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Guild of Project Controls questions

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Evgeny Z.
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Dear all,

I am sure it is covered somewhere here, but I just have some questions about the Guild of Project Controls?

 

1) Who are the people, who develop the "COMPENDIUM and REFERENCE (CaR) "? 

How were they chosen?

2) How can I get COMPENDIUM and REFERENCE (CaR) if I am not a member? Can I buy a document (like I can buy PMBOK)

3) What was the need to create Guild of Project Controls? Which squestions does it answer, which are not answered by PMI and AACEI? 

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Dr. Paul D Giammalvo
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Evgeny, unlike PMI and AACE, you do NOT have to be a member to gain FREE ACCESS to the CaR.  All you need to do is fill in a PROFILE which is also free but will take you 15-20 minutes of your time and you can gain access to download the CaR modules

 

Evgeny and Zoltan, unlike PMI and AACE the questions are NOT multiple choice but are a MIX of multiple choice, fill in the blank, matching and rank ordering.  When you get to Master and Expert levels, there are only 5 questions and they are all open ended essay type questions, as they are testing your critical thinking skills and your ability to demonstrate competency at the higher order Bloom's Cognitive skills- Evaluate and Create.

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Each level of the exam is testing for different TYPES of KNOWLEDGE and different APPLICATIONS (Blooms Cognitive Levels) While the PMI and AACE exxams tend to focus only on Blooms Levels 1 and 2, the Guild's exams change focus towards the higher order Blooms dimensions- Applying, Analyzing, Evaluating and Creating.

The compposition of the exams is based on RESEARCH described here https://pmworldlibrary.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/pmwj54-Jan2017-Giammalvo-analysis-of-current-job-desriptions-featured-paper.pdf  Based on the keyword analysis of the job titles shows approximately what percentage of the questions come from each of the 12 modules.

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The design of the Guild credentials is TOTALLY different from that used by PMI and AACE, but is consistent with the ILO's "Regional Competency Standards" https://www.ilo.org/asia/publications/WCMS_370561/lang--en/index.htm

 

I hope this helps clarify your understanding of how the credentialing process was designed and created?  If you have any further questions don't hesitate to email me.  pauldgphd@gmail.com 

 

BR,

Dr. PDG, Jakarta

Zoltan Palffy
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1) They are from all over an they do belong to planning planet 

http://www.planningplanet.com/members

2) The Guild of Project Controls has uploaded its free Project Controls Compendium and Reference (GPCCaR) and some 600 individual PP members gave up their free time to help develop and generate the GPCCaR which is free to download here.

http://www.planningplanet.com/guild/GPCCARS

3) HOW DO I BECOME A GUILD MEMBER?

Please contact Admin@GuildofProjectControls.com if you wish to  become a Corporate Member of the Guild of Project Controls in order to get access to some or all of the following optional Member or Mentor tools

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr

Evgeny Z.
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Zoltan,

thanks for answers.

1) Is there list of these people available somewhere? I assume they are all from http://www.planningplanet.com/ ?

2) So, is this correct, that Compendium  is not available for anybody excepy guild members? How is guild then planning to get a broder acceptance of the methodology (I guess this is the end goal) if it is not even that easy to get hold of this methodology to start with?

3) How do  I become a guild member?

Zoltan Palffy
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1.) Over a period of 5 years ~600 practitioners from all locations, experience levels and industry sectors collaborated, shaped and proposed what they believed to be best tested and proven practices in relation to each of the 12 knowledge domains.  The content represents what the real world global community use and consider to be PROVEN tools, techniques and practices.  The main reviewers are named at the end of each of the modules and the PP membership is continually proposing amendments and value-adds to it.

2.) The Compendium is free and for use by Guild Members.

3.) PMI and IPMA pays large less attention to planning and scheduling than before.

PMI College of Scheduling was closed, the topic of scheduling is rare at PMI Congresses, most members represent IT industry and are more interested in management of small teams in small projects. That is why Agile, Leadership, soft skills are the areas that attract most attention.

That is why Planners and Schedulers need their own professional association that can help them to develop and improve their skills.

Guild was created for meeting the needs of planners/schedulers that are not satisfied by other professional associations.