Let it Go. #pmiacp


As a recovering PMP, and someone who got the PMI-ACP, I understand the pull to get these types of certifications. Whenever people ask me about “Which certification I should get?” I always respond in the same manner:

Get certifications for WHERE YOU WANT TO BE. If you want to work for a company that supports and encourages waterfall (and you want to work there), then get your PMP or PMI certifications! If you want to work for companies that love agile, then go for certifications there. It’s your choice!

Once again, I’m asked to make a decision: Renew my PMI-ACP, or let it go.

I’ll go with Elsa on this one.

One Reply to “Let it Go. #pmiacp”

  1. It’s difficult to be honest, but sometimes we must. For sure, certification doesn’t make you a bigger expert itself. It proves your knowledge against those who don’t have. In fact, a lot of companies requires it and to compete with competitors either you a really smart guy or following you principles do not certificate even you could, is big deal.

    I would summaries this as: if you want to create a vision, specifications or even to make a career in a “corporate”, let’s go for certification.

    If you want to create real products, solve problems instead of dealing with papers – do not make a big attention to your renewal.

    On the other hand, if you already have it, renew it;)

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