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TOPIC: How to fill my project management experience in PMP exam application

How to fill my project management experience in PMP exam application 11 months 2 weeks ago #14545

  • Gary Yang
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Hi, all - I worked for a software company where i served as a project manager for over 3 years. When I'm filling out the PMP exam application, obviously I need to list all the projects that I worked for. My problem is I recently changed my job and I didn't keep a list of all the projects and the clients who I did the projects for. All the projects that I had done during those 3 years were short term projects with typical turnaround time about 4 - 6 weeks and I had done at least 20 or 30 of them. Those projects were similar type of projects. So in application, instead of listing every single project, can I just put one category of the projects in project management experience section, saying something like Software Development Project. and directly putting 5000 hours to it? Will this be considered appropriate or will it cause higher chance to be audited? I'd appreciate your feedback or anything you can share. Thanks

How to fill my project management experience in PMP exam application 11 months 2 weeks ago #14547

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It needs to be reported by project, so that the PMI knows it is a project with a definite start and stop.

How to fill my project management experience in PMP exam application 11 months 2 weeks ago #14548

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Gary - As Ty stated they will need to be in reported by project. I was in a similar situation as you, however my projects were a little longer in length. I did have a few larger projects to pull from as well. What I did with the projects that seemed redundant was pull something uniqueness from each project. I did have to make a few calls to past employers and contacts at the customer as well, but it all worked out.

Personally I thought the application process was more of a time suck for me than the lead up to the exam. Trying to find old co-workers and former customers and such.

Good Luck!

How to fill my project management experience in PMP exam application 11 months 1 week ago #14594

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Gary,

Also recommend that you talk to any old employers or co-workers you intend to use as a reference ahead of time, so they aren't blind sided if you are audited.

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