Kelly will be facilitating courses at the following locations:
Northwestern University School of Continuing Studies
"Foundations of Project Management"
January 10-12, 2012
April 3-5, 2012
June 26-28, 2012
Learning & Organization Development Division
Office of Human Resources
"Project Management Essentials"
April 24, 2012
Office of Human Resources"MS Project 2010"
May 18, 2012
Project Knowledge owner Kelly Kalmes is featured on the Loyola University Executive Education website. There she discusses her experience teaching Project Management.
Loyola University Chicago Executive Education: Watch the video
PMI® Announces Release Date for New PMP® Examination and the Changes to PMBOK® Guide 4th Edition
The following information pertains specifically to the NEW PMP® exam-the one that will be rolled out by PMI on June 30th of 2009. This announcement covers three (3) specific areas:
The New Exam Release Date
As announced at PMI Global Congress North America in mid-October, a new version of the PMP® exam will be placed into worldwide use for any and all PMI® credential examinations taken on or after June 30, 2009 and the CAPM® is July 31, 2009. These exams will be based on information contained in the new PMBOK® Guide-Fourth Edition, scheduled to be released in December of 2008.
The differences between the 3rd and 4th Editions of the PMBOK® Guides
Per The Project Management Institute, the upcoming Fourth Edition of the PMBOK® Guide will reflect a focus on improved consistency and clarity. Great consideration was given to removing redundant information and clarifying statements where needed. Significant improvements were made in readability and terminology so that there would be consistency in a verb-noun format.
Here is a summarization of the major differences between the Third Edition and the Fourth Edition:
1. All process names are now in a verb-noun format
2. Efforts were made to distinguish between Enterprise Environmental Factors and Organizational Process Assets.
3. A standard approach was implemented for discussing requested changes, preventive actions, corrective actions and defect repairs.
4. The processes decreased from 44 to 42. Two processes were deleted, two processes were added and 6 processes were reconfigured into 4 processes in the Procurement knowledge area.
5. To provide clarity, a distinction was made between the Project Management Plan and project documents used to manage the project.
6. The distinction between the information in the Project Charter and the Project Scope Statement was clarified.
7. The process flow diagrams at the beginning of chapters 4-12 have been deleted and replaced with data flow diagrams.
8. A data flow diagram for each process has been created to show where information comes from as an input and where it goes to as an output.
9. A new appendix was added that addresses key interpersonal skills that a project manager utilizes when managing a project.
PMI® also noted that a complete list of changes will be found in Appendix A of the new PMBOK® Guide-Fourth Edition.
Changes to the Eligibility Criteria and Passing Score