These days it seems like everyone is trying to, as they say, "Work smarter, not harder." Now if only there were a certification for that, right? Oh, but there is a certification for it. There's a whole branch of business management theory devoted to it, in fact. We've gotten so good at working smarter, that there are people whose entire calling in life is to help other people work smarter.
No, not Tony Robbins. Or Marshall Goldsmith, or whoever the kids are listening to these days. (Remember when the only people the kids listened to were Axl Rose and Madonna?) We're talking about the science of project management, and the people who are project management certified. Work is often complicated in 2016, and project managers get everyone pulling in the same direction, at the same time.
There's more to it than that, of course, as anyone with a project management certification could tell you. Actually, we're hoping that people who have at least one project management certification can tell us several things. Project management is one of the hottest sectors in IT certification, with great salaries and steady work available to anyone who can master its nuances.
Welcome to the seventh in our new series of surveys, launched in 2014, that are aimed at smaller targets. We'll still bring out the big bullseye at the end of each year for our annual Salary Survey. In between, however, we'll continue to take a more focused look certain types of certifications.
For the upcoming Spring Edition of Certification Magazine, we're diving into the realm of project management certifications. Project management is a thriving field and our survey features more than 50 certifications in all. If you hold one or more of those credentials, then please pull up a chair.
For this survey we've added a dash of incentive to participate. If you take the survey all the way to the end, we'll thank you with either (or both!) of two incentives. You can get a free digital copy of the next issue of Certification Magazine. Or you get a one-year print subscription at 40 percent off the normal cost. (Hate making decisions? Get both! We don't mind.)
You can see the results in April, when our spring edition arrives. (Why not subscribe? No really, we promise you'll love it.) Also, in keeping with our recent custom, we've added a handful of questions at the end of the survey whose answers lie outside the realm of project management certification. Please humor us. We like sharing the slightly nutty stuff with you. And now, to the survey!
BIG THANKS to everyone who participated in our Security certification survey. Watch for the results to appear the forthcoming 2016 Spring Edition of Certification Magazine.