PfMP Project Portfolio Management Professional
Organizational Leadership,  Project Management

Bridging the gap

By God’s grace, I closed the gap!

Today was the last, most rigorous part of the journey to certify my experience as a leader – the Project Portfolio Management Professional (PfMP)® exam!

This is one of the toughest challenges I took in recent times.

Ragini Eguvolla, PfMP

The exam followed a panel review, application audit, the industry standard PMP, a couple of other certifications, months of study, and decades of leadership experience.

Yes, this exam isn’t a purely knowledge-based test of your memorization skills. It requires you to have experienced project portfolio management situations quite extensively. Some folk say this is better than an Executive MBA!

The bottom-line is, I am now one of the few whose skills, experience and knowledge have been certified by the developer of international standards in project management, the Project Management Institute. It says I can help bridge the gap between organizational strategy and solutions – the outcomes or deliverables.

In short:

  • Portfolio Management means doing the right work.
  • Project Management means doing the work right!

(There’s a middle layer, too: Program Management, which focuses on realizing the benefits of the work.)

At the time of writing, there are about 1.8 million PMPs in the world, and a little less than 1,700 PfMPs.


It really is quite the “monumental accomplishment” as my friend Mike Webb, PMP, declared!

So now my line-up of credentials in this field includes:

  • PfMP – Project Portfolio Management Professional
  • PMP – Project Management Professional
  • DASM – Disciplined Agile Scrum Master
  • Hybrid Pro – Incorporating both Agile and Traditional project management methods
  • Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Advanced Principles – Eliminating waste and reducing flaws
  • B.A. (Hons) – Business Management
  • (Plus a few music-related qualifications, too!)

I think I’m done for a while.

Or, maybe not.

In the meantime, could you do with any help setting vision or strategy?

Or perhaps the harder task – turning your vision and strategy into deliverable outcomes?

Reach out and let’s talk about it.

Stephen P Brown closing the gap between strategy and implementation.