is not compulsory, but neither is survival"
W. Edwards Deming
|PMBOK Training options for PMI's PMP CAPM & PMi-SP credentials|
|Executive Briefing - PMI, PMP & CAPM|
|PMI Standards & Recommended
|Useful Links to PMI Sites|
|PMI HQ - www.pmi.org|
|PMI Australian Chapters - www.pmi.org.au|
|PMI Book Shop - http://www.mosaicprojects.com.au/Books.html|
- Book computer based examinations -
|Information on organising paper based examinations - http://www.pmi.org/~/media/PDF/Certifications/PBT_Handbook.ashx|
|Earning and Recording PDUs (for PMPs)|
PMI - Project Management Institute: PMBOK Training
PMI is the project management profession’s premier organisation with over 400,000 members around the world and over 500,000 PMI Credential holders. Founded in 1969, the Project Management Institute was established to create industry standards, advance the science of project management and promote professional responsibility. Headquartered in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania, USA, members are also assisted by service centers in Brussels, Belgium; New Delhi, India; and Singapore. Representative Offices operate in Beijing, China and Washington, D.C., USA.There are PMI Chapters in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Canberra, Adelaide and Perth.
In 1987, PMI published the industry's first comprehensive set of accepted Project Management standards called The Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®). The PMBOK was updated in 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008 and 2012. In September 1999, the PMBOK® Guide became a formal ANSI (American National Standards Institute) Standard, ANSI/PMI 99-001-2004.
Other PMI standards include OPM3 (Organizational Project Management Maturity Model), Portfolio and Program Management Standards, The Project Manager Competency Framework and various Practice Standards. Visit the [ Books ] section of this web site for information on many of these standards.
Training and credentials based on the PMBOK are a central to the success of PMI and are a core part of Mosaic's business:
One of PMI's many significant accomplishments, and on going programs, is the formal Certification of Project Managers by way of the Project Management Professional (PMP) program. This program helps to ensure the highest professional and ethical standards within the community of practicing Project Management Professionals. A candidate for PMP requires a significant depth of project management knowledge and experience (supported by PMI specific training) to be successful in the examination. [View Mosaic's PMP Training Options]
A CAPM is a project management practitioner who has demonstrated fundamental project management knowledge and experience by supporting projects using project management tools, techniques, and methodologies. While participating as a member of a project team the CAPM typically relies on experienced project management practitioners for guidance, direction, and approval. [View Mosaic's CAPM Training Options]
A PMI-SP is a project scheduling professional who provides expertise in the specialised area of developing and maintaining the project schedule. Credential holders will possess the skills, knowledge and experience to contribute directly to the successful execution of crucial projects and to impact their organisation’s bottom line. [View Mosaic's PMI-SP Training Options]
PMI estimates there are 20 million professionals currently working in Project Management worldwide, of these, less then 600,000 hold PMI accreditation. What does this mean to you? It means that there are numerous opportunities to help meet the rapidly growing demand for accredited Project Management Professionals to lead the world's industries into the modern project management era. If you enjoy the prestige that comes from being the best in your field, then you’ll appreciate the professional advantages derived from attaining a PMI Credential, see Mosaic's [Career Framework page] to plan your career development.
is the profession’s most globally
respected certification credential. The PMP designation following your
tells current and potential employers that you have a solid foundation
project management knowledge that can be readily applied in the
out a few of the larger Web based employment
sites. Do a search for "PMP" or "PMI" and you will find many employers
seeking PMP/PMI Certified Project Managers. Check back routinely and
you will find that the number grows almost daily. A similar trend is
expected to follow for project team members with the newer CAPM
and PgMP credentials.
Executive Briefing:- An Introduction to PMI, and the PgMP, PMP & CAPM Credentials
A short briefing providing an update on PMI globally and introducing the PMP and CAPM credentials. Topics covered include:
This briefing would normally be offered in conjunction with the local PMI Chapter. [ See more on Mosaic's Executive Briefings ]
Examination Setting Methodology CAPM and PMP
PMI use psychometric analysis to assess your pass/fail. In essence this means that the harder questions are worth more than the easier questions. So you get a higher score if you answer more of the harder questions correctly and a lower score if you answer more of the easier questions correctly. The minimum score needed to pass is determined by the overall difficultly of your individual exam.
The updated pass marks for the PMP and CAPM examinations have been established by this process and the on-going reliability of the exams is maintained by the inclusion of a number of 'test questions' in every exam. The test questions do not influence your scoring, but the performance of the questions against the benchmark values ensures that each question has been thoroughly tested before it is used in a 'real' examination.
PMI Registered Education Provider
The PMI R.E.P. Program is also designed to facilitate the ongoing professional development of PMI Members, Project Management Professionals (PMPs), and other project management stakeholders by linking stakeholders and training coordinators with qualified providers and products. Examples of Registered Education Providers include PMI Chapters, consultancies such as Mosaic, schools, corporate training centres, government agencies, professional associations, and other providers of education related to project management.
Program descriptions are entered into the R.E.P. searchable database for each of the training courses are registering in the Program. All R.E.P.s and their associated offerings are posted on the PMI Web site. Project management stakeholders may search the R.E.P. database and select educational offerings based on such criteria as location, subject area or instructional format. Full details of the PMI R.E.P. scheme (including Mosaic's registered courses) can be found at http://www.pmi.org. Follow the links to the R.E.P. Program, under the 'Career Development' menu.Mosaic's PMI exam preparation courses currently included on the R.E.P. database are: