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You earned your PMP Certification, now what?
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OK, you have your PMP credentials, where you expecting the 20% pay increase, mahogany desk and more? I am hearing a few people indicate the certification does/did not pay off. Is it not true that one receives in return what they place forth?
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Congratulations on your PMP, John.

We had quite a few discussions around the impact of PMP in the project manager' professional life. A quick search for "PMP pay" returns the following threads.

http://www.projectmanagement.com/discussio...ctive-Employer-
http://www.projectmanagement.com/discussio...-certification-
http://www.projectmanagement.com/discussio...ed-your-salary-
http://www.projectmanagement.com/discussio...ve-to-hire-PMP-
http://www.projectmanagement.com/discussio...t-Certification

What has the PMP brought you? (You might want to consider a cocobolo desk instead of mahogany).

Take care.
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1 reply by John Caron, MBA, PMP, CSM
Mar 26, 2016 5:22 PM
John Caron, MBA, PMP, CSM
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Hello Stephane, personally speaking, I am thrilled what my PMP has earned me in three short months. From a curiosity perspective, I applied at several companies and recieved interviews with all thus proving PMP letters after your name indeed thrusts your resume to the top.

Thanks for your reply,

John Caron
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In the world there are a lot of people that define himself project manager without know what is really project management. At the same time there are a lot of companies which request Project manager without know what project manager do. The focal point of the question is not PMP certification assures an increment of the pay but it is necessary to create a real PM culture for having PMP certification correctly appreciated
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1 reply by John Caron, MBA, PMP, CSM
Mar 26, 2016 5:32 PM
John Caron, MBA, PMP, CSM
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Bravo Fosco, I agree. I started this thread from a perspective of wanting to hear from others and candidly speaking, I agree the focal point is truly the necessity to create a genuine PM culture and its appreciation. Before I earned my PMP, I noticed several others with PMP credentials that never made a change to introduce PMBOK methodologies (yes, there are many other models) versus the vacant model used where employed.

Cheers,

John Caron
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Mar 26, 2016 8:06 AM
Replying to Stéphane Parent
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Congratulations on your PMP, John.

We had quite a few discussions around the impact of PMP in the project manager' professional life. A quick search for "PMP pay" returns the following threads.

http://www.projectmanagement.com/discussio...ctive-Employer-
http://www.projectmanagement.com/discussio...-certification-
http://www.projectmanagement.com/discussio...ed-your-salary-
http://www.projectmanagement.com/discussio...ve-to-hire-PMP-
http://www.projectmanagement.com/discussio...t-Certification

What has the PMP brought you? (You might want to consider a cocobolo desk instead of mahogany).

Take care.
Hello Stephane, personally speaking, I am thrilled what my PMP has earned me in three short months. From a curiosity perspective, I applied at several companies and recieved interviews with all thus proving PMP letters after your name indeed thrusts your resume to the top.

Thanks for your reply,

John Caron
Network:27832



Mar 26, 2016 5:16 PM
Replying to fosco frongia
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In the world there are a lot of people that define himself project manager without know what is really project management. At the same time there are a lot of companies which request Project manager without know what project manager do. The focal point of the question is not PMP certification assures an increment of the pay but it is necessary to create a real PM culture for having PMP certification correctly appreciated
Bravo Fosco, I agree. I started this thread from a perspective of wanting to hear from others and candidly speaking, I agree the focal point is truly the necessity to create a genuine PM culture and its appreciation. Before I earned my PMP, I noticed several others with PMP credentials that never made a change to introduce PMBOK methodologies (yes, there are many other models) versus the vacant model used where employed.

Cheers,

John Caron
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1 reply by fosco frongia
Mar 27, 2016 6:42 PM
fosco frongia
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Thanks John, I agree your comment. anyway remember one of the most mportant "principle" where PMI philosophy is based is the tailoring. In other words no all knowledge included in PMBOK have to be applied but only these ones which are useful for your project and in the dimension you need
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Fosco nailed it 100% - PMP definitely adds huge value.
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1 reply by fosco frongia
Mar 27, 2016 6:42 PM
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thanks Rami, it is true
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Personal satisfaction on the achievement. Even though in quick feedback, you may not get incremental in your salary, but personally you have improved your project management skills. It's is essential for ourself to keep up to enhance our knowledge.
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Mar 26, 2016 5:32 PM
Replying to John Caron, MBA, PMP, CSM
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Bravo Fosco, I agree. I started this thread from a perspective of wanting to hear from others and candidly speaking, I agree the focal point is truly the necessity to create a genuine PM culture and its appreciation. Before I earned my PMP, I noticed several others with PMP credentials that never made a change to introduce PMBOK methodologies (yes, there are many other models) versus the vacant model used where employed.

Cheers,

John Caron
Thanks John, I agree your comment. anyway remember one of the most mportant "principle" where PMI philosophy is based is the tailoring. In other words no all knowledge included in PMBOK have to be applied but only these ones which are useful for your project and in the dimension you need
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Mar 27, 2016 1:19 PM
Replying to Rami Kaibni
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Fosco nailed it 100% - PMP definitely adds huge value.
thanks Rami, it is true
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Whether or no an increment happens, a PM now is in command with the knowledge and industry best practices in the form PMBOK for managing the project. By applying what you have learnt for PMP will help you in total project management.
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1 reply by John Caron, MBA, PMP, CSM
Mar 28, 2016 1:00 PM
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Aejaz, you are correct. Whether or not there is an incremental pay increase, one is in control with additional tools and techniques to employ with their projects as provided by the PMBOK.
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Mar 28, 2016 7:25 AM
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Whether or no an increment happens, a PM now is in command with the knowledge and industry best practices in the form PMBOK for managing the project. By applying what you have learnt for PMP will help you in total project management.
Aejaz, you are correct. Whether or not there is an incremental pay increase, one is in control with additional tools and techniques to employ with their projects as provided by the PMBOK.
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