No. 108, February 2013
 

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Event Highlights

Project Management Highlights

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Community Update

Don't Forget

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EMEA Calendar

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Registration for the PMI® Global Congress 2013—EMEA is Open!

PMI<sup>®</sup> Global Congress 2013─EMEA

Sharpen your project management skills and gain the knowledge and practical ideas that will keep your career moving by attending PMI® Global Congress 2013—EMEA at the Istanbul Congress Center in Istanbul, Turkey on 22–24 April.

Join this premier project management regional forum to meet fellow practitioners of all skill levels and career stages across all industries and countries, share experiences, exchange ideas and learn about the latest trends, tools and techniques from experts in your profession.

By attending the congress, PMI credential holders will also earn professional development units (PDUs) toward the maintenance of their credential.

The PMI Global Congress 2013—EMEA will include numerous sessions, at different levels, given by high-quality speakers on topics such as:

  • Agile
  • Leadership
  • Managing Complexity
  • Trends and New Research

Obtain the right set of skills and education for your career:

  • Learn from over 50 educational presentations in 10 areas of focus categories
  • Immediately implement innovative solutions and knowledge gained in your projects
  • Gather fresh ideas, new skills and proven techniques to generate high performance on your projects
  • Build and advance your career with the help of products, tools and services presented in the Exhibition Hall
  • Gain new business or potential clients while networking with the experts in beautiful Istanbul!

Stay in Istanbul after the congress to attend PMI SeminarsWorld®!

Attend one of six two-day training courses offered at PMI SeminarsWorld Istanbul just after the congress on 25–26 April. Each seminar will provide in-depth study on a single project management–related topic.

PMI credential holders can earn up to 35 PDUs through congress and SeminarsWorld participation.

Separate fees apply (value package for registration to attend both congress and SeminarsWorld).

Programme, pricing and lodging information for the EMEA congress is available online. Register by 18 March to take advantage of special early registration rates. Space is limited, so early registration is encouraged.

Exhibit and sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information and to request the exhibit and sponsorship prospectus, contact pmi@networkmediapartners.com.

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Thomas Walenta, Dipl.-Math., PMP, being presented PMI's most prestigious individual honour, the PMI Fellow Award, by 2012 PMI Vice Chair Deanna Landers, MBA, PMP, and 2012 PMI Chair Peter Monkhouse, BSc(Eng), MBA, PEng, PMP.

Thomas Walenta, Dipl.-Math., PMP, being presented PMI's most prestigious individual honour, the PMI Fellow Award, by 2012 PMI Vice Chair Deanna Landers, MBA, PMP, and 2012 PMI Chair Peter Monkhouse, BSc(Eng), MBA, PEng, PMP.

Thomas Walenta Honoured with the PMI Fellow Award

PMI announced that it has designated Thomas Walenta, Dipl.-Math., PMP, from Hackenheim, Germany, as a fellow of the Institute 2012. The PMI Fellow Award, which is the most prestigious award that PMI presents to an individual, was presented during the PMI Awards Ceremony and Reception in October 2012, held in conjunction with the PMI® Global Congress 2012—North America at the Vancouver Convention Centre.

PMI also honoured Yanping Chen, MD, PhD, PMP; Mark Owen Mathieson, PE, PMP; and Aaron J. Shenhar, PhD, PMP, with the same award.

Mr Walenta has been a member of PMI since 1992. After obtaining his Project Management Professional (PMP)® credential in 1998, he became involved with leadership of the PMI Frankfurt Chapter, serving as its president from 1998 to 2005. During that time, Mr Walenta also served in a variety of PMI volunteer positions on a global level and was an influencer to PMI for European chapters' interests. In 2005, he was elected as a member of the PMI Board of Directors for the term 2006–2008.

Since 1983, Mr Walenta has been an employee of IBM and has been acting as project and programme manager for a variety of IBM clients. He has led first-of-a-kind projects, has established and run project management offices (PMOs) for outsourcing clients and has restarted and managed large SAP roll out programmes.

Currently, Mr Walenta runs a programme for a global electronics corporation, managing all IBM services for that client, which includes data center outsourcing, application maintenance, project support and business consulting.

His geographical reach in that role spans Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), India, Japan and the United States.

PMI EMEA e-Link: What does this award mean to you?

Mr Walenta: My dominant feeling is humbleness, because that award is on the peak of a mountain built from the work of so many volunteers and practitioners involved in PMI and the project management profession at large. It creates in me a motivation to move on and convince others to pursue a similar path by contributing to the community and helping others to improve their skills and capabilities in project management.

