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What value do you think there is for a PM to invest in a change certification - CCMP or Prosci ADKAR

I am looking for opinions on the value of PM professionals to acquire change management certifications. What is your opinion?
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I am an educaion seeker but I am not sure it will add lots of value, at least for me. Change is inevitable and part of every process and certification so that’s why change management is built in by default.

Michelle -

The combination of a reputable OCM/CM credential with a PMP is a powerful one. While the PM might not be responsible for ongoing sustainment of the change or for marshalling the initial envisioning and sponsorship for it, they are leading the most crucial steps in ensuring that the change "sticks".

The downside of this is that a prospective hiring firm might try to kill two birds with one stone by asking you to play both the PM and CM roles and on large, complex change initiatives, a dedicated CM is advisable as the PM can't be developing the change strategy and subsequent plan while also doing a full PM role.


Like any domain knowledge, certification helps if you are going to work in that domain.

I got the Prosci training. It's filing the gap of the people side. I liked the training, and hope to find a time to get into the certification but can't find the time yet :)


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