Project Managers — Do They Need to Be Certified?
- Orla McHugh
- , Mairéad HoganAffiliated withDepartment of Accountancy & Finance, National University of Ireland
The purpose of this study is to examine the drivers behind the certification of project managers in Irish organisations, to identify the benefits and drawbacks of project management certification and to determine whether it is really necessary for project managers to be certified. Five organisations in Ireland participated in the study and one project manager from each organisation was interviewed. The size of the organisations, the level of experience of the project managers interviewed and the certification programmes completed varied. Differences as well as similarities across the organisations were identified. The results of the study put forward that the selection of an appropriate certification programme can depend on factors such as the availability of certification providers for training and support; the ease with which the certification programme can be adapted to suit the business; and the requirement to renew certification. While the findings show that project management certification does have several benefits these benefits do not require certification and could be realised by simply having good project management practices in place.
- Project Managers — Do They Need to Be Certified?
- Book Title
- Information Systems Development
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- Challenges in Practice, Theory, and Education Volume 2
- pp 795-808
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- Springer US
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- Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
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- 1. Business Information Systems Group J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics, National University of Ireland, Galway
- 2. Business Information Systems Group J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics, National University of Ireland, Galway
- 3. Department of Electrical Computer Engineering, Boise State University
- 4. Business Information Systems Group J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics, National University of Ireland, Galway
- 5. Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Boise State University
- Author Affiliations
- 1. Department of Accountancy & Finance, National University of Ireland, Galway
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