Monday, March 11, 2013

Can I get PMI PDU's for sitting on a SCAMPI appraisal team?

Dear Appraiser,

I was a member of a SCAMPI A Appraisal team.  The appraisal lasted for 10 days.  My subteam focused on the Project Mgmt PA(s).  Would I be eligible to report any PDUs based on this activity? ~Wendi


Thank you for writing in!  Being on a CMMI SCAMPI Appraisal team is a rewarding and enjoyable event - although you might not have thought about it that way at the time!

I am not aware that the PMI offers PDUs for being part of an appraisal team, but you should be able to get at least EIGHT PDUs for taking the SCAMPI Appraisal Team Training class, and another twenty-one for taking the required "Introduction to CMMI" class (both are pre-requisites for appraisal team members).  Neither class (or provider) is listed in their database, but if you enter it in as "other" (and keep your certificate), you should be golden.

Hope this helps!

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Jeff Dalton is a Certified SCAMPI Lead Appraiser, Certified CMMI Instructor, author, and consultant with years of real-world experience with the CMMI in all types of organizations. Jeff has taught thousands of students in CMMI trainings and has received an aggregate satisfaction score of 4.97 out of 5 from his students.

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1 comment:

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