A couple of months back, a member from the PMI organization visited my office campus. His goal was to collect inputs and feedback on PMP certification from various organizations across India. In Bangalore, he visited only one other organization besides my own.
Apparently, India has the fastest growing PMP certified population. I also found out that my organization has the largest number of PMPs any organization has in the world.
Among other things, the one input that cropped up repeatedly was that despite being PMP certified, many professionals were unable to manage projects successfully. I felt PMP certification should include an interview round for those who qualify the written test to ensure quality.
It was an interesting discussion since it included employees of different levels who brought out varying perspectives. I am curious to know when and what changes will finally be rolled out in India by PMI.