Program manager question: do you have your PMP, SAFe, or Scrum Master certification? Has it impacted your job options and compensation?

like
Posting as :
works at
You are currently posting as works at

Program Managers in my team are required to have a PMP and encouraged to sit for the PgMP. Each of these certifications come with a 5% increase.

like

I just got my PMP(June 2022) and CSM(Apr 2022). Majority of the Project Manager jobs I see require PMP or they say PMP is desired but not required. Also seeing a lot of agile/scrum certs as requirements as well either SAFe or CSM. No luck yet for me on new job, so can’t answer your 2nd question.

like

Yeah. I’m currently a Program Manager and I’m wondering if it’s even worth the time, effort, costs to get the certifications.

like

Worth it, especially CSM & Safe. safe is now popular.

like

I have had my PMP for over 10 years, my CSM for 4 and while I had safe training I have yet to sit for the test. They are all different but they have all made me grow and be better at my job. CSM is really easy to get so if you don’t have any I would recommend starting there. Next I would do Safe. The PMP is really hard and I would recommend taking a class and then study prior to taking.

Related Posts

is big 4 advisory manager/senior manager qualified for MBB EM?

like

How possible is it to move to a consulting role at MBB / Big 4 as a Mgr from an industry strategy role? Is a lateral move possible or would you need to be at SM or higher? Any tips on how to pitch it?

Hi all,

Could people let me know their experience of how long they were an Account Executive before they received a promotion to Account Manager?

like

Facebook has given me a verbal offer for an IC4 TPM role. What should be my expectations for TC? I have five years of experience.

like

OK, so I really need some help;
I was offered a position as a campus
recruiter for 80 K(this was
the verbal offer); accepted the verbal
offer because I was told that I wouldn't
be able to move forward. Wanted to
try and negotiate when I had
something in writing such as the
official offer. I tried reaching back out
to the recruiter to ask if the offer was
negotiable she said no and that I
should have tried negotiating during
the verbal and nothing can be done.
What should I do?

like

Is the path to partner shorter in MBB vs big4?

like

I come from a background in Criminal Justice & Public Safety. I’m currently working at a State organization (state & commission ran). I’m looking to transition into tech. What would be a good role to aim for? Also, any advice on great companies would be awesome, too!

like
like

I have been at the same company for 8.5 years and I am feeling like it is time to make some moves to put my family in a better financial position.

I have worked up to general manager of a small business. Paid 45,000/year and am working easily 50-55 hours per week. No benefits.

I do not have corporate experience and only have an associate’s degree, so I am a bit lost on where to go next. I know I need to be looking at making a major move, but need some advice on where to go from here.

likehelpful

Is it impossible to get into mbb from faang without an mba?

like

What's the salary of AVP at JPMC?

like

Pricing Strategy vs. Marketing Communications (both in Pharma)? Which role do you guys/gals believe better sets one up for a leadership role in marketing in the future. Comp for both roles are equivalent and I like both specializations equally, so neither comp nor interest is a factor. Only factor I’m weighing is which is a better path towards potential leadership role in the future. T.I.A!!!

like

I have joined EY as Tech consultant back in Feb this year..
Whether I will receive hike this month and what will be the percentage in hike. I got a bonus of 45k last month.
If anyone had similar experience please share.

like

Account 🐟: How long were you an AAE before you got promoted? City/salary would help too 😊

like

Is CQF useful to get entry level Quant role in GS ?? for non quant undergrad.

like

I'm curious if anyone on here is in Metrology/ calibration specifically and what their salary/ hourly rate is. I'm currently @ $33/hr with 3 years of experience. Appreciate the time anyone takes to read this.

like

What are thoughts on quitting to pass the remaining cpa exams before sections expire and search for a new job. I’m not super happy in my current role and with my schedule going out I won’t be able to sit. I’m a senior, and I think I’d be happier in an industry job. Would a gap to take my cpa look bad or like self improvement to another employer?

like

Currently a C out of the Dallas office in GPS EP SCNO and looking to move into commercial. All of my background is in commercial, so the experience is there now I just need to meet the right network which has been a bit more difficult due to covid. If anyone is open to networking in commercial that would be great! TIA

like

Iam 5 month pregnant , thinking to get release from project due to health issue and taking maternity leave from april 1st, at this situation can I be in bench for 3 months and go in maternity leave ? Will this affect my job in Accenture? Will the organization allow to be in bench for 3 months? If iam in bench during maternity leave will i get variable pay

More Posts

What's the difference between Walmart global Tech and Walmart Labs

like

Is the current market/impending recession having anyone looking to delay retirement?

like

I started in industry 6 months ago and I hate it. Is it too soon to interview to go back to consulting?

like

Selling 2 tickets to Billy Joel at Notre Dame Stadium for this Saturday June 25th at 8pm. Please dm me for details!

like

Interviewed for the 2023 Enterprise Strategy Senior Consultant role at IBM. Went through to the behavioral interview after the case and am waiting to hear back. Any idea how long it usually takes?

