UOG Graduate, John Ruane, Earns Project Management Professional Certification

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Guam – John Ruane, a recent University of Guam graduate, has passed the Project Management Professional (PMP) exam and is now a certified project manager by the Project Management Institute (PMI).

Ruane took the BA441 Operations and Project Management course at UOG before passing the PMP exam. He is the first UOG student to earn the PMP credential.

Ruane, who earned his B.S. in Criminal Justice in 2013, says the PMP certification builds upon the management training he received as a technician and team member in aircraft maintenance from his previous career in the United States Air Force. “The methods used by a PMP, especially in creating project plans, will help ensure no details are overlooked and promote team buy-in,” he says.

Government, commercial and other organizations employ PMP certified project managers in an attempt to improve the success rate of projects by applying a standardized and evolving set of project management principles. According to the PMI website, the PMP credential is “is the most important industry-recognized certification for project managers. Globally recognized and demanded, the PMP demonstrates that you have the experience, education and competency to lead and direct projects.”

On Guam, including Ruane, there are only eight PMP certified project managers.

Ruane is currently a graduate student in the Master of Public Administration program at UOG. “I am using the skills of project management in the course of my studies. It is ideal training material for a professional. I am grateful to the UOG School of Business and Public Administration for providing me with the opportunity to earn this certification.”

For more on John Ruane’s story, visit www.uog.edu/alumni and for more on PMP certification, visit: www.pmi.org.

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