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Expert Judgment required on Research Proposal Topic.
I am pursuing a MSc in Project Management and currently I am on the trajectory of selecting a topic for my Research Proposal academic paper however, I was asked to restructure my research title hence I decided to look into “How Project Managers who are PMP Certified help their organisation navigate through the emergent risks (unknown-unknown) caused by the Covid-19 Pandemic contrary to Project Managers who are not PMP Certified.” All project managers inputs would be welcome to help in this cause. Thank you
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Interesting topic, Shivram! It might be challenging to isolate differences in performance to just the PMP credential as that might be a symptom of a higher maturity organization which is more effective at managing risk. Ideally, you could isolate the effect of other contributing factors.

Kiron
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1 reply by Shivram Raghubar
Jan 26, 2022 12:18 PM
Shivram Raghubar
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advice noted.
Jan 26, 2022 12:09 PM
Replying to Kiron Bondale
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Interesting topic, Shivram! It might be challenging to isolate differences in performance to just the PMP credential as that might be a symptom of a higher maturity organization which is more effective at managing risk. Ideally, you could isolate the effect of other contributing factors.

Kiron
advice noted.
Shivram

big topic. Suggest to make it smaller to get to a research question you can handle.

For example:
What is the population of PMPs you will look at, country/region/globe, industry/company, PMP age/experience?
You could try to survey a representative sample and get some data thru this.
Be more specific on the Pandemic risks (e.g. virtual teams, less alignment with customers/users, staff attrition, ..).

Good luck and let us know if you need help.

Thomas
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1 reply by Shivram Raghubar
Jan 26, 2022 2:21 PM
Shivram Raghubar
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Thanks Thomas will surely reach out to you if I need additional advice.
I agree with Kiron. I did a quick search for related literature, and didn't find much outside of PMI that I would consider useful for a literature study. Part of that is likely because the topic is very specific, and that the outbreak was only 2 years ago which is not much time for both the risks to become issues, the issues to be addressed, and case studies published on the outcomes.

The question itself implies that a PMP holder may behave differently than someone who does not have the certification, regardless of respective knowledge and experience levels.

The PMP itself does not make someone a better PM, and is not required for access to PMI information sources. The question that must be addressed is how does the certification itself make someone more capable to manage emergent risks? For experienced PMs, having the certification or not may only be the difference between filling out a form, passing an exam, and paying a fee.
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1 reply by Shivram Raghubar
Jan 26, 2022 2:21 PM
Shivram Raghubar
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Noted
Jan 26, 2022 2:05 PM
Replying to Keith Novak
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I agree with Kiron. I did a quick search for related literature, and didn't find much outside of PMI that I would consider useful for a literature study. Part of that is likely because the topic is very specific, and that the outbreak was only 2 years ago which is not much time for both the risks to become issues, the issues to be addressed, and case studies published on the outcomes.

The question itself implies that a PMP holder may behave differently than someone who does not have the certification, regardless of respective knowledge and experience levels.

The PMP itself does not make someone a better PM, and is not required for access to PMI information sources. The question that must be addressed is how does the certification itself make someone more capable to manage emergent risks? For experienced PMs, having the certification or not may only be the difference between filling out a form, passing an exam, and paying a fee.
Noted
Jan 26, 2022 2:01 PM
Replying to Thomas Walenta
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Shivram

big topic. Suggest to make it smaller to get to a research question you can handle.

For example:
What is the population of PMPs you will look at, country/region/globe, industry/company, PMP age/experience?
You could try to survey a representative sample and get some data thru this.
Be more specific on the Pandemic risks (e.g. virtual teams, less alignment with customers/users, staff attrition, ..).

Good luck and let us know if you need help.

Thomas
Thanks Thomas will surely reach out to you if I need additional advice.
I was a certified PMP back in the 1990s. I allowed my certification to expire for personal and financial reasons. I do not find that my ability to deal with current challenges and issues diminished just because I was no longer certified.

PMP certification is based on experience, technical knowledge, the ability to pass a test and payment of a fee. The technical knowledge is available to anyone who searches it out, the experience is available with time and job choices and the fee is a personal choice. Anyone with the where-with-all to be a PM has the ability to pass a test.

Having a piece of paper to hang on a wall 'certifying' you as a PMP has no impact on your ability to 'do-the-job'.
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1 reply by Shivram Raghubar
Jan 27, 2022 1:20 AM
Shivram Raghubar
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Respectfully Acknowledge.
Jan 26, 2022 5:39 PM
Replying to Peter Rapin
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I was a certified PMP back in the 1990s. I allowed my certification to expire for personal and financial reasons. I do not find that my ability to deal with current challenges and issues diminished just because I was no longer certified.

PMP certification is based on experience, technical knowledge, the ability to pass a test and payment of a fee. The technical knowledge is available to anyone who searches it out, the experience is available with time and job choices and the fee is a personal choice. Anyone with the where-with-all to be a PM has the ability to pass a test.

Having a piece of paper to hang on a wall 'certifying' you as a PMP has no impact on your ability to 'do-the-job'.
Respectfully Acknowledge.

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