Professional Development Units (PDUs) are credits needed for renewal of the PMP and other PMI certifications. One hour of instruction related to the PMI Talent Triangle equates to one PDU. The PMI Houston Chapter offers monthly meetings worth 1 PDU each (educational and keynote). Credential holders are required to report their own PDUs via the Continuing Certification Requirements System (CCRS).
Ways of Working: Whether it’s predictive, agile, design thinking, or new practices still to be developed, it's clear that there is more than one way that work gets done today. That’s why we encourage professionals to master as many ways of working as they can - so they can apply the right technique at the right time, delivering winning results.
Power Skills: These interpersonal skills include collaborative leadership, communication, an innovative mindset, for-purpose orientation, and empathy. Ensuring teams have these skills allows them to maintain influence with a variety of stakeholders - a critical component for making change.
Business Acumen: Professionals with business acumen understand the macro and micro influences in their organization and industry and have the function-specific or domain-specific knowledge to make good decisions. Professionals at all levels need to be able to cultivate effective decision-making and understand how their projects align with the big picture of broader organizational strategy and global trends.