What does the growth in project management training organizations mean for our profession ?

Since 1990, an increasing number of organizations have engaged in corporate project management training. While this growth indicates greater recognition of project management as a separate profession, the quality of training offered varies widely. How should the project management profession address the issue of accrediting such programs, and who should do the accrediting? Should the Project Management Institute be involved in this effort at colleges and universities? An earlier effort by PMI to provide accreditation of university and non-university project management training failed, and current efforts by PMI to revive this effort are also likely to fail if the fundamental questions discussed are not addressed.
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