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You are on the professional project management path if you are either preparing to take the PMI® Project Management Professional (PMP®) exam, or you are currently a PMP® and looking to continually learn and grow as a project manager.

Bookmark this page and return often to read the latest blog post, listen to new podcast episodes, or take in pertinent videos that will help you on your professional journey.

What is a Project Management Professional (PMP®)?

In 1984 PMI® created the PMP® certification to provide a means for project managers to validate they have the knowledge, skills, and experience to manage projects. This credential has become the foremost project management certification in the world.

How can you benefit from earning your PMP®? Not only will you be more marketable as a project manager, but surveys show that PMP’s® earn about 20% more than those PM’s without their certification.

Employers around the world have also benefited from the knowledge and skills that PMP’s® bring to their company. In fact those companies who have more than one-third of their project managers with their PMP’s®, complete more projects on time, on budget, and meet the original goals of their projects.

Earn Professional development units (PDU’s).

As a PMP®, you are required to earn 60 PDU’s every three years. Many of those PDU’s; can be earned right here on the Sensible Project Manager website in the following ways:

Reading SensiblePM blog posts

SensiblePM blogs about everything project management. I try to provide a practical approach to our profession and often share my thoughts through my experiences as a 16+ year project management professional.

Listening to The Sensible Project Manager Podcast

The Sensible Project Manager Podcast provides me an opportunity to bring to you both my thoughts as well as interviews with project management thought leaders around the world.
Click Here to Subscribe to the Sensible Project Manager Podcast via iTunes.

Watch SensiblePM Videos such as the #PMHangouts

I have had a number of guests through the years on what I call the #PMHangout. This is a video show where my guests and I discuss different project management topics.
Select here to learn how to report PDU’s that you earn while here.

Increasing your Project Management Value.

As a professional project manager you should always strive to improve your craft. As you increase your knowledge and skills you will increase your value. Some key topics you will discover here are:

  • Increased knowledge
  • Sharpening your skills
  • Improving your Project Leadership
  • Servant leadership
  • Leadership Styles

How do I become a Project Management Professional (PMP®)?

Obtaining the PMP® certification is a critical step in your professional project management path. Passing the PMP® exam is a formidable challenge, so to aid you in preparing to take the exam, I have a few options you can pursue.

SensiblePM CAPM® Prep course

Although this course was created to help someone prepare to take the CAPM® exam, during the course I go through an in-depth review of A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide). The knowledge you will gain in this course will absolutely help you prepare for the PMP® exam as 100% is applicable for success. This course consists of 14 downloadable sessions and other study tools to help you pass the PMP® exam. To learn more about the SensiblePM CAPM® Prep course select here.

SPM 031 | Motivating Your Project Team with Susanne Madsen

Successful Project Managers learn what it takes to motivate their project team which is critical for the success of their projects. In this episode Susanne Madsen shares key concepts about motivating others as Jared learns to become a Project Manager. ...
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SPM 030 | Building Trust as a Project Manager with Susanne Madsen

It is critical for a Project Manager to build trust with their team and other shareholders. In this episode Susanne Madsen coaches Jared Coffin about building trust as Jared continues his preparations for becoming a project manager. During the Podcast One...
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SPM 029 | Project Communications with Elizabeth Harrin

Good communication skills are critical for any successful project manager. Aspiring Project Manager, Jared Coffin, wants to improve his communication skills and receives excellent guidance from Elizabeth Harrin. During the Podcast During this episode...
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SPM 028 | Applying Project Management Behaviors as an Aspiring Project Manager

In the final session with Naomi Caietti, Jared discovers the final steps required to apply project management behaviors into his personal development plan. In the past three sessions with Naomi she has helped Jared focus on a plan which will help him develop the...
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SPM 023 | Leadership Toolbox for Project Managers with Michel Dion

Michel Dion recently published a book called Leadership Toolbox for Project Managers: Achieve better results in a dynamic world. Michel joined me on #PMHangout41 to discuss leadership concepts as presented in his book. This was one of the many PMHangouts in the...
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CAPM14 | Hints to help you prepare to take the CAPM Exam – Preparing for the CAPM

Terri Echegoyen passed her CAPM exam! In this session Terri and Mark Phillipy finish the project mentoring series Preparing for the CAPM and share hints to help you prepare to take the CAPM exam. This is the fourteenth session in the mentoring series where you can...
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CAPM13 | Project Stakeholder Management – Preparing for the CAPM

Terri Echegoyen and Mark Phillipy continue to study for the CAPM exam. In this session we cover Chapter 13 Project Stakeholder Management of the PMBOK. This is the thirteenth session in the mentoring series "Preparing for the CAPM". Mark and Terri study together out...
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CAPM12 | Project Procurement Management – Preparing for the CAPM

Terri Echegoyen and Mark Phillipy continue to study for the CAPM exam. In this session we cover Chapter 12 Project Procurement Management of the PMBOK. This is the twelfth session in the mentoring series "Preparing for the CAPM". Mark and Terri study together out of...
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CAPM11 | Project Risk Management – Preparing for the CAPM

Terri Echegoyen and Mark Phillipy continue to study for the CAPM exam. In this session we cover Chapter 11 Project Risk Management of the PMBOK. This is the eleventh session in the mentoring series "Preparing for the CAPM". Mark and Terri study together out of the...
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CAPM10 | Project Communications Management – Preparing for the CAPM

Terri Echegoyen and Mark Phillipy continue to study for the CAPM exam. In this session we cover Chapter 10 Project Communications Management of the PMBOK. This is the tenth session in the mentoring series "Preparing for the CAPM". Mark and Terri study together out of...
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Leadership Toolbox for Project Managers – #PMHangout41

Leadership Toolbox for Project Managers was the topic of the 41st hangout of the Sensible Project Manager Hangout Community. In this community of project managers and others who enjoy discussing project management topics, we have regular hangouts hosted via Google+...
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Project Management Certification Options – #PMHangout40

Project Management Certification Options was the topic of the 40th hangout of the Sensible Project Manager Hangout Community. In this community of project managers and others who enjoy discussing project management topics, we have regular hangouts hosted via Google+...
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Three Brothers Thoughts on Leadership – #PMHangout38

Three Brothers Thoughts on Leadership was the topic of the 38th hangout of the Sensible Project Manager Hangout Community. In this community of project managers and others who enjoy discussing project management topics, we have regular hangouts hosted via Google+...
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How to Help Your Team Improve Task Estimation – #PMHangout37

How to Help Your Team Improve Task Estimation was the topic of the 37th hangout of the Sensible Project Manager Hangout Community. In this community of project managers and others who enjoy discussing project management topics, we have regular hangouts hosted via...
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The Art of Delegation – #PMHangout36

The Art of Delegation was the topic of the 36th hangout of the Sensible Project Manager Hangout Community. In this community of project managers and others who enjoy discussing project management topics, we have regular hangouts hosted via Google+ Hangout. In this...
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