PMI EMEA e-Link: How is PMI fostering your career development?

Mr Walenta: My career as a PMI volunteer has supported my career as a project and programme manager with my employer IBM and vice versa. I became a member of PMI in 1992, led and grew the PMI Frankfurt Chapter from 1998 to 2005 and served on the PMI Board of Directors from 2006 to 2008. To this day I am involved in volunteer activities. I had the opportunity to look beyond the scope and reach of an employed project manager. I could look at other companies in the marketplace, whilst creating a business and growing the chapter, which was rewarding, and it enriched my capabilities and mutually benefited my achievements for PMI and IBM.

The submissions deadline for the PMI Fellow Award 2013 is 1 April 2013. View detailed information on this award's criteria, nomination procedures, nomination requirements and the award recipient selection process.

Honour the great work of your colleagues or organisations. Get recognised for your work. Please visit PMI.org/Awards and join us in celebrating project management excellence.

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Community Update

International Project Management Day Celebration in Jordan

The PMI Jordan Chapter celebrated International Project Management (IPM) Day with flying colours. It was the right kind of event to close the 2012 activities.

On 8 December 2012, a well-organised and media-covered event took place on the premises of the Middle East University (MEU) in Amman, Jordan. More than 100 people attended a full-day programme and PMI credential holders could earn 6 professional development units (PDUs) toward the maintenance of their credentials. PMI members and non-members joined the different plenary sessions and parallel workshops.

The celebration witnessed the signing of a strategic partnership between the PMI Jordan Chapter and the MEU. The memorandum of understanding (MOU) was signed in an official ceremony between Maher Salim, president of the MEU and Hazem Zeitoun, PMP, president of the PMI Jordan Chapter. This partnership will also assist the MEU in becoming the first university in the region to have its Project Management Master's programme accredited by PMI.

Furthermore, the whole event was supported by the MEU and speakers from different companies.

Since the theme of the event was “Women in Project Management,” plenary sessions were all delivered by women working in the field, in addition to the Master of Ceremony. The first topic was “My Story.” Women working in the project management profession shared their experiences and challenges.

Grace Najjar, PMP, CEO of Align Management Solutions, PMI Region 12 Mentor (Middle East), was the keynote speaker of this celebration with her presentation on “Enhancing Business Results through Project Management.”

During the parallel sessions, the chapter conducted working groups brainstorming and feedback on how to gain and retain members and what other services they would like the PMI Jordan Chapter to provide for the members and the community.

“Face-off, the Show Down” was a highly attended session during which the companies Oracle and Microsoft presented to the audience the benefits of their project management software to the profession.

The “Body Language” workshop was extremely interactive and popular with the audience.

“PMO Value in Jordan” was the final plenary session. Three panelists, each from a major company and representing a different industry, answered questions from the audience.

The day concluded by acknowledging the efforts of the volunteers during 2012 and each was given a certificate of appreciation. The success of the event is due to the efforts of chapter member volunteers who took on their shoulders all the organisations and logistics.

The PMI Jordan Chapter sincerely thanks all of the volunteers, supporters and speakers of this event.

From left to right: Hazem Zeitoun, PMP, president of the PMI Jordan Chapter; Yacoub Nasereddien, chairman of the MEU; Grace Najjar, PMP, CEO of Align Management Solutions, PMI Region 12 Mentor (Middle East); Maher Salim, president of the MEU

From left to right: Hazem Zeitoun, PMP, president of the PMI Jordan Chapter; Yacoub Nasereddien, chairman of the MEU; Grace Najjar, PMP, CEO of Align Management Solutions, PMI Region 12 Mentor (Middle East); Maher Salim, president of the MEU

 

Delegates networking at the International Project Management Day in Jordan

Delegates networking at the International Project Management Day in Jordan

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From left to right: Theofanis Giotis, MSc, PhD, MCT, PMI-ACP, PMP, president of the PMI Greece Chapter; Alex Matthey, MSc, PMP, CEO of 3PM Experts, vice president of the programme management office at Abu Dhabi Ports Company; David Adamson, FICE, Hon. FRIBA, MA, C.Eng, Dip HM; Christiaan Kindermans, MSc, PMP ; and George Diakonikolaou, PhD, PMP, chairman of the congress

