Most recently, Patti Gustafson, Project Coordinator set out to become a Project Management Professional (PMP). The PMP is designed to distinguish its recipients and their businesses by certifying their dedication and knowledge. In encouraging Gustafson to pursue this, Solve IT once again demonstrated that they recognize and appreciate the dedication and contributions of their employees.
To be seated for the exam is a rigorous process including obtaining a four-year degree (bachelor’s degree or the global equivalent), at least three years of project management experience, at least 4,500 hours leading and directing projects and 35 hours of project management education.
Gustafson’s work history provided a strong foundation of project management from her years working in engineering and operations management and at Solve IT.
She had already earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Iowa, and had completed the necessary hours leading projects. The work began in recording the project hours and completing 35 hours of studies while working full time and taking care of her family.
Gustafson passed the exam on her first attempt. This certification elevates her to a prestigious level amongst very few others who hold the PMP title. Those with the ISO 17024 certification are considered to be amongst the highest caliber of professionals.
“PMP is internationally regarded as one of the most valuable certifications one can achieve in project management.