Hey currently working in Financial services AWM, could anybody refer me inEY or Deloitte? 6 years experience

like

Do you have a project posted?

I had a client tell me that I have a very feminine body. Am I weird for not feeling offended by this? I am sure he meant nothing by it, as the guy is happily married.

funny

Anyone in MBRDI can you tell me what will be some of the food served there. I'm in wfh.

Hi everyone,

I'm having pre-joining session scheduled today. Please let me know the agenda of this session.

like

Hello guys

I got an offer from Coforge, I am very much haply what I am getting , however after seeing comments here most of people suggest don't go for coforge..I can understand and the other situations we are hearing recession in 2023 so it's high chances if we don't have project assigned we can might get fire..so plz suggest me guys should I look for other big mnc opportunities for backup

like

PwC US is looking for candidates with MarTech, Digital Commerce, and eCommerce skills. DM me to learn more and referrals!

like

Could anyone please suggest what are some good product based companies that hire for oracle applications/ ERP roles? Any suggestions would be really helpful.

like

Poll: You’ve applied for two internal positions, both lateral moves. Position A is the job you’re truly passionate about while Position B is still good but not the first choice. Position B gives you an offer right away while Position A is still in the early stages of interviews and may take another month to learn if you’re even selected. Do you accept the offer on the table for Position B or hold out and hope for Position A?

like

Has anyone felt depressed after having a kid (male here)? I feel anything I do for either my S.O. or for the baby is not enough and can’t manage this job + personal life. Some days I think everyone...

like

Sanity check - between pumping and feeding our 10 week old, I’m up 3-5 times a night (pump bc baby has hard time latching) so I’m extremely sleep deprived. I’d like to quit pumping at night and switch to formula if needed and agree fed is best but I’m biologically crazy and determined to EBF. Even after turning off the night pump alarms I keep waking up somehow to pump. How can I get over this or will it get easier?

like

I feel like I die a little inside every time someone cites Wikipedia instead of actual research

like

I found myself still logged into work at 11:00pm last night. Why you ask? Simple. Meta product management roles are unreasonably sweaty. Even when I'm not at work, I can feel my projects weighing at the back of my mind. Do any of y'all experience something similar at your companies?

like

Is TSC for name sake? Why not allocating proper project?

like

Additional Posts in Program/Project/Delivery Managers

I'm currently working as a SWE and am interested in learning about the PM role and the experiences of others who switched to PM from a different role.
I enjoy customer engagement and planning/timelining work in an agile manner. These make me think I'd be a good fit for the role but I have some concerns/questions:
1. What is the pay-range compared to the average SWE pay range?
2. What skills are critical for the PM role?
3. Should I obtain Agile PM certificates?
4. Anything else I should know :)

like

Hi guys, is there a recession on, if so how is it affecting Tech PM jobs. I got off my last job 2 months ago but yet no other in the offing. I am in Atlanta GA

What is everyone’s salary and what do you guys do?

Hi all! I’m looking for some insight as I’m thinking through the possibility of moving away from John Deere. I have 18 years with John Deere, managing anything from entire vehicle programs to smaller software or hardware feature enhancements. Prior experience in quality engineering and design engineering. I have an MS and BS. Some business consulting on the side. With the new possibilities in remote work, many new doors have opened and I’m looking for new potential challenges and opportunities.

likesmart

How do you go about getting your first project manager job

like

What would a typical path for TPM?

like
like

2 yrs PM experience of cloud industry, how much am I supposed to ask for salary? Base in DC

like

Can I ask any of you that have experience with resume to take a look at mine? I need some work on it. My background is a mechanical engineer getting a master in PM.

Post Photo
like

Any PMs here working two jobs? I work as a PM (CW at 40hrs/week) at a FAANG company. Looking to take on a part time gig or consulting work in a non competing or different industry. Has anyone done something similar?

like

Is anyone here a PMP? I want to set goals for myself and maybe become a PMP but I’m not sure if it’s the right step and what it would entail. Any help and insight to being a PMP would be great

like

Does anyone know companies that look for bilingual product /project managers? I speak English, German, and Russian. Would like to see if there is a market for the additional skills.

like

Any agile coaches here ?

like

Is there value in getting a PMP these days? I’ve been a project manager for 10 years primarily staffed on Tech projects for financial services companies. I do have a CSM (but never worked as a Scrum Master). I’m trying to decide if the time and money I would put into getting the PMP would be worthwhile. Thanks for your insights!

like

Starting as a PM on the Walgreens innovations department team in a few weeks. Any current employees with some insight of onboarding and the day to day?

like

Telco PMs, how do you call that type of project in which you manage the End-To-End deployment? I mean from planning the electric connections for a servers rack, engineering the network, the cabling and devices installation, setting up the link (and everything in between)?

English is not my first language and I'm having trouble coming up with what we call "Llave en Mano" in Spanish... or is it just End-To-End? My mind is fried and is only Wednesday.

Thanks!

like

Any recommendations for executive product management programs that might help transitioning from tech program management (engg experience too) to a product manager role.

like