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Project managers - do they need to be certified?

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dc.contributor.author McHugh, Orla en
dc.contributor.author Mairéad, Hogan en
dc.date.accessioned 2010-02-09T15:06:08Z en
dc.date.available 2010-02-09T15:06:08Z en
dc.date.issued 2008 en
dc.identifier.citation McHugh, O. & Hogan, M. (2008) Project Managers Do they need to be Certified? In Barry, C. et al. (eds), Information Systems Development: Challenges in Practice, Theory, and Education. Proceedings of 16th International Conference on Information Systems Development (ISD2007), Galway, Ireland, August 29-31, Volume 2. pp. 195-208. en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10379/690 en
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study is to examine the drivers behind the certification of project managers in Irish organizations, 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. en
dc.format application/pdf en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher springer en
dc.subject Project management en
dc.subject Certification en
dc.subject PRINCE2 en
dc.subject PMBoK en
dc.subject PMI en
dc.subject.lcsh Organizational effectiveness en
dc.subject.lcsh Organizational training en
dc.subject.lcsh Project management en
dc.title Project managers - do they need to be certified? en
dc.type Conference Paper en
dc.local.publishedsource http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-78578-3_16 en
dc.local.publisherstatement Published version available at www.springerlink.com en
dc.description.peer-reviewed peer-reviewed en

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