Post #2 in Tomcat’s search for self-improvement, the first one covering MBA’s can be found here.
So, anyone a PMP? www.pmi.org will explain more about this than I shall even try.
I stumbled across this certification by accident, but am intrigued. I easily have the 4,500 hours needed (I’ve been the project boy for the last 6 years: countless new reporting projects, 1 department, 1 website, 1 new corporation and 1 new hedge fund start-up) and am thinking of getting my MBA, so I assume most of the educational req’s will be met in the next year. Plus they teach a few courses during their annual meeting, which will be here in Prague next year. Then I’ll have to take the test.
I’ve gotten a few books on Project Management (Idiot’s and Fast-Forward) plus I plan on signing up to the pmi.org site and get their project manual. Anyone recommend any other books on the subject?
How has this cert helped you (or someone you know)? How difficult was it for you to get? What was the test like?
I don’t know much about the official way Project Management is handled, but I like what I’ve read. I love taking big-picture things and breaking them down into mini-goals or projects. When I read the books on it I constantly go “Yep, that’s makes sense.” “Wow, why didn’t I do that for the XYZ project?”
If I follow my current plan I’ll be an MBA, PMP with 7 year’s international financial experience by Jan. 2005. I’m thinking that that will be a good thing. Any thoughts?