Mission Depositphotos 2688186 xsWe often receive a question similar to the following from Project Management Professional (PMP)® Exam Applicants who are in the process of filling in their application form:

Question: Do you have an example of project write ups on Project Management Institute (PMI)® application -- best in class examples of how to summarize your projects -- I have drafted mine and would like to evaluate my application against best in class for structure, etc.

Answer: The answer is "No, we don't have any examples". This is because we don't collect them, but even if we had any, we would not share them. Each PMP® application should be written specifically based on the individual experience by the applicant. Every project is different and the summary should not be just a "boilerplate" statement.

We do, however, have a small example for you in our experience verification worksheet. Click on this link here to open up the XLS document:
http://www.project-management-prepcast.com/index.php/freetry-it/exam-links/81-qualification-requirements-/167-experience-verification-worksheet - There isn't much here, but it's a start.

We also have a tip: When writing the summary go ahead and use as much "PMI® language" as is appropriate. So if you have created a project plan as part of your work, then call it by the official name in A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), even if your company calls it a "Project Base Document". Use PMI® terminology to make it easier for the reviewers to understand.

Watch this video to help you fill out your application form efficiently:

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