The PMO Leader Webinar Series

Memberships and Certifications Around the World

We will learn about the various PMO and Project Management organizations the globe.  Host Michael O'Connor will chat with leaders from the organizations to get an inside perspective on industry certifications  and memberships.

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Memberships and Certifications Around the World

What is the difference between a PMP, CSM, PMO-CP, Prince2, P3O and all the other certifications in our industry?  If you struggle to understand the alphabet soup of Project Management certifications and memberships be sure to join host Michael O'Connor as he explores the various global PMO and Project Management certifications.  


Certifications Around the World Episodes

E01 - Mike DePrisco, COO Project Management Institute

August 5, 2021

Hear Mike share insights into PMI strategy with PMBOK 7 and the PMP exam.  Learn about the various certifications and memberships that PMI offers globally and hear what is on the horizon for PMI.

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E02 - Rebecca Fox, Dir Membership Association for Project Management

September 30, 2021

Hear Rebecca share the APM history as they approach their 50th year anniversary.  She also shares the benefits of membership and plans for the future.

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Michael O'Connor host of The PMO Leader webinar, PMO and Project Management Certifications Around the World

Host, Dr. Michael O’Connor, P.E., PMP, PGMP 

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Dr. Michael O'Connor is the Director Strategy and Project Management with Medtronic Corporate Science and Technology in Minneapolis, Minnesota (18+ years of Medtronic experience). He has over 35+ years of professional work experience and 30+ years of professional experience (mainly in project, program, and portfolio management) in the Medical Device Industry.

He was selected as an American Society for Quality Fellow (ASQ), selected as a Medtronic Technical Fellow, selected as an American Academy of Project Management Fellow (AAPM), selected as an Association for Project Management Fellow (APM) and selected as a Biomedical Engineering Society Fellow (BMES). He is a (PDMA) NPDP, (PMI) PMP®, PgMP®, (IPMA) IPMA-B certified, (IPM) CPD, (AAPM) MPM, CIPM and CPRM.

He is currently on the Board of Directors as a Director at large for the Minnesota PMI chapter and he is the Medtronic liaison for the Minnesota PMI chapter. He is also the representative for Medtronic on the PMI Global Executive Council. He is a Director at large with the Product Development and Management Association in 2020-2023 and is a former Director at Large for the Product Development and Management Association (PDMA). He is a Community Faculty Member at Metropolitan State University and an Adjunct Faculty instructor at the College of St. Scholastica and the University of Wisconsin, Platteville that is teaching Graduate level Project Management, Portfolio Management, Project Capstone, Procurement, and Culture / Organizational course(s).