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when I graduated from college, I think there will be no lesson for me. but when I join work found I can't finish work well, I know I should learn more. then I got PMP certification this year. now I am learning english , maybe next three years I will get a PM-ACP certification.so when you feel the challenge from others but you don't want to be left. you will go to seek what you need. that's my opinion.
I have seen too many people with certifications that do not know the difference between:
1. Project Life Cycle and Process Groups
2. The difference between float and free float or how to use in real life situation
In my world, when I see a person with too many certifications - it is a turnoff not a plus.
I'm working more and more in IT and Engineering projects/programs. Since i've recertified CBAP, i'm planning in doing the PMI-ACP.
First, we are talking about PM not the Medical field
Second, Medical certifications have to go through an extremely challenging process and even with that there are bad doctors and if they screw up their licenses are stripped and in some countries even jailed
Third, in PM, many lie on their applications, the audit process is a joke, there is no evidence presented to verify qualification, and if you screw up, at worst you do not get a raise or a promotion or you go look for another job.
Even engineering certifications is extremely challenging in comparison to PMI certifications.
I love it (sarcastically) when we talk about certifications in PM, someone will always throw in the medical or legal field.
Where, in which country, in which accreditation body do they send PM to jail or strip them of their certification if they fail in managing a project or did not follow a PM methodology or guideline?
In relation to your doctor story, even that failed doctor has to go through more studies both in the Philippines and in USA to get his/her certification (per your story).
If we really want a benchmark for PM, IPMA have much better certification than PMI so how come they are not popular in project management community?
I would like to get back to the main point of this thread
Andrew is asking about how you determine your new certification(s) and this is a valid question and many here are answering this with their advice and personal perspective, which is great and this is what we want from these discussions.
It seems that I am alone in offering an alternative approach for LEARNING and ADDING VALUE to organizations. What I have suggested is the following, to add value to your organization and to learn real - practical project management, there are alternatives and certifications is not the only way. Sure certifications is OK and could add value but, again, it is not the only way.
A blog post is coming :)
One - please re-read my post again
Two, if I have confidence in my ability, I will challenge the interviewer to test me and test PMP or other applicants with real practical scenarios (not multiple choice questions) and let them observe who can demonstrate practical-applied know-how.
If the interviewer care more about the paper than the know-how, maybe it is not a place for me to be; unless I only care about a salary and not excellence
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