Participants Earn PDU's

Earn PDU’s for Participation at #ProdMgmtTalk

Participants at the Global Product Management Talk #prodmgmttalk who are PMI Credential Holders are eligible to receive professional development units (PDU’s) from the Project Management Institute (PMI) under Category C: Self Directed Learning.

Category C Self Directed Learning:

Earn PDUs for self-directed learning activities which are individualized learning events involving personally conducted research or study. Learning may include informal activities such as:

  • --->reading articles, books, or instructional manuals;
  • watching videos, using interactive CD-ROMs,
  • ---->Podcasts or other source material;
  • ---->having formal discussions with colleagues, coworkers, clients or consultants;
  • being coached or mentored by a colleague, coworker or consultant (If you served as coach or mentor to someone else, report that activity under the Volunteer Category)

Qualifying activities must be relevant to project management, project risk, project scheduling, or program management, meet a specified purpose, and use knowledgeable resources.

PDU Rule:

1 PDU is awarded for every 1 hour spent in a self-directed learning activity listed in this category

PDU restrictions for the Self-Directed Learning category are as follows:

  • PMP and PgMP credential holders can earn no more than 30 PDUs in the Self-Directed Learning category per cycle
  • PMI-SP and PMI-RMP credential holders can earn no more than 15 PDUs in the Self-Directed Learning category per cycle

Documentation required upon PMI audit/request:

Individuals will need to complete the PDU On-line Submission process or paper form to receive PDUs and provide evidence supporting your reported learning project, including notes from and dates of discussion or reading.

How to use #ProdMgmtTalk To Qualify for "Self-Directed Learning" PDU Credit

The Global Product Management Talk pioneered the Socratic method format to enable a valuable learning experience for participants at the weekly #prodmgmttalk twitter discussion. 
  1. having formal discussions with colleagues, coworkers, clients or consultants; We believe that participation in a real time Twitter Talk, if the subject matter is particularly relevant to the practice of project management, constitutes "having formal discussions with colleagues..."  When participants contribute at a regularly scheduled #ProdMgmtTalk discussion, whatever they tweeted during the event will be listed with their Twitter handle. To assist in the documentation, participants are encouraged to save the transcript of the #ProdMgmtTalk to support their documentation, available in 2 locations:
    • unedited Transcript captured from the event, posted to the site and available immediately following the event,
    • edited Transcript posted to SlideShare.
  2. Podcasts or other source material; The Global Product Management Talk produces podcasts from each event, as well as other audio programs that may be relevant to the practice of project management.
  3. reading articles, books, or instructional manuals; The Global Product Management Talk posts background materials provided by speakers and mentioned during the events for participants to read.  
  4. Get it on your mobile device! The Global Product Management Talk mobile app includes the podcasts and recaps, and is constantly being updated with new information from each event.


  • NOTE: It is up to individuals to maintain their own documentation to support their self certification.
  • #ProdMgmtTalk does NOT guarantee that self-certification PDU’s will be accepted by PMI as individual circumstances beyond our control such as level of participation in weekly #ProdMgmtTalk or accurate completion of self-certification documentation may prevent acceptance of self-certification PDUs.
Appreciation:  Thanks to Robert Kelly and #PMChat for providing the PDU info!

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