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Project Management PDUs and Open Enrollment

About Professional Development Units (PDUs) and Recertification

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In order to maintain a PMI Certification (except the CAPM®), certification holders must earn Professional Development Units every three-year cycle.

Time Frame: 3-year recertification period.

Required Number of PDUs: 60 Professional Development Units (PDU). Students must also ensure that they meet the necessary requirements of the PMI Talent Triangle during recertification. View those requirements (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.) .

Once you earn enough PDUs for a cycle, you must complete a CCR application with the Project Management Institute (PMI) and pay the renewal fee.

For more information about PDUs and Continuing Education requirements, view the PMI Continuing Certification Requirements (CRR) Handbook (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.) .

All Project Management PDUs and Open Enrollment Courses

Not all PDU / Open Enrollment courses are offered every term. Students must attend 100% of the course hours in order to receive credit towards PDUs.

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It's easy to forget the "manager" part of your "project manager" title among the other range of activities you are responsible for. However, your management skills are an important part of your success as a project manager, so it is crucial that you grow both of those skill sets. There are also advanced project management techniques that you can master to help bring your projects to successful completion. Students for this course should have a thorough understanding of project management, including topics such as preparing a statement of work, setting project goals, scheduling, budgeting, managing project risks, and executing a project. 15 PDUs.

A business that can successfully manage its processes is able to maintain a competitive edge, while increasing productivity and efficiency and decreasing costs. This course will enable you to develop a strategic plan supporting the organizations values, vision and mission. Business process management best practices learned will help you and your organization leverage processes to achieve your goals and be successful. 8 PDUs.

Mind mapping is an effective project management tool to save time and improve communication with the team and other stakeholders in an effective and creative way. A mind map is a graphical diagram consisting of nodes, branches, colors, and icons used to convey ideas efficiently. They are simple to create and understand, and are often used to focus brainstorming sessions and work breakdown structure creation. Learn how to create and apply mind maps in project management and get links to a variety of free templates that you can use immediately to get started with mind maps. This powerful project management technique can be used for strategic planning, requirements, work breakdown structure, risk identification, accelerated learning, and project planning. If you are interested in using mind mapping as an alternative to (or enhancement of) project management software, this course is a good place to start. 4 PDUs.
Do you want to develop your team leadership skills and unleash the talent of your team members? This class will focus on how to identify your strengths, interests, and needs through self-assessments and how to use this knowledge to build better teams. We will discuss your results and actions needed to connect better with others to build strong and effective teams. This 15-hour class is highly interactive and will involve the introduction of actionable steps to continue the process after the class is over. Teams are an important building block of successful organizations. With teams at the core of corporate strategy, an organization's success can depend on how the team members operate together. 15 PDUs.
Project Management practitioners are increasingly embracing Agile as a technique for managing successful projects. It is a topic of growing importance in project management. Whether you are a PMP® credential holder or an individual working on Agile project team, this course will introduce you to the basics of Agile. Understand the values and principles of Agile and identify methodologies of Agile PM. Learn how to combine Agile approach with existing PM tools and see the benefits of Agile PM. This course is certified by the Project Management Institute (PMI)®. 15 PDUs.
Supervisors and Project Managers represent an important force in their organizations. You have the power to turn on or turn off the productivity of the people who report to you. You are the crucial interface between the employee and the senior managers of the organization. This course takes a unique perspective on the hot topic of leadership and will give you the skills in communication, coaching, and conflict that you need to be successful. 8 PDUs.
This course prepares you to participate in process improvement events and projects, and is the first stepping stone towards Green and Black Belt Certifications. The Yellow Belt certification provides an introduction to the techniques of Continuous Process Improvement (CPI), its metrics, and basic improvement methodologies. Learn the Theory of Constraints as a toll for identifying bottlenecks and constraints that keep systems/processes from achieving a desired level of performance. Experience the effects of system dynamics by participating in several hands-on simulations. 15 PDUs.
This course teaches the basics of negotiations. Students will learn how to identify objectives and variables, establish negotiation requirements, research the other party, determine concessions, formulate a plan for agreement, and determine the logistics of a negotiation. Course activities also cover the guidelines for conducting a successful negotiation, and facilitating communication, questions a person should ask and appropriate responses, and situations that require a specific negotiation style. Students will also learn how to gain control in a negotiation, use various tactics, and deal with unethical negotiation tactics. 7 PDUs.

We offer a one of a kind PMP® Application Workshop! Montgomery College provides individualized consulting on completing your application form to sit for the PMP® exam. This course is where students can get answers to their specific questions and customized instructions completing the rigorous application process. Students are encouraged to bring their laptops and records of project management experience for individualized assistance. Many certified professionals say it is one of the most complicated and complex application forms they have completed. Our PMP® credentialed instructors get requests from confused project managers for assistance completing their applications. We are pleased to offer this one of a kind course where our students get their questions answered by an experienced credential holder with years of experience helping students.

View the schedule for available classes.

(If you do not see an available section of PMC017, they will become available during the next term)

The study group will review and follow an agenda, including expectations and assignments, with study group members and instructors. Your instructor will assign members to be co-leaders (along with the PMP® instructor) of each PMBOK® Guide knowledge area and process group being studied. The co-leader will be responsible for leading the Conference Call/Study Group Session, preparing the written summary notes and presenting her or his summary notes during the session. As Co-Leader, you will be responsible for leading the Conference Call/Study Group Session, preparing the written summary notes, and reviewing the knowledge area summary notes with the Instructor. You will present your knowledge area summary notes during the session. The Instructor will close the session by answering questions and emphasizing key study areas. You will have a study buddy to encourage you and to spend time studying together each week.
Do you want to pass your PMP® Exam the first time? Do you know if you are studying the right things for your PMP® Exam? Are you having difficulties with Risk, Quality or Earned Value and you just don't get it? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, then an experienced PMP® Exam Coach has the expertise and proven process! Our coaches have helped hundreds of PMP® Exam students to pass the PMP® exam. Your coach works with you to assess your needs, determine where you lack knowledge and recommend a study plan for you. In this way, you know where you stand and what the best (and usually fastest) way is for you to study and pass the PMP® exam.
If you manage projects, you manage risk. The PMI-RMP® credential will make you stand out as an accomplished risk management professional, or as an added specialization to the PMP® certification. This interactive and engaging course provides the knowledge you need to pass the PMI-RMP® exam. Montgomery College's PMI-RMP® instructor is credentialed and has both real-world project risk management and adult education experiences.
Time is money, the saying goes, and lots of it gets lost in disorganization and disruption. We also deal with a constant barrage of technology, people, and tasks that can contribute to the disorganization. If you are a project manager, you have not only your own productivity to consider, you have a team of people who might be contributing to the disorganization! Many people find that they flip from one task to another, trying to get everything done. 7 PDUs.
Top Project Management apps can help you plan, track, and report the work, discussions, and messages related to your project. If your teams juggle deadlines, resources, and deliverables, they need a project management app. In this course, we will explore and compare top services that can help keep your teams on track. This course will cover the following topics: basic features of top products; team communication; collaboration; project planning; project execution; pros & cons of each app. 8 PDUs.
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