It's just what people need. It's interesting to hear the path that these guys took to end up in the position that they are in now. It was also interesting to see their opinions on certifications. However, when someone says "worked up through the ranks" do they consider that Project Manager is somehow a senior management role?
As a PM, what kind of animal would you describe yourself as?
They have great communication, they carry more weight than they can weigh, they get the job done.
I hope most PMs understand that a PMP or PRINCE2 is only a piece of the puzzle. A good PM may or may not have one. However, when it comes to hiring, just like a college degree, it says something about commitment to the profession and a desire to understand best practices. I know great PMs without certification. I know great ones with certification. When I am hiring, I will weight certification as a positive, but not as the whole picture.
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