Tim Dalhouse is a retired U.S. Marine Corps Master Gunnery Sergeant who found civilian project management to be a perfect fit for the unique skill-set he developed in the military. He now makes it his mission to help other Military Veterans understand the value of their experience to the field of project management, and how to leverage it to a lucrative, post-service career as a Project Manager.
on Feb. 08, 2017 :
This book is a great resource in preparing your PMP application. Tim put this subject into a neat package with a military transition spin, that helps you avoid common pitfalls that could have your PMP application bounced for army-isms and military language. I read book I followed the guidance he laid out to:
-Track your rough hours spent in planning and work hours on projects, start date/end date;
-Use the book as a guide with samples and tips to write required narratives to rephrase your military experience in project management experience;
-Prep for filling in the online application pages for the PMP application.
The book is not very expensive, a quick read and a good resource when you fill in the application. I strongly recommend this book if your are pursuing a PMP with your prior career experience.
(reviewed 35 days after purchase)
on Jan. 08, 2017 :
The process of organizing military experience and translating it into language that is easily understood by the Project Management Institute is a daunting task. Tim Dalhouse has taken his experience in teaching military active duty, veterans, and spouses how to navigate the complex process and made the techniques available for all. Simply put, this book is gold; easy to understand, and written from a perspective that directly relates to folks with a military background, yet easy enough for anyone that reads it to understand the process. For anyone, and especially service members past and present, considering enhancing their career by becoming a Project Management Professional, this book is great start. Small investment with a big ROI.
(reviewed 39 days after purchase)
on Nov. 13, 2016 :
Timothy Dalhouse has written a fantastic book, “How to Use Military Experience to Qualify for the PMP® Exam”. For those that do not know, PMP® stands for Project Management Professional, and many military veterans that have considered it, view it as a daunting certification process. In addition to that, most veterans think we are disqualified to obtain it because we never considered the jobs we performed in the military would ever warrant us for this certification. Another reason most of us do not pursue this valuable certification, is because we lack the ability to translate our military experiences to civilian language. Timothy Dalhouse eloquently guides us showing us the process, as well as explaining how almost all of us do qualify for the PMP®. Not only that, he provides several examples in military language, and subsequently provides the same example translated to civilian language.
This book is truly something all military personnel interested in obtaining the Project Management Professional certification, should read. It is designed, and should be used as a guide to obtaining your PMP® certification. If you are still active duty, you will be ahead of the game. If you recently separated, then start remembering and documenting according to the steps outlined in his book. While this book cannot take the PMP® exam for you, it can certainly guide you all the way to the approval process to sit for the exam. I highly recommend this book for those seeking to excel in the civilian sector.
(reviewed 3 days after purchase)
on Nov. 04, 2016 :
How to Use Military Experience to Qualify for the PMP ® Exam is a great resource for service members that are looking to transition into the private sector. Tim gives readers concise and actionable steps to achieve the Project Management Professional® certification and excel in their career as project managers.
(reviewed the day of purchase)