Security Managers with PMP

Posted October 19th, 2007 by

I’ve been toying with the idea for about 6 months, but I think I’ve decided to go for a PMP.

See, one of my little foibles is that if you act long enough like you can’t manage a project, I eventually get impatient and end up taking it over. So I figured that since I’ve led a bazillion projects, I might as well get credit for it. =)

Anyway, I’m interested in a quick straw poll on how many security folks are out there doing PM jobs.  It seems like we get pulled into PM stuff more and more because more often than not, we know how things are supposed to work.

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4 Responses

  1.  shrdlu Says:

    Oh lord, yes, I end up with other people’s projects all the time. I have no interest in getting a PMP, though, because I keep wanting to pronounce it as “PiMP.”

  2.  Jason Bevis Says:

    About half my jobs include PM work. However, I have no interest at this point in my life of getting a PMP. I like to focus on my strengths and wants, which in turn makes me a better security professional.
    Ask yourself this: What is the benefit to your career and yourself? Maybe its worth it if your a CSO, maybe its not! I believe my time is better spent on blogging, writing whitepapers, speaking, etc, but then again I am a consultant.

  3.  Steve Says:

    Security management an PM are linked. I currently have a CISSP and a PMP. I find that the items that I learned by having a PMP to be invalueable. If you are in DC, drop me a line the Northern Virgina Chapter is quite large.

  4.  Vlad the Impaler Says:

    I’ve avoided additional credentials like the plague. Bottom line, as a “security guy” you will lead all projects that have to do with security. That being said, I don’t know what the cert will buy you. Honestly, you’re probably better off seeking the ITIL cert.

    My .02,

    Vlad a.k.a. JFF

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