I have renewed my PMP early and am current until June 2025. Here are my 3 reasons I have renewed my PMP early.
To get it out of the way
I mean one of the core things about being a project manager is getting things done (i.e. completing projects) right? That’s why I viewed completing my 60 personal development units (PDUs). Once you are done, you are done. No going down to the wire on this one.
To focus on doing the work
Now that I am done, I can focus on doing the work. I love teaching PMP exam prep courses because I know how much my credential has helped me. I am able to have career flexibility due to my PMP. And I want the same for my students! Moreover, when I teach I know that they have dedicate time, effort and money towards passing the PMP too!
In addition, to teaching I will serving as a PMP mentor, blogging and airing my Projectized livestream show where I discuss project management basics. Renewing my PMP frees me up to actually use my credential to bring value to the marketplace.
To be viewed as a competent project manager
Time is one of the three tripe constraints (scope and cost are the other two). Renewing my PMP early is seen as a competent project manager. How I manage my personal time and is how I will manage projects. Finishing up early is prized in the workplace so why not apply it to my PMP certification renewal process?
These three reasons will allow me to be the best PMP that I can be.
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About Carla R Jenkins
Carla R Jenkins is a certified project manager, scrum master and ITIL v4 professional with over a decade’s worth of experience. She has worked in both the private and public sectors successfully completing projects and programs on time, within scope and under budget. She possesses an MBA and a BA in International Economics. To work with me, visit www.carlarjenkins.com/bookasession and connect with me on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/carlarjenkins