E55 All You Ever Wanted to Know About the PMP Exam
Ever wonder about the history of the PMP exam? Have you heard of the upcoming changes to the PMP in 2021? Why was there a change to the REP program and how PMP training is being conducted. In this episode we have a fun and informative discussion with Sierra Hampton-Simmons and Lee Lambert talking all things PMP.
Lee Lambert is a PMI Fellow and one of the founders of the PMP exam. He shared with us the history of the PMP. When it started, how it started, why it is called the PMP and more. Back in the early days, Lee was the one reviewing every application for the exam. A little trivia for you…How many people took the original exam? Tune in to hear Lee share his story.
Sierra Hampton-Simmons is the Director of Certification Products with PMI and is responsible for the PMP and all the certifications PMI offers. While Lee gave us the PMP history, Sierra shared where we are heading with the exam in the years to come. She discussed the changes coming in 2021 and how to best prepare. Sierra also shared info on the PMI program to assist Veterans with Project Management and the PMP. Listen to hear Sierra’s story and learn why she isn’t PMP certified.
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Lambert Consulting Group provides live and virtual project management training and consulting for clients from around the world. To date, they have reached 50,000 students in 23 countries.
Lee Lambert is a Founder of the PMI’s PMP Credential and he has been named one of only 70 PMI Fellows in the world. He has been an active contributor in the PM profession for over 50 years and was recognized as the PMI Professional Development Provider of the year.
Educated in engineering in Utah, he is the holder of a Masters Certificate in Project Management from George Washington University in Washington, DC. He regularly provides Keynote presentations to major corporations and PMI Chapters.
Project Management Institute is the world’s leading not-for-profit professional membership association for the project, program and portfolio management profession. Founded in 1969, PMI delivers value for more than 2.9 million professionals working in nearly every country in the world through global advocacy, collaboration, education and research.
PMI advances careers, improves organizational success and further matures the profession of project management through its globally recognized standards, certifications, resources, tools, academic research, publications, professional development courses, and networking opportunities. As part of the PMI family, ProjectManagement.com and ProjectsAtWork.com create online global communities that deliver more resources, better tools, larger networks and broader perspectives.
Sierra Hampton-Simmons has nearly two decades of experience as an expert in Certification Management with a track record for transforming and developing lucrative brands to include relevant performance-based testing and training. She joined PMI in the fall of 2013 and currently serves as the Director & Portfolio Leader of Certification Products.
At PMI Sierra is responsible for the entire portfolio of Certification Products including the PMP credential-the gold standard in project management credentials. Immediately prior to joining PMI, she was the Manager, Certification Operations at Cisco Systems, Inc. where she directed daily operations for a global development team in creating leading IT certification programs including the world-class CCNA and CCNP.
Prior to Cisco, Sierra had a 12-year career with Citrix Education where she managed a team in design and development of the most advanced curricula and certifications for their global programs. Sierra also served as the President of the Performance Testing Council for three years after being an active member of their Board of Directors.
Sierra is a graduate of Georgetown University with a Bachelor of Science in Japanese and International Business.
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