From left to right: Theofanis Giotis, MSc, PhD, MCT, PMI-ACP, PMP, president of the PMI Greece Chapter; Alex Matthey, MSc, PMP, CEO of 3PM Experts, vice president of the programme management office at Abu Dhabi Ports Company; David Adamson, FICE, Hon. FRIBA, MA, C.Eng, Dip HM; Christiaan Kindermans, MSc, PMP ; and George Diakonikolaou, PhD, PMP, chairman of the congress

 

Roundtable discussion, titled Using Project Management Practices to Overcome the Economic Crisis

Roundtable discussion, titled “Using Project Management Practices to Overcome the Economic Crisis”

7th Annual Project Management Congress of the PMI Greece Chapter

The PMI Greece Chapter, in partnership with NetWeek magazine organised, for the seventh consecutive year, the Annual Project Management Congress on 29 November 2012 in Athens, Greece, and welcomed more than 170 participants. This congress is scheduled to take place on the last Thursday of November over the next coming years.

This year, the congress analysed “Project Management's Critical Contribution in Times of Crisis.” The event started with PMI President and CEO, Mark A. Langley's opening speech, which was introduced to the congress audience by Christiaan Kindermans, MSc, PMP. Theofanis Giotis, MSc, PhD, MCT, PMI-ACP, PMP, president of the PMI Greece Chapter, addressed the congress with "Worldwide Evolution in Project Management." Then, George Diakonikolaou, PhD, PMP, chairman of the congress, presented the speakers.

Three international keynote speakers, along with a series of Greek project managers, experts and stakeholders presented at the event.

Alexander Matthey, MSc, PMP, CEO of 3PM Experts, vice president of the programme management office at Abu Dhabi Ports Company, presented the 10 major “gold practices” of a megaproject with a five-year timeline and a US$7.2 billion budget. Not only was the size of the Khalifa Port project and adjacent industrial zone unique, but their project management set an example in the annals: US$400 million under budget, right on spot time wise and to the quality, functional and safety specifications.

Mr Kindermans presented on how we expect project managers to act in line with a set of ethical and professional values, standards and rules of behaviour. Their decisions and operating modes should be organised in such a way that his or her activities contribute to generate value for the key stakeholders, and, at the same time, respect the rights of all constituents affected by their activities.

David Adamson, FICE, Hon. FRIBA, MA, C.Eng, Dip HM, presented on “Construction Procurement in Hard Times.” The recession in the United Kingdom has led the UK Government to further review capital procurement management. It is now mandatory to collect data on quality, costs and value for money during and after all publicly funded capital projects.

Also, Professor Adamson presented on the “Procurement of London 2012 Olympic Games” that followed these principles of procurement management, and as a result there was an underspend of GBP460 million. The last building was handed over 365 days before the first event. Only five venues were built as permanent, the others were dismantled and recycled or sold to the next Olympic Games host.

At the end of the congress a roundtable was organised, titled “Using Project Management Practices to overcome the Economic Crisis.”

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Project Management in International Environments Addressed at the IX Annual Conference in Spain

The PMI Valencia, Spain Chapter held its IX Annual Conference at the Palace of Colomina in Valencia, Spain, on 29 November 2012.

The event brought together speakers and attendees engaged in project management in Valencia to learn, share and enjoy the profession around the theme “Internationalisation and Cost Management in the Project Management Profession.”

The opening ceremony was conducted by Xavier Mulet i Baixauli, president of the PMI Valencia, Spain Chapter and Miguel Femenía, vice president of the PMI Valencia, Spain Chapter.

The conference was structured in three modules, which each year respond to the expectations, concerns and suggestions of the partners of the PMI Valencia, Spain Chapter, including specific themes: trends, issues and projects.

The trend module addressed issues concerning the future of the project management profession and the challenges of the profession when managing international projects. Ignacio Anton Gomez, MBA, EMPM, PMP, project manager at Ecoventia, explained the importance of:

  • Knowing the market in the destination country
  • Knowing the ratios, depending on where you are and preparing, accordingly, an adequate risk plan
  • Managing your project costs in your country
  • Knowing the living standards of the host country
  • Being aware of the customs policies of the destination country
  • Knowing the conditions of the contracts for domestic and foreign resources
  • Promoting internationalisation within the company as a job opportunity
  • Meeting the foreign trade policy of the host country
  • Having good communications management within the organisation

Project management allows for knowing the resources and contrasting them with those available in the destination country. It also allows the discovery of critical parameters for the schedule and project costs as well as revealing the best solution for implementing the project.

