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Do It Yourself PM Certification: How to Document Your Skills & Get the Credibility You've Earned without Jumping Through Someone Else's Hoops
     

Do It Yourself PM Certification: How to Document Your Skills & Get the Credibility You've Earned without Jumping Through Someone Else's Hoops

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by Michael Greer
 
So what’s the difference between competence and certification? And, if there is a difference, why should it matter? In this report, I examine these issues and then try to help you answer two questions you might ask yourself:
1) “Instead of jumping through some artificial hoops erected by one or another certifying organization, why shouldn’t

Overview

So what’s the difference between competence and certification? And, if there is a difference, why should it matter? In this report, I examine these issues and then try to help you answer two questions you might ask yourself:
1) “Instead of jumping through some artificial hoops erected by one or another certifying organization, why shouldn’t I simply bestow upon myself my own, unique PM certification based on my experiences and my track record?”
2) “How can I easily construct a ‘do-it-yourself’ PM certification so that it is a completely credible, detailed, accurate, and defensible representation of all the PM skills I possess?”

Here's the detailed outline:

* Competence and Certification: What’s the Deal?
- Competence: Almost Everyone is Competent at Some Level
- Competence without Formal Certification or External Validation
- The Forces Conspiring Against Do-It-Yourself Competence
- All PM is Local: So Shouldn’t PM Certification Be Local?
- How Certifications Are Created & Sold
-- Creating a Certification: 10 Steps
-- Acquiring Credibility & Power for the Certification
-- Marketing the Certification
-- So… Should you Certify Yourself?

* How to Create Your Own PM Certification
- Benefits of Building Your Own Customized PM Certification
- Do-It-Yourself PM Certification: The Specific Steps
(Note: This process is not a quick-and-dirty substitute for “real” certification. The steps outlined here are derived from my own professional work in this arena, for which I have been paid large sums of money! If you follow these steps, you will produce a solid, credible certification – one you can defend and use to prove you have the same PM skills acquired by people who have PM certification initials after their names.)

* Conclusion
- Some Final Thoughts for HR People
- Suggested Reading

Product Details

BN ID:
2940012146304
Publisher:
Michael Greer
Publication date:
01/25/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
117 KB

Meet the Author

For nearly three decades, I've been helping new project managers become more effective. Through my books, articles, workshops, websites, and public speaking appearances, I've tried to demystify the field of project management (PM) and make it accessible to new and part-time project managers. My step-by-step PM texts have been adopted by many universities and are used in many businesses and public sector organizations.

What do I know about certification? I’ve participated as an external consultant in either creating from scratch or quality assuring both public (essentially “for profit”) and proprietary (“in house”) certification programs. This is because I started out my professional life in the training – or more specifically the “performance improvement” – business. And training and performance improvement are based on clearly identifying the skill requirements of a particular group of people. What’s more, I’ve worked with many clients to identify missing PM skills in their organizations and then create customized PM workshops to help their people acquire these missing skills.

So I’ve been floating around in lists of skills and competencies for most of my professional life. And this I know for sure: Lists of skills, inevitably, seem to lead to certifications that “officially” dub the holder of these skills as “certified” in the eyes of someone.

In recent years I've focused on providing workshops and consulting support for organizations who need to improve their PM processes, as well as on the publication of print and media materials to support PM. See my website for free articles, links to my YouTube videos, and info about my custom, on-site PM workshops.

If you have comments or suggestions related to this report, I'd love to hear from you!

Michael Greer
* email: pm.
* Phone (24-hour voicemail): (530) 688-6613
Ways to contact or follow me:
* My Website, Michael Greer’s Project Management Resources: http://michaelgreer.biz (blog posts: http://michaelgreer.biz/?page_id=364 )
* My Blog, Inspired Project Teams: http://www.inspiredprojectteams.com/
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BuddyFF More than 1 year ago
I liked the book, but I don't know that what the author recommends is really as helpful as he suggests. There is nothing wrong in what he recommends. The author does a good job of laying out his thesis and proving it.