Defining a "Project Professional"
My organisation is in the process of trying to classify our 1000+ change community as a project profession. As part of this they have adopted APM as our competency framework (hurrah!) and adopted the pyramid approach to increasing competence. This is all good but I am slightly surprised at the range of formal qualifications they are requiring at each level. For example a Practitioner requires PRINCE 2 Practioner; APMP; APMQ; and MSP Practitioner.
What I am wondering is whether the use of all three of these routeways (PRINCE, APM & MSP) is a sensible way to ensure individuals have the broad range of formal qualifications to prove their professionalism, or is it overkill given the investment of both time and money that building up such a portfolio of qualifications will require.