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Current Statistics on all PMI certifications

From the January 2015 PMI Today magazine, the latest statistics are – (as of November 30, 2014): Members of PMI: 451,664 PMPs – 639,023 (Project Management Professional Certification) CAPMs – 26,771 (Certified Associate in Project Management) PMI-ACP – 6,987 (PMI Agile …
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Overview of the PMP Application Process

1) Getting Started with the Application You really want to get started on your application right away. Don’t put this off until after taking a PMP Prep class, because that will likely result in delaying the earliest time you can take …
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A Short History of PMI, the PMBOK® Guide, and the PMP Exam.

PMI’s first credential was the PMP®, and the first certifications were awarded in 1984. 1969 – Birth of PMI 1984 – First PMP® Exams are administered 1987 – “PMBOK® Guide” is released – not hardcopy – sections A through H, …
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Why Obtain the PMP Certification?

There are many good reasons for obtaining the PMP certification. Among these are: It is, by far, the most important certification for Project Management today. As of Fall of 2014, there are now more than 600,000 PMPs worldwide. The Federal government has standardized …
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Abstract – Agile and Fixed Price Contracts

Undoubtedly, there is tremendous interest in Agile Project Management today. A very common question that comes up at presentations on Agile is, “How do I use Agile with Fixed-Price (FFP) contracts?” Or, “Can Agile be used effectively with fixed price …
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Overview of Changes In the PMBOK Guide – 5th Edition

By Bill Morgan, PMP On January 15th, I had the opportunity to make a presentation on the changes to the 5th Edition of the PMBOK Guide to the members of the Washington DC chapter of PMI. This is summary of …
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Agile and Fixed Price Contracts

In 2012, the Washington, DC PMI Chapter – (PMIWDC.org) – sponsored more than fifteen meetings concerning Agile project management. (In the last five years, there have probably been more than forty or fifty presentations on Agile methodologies at chapter events. …
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Introduction to the PMP Exam – Free YouTube Videos

We have recorded over 40 minutes of YouTube videos providing indepth background information on the PMP exam. These videos are excerpts from our four-day PMP Prep bootcamp, and correct a number of common misconceptions: (for example, - the test is not …
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PMP Exam Strategies – Free YouTube Videos

We have recorded over 35 minutes of YouTube videos of PMP Exam Strategies that are part of our regular four day class. The first YouTube Exam Strategy video can be found at – http://www.youtube.com/my_videos_edit?ns=1&feature=vm&video_id=-kSoUQQwJ9g.  You’ll also easily find the other …
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Draft of Version Five of PMBOK® Guide – to be posted on pmi.org on Feb. 17

Reportedly, the initial draft of version five of the PMBOK® Guide will be posted on the PMI website on February 17th. For most of 2012, Project managers and PMPs will have the opportunity to review the draft, and send PMI …
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