I'm seing more and more job offers where the description requires the applicant to be PMP (or even PgMP) certified. Is this really warranted?
I understand that the PMP certification is used as a filter by many recruiters but there is a risk of hiring someone with skills that are beyond the actual need of an organization. People in project leadership positions are driven and under utilising them is a sure recipe for dissatisfaction.
Also the PMP should command a salary premium. If you insist on hiring a PMP, you may be insisting on overpaying for the position.
What do you think? As always questions and comments are welcome.
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