|Denny Smith, Ph.D. - Manager, PMI Certification
Dr. Denny Smith discussed the Project Management
Institute’s Project Management Professional (PMP) certification program.
He described the program, highlighting the advantages and benefits to project
managers who obtain the “PMP” designation and outlined the certification
process. He also discussed the process for maintaining the PMP certification.
Dr. Smith shared his insights on the history
and development of the PMP program, the development structure and process
for the examination, and plans for continuing improvement to both the program
and the processes. He introduced the new “Certificate of Added
Qualification” (CAQ’s) which are available in some professional areas and
discussed the development process for additional certifications areas.
Dr. Smith. brings extensive education,
assessment, and psychometric skills to his position having experience in
both certification and education. He holds an M.S. in School Psychology
from Miami University and a Ph.D. in Educational Studies from Perdue University.
Denny comes to PMI from WorldatWork, a human resource organization specializing
in compensation and benefits in Scottsdale, AZ. Denny is responsible
for the processing of all applications for certification and additional
qualifications. He coordinates the work of the Certification Department
with that of the Research, Standards, and Education Departments.
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