In October PMA’s Chief Technology Officer, Tim Mather, provided Project Management Professional (PMP) training to fellow PMAers, in addition to clients and colleagues. PMA encourages professional certifications as a part of our commitment to staff development. Currently, PMA Consultants employs 54 Project Management Professionals nationwide.
After taking a course in order to prepare myself for the PMP, I saw an opportunity to contribute to the knowledge base of PMA by developing a prep course for our staff. Much has changed over the years I’ve been teaching the course. Each new version of the Project Management Book of Knowledge requires a refreshing of the course materials and I have to completely reeducate myself for the new material. Our success rate in passing the exam on the first sitting is over 90% which is substantially better than the statistics published by PMI of around 50%. I attribute this mostly to the professionalism, hard work, and intelligence of PMA staff.
Those in attendance this year included: Amanda Davy Romano (PMA Chicago), Joe Puzon (PMA Chicago), Natalie Zebrowski (PMA Chicago), Reniz Moosa (PMA Chicago), Tony Galullo of Walsh Construction, Jeff Wasserloos (PMA Phoenix & San Francisco), and Mayank Agarwal (PMA San Francisco).