI's Customer Care.

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