Project management helps better plan a project, develop a schedule and a realistic cost study, and identify the needs of local resources and/or expats.

Having a project plan enables proper management of stakeholders in the project and a good communication plan. It integrates all actions in one programme that is easy to follow to identify risks and develop contingency plans that can be applied well in advance.

The second module was dedicated to "Cost Management." Speakers talked about the efficiency of the financial management of projects as well as techniques for early estimation of a software project. Diego Navarro, manager at FINERGETIC, spoke about practical applications of earned value analysis in Spain.

The third module featured specific projects, including a project from the public sector and a project from the private sector.

A prize sponsored by the PMI Valencia, Spain Chapter recognising contribution to the project management profession in Valencia was collected by Beatriz Simon Castellets, councilor of innovation and information society of the City Council of Valencia, for the project “Catalog of Electronics and Office Procedures of the City of Valencia.” A prize was also given to Manuel Escuín, CEO Tissat, for the project "Data Center Walhalla."

In the end, the issues discussed made participants highlight project management as a discipline known to help control projects, especially in environments of high uncertainty.

From left to right: Mercedes Gozalbo Mestres, EMPM-UV, PMP, Quirón Hospital Group; Javier Peris Montesinos, CGEIT, CRISC, ITIL Expert, chair of communications of the PMI Valencia, Spain Chapter; Ignacio Anton Gomez, MBA, EMPM, PMP, project manager at Ecoventia; Javier Berrio Bisquert, project coordinator INDENOVA

From left to right: Mercedes Gozalbo Mestres, EMPM-UV, PMP, Quirón Hospital Group; Javier Peris Montesinos, CGEIT, CRISC, ITIL Expert, chair of communications of the PMI Valencia, Spain Chapter; Ignacio Anton Gomez, MBA, EMPM, PMP, project manager at Ecoventia; Javier Berrio Bisquert, project coordinator INDENOVA

 

Chapter board members of the PMI Valencia, Spain Chapter and speakers of the IX Annual Conference in Valencia, Spain

Chapter board members of the PMI Valencia, Spain Chapter and speakers of the IX Annual Conference in Valencia, Spain

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Event Highlight

Gain Top Project Management Knowledge at PMI SeminarsWorld® in Barcelona

Obtain the right project management skills to advance in your job! Immerse yourself in a single project management–related topic by attending a two-day in-depth training courses at PMI SeminarsWorld® in Barcelona, Spain on 11–12 March and earn 14 professional development units (PDUs).

Meet Alfonso Bucero, PMP, PMI Fellow, who will offer an exceptional high-value training course Project Portfolio Management that will help you increase the return on investments through the management of the right projects in your organisation.

PMI EMEA e-Link: What are the main learning benefits that delegates will be able to take back to their jobs after the course?

Mr Bucero:
      -  How to select the right projects for your project portfolio according to your company strategy
      -  Understand and learn the project portfolio management process
      -  Roles and responsibilities for the project portfolio manager
      -  Linking the projects to the organisation's strategy

PMI EMEA e-Link: Are there any specific new trends in portfolio management that practitioners should know and that they will learn in your training course?

Mr Bucero: Portfolio management is about prioritising technology-related demands and plans and then allocating financial and human resources to investment initiatives. Through project portfolio management, the organisation integrates governance-oriented collaboration with business stakeholders, delivers expected results from investments and provides reports to stakeholders for decision making and for communicating investment status.

Other topics to choose from at SeminarsWorld Barcelona:

Program Management
Instructor: Michel Thiry, PMP, FAPM, PMI Fellow
Learning objectives:
Understand alignment with organisational objectives and strategic goals
Demonstrate capability to oversee multiple interrelated projects
Define and initiate projects, assign project managers
 

Managing Change Programs for Business Benefits
Instructor: Manon Deguire, PMP
Learning objectives:
Understand concepts of business value, organisational objectives and strategic goals
Translate high-level objectives into tangible value proposals through programme management
Define and initiate initiatives at different organisational levels to ensure successful business results

 
Register today for one of the training courses in Barcelona.

 

Also coming up in EMEA:

SeminarsWorld® Istanbul
25–26 April
Istanbul, Turkey

SeminarsWorld® Munich
10–11 June
Munich, Germany


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Project Management Highlights


Selections from PM Port®

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Biggest not Always Best in Change Management Programmes

There is a school of thought among veterans of difficult change management projects that technology holds the key to success. The bigger the programme, the bigger the project management system you need, some would say.

