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Big Jump in PMPs

It’s been a few months since I reported on PMI numbers.   But, when I got my copy of PMI Today,  I couldn’t help but post about it. Though PMI only added 5,956 new members in the month of July, it added 13,869 PMP to the ranks.  I’ve seen the credential outpace actual membership before but not by such a wide margin.

July 2011 Totals:
Active PMPs: 451,868
PMI Members: 362,726
CAPM: 15,129
PMI-RMP: 599
PgMP: 943
PMI-SP: 494

One statistic is yet to come.
The PMI-ACP, which hasn’t even been launched yet, will start out with 2,649 paid applicants.


Source: PMI Today

About Derek Huether

I'm Vice President of ALM Platforms at LeadingAgile. Author of Zombie Project Management (available on Amazon). Novice angel investor.

3 Responses to “Big Jump in PMPs”

  1. September 2, 2011 at 2:10 am

    Derek, check out the discussion  titled “Are PM qualifications contributing to the ridiculing of what we do or are they improving our professionalism?” in Linkedin (http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Are-PM-qualifications-contributing-ridiculing-35313.S.68372819?qid=5352d810-c4da-4a86-bb0d-3006102621bf&trk=group_most_popular-0-b-ttl&goback=%2Egmp_35313).

    • Anonymous
      September 3, 2011 at 12:24 am

      Shim, I read the discussion. You seem to be the calm level-headed one in the group. There seem to be some real haters out there.

  2. Anonymous
    September 3, 2011 at 12:30 am

    Todd, I really wish they did. Alas, I would say those who benefited the most from that many people getting PMPs are the hiring managers. It allows them to commoditize people. The argument will go on, as long as we continue to add initials after our names.

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