RE: certification

Subject: RE: certification
From: MList -at- chrysalis-its -dot- com
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2003 14:26:31 -0400

John Posada [mailto:JPosada -at- book -dot- com]
> never dawned on me that the cert/accred process
> would be anything
> but legit and it never dawned on me that the requirements
> would be based on
> any one particular small group's of existing credentials or
> that it would be
> a marketing ploy.
> Maybe I'm just naive

Well... ahem.... (looks around, whistling...)


I don't suggest that you, personally, would do that, at least
not intentionally. I do suggest that you'd *HAVE* to have
help, if for no other reason than to confer legitimacy on
the project. As soon as it looks like it has a snowball's
chance, it attracts the people who WOULD benefit from
moulding it into the sanctification of their own resumés.
Like winning the lottery, you'd suddenly discover yourself
with "relatives" you never knew you had.

I'm raising the flag now, so that if this *does* start to
get off the ground, the principals are aware to scrutinize
the agendas of those who want to come onboard. Again, it
stands to reason that *anybody*, except a saint (and I suspect
*them*, too...:-) really *should* have some personal stake
in joining such an effort. When they do, they naturally
plump for something that looks like their own resume, plus
one leeeetle thing that **for them** would represent personal/
professional growth.

For example, if I were working to get a certification system
off the ground, I would not want it to include a whole raft
of qualificatinos that I don't already possess and don't foresee
needing ... except to get that piece of paper. I want it to
describe me, plus a couple of things that would be fun/useful
for me to learn. Problem is, other people will have those
same motivations, but different resumes/existing-skill-sets.

Beware if you start finding it *too* easy to get agreement
among the leaders; it means that they all share similar
resumes. That should tell you that you need outside blood.


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