Project Management Professional (PMP®)

Project management is a dynamic profession and you’ll want to stay up to date. PMI- the World’s leading professional organization dedicated to project management. PMI credentials distinguish you in the job market and can help you move ahead. Several certifications including the Project Management Professional (PMP®) validate a range of education and experience levels in project management. It shows that you have the strategic knowledge and expertise to drive results at your organization. The Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) framework includes 5 process groups (Initiating, Planning, Executing, Monitoring and controlling, and Closing), 10 Knowledge areas (Project Integration Management, Project Scope Management, Project Time Management, Project Cost Management, Project Quality Management, Project Human Resources Management, Project Communication Management, Project Risk Management, Project Procurement Management, and Project Stakeholder Management) and 49 Processes. These 49 distinct processes have been described in Inputs- Tools and Techniques, Outputs framework. All these processes comprised the most effective project management tools and techniques. Indeed this framework has been developed through practical experiences of professional experts and lessons learned from projects across the globe. As such this framework is applicable elsewhere and for all types of project. The PMI defined the project as “a temporary endeavor undertaken to create a unique product, service or result”.

PMP is a global credential. It means this certification treated equally elsewhere in the World. For example, a medical doctor from Bangladesh needs a certification if he likes to get involved in the medical profession in the USA. A person having PMP can easily manage a white-collar job in the USA without further verification. Certification number is enough!

The chart below clearly shows its tremendous growth:

To achieve and maintain an American global credential certification is not an easy task! The procedure is stated below:

The PMI conducts Computer Based Test (CBT) and a person can sit the exam from only a registered parametric center, just as the case for GRE. Here in Bangladesh the American Centre is the venue. For eligibility of the PMP exam a person having 4 years educational degree must have to have minimum three years non overlapping professional project management experience during which at least 4500 hours were spent leading and directing the project and 35 contact hours formal education on Project management. Next step of PMP Exam is stated in the PMP Handbook.

The Project Management Solutions BD has been providing 35 contact hours formal education here in Bangladesh with a clear vision to increase number of PMPs in Bangladesh that ultimately can help bring positive change at both private and public sector project management by expert Project Management Professional.