Knowledge growth and the allocation of time. 5 Steps for Aspiring Project Managers. Launch your career in project management 25 October 2011 As one of the more recession-proof professions, project management continues to grow.
In the second quarter of 2011, 54 percent of companies said they were hiring project managers, compared to 36 percent in the second quarter of 2010, according to the 2010-2011 PMI Economic Pulse Survey, a global study of 2,000 PMI members and credential holders. But getting started in the profession means building your skill set. Here are five stops to make on your career roadmap. 1. Project professionals come from a variety of backgrounds. A good starting point is to compare your skills to project management job ads to identify gaps, and then look for ways to fill those gaps, says Mary McNally, PMP, owner of Project Training Plus LLC, Phoenix, Arizona, USA. 2. Projects are all around you, so look for opportunities to get involved. Start with your current job, suggests Cesar Abeid, PMP, a project manager at Remontech Inc., London, Ontario, Canada. 3. The Project Management Game. The Value of your PMP Qualification. Over the years there has been a lot of discussion on the value of credentials such as PMP; frequently triggered by the failure of a ‘qualified’ person to perform in the workplace.
There are essentially two ways to assess a person from a credentialing point of view. Testing what they know or assessing what they do. Competency based assessments (what they do) tend to assume knowledge based on performance. You cannot perform a complex task such as managing a project without knowledge. However, competency based assessments have two disadvantages: Competency is demonstrated in a specific a time and location. Knowledge based assessments are empirical. There is no indication the person can apply the knowledge effectively in the workplace.The knowledge tested in any exam is only a portion of the overall domain knowledge.
The value of a qualification to an employer is in part a function of the credentials reputation and in part, what this tells the employer about the credential holder. Like this: PMP Study Cards flashcards. PMP Acronyms flashcards. Rita's Process Chart flashcards.
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