Students! Earn Your Project Management Badge

By: Kris Beisel

By participating in Destination Imagination (DI), students learn valuable project management skills. Did you know that these skills are highly sought after in the workplace, and even on college campuses?

Our friends at PMI Educational Foundation (PMIEF) are offering Destination Imagination students (grades 7-12) the opportunity to document their knowledge and skills by earning a Fundamentals of Project Management digital badge at NO COST. The badge complies with Mozilla Open Badge standards, making it easy to share and easily verified by potential employers or colleges.

To take the exam, students will need an adult (Team Manager or teacher) to monitor them while they are taking the test. The test is given online, so students will need access to a computer and the internet.

The one-hour, 50-question test will test your knowledge of project management and will use the language of the Project Management Institute. The following subjects will be covered by this exam:

  • Project Stakeholder Management
  • Project Risk Management
  • Project Communications Management
  • Project Human Resources Management
  • Project Quality Management
  • Project Time Management
  • Project Score Management
  • Project Integration Management
  • Process Groups
  • Project Management Foundational Knowledge

All of that may sound a little intense, but you and your team members experience and lead the project management process as you work on a Team Challenge solution. You do a part of the project management process at every meeting!

To ensure that you have a strong understanding of the vocabulary and to prepare for the exam, you will want to review Destination Imagination’s Roadmap (available in the Resource Area) and PMIEF’s Project Management Skills for Life® (available in the Learning Resources Library at www.pmief.org – you may need to create an account to gain access to the document).

If you’re interested in taking the exam, fill out our Team Manager registration survey or contact Kris Beisel at [email protected] to learn more.