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Advertisements for ICT project managers show diversity between Swedish employers' and project management associations' views of PM certifications
Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship. (Affärsinformatik)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-4194-6957
Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship. (Affärsinformatik)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-1992-7979
2014 (English)In: Problems of Management in the 21st Century, ISSN 2029-6932, Vol. 9, no 1, 35-55 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

AppointingICT project managers is a delicate issue for management; not least since ICTprojects are known to be unsuccessful in delivering the required product intime and on budget. Hence, it is even more important to find the “right”individual for the job. According to project management associations, certificationin project management is a prerequisite for a project manager’s successfulcareer. The appreciation of project management certifications among Swedishemployers was studied using data collected from job advertisements for ICTproject managers during four years (2010-2013). Judged on how theadvertisements were worded the result indicates surprisingly low interest fromthe employers’ side, which conflicts with the project management associationsstatements about the certifications’ indispensable value for successfulprojects. Furthermore, it conflicts with a common understanding ofcertifications as essential for appointment as a project manager. The findingsidentify a possible gap between PM associations’ and employers’ views regardingthe certifications’ value, and highlight the necessity of seriously consideringwhether it is worthwhile for the individuals to strive for, and for theorganizations to promote certification, since it is costly in both time, effortand money.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Siauliai: Scientific Methodical Center , 2014. Vol. 9, no 1, 35-55 p.
Keyword [en]
Project manager, project management certifications, project management associations
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Information Systems, Social aspects
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Computer and Information Sciences Computer Science, Information Systems
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-37077OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-37077DiVA: diva2:747932
Available from: 2014-09-17 Created: 2014-09-17 Last updated: 2015-04-22Bibliographically approved

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