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TOPIC: Forensic Investigation - Acceptable for PMP Experience Requirement

Forensic Investigation - Acceptable for PMP Experience Requirement 2 years 7 months ago #13288

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Question 1 - I project managed a multi-year overseas multi-country forensic investigation at a former employer - as I read the PMP experience requirement - this one off project does meet the criteria established by PMI. However, I can find no references, anywhere, to this type of experience being used by other PMI members for their experience requirements.

Question 2 - Further, the time spent on such a project is primarily spent (when looking at the project as a whole) on executing and monitoring + controlling and worry that PMI has certain preconceived notions on what is a "typical" project, and how the PM allocates their time across the 5 process areas? Should I be concerned about a potential audit risk ? I have nothing to hide, but I, like I suppose thousands of others, am trying to wrap this up before the upcoming change in the PMP exam.

Comments, advice, suggestions would be appreciated.

Forensic Investigation - Acceptable for PMP Experience Requirement 2 years 7 months ago #13291

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The type of project doesn’t matter. It is how you manage it. In response to question 2, be honest. Sometimes, PMs take over a project, so they weren’t involved in initiating but the description should reflect that.
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Forensic Investigation - Acceptable for PMP Experience Requirement 2 years 7 months ago #13295

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I have the same issue - been working on project now for 3 years and my Initiating and Planning hours will be less than 5 and 11 % respectively, of the total hours due to the nature of the project - I just assume the PMI must have seen such projects before......
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