Identifying How Many Hours of Military Experience You Can Claim on the PMP Application

Figuring out how many hours of experience you can document for the Project Management Professional (PMP) application seems like a daunting task to many Military Veterans, but it’s fairly easy, if you follow what I’m about to tell you.… Read More Identifying How Many Hours of Military Experience You Can Claim on the PMP Application

Learning Not to Fear the PMP Application Audit

As an instructor at the U.S. Army Warrant Officer Career College, I often talk to students that intend to apply for their Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification through the Project Management Institute (PMI). Many of them express concerns over the application itself and how PMI counts their relevant project management experience gained through their military duties. I’ve seen many great articles written on how to properly fill out the application but I wanted to share my own experience of going through the audit process of the PMP application so that readers know they do not need to fear this process if selected for an audit.… Read More Learning Not to Fear the PMP Application Audit

Veterans are Project Managers: Overlaying the PMI Project Management Process with Military Planning terminology

Also published by GI Jobs: http://www.gijobs.com/jobs-veterans-project-management/ As a veteran, and a Veteran mentor, I hear a lot of questions about what skills veterans have that translate into civilian occupations. People always mention leadership, time management, initiative, etc. but these are the intangibles of a job description. There is one skill set that all veterans have: VETERANS… Read More Veterans are Project Managers: Overlaying the PMI Project Management Process with Military Planning terminology

Mission Accomplishment = Project Management

Missions and projects are essentially the same thing.  They are both temporary in nature, they usually have several constraints, such as a deadline, or a budget ceiling; and they are both intended to achieve some unique goal or outcome.  I used military missions/projects from my 24 years of active duty in the Marine Corps to meet the PMP experience requirement; and, you can use your military experience to qualify too.… Read More Mission Accomplishment = Project Management

Is Certified Project Professional (CPP) Certification Worth It?

Military Veterans are sometimes overwhelmed by the plethora of choices that are out there promising to help prepare them to be competitive for civilian employment; so we at Military PM Pro want to help by sifting through the chaff to get to the good stuff that you should really consider pursuing. Recently, I was asked by a connection of mine to comment on whether he should take a local course being offered to obtain the Certified Project Professional (CPP) certification offered by the Institute of Project Management.… Read More Is Certified Project Professional (CPP) Certification Worth It?

PM-ProLearn Launches FREE PMP® Exam Prep Course for Military Veterans

On July 4th 2017, PM-ProLearn opened the doors to an innovative, self-paced, and completely FREE PMP® Exam preparation training option for Military Veterans. Within 8 days we had enrolled 500 students in the program and on the10th day, we graduated our first “PM-ProLearner”, retired U.S. Marine, Ethan Irons.… Read More PM-ProLearn Launches FREE PMP® Exam Prep Course for Military Veterans

Professional Certification or Masters Degree: What to pursue during transition from Active Duty

As a veteran, while I was going through transition I had a hard time deciding where to focus my efforts. Transition was uncertain but I wanted to prepare for my future both in the military and as a civilian. In the last couple years and following months leading up to transition, I was constantly debating… Read More Professional Certification or Masters Degree: What to pursue during transition from Active Duty