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RICS Project Management course V/s PMP

edited May 2012 in PM Certifications

Hi All,

RICS is offering a course in Project Management with the following curriculum,

The project management process:

Generic project management: An introduction
Briefing for project managers
Project strategy
Structuring frameworks and methodologies for the management of projects
Legal aspects of project management:

Liability of the project manager
Extending and limiting liability
Project management appointments
Professional indemnity insurance
Tools and techniques:

Time management
Management of resources
Benchmarking
Analysis of change: Models of organisational change
Management of change
Management of innovation
Introduction to risk management
Uncertainty and risk

I HAVE NO IDEA ON THE BENIFITS OF DOING A COURSE FROM RICS.
CAN U PLEASE ADVICE WHETHER TO ENROLL FOR THIS COURSE OR GO FOR PMP (PREPARING CURRENTLY).

Thanks.

Comments

  • edited May 2012

    Hello @Rohansh,

    Welcome to PM Hangout.

    Honestly, I'm not familiar with RICS and cannot advise on its benefits. But how did you come across it - job descriptions, referral, other means?

    Are you interested in improving your project management skills or just certification? If it's former then PMP, which is purely a certification program, is not the right choice. The PMP training helps you to pass the exam and get certified, but doesn't necessarily improve your project management skills. But if you are keen on just certification, then PMP obviously the most popular.

    We can discuss further if you post more details.

    Best regards.

  • Thanks Harwinder for the prompt reply.

    I was looking for some project management course other than PMP and i came accross this on a website.

    Anyways I have decided to go for PMP 1st and then might think of going for this course. Also can you please tell me whether one has to be a designated project manager to apply for PMP or one who has worked on project assisting Project manager can also apply as i fall into the latter case.

    Thanks
    Rohan.

  • Hello Rohan,

    For PMP, if you hold at least a bachelor's degree, then you require 3 years of project management experience. The experience must align with the tasks, knowledge and skills defined in the PMP Content Outline. You need "not" necessarily be a designated Project Manager.

    Let me know if you have further questions.

    Best regards.

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