Program Management Professional (PgMpM) Examination Specification by PMI pdf

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Program Management Professional (PgMpM) Examination Specification by PMI (Project Management Institute) pdf

Program Management Professional (PgMpM) Examination Specification by (PMI) Project Management Institute pdf free download. The Project Management Institute (PM!) offers a professional credential for individuals managing programs. PMI’s professional credentialing examination and multi-rater assessment development processes stand apart from other project management certification development practices because PMI aligns its practices with the recognized international testing standard (ISO 17024) and the North American testing standards of the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA).

Program Management Professional (PgMpM) Examination Specification by PMI (Project Management Institute) pdf

One key component of the afore mentioned standards is that organizations wishing to offer valid and reliable professional credentialing examinations are directed to use a job analysis, or role delineation study, as the basis for the creation of the examination. These processes provide best-practice guidelines for the credentialing organization to examine practitioners’ tasks, and determine the level of importance, criticality, and frequency of each of these tasks.

Program Management Professional (PgMpM) Examination Specification by PMI (Project Management Institute) pdf

Conducting a study of this nature enables PMI to certify a candidate against the tasks deemed to be of utmost importance. Through a global research study of the role of program manager, known as a role delineation study, PMI developed this Examination Specification from which PMI creates the credentialing examination. PMI continues to demonstrate and evolve its best-in-class examination development practices. PMI often serves as a model for many other association-professional credentials, since a study of this magnitude is rare, if at all seen, in the association professional credentialing world.

Program Management Professional (PgMpM) Examination Specification by PMI (Project Management Institute) pdf

Program managers can be confident that their professional credential has been developed according to best practices of test development standards. Please see Appendix A for a detailed description of the process. Because the examination is a vital part of the activities leading to earning a professional credential, and because of PMI’s goal to promote the profession through credentialed professionals, it is imperative that the examination for the Program Management Professional (PgMpSM) be a fair examination.

Program Management Professional (PgMpM) Examination Specification by PMI (Project Management Institute) pdf

Test content must reflect the knowledge and skills that individuals holding the credential are expected to be able to demonstrate. All the questions and answers on the examination have been written and extensively reviewed by qualified program managers and tracked to at least one program management reference. These questions are then mapped against the Examination Specification to ensure that an appropriate number of questions are included for a valid examination.

Program Management Professional (PgMpM) Examination Specification by PMI (Project Management Institute) pdf

PMI retained CASTLE Worldwide, Inc. to conduct the global Program Manager Role Delineation Study. CASTLE Worldwide is a professional testing company based in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA that specializes in the development and administration of licensure and certification examinations. While the Examination Specification and The Standard for Program Management are related, it is important to note that the individuals involved in the study described above were not bound by The Standard for Program Management.

Program Management Professional (PgMpM) Examination Specification by PMI (Project Management Institute) pdf

They were charged with defining the role of individuals managing programs, and used their experience and pertinent resources to help in this task. Many of the performance domains’ tasks, knowledge, and skills outlined by this specification are also covered by The Standard for Program Management, however, it is important to note that there is not intended to be a one-to-one relationship. Candidates studying for the examination will certainly want to include both the Examination Specification and The Standard for Program Management among their references, and would be well advised to read other contemporary resources on program management.

Program Management Professional (PgMpM) Examination Specification by PMI (Project Management Institute) pdf

Program Management Professional (PgMpM) Examination Specification by Project Management Institute pdf

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