The PMI Talent Triangle® Sets PDU Requirements

The PMI Talent Triangle® Sets PDU Requirements

Project Management Institute (PMI) oversees multiple project management certification programs, such as the Project Management Professional (PMP)®. Every PMI certification has specific Professional Development Unit (PDU) requirements for credential maintenance. All PDU work is tracked against the three branches of the PMI Talent Triangle®: Ways of Working, Power Skills, and Business Acumen. On this page: …

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What is a PDU

What is a PDU?

You’ve worked hard to earn your Project Management Institute (PMI)® certification. Now, you need to keep your credentials active by earning PDUs. But wait, what is a PDU and what does PDU stand for? PDU is an acronym for Professional Development Unit, which is a one-hour block of time invested in professional development related to …

Erin Aldridge, PMP, PMI-ACP, & CSPO

Introduction to “Leadership in Project Man

Developing Leadership Skills in Accordance with the PMI Talent Triangle®

If you have a PMI certification, such as the Project Management Professional (PMP)®, you know how critical leadership skills are. For one, you must learn leadership techniques and styles for the PMP exam. And on the job, a good project manager both leads and manages. Project Management Institute (PMI) recently updated the Talent Triangle to …

Erin Aldridge, PMP, PMI-ACP, & CSPO

PDU Requirements for Maintaining Your PMI Certification

PDU Requirements for Maintaining Your PMI Certification

PMI uses Professional Development Unit (PDU) requirements aligned to the PMI Talent Triangle® for their Continuing Certification Requirements System (CCRS). This is used to manage certification status for all credential holders. On this page: Maintain your PMI certifications like the PMP® PMI Talent Triangle® PDU requirements Ways to earn PDUs Continuing Certification Requirements System (CCRS) …

Erin Aldridge, PMP, PMI-ACP, & CSPO

Advance Your Career in Project Management with Business Acumen Skills

Business Acumen for Project Management

The Project Management Institute (PMI)® designed the PMI Talent Triangle® to include “business acumen” as one of three pillars to earn Professional Development Unit (PDU) credits towards PMI certifications. On this page: Earn PDUs for Business Acumen Skills PMI Talent Triangle: Business Acumen How can learning business acumen skills advance your career? Business Acumen PDU …

Erin Aldridge, PMP, PMI-ACP, & CSPO

PDU Requirements for Renewing Your PMP Certification

The day you earn your Project Management Professional (PMP) certification from the Project Management Institute (PMI), your Continuing Certification Requirements (CCR) cycle begins. This CCR cycle is a three-year period during which you must earn and report Professional Development Units (PDUs) to renew your PMP certification. Learn more about PMI’s PDU requirements for honing your …

Erin Aldridge, PMP, PMI-ACP, & CSPO

CDU vs PDU: Similarities and Differences in Continuing Education

After earning any professional certification, you will most likely have to maintain the certification by pursuing professional development or continuing development activities. It is common for professional associations to offer their own brand of units to track and measure these activities. Two examples of these units are PDUs and CDUs. Learn more about the difference …

Erin Aldridge, PMP, PMI-ACP, & CSPO

Erin Aldridge, PMP, PMI-ACP, & CSPO

Easiest Ways to Earn PDU Credits in Project Management

Earning Professional Development Units (PDUs) to maintain your Project Management Institute (PMI) certification can be challenging for busy project managers. Here are some of the easiest ways to earn PDU credits in Project Management, which will fulfill PMI’s Continuing Certification Requirements. On this page: PDU Project Management Categories and Requirements Easy ways to PM PDUs …

Erin Aldridge, PMP, PMI-ACP, & CSPO

Options for Earning PMI-Required PDUs

Maintaining one’s Project Management Institute (PMI)’s Project Management Professional (PMP)® credential includes documentation of PDU (professional development unit) hours. With a 3-year cycle of 60 PMI-approved PDU hours to maintain PMP credentials, understanding PMI’s PDU requirements is a necessity. On this page: What is a PDU and how many do I need? Two PDU categories …

Erin Aldridge, PMP, PMI-ACP, & CSPO