Anita Arile replied to the topic Should Project Management be a required college curriculum? in the forum Program and Project Management 7 years, 7 months ago
Yes, Yes, I whole-heartedly agree with this… at least for the Graduate (Masters) level… Many of the projects several of my colleagues, inclusive of yours truly, have been focused on “project management”. What I find interesting (in our office at least) is that although my section, which is a part of the Accounting Division, is comprised strictly of mid-managers (Management Analysts II to Management Analysts IV, which is the highest level in our Division), none of us are afforded a “Project Coordinator” or “Project Management Analyst” title.Maybe because our office is the Finance (or Accounting) Division; or, perhaps because our “many” projects are actually short-term (less than 2 years, with 5 at the most). Either way, the many mini-projects (usually a result of various, and quite volumnous, mandates handed to us by our local legislative body) consume our resumes and make seeking promotional growth tiring and cumbersome; partially because we do not have that “certificate” or “title” (Re: Project Coordinator or Project Management Analyst”).
Or, perhaps as Ms Huckerby had posted, “There should be a closer look at the current KSA’s of project management and clearly define them with respect to project management in the workplace”Then again, the experience is challenging and most of us enjoy challenges. 🙂
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