You might be wondering if this article is about PMI membership benefits.
This article will not discuss the generic ….. benefits. However, you’ll find my personal experience in it.
I’m not going to discuss the discount it offers on PMP exam fees or networking opportunities. I will be talking about how I used the content.
I was invited to teach a course on “Project Stakeholder Management” at a University in Ahmedabad. This will be the first time that the University has offered this course. This course was created by the Head of Department of Masters in Construction Management. He is a strong advocate of PMP and believes in the importance of Stakeholder Management when managing construction projects.
Because this was my first course, I didn’t have any support material or course pedagogy. The first two sessions, Introduction to PMP and Stakeholder Management with a small case study, were very easy to conduct. When I set out to prepare the third session, I struggled to find the right content. Even though I had already planned the theory content of the 15-session course before I conducted the first session, it was still difficult to find the right content. Teaching a theory session would be boring for me and very boring for my students. I wanted to teach theory through case studies, but was unable find the right track.
I was browsing through many websites when I saw the PMI banner. I realized that I was a PMI member, and have exclusive access to a wide range of cases, articles, blogs, and research papers. The PMI MEMBERSHIP saved me. I was able to find several cases and several articles that were easily accessible. It was no surprise to find that the content was rich and written by experienced writers. I chose the case ‘Changing Face at the Busiest Airport in The World through Project Management’, which deals with the refurbishment and expansion of Heathrow Terminal 1. It was a great case, and exactly what I needed to explain stakeholder engagement. All my confusion was gone!
I found a wealth of information on Communication, Leadership, Culture, Communication, and Stakeholder Relations for Project Management. Now I know where to find the right information to smoothen my lecture preparation.
I won’t flaunt McDonald’s tagline …. But …. I’d still say it. I LOVE IT!
– Vidhi Raj, PMP
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