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PMP - good for any domain?
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Does industries or organizations consider person with PMP and project management background in certain domain to other domains? If one changing domain, what should be important to take care?
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Priteshkumar -

The weighting given to the PMP does vary by industry and geographic location.

It's very popular in IT in North America, but not as common in construction in the UK for example.

Kiron
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2 replies by Priteshkumar Shah and Rami Kaibni
Sep 14, 2017 11:09 AM
Priteshkumar Shah
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Thanks Kiron,
I meant for North America. I mean IT to Pharma or to chemical, CPG or Vice versa?

Pritesh
Sep 14, 2017 12:11 PM
Rami Kaibni
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Kiran,

I live in North America as well. You do have a point but when I was looking for a job in Construction & Real Estate Development, most of the JD's contained a clause that PMP is an asset so it is becoming more and more recognized.
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Sep 14, 2017 9:46 AM
Replying to Kiron Bondale
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Priteshkumar -

The weighting given to the PMP does vary by industry and geographic location.

It's very popular in IT in North America, but not as common in construction in the UK for example.

Kiron
Thanks Kiron,
I meant for North America. I mean IT to Pharma or to chemical, CPG or Vice versa?

Pritesh
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Moving from any industry to IT is fairly common and accepted. Moves between other industries are usually more problematic as you are expected to have industry knowledge and experience.
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1 reply by Rami Kaibni
Sep 14, 2017 12:10 PM
Rami Kaibni
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Stephane,

Not sure I fully agree with you. All my expertise is in Real Estate Development & Construction so if I move to IT, I would find it problematic as I have no experience in IT or Systems. Don't you think so ?
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Sep 14, 2017 11:49 AM
Replying to Stéphane Parent
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Moving from any industry to IT is fairly common and accepted. Moves between other industries are usually more problematic as you are expected to have industry knowledge and experience.
Stephane,

Not sure I fully agree with you. All my expertise is in Real Estate Development & Construction so if I move to IT, I would find it problematic as I have no experience in IT or Systems. Don't you think so ?
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1 reply by Stéphane Parent
Sep 14, 2017 12:23 PM
Stéphane Parent
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I've seen it all the time, Rami. In fact, I recommended a non-IT project manager to my company and the person was hired.
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Sep 14, 2017 9:46 AM
Replying to Kiron Bondale
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Priteshkumar -

The weighting given to the PMP does vary by industry and geographic location.

It's very popular in IT in North America, but not as common in construction in the UK for example.

Kiron
Kiran,

I live in North America as well. You do have a point but when I was looking for a job in Construction & Real Estate Development, most of the JD's contained a clause that PMP is an asset so it is becoming more and more recognized.
Network:89855



Sep 14, 2017 12:10 PM
Replying to Rami Kaibni
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Stephane,

Not sure I fully agree with you. All my expertise is in Real Estate Development & Construction so if I move to IT, I would find it problematic as I have no experience in IT or Systems. Don't you think so ?
I've seen it all the time, Rami. In fact, I recommended a non-IT project manager to my company and the person was hired.
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1 reply by Rami Kaibni
Sep 14, 2017 12:28 PM
Rami Kaibni
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Very Interesting & Encouraging. This is news to me - Thanks Stephane.
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Sep 14, 2017 12:23 PM
Replying to Stéphane Parent
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I've seen it all the time, Rami. In fact, I recommended a non-IT project manager to my company and the person was hired.
Very Interesting & Encouraging. This is news to me - Thanks Stephane.
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It may be, Rami, because a lot of IT folks have come from other industries. They seem to value the diversity and innovation that a different industry background brings to an IT organization, including its project managers.
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1 reply by Rami Kaibni
Sep 14, 2017 12:39 PM
Rami Kaibni
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Could be so , I agree. Cheers
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Sep 14, 2017 12:32 PM
Replying to Stéphane Parent
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It may be, Rami, because a lot of IT folks have come from other industries. They seem to value the diversity and innovation that a different industry background brings to an IT organization, including its project managers.
Could be so , I agree. Cheers
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There are always domain/technical "walls" which get put up in hiring situations if you are an unknown entity and/or if you are in a "buyer's" market for PM talent.

While the majority of PM competencies are transferable between domains, there needs to be "sufficient" knowledge to help the PM ask the right questions or to have some degree of independent assessment of the information they receive from team members or other stakeholders.

Kiron
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