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Investing in project management certification: Do organisations get their money’s worth?

Nazeer Joseph () and Carl Marnewick ()
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Nazeer Joseph: University of Johannesburg
Carl Marnewick: University of Johannesburg

Information Technology and Management, 2018, vol. 19, issue 1, No 4, 74 pages

Abstract: Abstract The professionalisation of project management has been a contentious topic for some time. Project management certification is seen as a step towards the professionalisation of the discipline. Certifications were developed as a means to provide individuals with the appropriate knowledge and skills required to deliver projects successfully. Although project management certification programmes are now commonplace across the globe, research is yet to fully investigate the true influence certifications have on project performance. This paper revealed that South African IT project performance is not influenced by project management certification. Moreover, it was established that certifications need to be redesigned to ensure that the professionalisation of project management remains on track.

Keywords: Project management certification; IT project management; Project management professionalisation; South Africa (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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