Every agency has unique needs and standards. Agencies can also determine that certain certifications act as proof of an employee’s qualification for a project management position.
IT Project Management
The federal government alone will spend over $70 billion on IT in 2009’a significant investment that comes with substantial risk. Sixty percent of projects in government are IT-related, and project management knowledge represents the most important skill set an IT manager can possess to ensure projects remain on time, within budget and meet performance and quality goals.
OPM Competency Standards
The Office of Personnel Management has identified specific standards for General Schedule Positions, which include project managers. Additionally, there are six standards for IT project managers, including: Project scope / requirements management, Project integration management, Project time / cost / performance management, Project quality management, Project risk management and Project procurement management.
Passing the PMP® Exam
The Project Management Institute® (PMI) is the world’s leading association for the project management profession. By earning your Project Management Professional® (PMP) certification you achieve a globally recognized professional credential that affirms your project management education, knowledge and experience, and that you have passed a rigorous competency-based examination. The Performance Institute provides the training to prepare you to pass the PMP® Exam and earn this prestigious professional credential.
Leading Project Teams
The challenge of starting any project lies with having the correct vision and effective leadership to carry the project throughout the entire lifecycle. Attaining this vision requires the development of methodologies, processes and communication techniques that aid in the management of the entire team.