This week PMI announced the changes to the PMP Exam from the role delineation study. Consequently, we are starting to see many posts on the PMP changes and it is like we have discovered a solution for global warming. Keep in mind that many of these posts are from people and companies trying to SELL certification. If you are interested in pursuing the PMP, ignore the NOISE. All you need to know is that if you can take the exam before 16 December 2019, continue to study with the existing materials. If you are going to take the exam after that date, continue to study using the same materials, with some changes.Continue reading
Recently, I was meeting with a client, and they were talking about “accredited PMI providers” and as far as I know, there are NO accredited providers from PMI or any other professional association. However, to be sure, I asked the question on LinkedIn. I will conclude this post with two resources, the Ajam Acid Interview Questions, and How to Select a Project Management Training Provider. What did we ask and what were some of the answers? Read on. Continue reading
I was going to post these interview questions one by one, and I did post two or three on LinkedIn before but let me post all of them today. So, what are the Ajam Acid Interview Questions in Project Management? Continue reading
Over the years, SUKAD has been promoting that organizations should build their organizational project management system, including project management methodological approach. We also know that when it comes to PMP Certification; we are not only going against the popular trends and swimming against the PM Main Stream, we are moving against strong undercurrents; if not trying to break walls. In other words, one can only imagine the challenge. Yet, we believe that although the PMP still has value, PMOs, projects development, human resources, and organizational developments executives should consider investing into building tailored project management methodological approach rather than PMP certification. Our view is not limited to the PMP but to all generic certifications, although we focus on the PMP because it is the most popular and cause a craze. Continue reading
PMP Certification and the PMP Craze
I had posted this article on my LinkedIn page days ago and apparently, it was well received, so I am sharing here. What is the PMP Craze and why I am calling the PMP certification a Craze?
The PMP certification is highly popular and in demand. Therefore, it is natural that so many professionals want to achieve the PMP certification, whether they have project management experience or not. The challenge is that there are hundreds of groups on social media site and many of them are questionable in what they post, share, or advocate. Consequently, there is much misleading stuff out in the market that confuses the PMP aspirants. Further, the wrong advice often results in significantly increasing the PMP preparation time. Continue reading
A recent post on ProjectManagement.com posed this question “PMI CERTIFICATION IN CONSTRUCTION IS IT A REQUIREMENT?” This topic has generated interesting discussion. To read the various views please visit the post.
What we share below is part of our views on the subject that we shared on the original post and including here; modified. Continue reading
Does the PMP certification still have value?
The PMP certification is a good certification and it is valuable but it is NOT the best certification in project management. Does the PMP certification still have value? Also, it is not the best route for organizations that want to enhance the performance of their projects. This is a view we have shared often.
Why the above opinion? Why do we think the PMP certification has lost some of its value?
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Every time there is a change in the PMBOK Guide, and for a year or more before, we start to see the hype, which is quite annoying.
One really can find it quite hard to filter through the numerous posts and it might be impossible to distinguish which is a legitimate post, an imitated post (copy-paste), or just bogus marketing.