I recommend that you read the
, it contains all information that you may look for. in Page 10 it contains a section "How to Record Your Experience & Education on the Application".
and below are some advises on how to select the projects to add to your experience:
1- Use recent projects, these will be easier to fill in their details and to be verified in case of audits.
2- Minimize the number of references (approvers) by listing multiple projects with the same stakeholder.
3- Use larger projects to minimize the number of projects.
Chu Lam, what type of difficulty do you have in filling out the experience section on your application.
We've had numerous PMP applicants ask us for assistance.
The major types of difficulty are
1. Knowing if your job description is acceptable for Project Management application.
2. Knowing whose name you should use as a reference.
3. Knowing what to do if you get audited.
Are these areas you have trouble with?
If you have read the handbook reference provided by Mr. Amin, and you still have questions, please feel free to ask them here.
One suggestion is to make sure and use Key PMP terms like Initiating, executing, Closing, etc. such as "managed 3 projects in 2014 including initiating of one and additionally executing and closing the other two."
"was key in communicating to key stakeholders..."
It's like putting key words in your resume. Same concept applies here.
I spent a lot of time worrying about this before I started filling out the application. Once I did, I recall that there was a length limit -- and I was running out of space! This was exactly the opposite of what I had been concerned about. I had worried about putting in the required level of detail, but I ended up needed to cut down the length considerably! By the time it fit, it was much higher level than I had originally planned.
I agree with Scott about using keywords related to PMI / PMP. But overall I recommend sitting down and starting to fill out your application -- this ultimately will give you the best feel for how much room you have left, and how detailed you can be.
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