This screening tool is designed to help create awareness that you may have the experience to become a civilian Project Manager. There is no specific passing score; it is meant only to help you determine if you want to pursue a career as a Project Manager.
This is only a starting point, and should be followed up by attending our weekly webinar "The Missing TAP Class" to fully understand if you will be able to meet the experience requirements of the Project Management Institute (PMI) in order to sit for the Project Management Professional (PMP®) Exam.
A "project" is a temporary endeavor to produce a unique product, service, or result. If that sounds a lot like a "mission", then you are correct: Mission Accomplishment = Project Management!
If, within the last 8 years, you have led and/or directed project tasks to accomplish a mission, then you have project management experience! Some examples of military "projects" include:
All of these missions/projects can be broken down into 5 broad process groups, and this screening tool will help you assess your experience in each:
So, think about your similar experiences as you take this screening. If you led or directed any part of the types of missions/projects you see on this list, then you were doing project management. Don't sell yourself short - we know military people have tons of project management experience, regardless of rank or job skill; you just might not know it! And, that's exactly why we started Vets2PM!