Do we need to constantly adapt to new environments, challenges and new ways of working?
In the recent Project magazine (July 2011) I make the case for continuous professional development (CPD) to enable project managers to deliver in an ever changing project environment.
In my opinion, without continually improving ourselves by undertaking CPD and utilising arrange of media such as, books, professional and academic articles, blogs, YouTube, attending seminars, etc, that as a profession, project management will suffer in the long run.
Project managers are usually at the forefront of developments, pushing the bounds, leading projects – but do we need to undertake CPD, or is completing an APMP or PRINCE2 qualification enough? Do we need to constantly adapt to new environments, challenges and new ways of working?