PMI’s Portfolio Management Professional ( PfMP ) credential recognizes the advanced experience and skill of portfolio managers. The PfMP demonstrates your proven ability in the coordinated management of one or more portfolios to achieve organizational objectives. PfMP credential holders are responsible for the execution of the portfolio management process, communication around portfolio progress, and recommendations for action. Where project and program managers are responsible for "doing work right", this is an ideal credential if you are responsible for ensuring your organization is "doing the right work".
The Program Management Professional (PgMP) is a credential that recognizes demonstrated experience, skill, and performance in the oversight of multiple, related projects that are aligned with an organizational objective and strategic goal. Candidates for the PgMP manage a program’s resources to ensure the ultimate success of the program and are responsible for modifying programs and making decisions that advance strategic and business objectives to ensure the ultimate success and acceptance of the program. Programs contain complex activities that may span functions, organizations, geographic regions and cultures. Program managers build credibility, establish rapport and maintain communication with stakeholders at multiple levels, including those external to the organization. Program managers define and initiate projects, and assign project managers to manage cost, schedule, and performance of component projects.
Certified Project Management Professional ( PMP® ) is the most important industry-recognized certification for project managers. You can find PMP certified professionals leading projects in nearly every country and, unlike other certifications that focus on a particular geography or domain, the PMP credential is truly a global credential. As a PMP, you can work virtually in any industry, with any methodology and in any location. The PMP signifies that you speak and understand the global language of project management and connects you to a community of professionals, organizations and experts worldwide.