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Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Is Project Management a Profession? - Not Again!

What is your opinion? I believe that project management is a profession, however I have met many "project managers" that don't have a clue about project management and aren't very professional.

The following story comes from www.reformingprojectmanagement.com.

"Is project management a profession? The experts in the matter of establishing conditions for a profession say no. Why? Most of it has to do with the accumulation and study of theory. I've been on the fence about whether or not we should seek professional status for project managers. I'm married to a registered nurse. Her brother is a registered engineer. My cousin is a licensed physician. One son is finishing his law degree so he can sit for the Bar while the other is studying for the landscape architect's exam. I know what these people have done to become professionals. It's time that project managers do the same.

Click here for the rest of the story...

4 comments:

galleman said...

Stephen,

Thank you for making the point - again.
Everyone get back to work!!!

Only those interested in selling us PM training and certifications are asking this question.

I don't have a PMP - I wish I did. Not because of the knowledge, but because when I speak at PMI events, my badge has white space where PMO should.

I'm going to get a PMP-RMP this quarter and then I'll fill in that space ;>)

Jerry MD said...

Nice!
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