Logically Speaking July 2022: PMI ATP Program Filling Demand for Project Management Professionals
July 27, 2022
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Give Yourself the Advantage: Become a PMI Authorized Training Partner (ATP)

 

Happy employees working around conference tableThere is a growing market of people who need training in project management and agile practices to meet global talent demands. Expand your business to reach this market with help from the Project Management Institute (PMI). For example, the PMI 2022 Jobs Report highlights emerging sectors and trending industries where project leaders can find opportunities to drive growth and innovation in every region of the globe.  

Skills in agile practices are needed in the workforce. According to the 2020 PMI Pulse of the Profession® report, nearly one in four projects was completed in the prior year using agile. And over the next 5 years, half of project management offices (PMOs) expect to increase their use of agile. Leaders now know it’s simply a matter of when—and how—to adopt agile. 

PMI is the leading professional association for project management and the authority for a growing global community of millions of project professionals and individuals who use project management skills. Collectively, these professionals and “changemakers” consistently create better outcomes for businesses, communities, and society worldwide. 

The PMI Authorized Training Partner Program is a network (hub) of people, resources, and offerings to help training organizations get visibility among PMI customers as approved training providers. 

This program gives you the resources you need to stand out as a training provider. Benefits include access to ready-to-use, PMI-licensed and -approved training content, high-quality training instruction, and marketing and sales support. It’s designed to give you and your students a competitive edge in today’s project economy. 

The program offers two tiers: Premier and Basic. Both provide authorization to teach PMI-licensed content and the tools to support the training. The Premier package includes additional benefits to augment your training, as well as opportunities to grow your business through exclusive access to RFPs and channel management support. If you wish to focus solely on supporting and training existing certification holders, you may offer Professional Development Unit (PDU)-only courses through the Basic tier. 

In addition to offering live instructor-led training classes, PMI Authorized Training Partners have an opportunity through the PMI Reseller Program to provide PMI memberships and exam vouchers for eight-core PMI certification exams as well as provide access to online on-demand PMI courses to their learners.  

Curriculum Corner
 

PMI Training Curriculum Upskills Professionals at Every Stage of Their Career 

 

PMI offers curriculum for several project management and agile practice certifications. With a PMI certification, your learners show they can run effective projects and work on any team in any industry. 

PMI Authorized Training Partners (ATPs) are organizations that PMI has approved to offer: 

  • Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification exam prep for the exam 

  • Disciplined Agile® (DA) training for the following certification exams: Courses that focus on project management skills and offer PDUs (Professional Development Units) to maintain PMI certifications  

    • Disciplined Agile® Scrum Master (DASM) 
    • Disciplined Agile® Senior Scrum Master (DASSM) 
    • Disciplined Agile® Coach (DAC) 
    • Disciplined Agile® Value Stream Consultant (DAVSC) 

Access to Turn-Key Content 

Professional woman smiling at cameraAs an Authorized Training Partner, you will have access to turn-key licensed content, including instructor and participant guides and online learning assets like quizzes, knowledge checks, and videos. Content management is maintenance-free. You never need to update course materials again—we do it for you. This content can be used for both in-person and virtual instructor-led courses. We offer licensed content for Project Management Professional (PMP)® exam prep and Disciplined Agile® workshops. This ensures a consistent, high-quality learning experience and provides the PMI-approved content customers asked for—and the comprehensive knowledge needed to prepare for these exams. 

Augmenting the Content 

You may supplement the content with your own case studies, learning activities, and industry-specific training information, if the provided materials are not altered. 

FOUR OUT OF FIVE customers feel it is important to be taught PMI-developed content. 

Disciplined Agile Course content includes the following digital offerings: 

  • Instructor Manual/Facilitator Guide 

  • Instructor Slides 

  • ​​​​​Extra Resources: Where to find more information to help apply concepts in real-life scenarios

  • Student Kit

  • The book: Choose Your WoW! 

The PMI Authorized PMP® Exam Prep Course content includes the following digital offerings: 

  • Instructor Manual/Facilitator Guide 

  • Instructor Slides 

  • Student Manual: Workbook with instructional content and real-world activities 

  • Spotlight Videos and Media: Supplemental student materials 

  • Mastery Builders: End-of-chapter knowledge checks to ensure comprehension of key concepts 

  • Student Checklists: Online lists for students to ensure adequate coverage of key concepts 

 

 

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Project Management Fundamentals Extends Reach into PM Trainee Pool 

 

TProfessional woman smiling at camerahe Project Management Institute (PMI) published a 10-year Talent Gap Report in June 2021 that outlined employment trends, costs, and global implications for the project management industry.  One key takeaway from the research is that the global economy needs 25 million new project management professionals by 2030 and to close that talent gap, 2.3 million people will need to enter the profession each year just to keep up with demand. This translates into training opportunity for professionals at each point of the career continuum—early stage to advanced. 

In partnership with PMI, Logical Operations is offering Authorized Training Partners a new benefit of being an ATP.  To address the early-career stage project manager, LO is providing a Project Management Fundamentals Starter Kit. The kit includes 25 student kits and an instructor kit at no cost to the ATP.  Project Management Fundamentals is a 1-day, instructor-led course that is targeted at individuals who are considering a career path in project management and want a complete overview of the field and its generally accepted practices.  While this training does not map to a certification, it provides an easy-to-teach, effective, and affordable training offering for the student that is entering the project management field. There are no trainer requirements.    

Project Management Fundamentals examines the elements of sound project management and provides a student with the skills and understanding to apply the generally recognized practices to successfully managed projects. Students taking this class will: 

  • Identify the key processes and requirements of project management. 

  • Initiate a project. 

  • Plan for time and cost. 

  • Plan for project risks, communication, and change control. 

  • Execute, manage, and control a project. 

  • Close a project. 

This course is part of the Logical Operations catalog of offerings and is available immediately. This course is not a requirement of PMI’s ATP program, but all ATPs can take advantage of this new benefit. If you are already an ATP and are interested in your free Project Management Fundamentals Starter Kit offer, contact PMIOnboarding@logicaloperations.com

 

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Logical Operations revises student and instructor materials based on technical changes, customer feedback, and our own assessment of necessary changes. The revision notes for the most recent updates are below as well as posted on the Content Revisions page. Use this page as a resource to quickly access and view all revision details for any of our recent course updates. 

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