Achieving PMP Certification Isn’t the End
As most people know, getting the PMP certification is a huge mile stone in your career, but it can’t end there. If you want to keep your PMP current you have to continue to participate in Project Management activities. Some of those activities can earn you PDUs. Maintaining the certification requires 35 PDUs every three years.
The reality is that Project Management changes so quickly, there is a need to stay current. On top of that, your projects deserve the best. You can only be the best while you continue to learn and grow.
Project Management is a very difficult endeavor, it has never been for the faint-of-heart. But now that the profession is finding its way into the lime-light, more and more people are looking at project managers as their salvation.
It is estimated that 1/5 of the world’s GDP will be spent on projects this next year. Will you be a part of that? Will you protect the projects resources? Will you make change in your organization that will assure success?
The world is needing not just good project managers, but great project managers. The processes espoused by the PMI can help any organization. You can be a hero. But, you need to get certified, then continue learning. Catch a project management podcast. Find a good book on project management, or go a step further. Research something that is an interest to you or that is a problem with your organization. After the research, publish the finding. You can get PDUs by publishing your own findings, or sharing your lessons learned.
Make an impact on the world by adding to the combined project management base of knowledge. Do your part, and see how much better project management will treat you.
Change your life and career with a PMP credential.