I have noticed that many PMP's seem to struggle with collecting the necessary PDUs. I have not, but for the sake of others I thought I would ask this question.
For myself, I have gained PDUs from the following:
- ProjectManagement.com webinars (at least half come from this)
- Paid training (some of this is from the training for the next certification)
- Conferences (I usually attend one or two a year)
- Online conferences offered on ProjectManagement.com (like PMXPO, Talent Mgt, etc)
- Local chapter offerings (attended a PM Saturday)
- Training offered through company (we have extensive online training)
- Lynda.com (just started using this resource that I can access for free through our library)
I know there are many other options, but this is my path. Please share your own path for the others who may be struggling a bit. Saving Changes...
Work experience and reading made up some of mine. Many came from the webinars on this site. I like that I just have to find an hour for a webinar at a time. Compared to carrying a book around for several days, plus having to track my time. Another benefit of the webinars is that they are self-documenting in case of an audit. Saving Changes...
Majority of mine come from reading, writing and publishing/presenting content. I used to get a lot from volunteering as well both with my local Chapter and PMI's GOC but most of my volunteering these days is in the form of mentoring.
At work training - we were sent to several Agile classes two years ago.
I wrote a few LinkedIn posts, one related to how I passed the PMP exam, although sharing knowledge has become less of a requirement. I removed a few of them because I realized my employers didn't like me writing about the failed projects and my supervisors asked me to remove them. I wish there was a place to write about those, though. People should know about failed projects and why they occurred. I saw so many when I worked for the government. It's why I got so passionate about it and got a PMP! Saving Changes...