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What should someone do, when, depending on the circumstances that he doesn't have conditions to change, by his knowledge, especially by having a PMP certification, he is perceived as a negative risk
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by his organization?
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If I understand correctly - what should an individual do when they are seen as a risk due to their PMP status.
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1 reply by Sebastião Wilson de Araújo
Jan 17, 2018 6:16 AM
Sebastião Wilson de Araújo
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Yes dear but not just by having a PMP certification but also by his experience and so on. At this moment, he's working in a government organization. Reinforcing: negative risk instead as a positive risk.
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I agree with you Andrew on what the question is.
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The only advice I can give is show your value by demonstrating it.
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1 reply by Sebastião Wilson de Araújo
Jan 17, 2018 6:24 AM
Sebastião Wilson de Araújo
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Yes dear, thanks for your advice, but he did but the perception of negative risk by the organization (remembering, government organization!) increased so far.
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Jan 17, 2018 5:57 AM
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If I understand correctly - what should an individual do when they are seen as a risk due to their PMP status.
Yes dear but not just by having a PMP certification but also by his experience and so on. At this moment, he's working in a government organization. Reinforcing: negative risk instead as a positive risk.
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Jan 17, 2018 6:07 AM
Replying to Drake Settsu
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The only advice I can give is show your value by demonstrating it.
Yes dear, thanks for your advice, but he did but the perception of negative risk by the organization (remembering, government organization!) increased so far.
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Is the individual aware that he is perceived this way?

If not, then someone needs to bring it to his attention and given him an opportunity to confront the perceptions.

If the culture of the organization does not tolerate transparent discussions then all he can do is demonstrate that he is not going to negatively impact the project through his actions and behaviors OR if the situation looks unsalvageable he should look at a move to greener pastures...

Kiron
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1 reply by Sebastião Wilson de Araújo
Jan 17, 2018 8:02 AM
Sebastião Wilson de Araújo
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Yes. Correcte! Thanks.
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Jan 17, 2018 7:53 AM
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Is the individual aware that he is perceived this way?

If not, then someone needs to bring it to his attention and given him an opportunity to confront the perceptions.

If the culture of the organization does not tolerate transparent discussions then all he can do is demonstrate that he is not going to negatively impact the project through his actions and behaviors OR if the situation looks unsalvageable he should look at a move to greener pastures...

Kiron
Yes. Correcte! Thanks.
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Don't fight the system, use it.

Approx 10% of the people I helped get the PMP over the past 15 years experience a similar problem. They go back to their organizations, and apply their new knowledge and confidence (to know how to do things). This is not well perceived, it is seen as arrogance, hybris, or just a changed conduct threatening power structures.

My advice is to apply stakeholder analysis and engagement, get supporters and become political. Or move. Most move.
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1 reply by Sebastião Wilson de Araújo
Jan 18, 2018 1:20 PM
Sebastião Wilson de Araújo
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Thanks!
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The organization is not ready for a PMP.

It maybe time to move on
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1 reply by Sebastião Wilson de Araújo
Jan 18, 2018 1:21 PM
Sebastião Wilson de Araújo
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Thanks!
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Do you know why people are reacting negatively to the PMP holder? Some might fear the accountability project management brings to an organization, particularly when they know their incompetence, inefficiency or dishonesty will likely be revealed. Others detest the increased bureaucracy they believe project management will bring about. You can’t do anything about the former group, but you can address the latter group’s fears by performing successful projects for those open to project management. When people see others’ projects succeeding while their own are experiencing problems, they will likely begin to change their minds regarding project management.
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1 reply by Sebastião Wilson de Araújo
Jan 18, 2018 1:21 PM
Sebastião Wilson de Araújo
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Thanks!
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