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UPDATE: PMI Certification Exams & Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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PMI Talent Triangle

Project Management has no boundaries; it is needed in all industries, enterprises (big and small), and consulting practices.  Therefore, regardless of the work environment, individuals responsible for results (aka Project Managers) must have skills that span the following areas:

  • Strategic Business Management
  • Leadership
  • Technical Project Management

Beyond the ability to manage the constraints of scope, time, cost, and quality -- corporate employees and entrepreneurs alike must have the skills in the PMI Talent Triangle to be successful. 

PMI Talent Triangle

6th Edition PMBOK® Guide

The PMBOK® Guide, 6th edition – The latest Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) has been released by the Project Management Institute (PMI®) and it is the foundation to all PMI® Project Management Certification Exams.  There is a real emphasis on what a project manager is supposed to do – in a variety of different scenarios – to simulate real world experiences. Therefore, not only does the 6th Edition PMBOK® Guide incorporate the latest global research on the best tools and techniques it also focuses on the practical skills and competencies one should have as a Project manager – and aligns those competences to the PMI Talent Triangle.


For the 1st time, PMI® has incorporated a methodology into its certification exams.  Now, to become a certified project management practitioner – and pass your certification exam -- you must be able to apply the Agile Methodology to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®).  In today’s globally competitive markets, companies must be flexible and fast-paced.  Therefore, they need talented people who can apply the Agile Methodology to complex environments and still produce stellar products, services, and results.