One of the hardest parts of the interview process is determining if someone is competent and able to perform the job they are applying for. In fact, incompetent employees cost organizations millions of dollars every year, both in lost productivity and rework to repair problems. Hiring an incompetent project manager is estimated to cost organizations an average of $240K in wasted on boarding costs. Bad hires can cost organizations up to 30% of their annual earnings. What do organizations have at their disposal to evaluate whether a professional is competent or not? Can certification be used as a criteria to determine if someone is competent? This the the subject we explore in this episode of the PM debate podcast. The motion is:

“Project Management certification is not a good criteria to assess professional competence.”

Listen to both sides of the debate and let us know which side makes sense to you.