If you follow the CPM on Twitter, you know she’s been pondering the issue of Certifications in Product Management and Product Marketing lately. Are they worth it?
And if so, which ones are worthwhile? There’s the AIPMM Certified Product Manager (CPM), the AIPMM Certified Product Marketing Manager (CPMM), the PDMA New Product Development Professional (NPDP), the Pragmatic Marketing Certified (PMC) one… A sea of initials that no one knows.
If Google searches on this blog are any indication, lots of other people wonder if certifications are worthwhile as well.
So help the Cranky Product Manager, help your peers, and help yourself. Take the below quickie survey. Forward it to other PMs/PMMs you know. The Cranky Product Manager will publish full results in about 10 days, and she will also make the entire results spreadsheet available for download on this blog.
And then finally, we can have a better idea whether these certifications actually mean something.
(And if you are a consulting firm that sells training for these certifications, DON’T BE A CREEP AND TRY TO SKEW THE RESULTS BY GETTING YOUR ENTIRE FAMILY TO VOTE).
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