Re: What's the benefit in getting a PMP certification in project management?

Subject: Re: What's the benefit in getting a PMP certification in project management?
From: Ed <glassnet -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "O Neill, Jennifer BIS" <Jennifer -dot- ONeill -at- fs -dot- utc -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 5 Jun 2015 23:28:29 -0400

I've found that the degree I received in PM was nice for bragging rights. I
did not get certified. Too lazy to be a PM!

What was more valuable, I found, was the PM specialization area of
information science, which has aligned me with a significant contract
opportunity.

On Tue, May 26, 2015 at 2:29 AM, O Neill, Jennifer BIS <
Jennifer -dot- ONeill -at- fs -dot- utc -dot- com> wrote:

> A large part of the work I do is project management, particularly
> localization projects. I'm thinking that I'd like to get more formal
> training in project management to help my work. So I'm wondering how useful
> is getting the PMP certificate by PMI for the tech comm domain. Have any of
> you done it and how useful has it been? Did your company support you to do
> the certification? How practical and expensive is it to continue to stay
> certified as you need to renew it every 3 years? Do employers care if we've
> formal training in project management? I haven't yet discussed it with my
> manager as I'm still collecting info. My company doesn't use agile.
>
> There is another option and that's to do the MOOC on project management
> offered by Couresa (
> https://www.coursera.org/specializations/project-management?utm_source=catalog).
> There's also a MOOC diploma that's completely free offered by Alison (
> https://alison.com/courses/Diploma-in-Project-Management). 138,000 people
> have already done the Alison diploma! The Coursera MOOC can also count
> towards PMP certification.
>
> Would love to hear what your experience is on project management training
> and its usefulness.
>
> Jennifer
>
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