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WHY PMP credetial is not a mandatory requirement in construction industry?



Hi everyone... I feel there is still lack of awareness on importance of PMP certified project managers in NON-IT and especially in construction industry. and even MNC companies in this industry were not feel it is mandatory or important..

If you have any opinions on the same. please let me know.

Thanks
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It is unfortunate that PMP has not been mandated by employers in all industries. Many even are drawing salary more than the certified PMP.



PMP is aligning the skill which are not new with the project managers. so making mandate for PMP certification will not work in construction industry, even you are PMP ceritified you need to dealt with uneducated supervisor and labours, and ultimate goal is to get the work done. who is succeeded, he is required, then after he is certified or not will not make difference. but one thing is there that PMP ceritified will always have more chances as compared to non certified, so enjoy
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1 reply by Shanthi priya
Feb 05, 2018 6:50 AM
Shanthi priya
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Hi Mr.Verma, Thanks for your response. I feel project management is beyond dealing with uneducated supervisors or labors. my point is not for engineering positions but overall project managers. Any PM certifications focuses on processes and methodologies to be followed in the project but unfortunately most of the people are not aware that why they are maintaining or whats the use of the documents. so in long run they skip to follow which leads to failure or rework.. so i feel PMO's need to take responsibility in educate their team which is not happening in todays scenario. Thats my observation...



Why it could be mandatory? Will it could be something related to PMI mandatory? Project management does not end into PMI. For example, in Europe, PRINCE2 is number one way to perform project management. Take into account the PMI´s certification credentials are not professional credentials in the real sense of professional definition. As medical doctor or lawyer you can not perform the profession without a credential because in case of bad practice people can act legally against you. So, they can not be mandatory. On the other side, to be or not to be accepted in some domains is a matter of value perception and value most of the times are related to needs. I worked as project manager in construction projects and what I see people on that domain do not perceived value on that certifications. But is my personal experience only. If you can see the PMI tried to promote the project manager use in that domain because you can see lot of articles each month in related publications. In my personal opinion that is not enough.



Good question, although holding the PMP credential can be seen as added value, but i don’t see the necessity of making it mandatory as in order to be eligible for PMP, experience is necessary and that would be difficult if PMP was mandatory



Feb 05, 2018 4:57 AM
Replying to lalit verma
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PMP is aligning the skill which are not new with the project managers. so making mandate for PMP certification will not work in construction industry, even you are PMP ceritified you need to dealt with uneducated supervisor and labours, and ultimate goal is to get the work done. who is succeeded, he is required, then after he is certified or not will not make difference. but one thing is there that PMP ceritified will always have more chances as compared to non certified, so enjoy
Hi Mr.Verma, Thanks for your response. I feel project management is beyond dealing with uneducated supervisors or labors. my point is not for engineering positions but overall project managers. Any PM certifications focuses on processes and methodologies to be followed in the project but unfortunately most of the people are not aware that why they are maintaining or whats the use of the documents. so in long run they skip to follow which leads to failure or rework.. so i feel PMO's need to take responsibility in educate their team which is not happening in todays scenario. Thats my observation...



Until a true standard for measuring PM competency is developed and globally accepted, employers are left to determine their own means of doing so. I've known many highly capable PMs with no formal credential in the profession and many incompetent ones with multiple credentials.

I feel it is important that a PM has taken some training in the profession but experience and what they learned from their experience is the best school.

Kiron



Spot on Kiron.

Experience and keeping up with training or self study is what makes a PM.

This fourm here also provides excellent information from the awesome participants.



Unfortunately, I have to agree with you Shanthi.



Well Prince 2 is a frame work like so many other I think the base should be to get PMP and as many others mentioned here it should be like red seal ticket for electrician to be able to do electric work. so it would be treated as license not certification as Sergio mentioned that like DR. ,advocates, or professional engineer to stamp a drawings but in reality it is more powerful than P.ENG because as Project Manager you can have many engineers working under you and for you.
It is also true that so many people are successful PM without it and some carry the designation but no experience or no leadership / management skills

Let's hope that industries are getting rapid changes and they realize the importance of more credentials and experience, it is always to work on own skills development and have activities to coop with evolving knowledge in the field.
I started to see on few advertisement that it says PMP is preferable.
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1 reply by Sante Vergini
Feb 05, 2018 4:45 PM
Sante Vergini
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That's encouraging Riyadh.



I fully agree with Kiron - 100%
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