NBS faculty, Ms. Katrina Simon-Agolory, recently earned the designation of Project Management Professional (PMP), which is the premiere and most important industry-recognized certification for project managers.
With her newly-earned PMP, Ms. Simon-Agolory joins only seven other PMPs in the entire country. “I am very humbled to be part of this small and distinct group in Namibia,” she said.
To earn a PMP, each candidate must complete an in-depth application process in which they document their training in project management and their experience leading and directing projects. The process culminates in a four hour exam.
“It is a very difficult exam,” laughs Ms. Simon-Agolory mentioning that she is grateful not to be among the large percentage of testers who do not pass on the first try. She shared that although she teaches project management, she dedicated over 200 hours to intense studying and preparation.
“It was important for me to obtain this certification to validate my skills and knowledge as a lecturer and as a consultant who manages large-scale projects.” Ms. Simon-Agolory teaches project management and operations management at Namibia Business School.
For more information about the Project Management Institute visit http://www.pmi.org/.