Talk:Project Management Professional

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Notability[edit]

The notability of this credential was questioned by User:Ukexpat but no comments were added to the talk page. There are 5 times as many people with PMP certification as CISSP certification and there is no notability tag there. There should be objective criteria for notability for credentials/certification of this kind. I don't know if either is sufficiently notable but the objective standard of number of credential-holders suggests PMP is more notable than CISSP. Other credentials like Accredited Symbian Developer, Certified Novell Engineer and Certified Wireless Security Professional also lack notability tags and don't include numbers so that makes it hard to develop objective criteria. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 67.136.209.98 (talk) 19:24, 10 May 2011 (UTC) 500 thousand certified PMP in year 2013; [1] Drspix (talk) 20:38, 19 October 2015 (UTC)

Untitled[edit]

Please do not edit this page with a list of all the different types of Project Managers there are the PMP or Porject Management Professional is a specifical credintial. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Tobryant (talkcontribs) 18:46, 30 September 2008 (UTC)

Is it necessary to do this course for showing the Project Management skill?

yes! —Preceding unsigned comment added by 86.144.159.46 (talk) 20:09, 21 September 2007 (UTC)

No. PMP certification requires passing the PMBOK exam (which requires memorization of the PMBOK standards), a certain number of Professional Development Units (classroom hours in management practices, often just exam prep courses) and a certain number of hours working on projects -- but not necessarily in project management. It is quite possible to get PMP certified while having little or no skill in actual project management -- and far more possible to be an excellent project manager without ever having sat for the PMP exam. (Macossay 24 Mar 2012)

Is there any plus points with this certificate while switching job?

It may be an advantage if you are applying for a job as a project manager, a project consultant, or an agency that has oversite on projects. Employers that require a PMP will usually say so in the job requirments. (Macossay, 24 Mar 2012)

Who orginized this exam?

The exam is created and administerrd by the Project Management Institute, an organization that promotes management as a profession. The exam is actually given by Prometrics, a testing company. (Macossay 24 Mar 2012)


Thanks! :-)

--125.18.51.200 03:39, 25 July 2007 (UTC)Gaurav


--- How much does it cost? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 69.109.115.198 (talk) 06:55, 16 April 2008 (UTC)

It costs U$405.00 to sit for the exam with a PMI Membership that costs U$139.00 (annual renewal is $129, but not required to maintain membership). The exam fee is U$555.00 without a membership, but not advisable, as you can't download the PMBOK(R) Guide that is the core material for the exam. If you fail the exam, you can write two more times within the year for U$275.00 (with membership) or U$375 (without membership). --[[User:Michele J. Jones, PMP, and Registered Education Provider for PMI.) 11 July 2016

Only beneficial for IT or Engineering professional???[edit]

All US Goverment Agencies use the PMI standards for Project Management. Most state and local goverments are adopting it too because the process helps maintain the cost of a project.

Hi I want to know about the scope of PMP. Is it only limited to IT or other Engineering Streams??? Can an Ordinary employee from a BPO befefited by this??

Thanks all of you in advance for your answers.

Abhishek —Preceding unsigned comment added by 171.161.48.16 (talk) 07:04, 25 May 2008 (UTC)

Any one, with the experience of managing projects will benefit, programmers will not benefit unless having some managment skills/authority. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 125.27.92.80 (talk) 07:45, 5 June 2008 (UTC)

The PMP exam is based on the Project Management Body of Knowledge. The PMBOK is a standard, a collection of definitions, formulas, and descriptions of best practices. It is not a textbook or a methodology. It does not teach you how to manage projects. Knowledge of the PMBOK will not help you manage projects any more than knowledge of pipe codes will teach you to install plumbing. The utility of the PMBOK standard is that employees who are assigned to a project can immediately grasp the terminolgy, rather than flounder around trying to make sense of management jargon. Therefore it is beneficial to anyone assigned to a project team, not just the project manager. Nonetheless, the Project Management Institute tries to promote the idea that managers should be regarded as professionals, in the same sense as engineers and CPAs. Therefore it tends to overstate the value of the PMP. (Macossay, 24 Mar 2012)

Sucess Rates[edit]

I would love to know the success rates of the exam takers (e.g % of people passed the exam from the first try .. .etc.) —Preceding unsigned comment added by 125.27.92.80 (talk) 07:47, 5 June 2008 (UTC)

Terminology Poorly Explained[edit]

I thought this was an OK overview, but there what is CCR in this context, what is the percent success rate, what kind of PDUs are used, etc. etc. ADStark (talk) 15:44, 30 June 2008 (UTC) Success rate for the PMP is > 85% however not mroe than 20% appear for the exam after completion of training — Preceding unsigned comment added by Rushtotiku (talkcontribs) 20:48, 9 July 2012 (UTC)

Overview change suggestions[edit]

HI--In the overview section it states that PMI has only 3 levels of certification. They added two more this year. I would like to add those two certificaitons if there are not any objections. Makingprogress19 (talk) 00:50, 24 July 2008 (UTC)

PMP -- Purpose, Advantages, Methodology[edit]

The page talks a lot about PMP credentialing, but I think it could / should focus more on the methodology itself. For example, how does PMP tie in with SDLC, waterfall, agile, etc. It would be nice to have a section on methodology, a separate section on PMP credentialing, and perhaps a separate section on the PMP exam. I think this would meet the needs of a wider audience. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 199.102.9.66 (talk) 22:48, 23 July 2009 (UTC)

The PMP credential is not a methodology but a certification, and I think that the article should focus on the exam with its prerequisites, process and purpose.

The methodology tested by the exam is PMBOK® Guide and other sources. There is a special article A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge on this book at Wikipedia. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Rule 42 of the code (talkcontribs) 12:06, 19 August 2009 (UTC)

Changes to the Exam on 1 September 2011[edit]

On 29 October I modified the article to reflect the changes to the exam (domains, percentages, ...). These changes were reverted, and so the article as it is now is not reflecting the current situation. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Koornti (talkcontribs) 09:53, 5 November 2011 (UTC)

Using Wikipedia for business promotion[edit]

The Institute is a not-for-profit but it very clearly charges for membership, testing and certification and renewal. The Institute has remunerated staff and consultants. Using Wikipedia to promote this, as this article clearly does, is a red flag and there for not to be accepted as credible source.

As they say, "I love Wikipedia, It lets you make things up" There is no way that this article can arguably be considered informative when it is so blatantly promotional. Malangthon (talk) 20:47, 9 January 2012 (UTC)

As this article is referring specifically to the product PMP that's offered by the company, I don't think it should be considered promotional. Though it is discussing a particular company's product, it is clear that this is the intention of the page and any entity of information can (and should...that'd be nice) have an article, and it is natural that it will include information that may lead to people purchasing this product. Someone who is considering this purchase, for instance, may search and find this article and look for information to guide their decision. This can be positive and negative information, but it doesn't make the encyclopedia entry less credible or informational. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jakermey (talkcontribs) 08:21, 29 October 2013 (UTC)

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