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How can the project management process covered by PMP® Help You in Your Career?

As the job market becomes more and more competitive every year, it’s becoming increasingly important to stand out. Employers are continually looking for ways to screen their list of candidates in order to save time and determine who they should interview. Ultimately, most employers are looking for experience, but it can be hard to articulate this on a CV. This is where you will find a globally accepted certification such as the project management process covered by Project Management Professional (PMP)®.

Based on the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), a collection of global standards for project, programme and portfolio management, The project management process covered by PMP® is a course that educates and tests the competence of professionals in the most valued areas of project management. In general, this course covers the five major stages of any project: Initiating, Planning, Executing, Monitoring and Controlling, and Closing. Studying these topics provides baseline knowledge that project managers all over the world agree is required to handle projects intelligently and efficiently.


'The Gold Standard'

PMP® certification is often referred to as ‘the gold standard for project management’ and it’s not difficult to see why. You will need to have achieved a certain level of education and experience in project management in order to apply for PMP® exam, and receiving your certification indicates prestige and professionalism.

The amount of industries utilising the project management process covered by PMP® and project management is vast and increasing all the time. With PMP® certification you can enter into almost any industry and find a position, and career opportunities are growing all the time. Project management used to be a role for very particular industries, but this is not the case in modern business. Industries that use the project management process covered by PMP® include telecoms, finance, research, and technology, and the increasing complexity of projects is helping organisations around the world to realise the importance of adhering to a global standard of project management. This is why PMP® certification is in such high demand; it is applicable to almost all fields and has the potential to benefit all kinds of organisations.

Also, check out our blog to prepare the top PMP interview questions to ace your interview!​


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Universal Skills

While the project management process covered by PMP® certification is specially tailored for project management positions, the skills and knowledge taught can be applied to any job which utilises elements of project management, even if it is not specifically mentioned in the title. The project management process covered by PMP® also teaches a range of skills which can be universally applied in any career. These include:

1) Data gathering and analysis

2) Strategic thinking

3) Interpersonal skills

4) Organisation skills

5) Conflict resolution

6) Change and risk assessment and management skills

7) Knowledge management

8) Time and resource management skills

9) Decision making

10) Quality management  

While these skills are highly valued in project management, they are not exclusive to project management. You can utilise these skills in practically any job position and use your certification as evidence of these skills, which means that the range of  PMP jobs you apply for can be expanded by PMP® certification. For employers, these skills are all highly valuable: they show that you can get on well in a team, work in an efficient and organised manner and that the quality of the work you produce is a high priority. This means that this certification provides improved employability and the chance to demonstrate your increasing value as an employee.

If you’re interested in learning more about this valuable qualification or would like to apply for a place on one of our courses, explore PMP® Training page, or read our guide to project management

The Knowledge Academy has been reviewed and approved as a provider of project management training by the Project Management Institute (PMI)®. PMI, PMP, CAPM, PMBOK and The PMI Registered Education Provider logo are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

Project Management Institute, A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, (PMBOK® Guide) – Fifth Edition, Project Management Institute Inc., 2013.

Also, Check out this blog to know how to become a PMP-certified Project Manager!​

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