Month: July 2010

The paradox of PMP quality versus value

The paradox of PMP quality versus value

Ty Kiisel of @task wrote a commentary titled Is Certification Losing Value over at CIOZone.  The ongoing (recent) discussion has been about there being too many unqualified but “certified” people in the workforce, while there are also seasoned professionals who will not get certifications because they believe they no longer hold value.  Geoff Grane over…

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Domain specialty is good in project management

Domain specialty is good in project management

If you’re a general project manager, and you’re looking for work, you’re probably not finding as much available work or noticing people are not willing to pay you as much as they used to.  With an increased amount of people choosing project management as their profession, you need to find a way to stand apart…

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The debate about the PMP losing it’s value

The debate about the PMP losing it’s value

People are getting their PMP® (Project Management Professional) certifications at a breakneck pace.  This year alone, new PMPs are averaging  just under 4,300 a month.  You would think this would be great for the industry, having more qualified project managers engaged on projects.  Instead, the question is being raised if people who should not be…

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The painful reality of many meetings

The painful reality of many meetings

I’m rereading (listening) to Rework for the 3rd time.  It’s been about a month since I last absorbed this artfully crafted piece of wisdom from Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson of 37Signals.  People who read my blog know that I hate meetings.  I’m ok with the 5 minute stand-ups.  I’m ok with the 22…

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