We would like to bring your attention to an important notification which was posted on our social media channels: In light of the outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), PMI UAE chapter will be postponing any and all in-person events for the coming period until further notice.
This is an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19 and to make sure we do not endanger the livelihood as well as the health of our chapter members.
Since learning & education are the core of our Chapter’s goals, we will be replacing the physical in-person events with Digital Webinars. Our Knowledge Team is now working to have a Roadmap of Webinars for the coming period. Our aim is to have regular webinars each month.
Please stay tuned on our social media channels for updates about scheduled events. You will also receive invitations by emails for any planned events.
To conclude, let us all take good care of ourselves as well as our loved ones and make sure that we take personal responsibility in beating the COVID-19 outbreak. As recommended please avoid crowds and cancel any non-essential travel plans.
Please verify any information about the virus and believe in information only from trusted sources. Check out the following links for any information on COVID-19 within UAE and globally:
We would like to welcome our new President of PMI UAE Chapter Dr. Mohammad Al Redha, Director, PMO, Health Informatics & Smart Health at DHA. Our Board of Directors and Volunteers are excited to work along with Dr. Mohammad and take our chapter to new heights. We would also like to thank our previous President Ms. Laila Faridoon for her great leadership which was crucial in making the chapter so successful.
Webinar: Suddenly Remote! Disrupting Businesses into Virtual Collaboration due to the Coronavirus Outbreak
On the 25th of January, 2020, the PMI-UAE Chapter held its Annual Gathering for the year 2020 at Mandarin Oriental Jumeirah, Dubai. Registration started at 9:00 am through 10:00am after which the welcome address was made. The gathering soon after continued with the introduction of the speakers for the day and a warm-up quiz on the new PMI logo, enquiring on the number of symbols and what each symbol depicts. The welcome address and announcement proceeded enlightening attendees on the benefits of Chapter membership in the year 2020 which were illustrated using mind-map tool in 6 broad categories as follows:
PMI is committed to the safety and well-being of our global community. Our Crisis Task Force is monitoring the situation arising from coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) daily.
To assure your health and wellbeing, we have made decisions impacting several global events. We have sent email communications to those of you who registered for these events that have changed. However, here is a high-level summary of events that we changed.
For all certification exam candidates who are able to proceed with taking your scheduled exam, please consult test center information to your specific location at PearsonVUE’s Coronavirus Update Page as it is updated regularly.
For candidates who already scheduled the exam but are unable to take it due to health restrictions or delayed with training, PMI will offer you to reschedule your exam and will automatically extend your exam eligibility until 18 January 2021. All paid fees will be eligible for a refund and you will be able to reschedule without accruing penalty fees. We are also actively exploring and expediting solutions to offer alternative PMP® exam delivery options, and will share more information as it becomes available.
For all PMP candidates, we are extending access to the current PMP exam until 31 December 2020 and postponing the launch of the new PMP exam until 2 January 2021
PMI Salary Survey Reveals Project Management Practitioners with the PMP Certification Earn 22% More
The Project Management Institute (PMI) today released its “Earning Power: Project Management Salary Survey” which reveals a significant advantage in earning potential for practitioners who hold the Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification. According to the survey, respondents with a PMP certification reported higher median salaries than those without a PMP certification -- 22% higher on average across the 42 countries surveyed. New in this edition is salary information from five countries not previously covered— Indonesia, Pakistan, the Philippines, Portugal and the Russian Federation.
A. I am an experienced management consultant with close to 9 years of experience working in digital transformations, ERP implementations, IT advisory and project management roles. Being part of the Big 4’s, I have had the opportunity to enhance my professional skills with a global experience and have worked in various countries with completely different work cultures such as Poland, China, Malaysia and now the UAE. Additionally, I have also contributed to the success of the historic milestone of introducing VAT in the UAE by executing various VAT implementations in the region.
Q. Do you hold PMI credentials? Which credentials do you hold and when did you obtain your certifications?