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Question: When I speak at an event for 1 out of 7 hours, can I claim both speaking & participating PDUs?

In our last newsletter we learned that you can earn PDUs for every hour that you spend writing project management related articles (up to a max of 45 PDUs).Answer:

Yes, you can claim PDUs for both attending and speaking. And there is even more good news!

But let's first look at the situation overall: If you are attending an event where a maximum of 7 PDUs can be earned then that is the maximum for everyone. Regular attendees will earn 7 PDUs for attending 7 presentations. You as a speaker can claim 6 PDUs for attending 6 presentations from the other speakers and you can also claim 1 PDU for speaking at the event.

But here is the good news: You can also claim PDUs for the time it took you to prepare the presentation!

By way of an example let's look at my situation of I recently speaking at a local PMI Chapter. It took me about 6.5 hours to create and practice the presentation and the presentation itself at the event was 1 hour long. So I can now claim 7.5 Category D PDUs for giving this presentation.

Translating this into our original example above: You can claim 6 PDUs for attending the other presentations, 1 PDU for giving your own presentation and 1 PDU for each hour that it took you to prepare.



Until next time,
Cornelius Fichtner, PMP
President, OSP International LLC
The Project Management PrepCast(TM) - http://www.project-management-prepcast.com

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Provider: CAI's IT Metrics and Productivity Institute
What:  Monitoring the Cloud
When:  Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Where: Webinar
 
Description:
 
In this webinar with Charles Babcock, we will examine several different forms of monitoring that are currently available to help you independently check on how well your cloud service is performing.

This webinar is produced by CAI's IT Metrics and Productivity Institute.
 
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Component:eSeminars World Courses
What: eSeminarsWorld Project Integration Management - Simulation
When: 02/23/2012 - 03/08/2012
Cost:
PMI Member Early Rate:  Not Applicable (US)
PMI Member Regular Rate:  $600 (US)
Non-Member Rate:  $750 (US)
PDUs:  14
 
Description:
Material that corresponds directly to the PMBOK® Guide-Fourth Edition Knowledge Area of Project Integration Management. There are six processes in this knowledge area which include:
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  • Develop Project Management Plan
  • Direct and Manage Project Execution
  • Monitor and Control Project Work
  • Perform Integrated Change Control
  • Close Project or Phase
This course will help you understand how the following processes are applied in a project:
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  • Define Scope, including Project Scope Statement
  • Conduct Procurements
  • Create a Work Breakdown Structure
  • Determine Budget
  • Develop Schedule
  • Identify Risks
  • Develop Project Management Plan
  • Identify Enterprise Environmental Factors
  • Distribute Information
  • Direct and Manage Execution
  • Perform Integrated Change Control
  • Manage Team
  • Report Performance
  • Manage Stakeholder Expectations
  • Close Project or Phase
 

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The PM StudyCoach Live is a self-study course that combines recorded training materials with live, online coaching calls: You study the recorded materials on your own time and then join the class for a weekly call. In each call we help you get into the PMI mindset, discuss concepts essential for the exam, review your study assignments and leave lots and lots of room to answer all of your questions. Click here for all the class details...

The first live coaching call is scheduled for Wednesday, February 29th at 6pm PST (Pacific / California time zone) and then each Wednesday for 10 weeks after that. So let Kevin and my experience guide you on the way!

However, we only accept 15 students for this class!


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Knowledge is power when integrated with experience and skills and acted upon.  However, knowledge, experience and skills must be tightly integrated to form a cohesive view of reality.

Knowledge without experience leaves the leader without the confidence to execute project strategies that may seem radical to customers or sponsors. Knowledge and experience without demonstrable skills leave the leader stagnating, just talking about what should be done.
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