Does project management certification improve performance? | The Oxford Review

Does project management certification improve performance?

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Keywords: project management, project management certification, project management qualifications, qualifications, certification, performance

A burgeoning area of business across the globe for both universities, professional project management associations and private companies is that of project management certification and qualification. As a result of the increased professionalisation of project management, many professional associations and bodies have laid down prescriptions of ‘best practice’ that members need to show that they can apply.

Like many occupations, project management has incrementally moved towards greater levels of professionalisation, largely through the process of standardisation of accepted working practices, knowledge, skills and tools application. Certification has now largely become a de facto requirement to gain employment as a project manager.

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