One of the points of contention that I've heard, when interviewing both current and former Project Management Professionals (PMPs), is the difficulty of reporting Professional Development Units (PDUs). I know people who chose to NOT renew their PMP and their memberships with PMI becuase of the process of collecting and submitting PDU information was too arduous, outweighing the value the accreditation and membership provided. The result I've seen is people paying to get PDUs in bulk or paying for the process to be easier. I think this is a bit of a tragedy. So, I want help you get 1 PDU for free. All you have to do is click the link, enter a little contact information, and you'll get a link to a free 1 hour webinar.
From September through December, VersionOne offered a series of free Agile webinars. There are a total of 6 Agile centric webinars, all free of charge. Because I am a strong Agile proponent, I want more Project Managers exposed to Agile concepts. This is a perfect opportunity for those looking to learn more about Agile to also earn a few PDUs. To make it easy on you, I've added the PDU information below.
Many groups adopting an agile development approach fail in ways that can be traced back to the missing project manager role. In other words, they didn't understand what good project managers do in the first place. In this talk, Dr. Cockburn starts from ten critical project success factors, relates those to PMI project phases and to the overall value and purpose of a project manager, leading to what a good project manager provides to even the most rabidly agile team (and also other project teams, of course).
PMI PDU Category: 4 Program/Title description: The Role of the Project Manager in Modern Agile Projects Process: Initiating, Planning, Executing, Closing Knowledge area: Scope, Risk, Communications Industry: Information Systems Provider name: Dr. Alistair Cockburn / VersionOne Address: 6220 Shiloh Road, Suite 400 City: Atlanta State: Georgia Zip: 30005 Country: United States