Future Insight: Leadership – The Skill You Can’t Get from the Books
Hear from project professionals around the globe on the skills that they think will make you stand out as a leader in your organization.
PMI Citizen Development Body of Knowledge
86% of IT decision-makers say the biggest challenge to digitally transform their business is too few software developers.
That’s where the power of citizen development comes in—with no-code/low-code platforms, anyone can build applications without software expertise, significantly faster, and at a fraction of the cost.
Throughout 2020, PMI laid the foundation to emerge as a leader in citizen development, including the launch of the PMI Citizen Development Body of Knowledge (CDBOK™), a centralized resource to help individuals and enterprises understand best practices for implementing citizen development within an organization at scale.
PMI Disciplined Agile
PMI has strengthened our position in the agile marketplace and provide even more value for our members, via Disciplined Agile (DA). In 2020 we announced a new Agile certification journey comprised of five certifications: Disciplined Agile Scrum Master (DASM), Disciplined Agile Senior Scrum Master (DASSM), Disciplined Agile Coach (DAC), Disciplined Agile Value Stream Consultant, and our existing PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP). DASM and DASSM were both launched in Q4 2020.
We have integrated FLEX into DA to become DA FLEX, the value stream portion of the DA tool kit. We also integrated the DA and FLEX web sites into PMI.org and have merged DA membership and certifications into the PMI infrastructure. Our DA training offerings are a key component of our Authorized Training Partner (ATP) program.
Case Study: Disciplined Agile Changes Everything
Franklin Templeton used the full suite of Disciplined Agile training offerings, including team-based training, Product Owner training, and training in agile for managers.
As Disciplined Agile spread across the organization, other efficiencies included leaner teams, fewer and less severe quality defects, quicker decision times, and a greater sense of empowerment among employees enjoying the autonomy that came with a
new way of working.
Over time, Franklin Templeton trained 800 people in 10 countries in Disciplined Agile. It adopted a fully remote approach to training, and feedback surveys found that this was the most effective and popular way of bringing Disciplined Agile to the workforce.
PMI certifications offer instant recognition.
Based on rigorous standards and ongoing research PMI certifications help you show your colleagues that you’ve mastered the strategies, tools and communication needed to keep projects moving forward. With a certification behind your name, you show you have the ability to run effective projects and work on any team, in any industry.
PMI continues to develop new certification offerings, including offerings focused on Disciplined Agile, driving transformation with the Brightline Initiative, and Citizen Developer.
Wherever you are in your career, PMI certifications can take you to the next level.
Disciplined Agile Certifications
Project Management Professional (PMP)®
Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)®
PMI Professional in Business Analysis (PMI-PBA)®
PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)®
Program Management Professional (PgMP)®
Portfolio Management Professional (PfMP)®
PMI Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP)®
PMI Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP)®
PMI Project Management Ready™
Empowering Changemakers with Free Courses and Resources
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, PMI announced a collection of free digital offerings to help professionals continue to build skills and prepare to advance in a post COVID-19 world. “In today’s environment, organizations and individuals need to be more proactive and agile in their response to change – whether it comes from the market, a competitor or the economy,” said Grace Najjar, Managing Director, PMI MENA. “By launching these online resources, we aim to help professionals navigate this new ecosystem of work so they can be ready for anything. As leaders increasingly look to those that can proactively drive change and deliver results, our goal is to help empower professionals to act as these ‘change makers’ at their organizations.” Many of the resources and courses offered through an online hub benefitted candidates in need of Professional Development Units (PDUs), as well as those looking to build new skills, practices and knowledge sets.
Serving Our Global Community Online Proctored Testing
Throughout 2020, many organizations found that their response to the crisis had an unexpected side effect – accelerating innovation.
Beginning in April, PMI began offering project professionals the ability to schedule and take their Project Management Professional (PMP)® exam online from their home or office. The PMP exam now joins two other PMI certification exams professionals can take online: the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® and Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® certification exams.
Candidates can now take the exam online using Pearson VUE’s OnVUE online proctored testing software. Like center-based testing, online proctored testing requires candidates to be monitored by a proctor, who is offsite monitoring test takers with the assistance of artificial intelligence.
“In these uncertain times, we are working diligently to provide members and certification candidates with the resources they need to invest in their professional development,” said Michael DePrisco, PMI COO. “Online proctored testing for the PMP exam is an important step in that journey. It has always been in our future, but we prioritized it now to ensure the safety and well-being of our community.”