WHITE PAPER: The Value of PMP® Certification to Project Managers and Organizations

By J. LeRoy Ward, PMP, PgMP, PfMP, CSM, CSPO
Executive Vice President – Enterprise Solutions, IIL

Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification is the most well-known and respected project management credential in the world.


Developed by the Project Management Institute (PMI)® , the PMP® was the first certification designed specifically for project managers, by project managers.

Today, more than 870,000 people currently hold the PMP® credential.

The PMP® is renowned throughout the world. It was the first certification designed specifically for project managers by project managers. There is no credential more widely known and respected than the PMP®. It is the world’s most ubiquitous and desirable project management certification.


In this white paper, we’ll address the following questions:


  • Why should project managers get PMP® certified?
  • Why should organizations invest in the certification of their project managers?
  • What are the benefits of PMP® certification?
  • What is the best way to go about getting PMP® certified?

About the Author:

J. LeRoy Ward

J. LeRoy Ward is Executive Vice President of Enterprise Solutions at the International Institute for Learning (IIL). He is a highly respected consultant and adviser to Global Fortune 500 Corporations and government agencies in the areas of project, program, and portfolio management. With more than 38 years of government and private sector experience, LeRoy specializes in working with senior executives to understand their role in project and program sponsorship, governance, portfolio management and the strategic execution of projects and programs.