Project Assistant experience
I'm looking at getting my PMP at some point.
I fulfill the requirements: ie: Bachelors and Maters degree, I also have the required 35 hours of training. I would need 4500 hours of experience and this is where my question comes in.
I worked as part of the PMO for a large company for 3 years so I have the months/hours covered in terms of the experience needed but I am not 100% sure of the actual work I did within the project.
Throughout the 3 years I was offically titled as Program/Project assistant to the Program and Project directors/managers. In my time there I was involved in 2 large projects took part in the 5 process groups required.
Initially I had basic project administration tasks but was always involved with all project decisions eventhough they weren't mine to make. I attended steering group meetings to take minutes to facilitate and provide physical documentation to the SG members if my PM was not on site. I gained more responsibility quickly. Ultimately I never lead/directed an entire project but was surrounded only by PM type work full time for these 3 years.
I was often given tasks within the project to run on my own but other than that I was always beside our PM and involved in aspects of the project eventhough it was her making the decisions. So in my eyes I see this as experience but I am not sure based on PMI's requirements and views
Please let me know if you think I would be eligible for the PMP based on this, if you want more info please let me know.
Looking forward to the response.