Ireland-Based DP Marine Energy Commissions Environmental Surveys for 400MW Tidal Farm in Scotland

DP Marine Energy has appointed environmental consultancy SAMS Research Services (SRSL) to conduct a survey for the proposed West Islay Tidal Energy Farm in Scotland.

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Don't Forget

Your Nomination Counts! 2013 PMI Professional Awards Nominations are Open

As a project manager, you know the value of recognising and rewarding excellence, innovation and hard work. PMI, as the world's leading membership association for the project management profession, also understands the value of recognition — but we need your help.

Each year, PMI helps move the profession forward by honouring those who do an outstanding job advancing project management's knowledge and practice. PMI presents PMI Professional Awards to those who manage successful, innovative projects; conduct research; write excellent books; create outstanding training products and programmes; and help their communities prosper through the use of project management.

All of these awards require the public to nominate a person, project, organisation, product or book. PMI cannot recognise project management excellence without your help.

The nomination deadline for all PMI Professional Awards, including PMI's most coveted recognition – the PMI Project of the Year Award – is 1 April 2013.

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The Latest

PMI to Fund 2013 Research Projects

As organisations around the world are advancing their use of project management, they are increasingly seeking skilled project management employees. This search is creating a critical demand for academic research and education programmes in project management and allied disciplines.

As part of its core purpose to advance the practice, science and profession of project management throughout the world in a conscious and proactive manner, PMI will fund new academic research projects at four universities in 2013 through the PMI Sponsored Research Program.

Grantees were selected based on their insight and ability to provide new knowledge that will help project managers and organisations improve performance, drive innovation and increase competitive advantage for long-term success.

This year's call for proposals for 2014 funding will open 1 February and close 25 April 2013. For more details about eligibility criteria and submission guidelines, click here. Questions can be sent to research.program@pmi.org.

Ann Ledwith, PhD, University of Limerick
A Typology Framework for Virtual Project Teams

This study will seek to develop a typology framework for virtual project teams that will assist future researchers in classifying the phenomena of virtual teams into distinct types. As virtual teams are becoming more prominent and important in the global marketplace, the need for insights into workings of virtual teams has increased.

The study will explore whether there is empirical evidence of patterns in virtual teams and whether there are existing correlations and trends between virtual team demographics, such as company type and size, industry size, location, and various team typologies. It will also look into the impact that identified team typologies may have on the performance of virtual project teams.

 

Antonie Jetter, PhD, Portland State University
Project Management for Ambidexterity: Process Choices in the Fuzzy Front End of New Project Development

This study will research and improve organizational ambidexterity of new product development on the project level. Its findings will enable companies to manage product development projects with tailored project management approaches that respond to the project's particular needs for exploitation (e.g. reuse of past results) versus exploration (e.g. mastering of novel skills), while at the same time providing the cohesion, accountability, and control offered by applying a “one-size-fits-all” standard project management approach.

The project aims at developing a general model for selecting alternative project process models in the early stages of new product development and providing recommendations for how to best implement these explorative project processes along traditional linear project management practices within the same organizations.

 

Liselore Havermans, MSc, University of Amsterdam
Development Paths of Project Managers

This research aims to provide insights into the types of learning experiences that drive the development of project managers. The study is expected to extend and improve current theory on the professional development of project managers and highlight opportunities to improve the development of project management practitioners.

 

Ralf Müller, MBA, DBA, BI Norwegian Business School
Organizational Enablers for Project Governance

The research project aims to develop a framework for project governance in organizations of different size, industry and in different geographies. This framework will contain specific enablers of successful project governance in small, medium and large organizations; related governance structures, policies, institutions plus their roles and responsibilities, as well as their practices; results structured by industry sectors and geographies; and timely evolvement of organizational enablers.

The results of the study will allow practitioners to adapt successful enablers and governance practices to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of their organizations, taking into account their organization's size, sector, geography, and level of projectification. Moreover, the results will enable the expansion of the existing PMI Standards by adding organizational enablers for best-practices in project governance.

 
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PMI's Newest Community of Practice

Check out the new PMI Change Management Community of Practice where project, programme and portfolio managers can meet online, network and share experiential knowledge and common challenges in change management.

The community is an interactive forum for credible content, tools and templates and also connects members with experts and like-minded individuals.

Change management is embedded in PMI's foundational standards associated with project and programme management as well as the Organizational Project Management Maturity Model (OPM3®). At the organisational level, change management is a knowledge area that supports and sustains alignment and integration of the organisation's components — people, culture, process, infrastructure and technology — to effectively achieve strategic business outcomes.

