I am assisting a friend of mine with his PMP application. He has applied, been audited and rejected twice. The PMP have come back with the following comments on his application.
Thank you for your interest in the Project Management Professional (PMP)® Credential. We are in receipt of your application and have identified the following concerns:
Project Descriptions - The descriptions you provided are unclear regarding the tasks per process area and the leadership role that you specifically performed. Please provide descriptions with less detail of the project and more focus on your role with the following standards and tasks in mind.
PMI requires that qualified PMP candidates:
* Perform their duties under general supervision and are responsible for all aspects of the project for the life of the project
* Lead and direct cross-functional teams to deliver projects within the constraints of schedule, budget and resources
* Demonstrate sufficient knowledge and experience to appropriately apply a methodology to projects that have reasonably well-defined project requirements and deliverables.
We are unable to ascertain from the project descriptions you have provided if you served as a leader in the capacity on the projects per the aforementioned role definition. Project descriptions should be documented clearly enough to ascertain whether or not the projects documented truly are projects (please refer to PMBOK®Guide, 5th Edition, Section 3.2).
Further, project descriptions should consist of the following:
* A brief, one-sentence project objective
* Project deliverables summarized by process areas (Initiating, Planning, Executing, Monitoring and Controlling, and Closing - abbreviations are acceptable IN, PL, EX, MC & CL)
* A brief, one-sentence project outcome
Project descriptions should be a high level summary of the tasks you led and directed on the project (e.g. Initiating: develop project charter, WBS etc.; Planning: Scope definition etc.; and so on). Project management experience is required in each of the process areas when all projects are totaled, but not on each project. Project descriptions must be provided for all projects submitted on application. Please revise the project descriptions.
Please refer to the PMP Exam Content Outline when describing project management experience. (see link below)
PMP Exam Content Outline
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Program Management Team
I have assisted my friend in rewording his project Descriptions. Before we submit, we would appreciate some other PMP's to have a look and see if we have anything missing
1. Mobile voice call hand-off solution for Neotel
Objective: To investigate, evaluate, acquire and implement a viable solution for Neotel to continue LAN calls on the GSM Network
Role: I managed the entire project life cycle. Developed the project charter and identified stakeholders (I). Developed the project plan accounting for scope, resources and time (P). Managed the team through the execution of the Pilot (E). Reported on progress to stakeholders (M). Closed out & documented recommendations (C)
Outcome: Upon completing of the Pilot the project was terminated
2. Development of training material for sales force
Objective: To investigate, collate, review and distribute a training presentation for the in-house sales team focusing on products offerings
Role: I managed the whole project. Developed the charter and identified key stakeholders (I). Defined the scope with while considering time and cost and quality (P). Coordinated the execution of the research and development of the material (E) Monitored quality and communicated with stakeholders (M) Documented Close out report (C)
Outcomes: Material handed over to sales and presented at conference
3. Planning and installation of Microsoft Lync for ICASA
Objective: To manage the move from Alcatel to Microsoft Lync for the ICASA head offices
Role: I managed the team through the entire project life cycle. Documented the Project Charter (I), created WBS, schedule, budget, quality and rollback plan and secured the necessary resources (P) lead the team through execution and QA(E), reported on progress to Stakeholders and managed quality (M), close out and lessons learnt signed by sponsor (C)
Outcomes: Microsoft Lync implemented
4. Implementation of call recording solution for Eqsta Holdings Limited
Objective: To install the AudioCodes SmartTap call recording solution to monitor and record telephone calls at the Eqstra head offices
Role: I managed the entire project lifecycle. Created project charter (I). Documented WBS, prepared schedule to account for time differences between South African and US Team, developed a detailed communications and Risk management plan (P). Co-ordinated resources throughout execution, communicated with team & stakeholders (E). Monitored quality, schedule, risk & budget throughout (M), project signed off by sponsor and customer (C).
Outcome: Implementation of the SmartTap system on time and in budget
5. Installation of a Session Border Controller for the RSA Department of Finance
Objective: The Installation of a new Session Border Controller (SBC) to replace the existing equipment which was End of Life
Role: I managed the full project life cycle. Documented project charter highlighting business case (I) Facilitated requirements workshops, developed budget, schedule, risk and communication plan (P). Led engineers through execution & QA (E). Closely monitored schedule, budget & risk (M). SBC implemented and project signed off by sponsor (C)
Outcome: SBC implemented and existing equipment decommissioned.
6. Design of training material for customers on telecommunications principals
Objective: To research, design & present training material in the form of presentations aimed at educating new re-sellers on fundamental telecoms principles & standards
Role: I managed the whole project. Developed the charter and identified key stakeholders (I). Planned the scope of the project while considering time and cost and quality (P). Coordinated the execution of the research & development of the material by graphic designers (E). Monitored schedule and quality (M). Documented Project Closure
Outcomes: Material presented at conference
7. Discovery Limited Session Border Controller investigation and design
Objective: To provide an in-depth design, proposal, execution plan and implemention of an AudioCodes Session Border Controller (SBC) for Discovery Holdings’ new offices for the 2018 move
Role: I managed the whole project life cycle. Documented project charter highlighting business case (I). I collected requirements & defined scope while considering costs, budget and quality. I managed the formation of risk, communication and procurement plans. (P) Developed and led engineers through execution & QA while communicating with stakeholders (E). Monitored schedule, quality & budget (M).
Outcome: Currently still in Execution Phase
8. The design of a Wi-Fi solution for apartments in the Johannesburg CBD
Objective: To provide a proposal to provide Wi-Fi coverage to an apartment block for over top services of voice and data
Role: I initiated and planned the project by developing the charter and identifying stakeholders (I). I documented the project management plan which included, scope, time, quality and risk management plans (P). I directed the team during execution (E) while controlling the scope and quality (M). Submitted tender on time with feasible solution that met customers’ requirements (C)
Key deliverables and outcomes: Comprehensive Tender submitted to customer
9. Investigation on call recording solutions to present to management
Objective: To present viable call recording solutions to management for selection as the product offering for the call recording space
Role: I led team through full life cycle. I developed the charter (I) and the project plan including scope, budget & schedule management plan (P). I co-ordinated the various engineers investigations & lead the team to a consensus (E). I monitored the quality of the work performed, ensured project stayed within budget and schedule (M) I presented the outcomes to management and documented the outcome in a close out (C)
Key deliverables and outcomes: Selection of Call Recording Solution
10. Telecommunications solution design for Lesotho government Medical Centres
Objective: To present a viable solution for providing communication to the Lesotho government medical centres considering the challenges of the mountainous terrain
Role: I managed full project life cycle: Created project charter from tender document (I). I planned the scope, cost, quality, risk, communications and risk plans (P). Documented research report on the conditions in Lesotho, lead engineers in design of solution (E). Monitored scope, schedule & budget (M). Documented final tender submission (C)
Outcome: Comprehensive tender submitted on time