Join the experts now to get the support and tools you need for success.

Visit one of the 39 PMI communities of practice to access up-to-date industry knowledge, join discussions, attend webinars and earn professional development units (PDUs).

It is easy to join and you can participate in as many communities as you like. The more you get involved, the more you will enjoy your PMI membership.

 
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Welcome New R.E.P.s in EMEA

UNOPS - United Nations Office for Project Services – Denmark

PEM Proje Egitim Merkezi - Akademi Grup LTD – Turkey

 

Registered Education Providers (R.E.P.s) are organisations approved by PMI to offer project management training for professional development units (PDUs) to maintain your PMI credentials.

View the R.E.P. Web pages on PMI.org to find a provider of project management education and products in your country.

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Toolbox and Marketplace

New! A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide)—Fifth Edition

A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide)—Fifth Edition continues the tradition of excellence in project management. This standard contains the fundamental practices that all project managers need to attain high standards and project excellence.

This internationally recognised standard gives you the essential tools to practice project management and deliver organisational results.

This new edition:

  • Includes a new knowledge area called Project Stakeholder Management and four new planning processes
  • Updated with the most current knowledge and practices in project management

As a member you can download a digital copy from the standards library.

PMI member price: US$49.50

Order now from PMI's Marketplace

New! A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK<sup>®</sup> Guide)—Fifth Edition
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PgMP<sup>®</sup> Exam Preparation — Study Guide & 220 Practice Questions & Answers

PgMP® Exam Preparation — Study Guide & 220 Practice Questions & Answers

This study guide for the Program Management Professional (PgMP)® exam preparation, by Jean Gouix, PMP, PgMP, and Martial Bellec, PMP, PgMP, has been developed with strict adherence to the PgMP® Examination Content Outline defined by PMI.

The study guide has two major parts:

  • An introduction section highlights the major differences between project, programme and portfolio management. Five questions are proposed in this section. Then, each of the nine performance domains/subdomains defined in the PgMP® Examination Content Outline is detailed and key elements are highlighted. Five questions are proposed per domain/subdomain.
  • A series of 170 questions, mostly scenario based, with strict adherence to the percentage of questions per performance domain, place you in the exact exam conditions.

The study guide has a handy format, smaller than most other publications, ready to go with you on your way to passing the PgMP® exam.

PMI member price: US$74.55

Order now from PMI's Marketplace

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EMEA Calendar

Events

SeminarsWorld®
11−12 March
Barcelona, Spain

PMI Sweden Chapter Congress 2013
Passion for Project 2013
11−12 March
Stockholm, Sweden

Project Challenge Spring Show 2013
13–14 March
London, England

Project Zone Congress
PMI Frankfurt Chapter
18–19 March
Frankfurt, Germany

Les Entretiens 2013
PMI Paris, Ile de France Chapter
21 March
Paris, France

Congrès du Management de Projet
PMI Switzerland Chapter
3–4 April
Lausanne, Switzerland

PMI® Global Congress 2013—EMEA
22–24 April
Istanbul, Turkey

PMI SeminarsWorld® 2013
25–26 April
Istanbul, Turkey

SeminarsWorld®
10–11 June
Munich, Germany

Examinations

PMI credentials involve a rigorous process designed to ensure the highest possible professional standard. All candidates for: Project Management Professional (PMP)®, Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)®, Program Management Professional (PgMP)®, PMI Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP)®, PMI Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP)® and PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® must first meet specific educational and experience requirements and then pass an examination.

After receiving their letter of eligibility, qualified candidates may schedule a computer-based examination online.

Candidates in regions without a computer-based testing centre may take advantage of the paper-based testing (PBT) opportunities listed below.

Interested parties should contact the PMI EMEA Service Centre Certification Department at +31 320 239 539.

All applications are subject to a five-day review period, except for the PMI-ACP® certification, which takes ten days.

15 March
Zaragoza, Spain
Group ID: 0737031513
Deadline date for this PBT registration
8 February

23 March
Grenoble, France
Group ID: 0767032313
Deadline date for this PBT registration
16 February

23 March
Belgrade, Serbia
Group ID: 0688032313
Deadline date for this PBT registration
16 February

30 March
Dakar, Senegal
Group ID: 0859033013
Deadline date for this PBT registration
28 February

5 April
Alicante, Spain
Group ID: 0905040513
Deadline date for this PBT registration
1 March

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