[webproducers] Re: Interactive


I can see PMPs and agency people gettin' all squirmy, especially the  
creative folks.




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> I don't agree with Nathan that it can do no harm. Like any knowledge  
> depends
> how you use it. Many of the tenets/skills in the PMI vein are very  
> useful.
> However, I've seen PMP's clash mightily with certain interactive  
> agency
> personnel (bet this could start its own thread) and agency culture.  
> In the
> end this has been frustrating for the certified PM and has actually  
> turned
> into a barrier to PM adoption.
> Pardon the plug - this post gets at related issues:
> http://pm2pm.blogspot.com/2009/01/client-management-answer-is-maybe.html
>
> - Jeff
> http://pm2pm.blogspot.com
>
> On Wed, Jun 10, 2009 at 2:13 PM, Ari Feldman <ari1970@xxxxxxxxx>  
> wrote:
>
>> I agree with Nathan here. Like any other certification, it can't  
>> hurt but
>> I've rarely seen PMP certification required for most interactive  
>> orgs. It's
>> something you see in more "formal" environments like corporate IT,
>> government, etc.
>>
>> On Wed, Jun 10, 2009 at 1:42 PM, Nathan Pitzel <npitzel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>> wrote:
>>
>>> Hey Clarissa,
>>> I've been doing this for a long time and I'm not PMP Certified nor  
>>> have I
>>> ever hired someone that is.   That being said, there's certainly no
>>> disadvantage.
>>>
>>> If you're planning to stay within the digital space you can  
>>> probably get
>>> buy, have a stellar career and move up the ladder, so to speak  
>>> without
>> ever
>>> becoming certified.
>>>
>>> Still, and this may contradict everything I've said previously, I
>> recommend
>>> it.  Especially given this economy. The more tools you have in  
>>> your tool
>>> shed, the better off you'll be.  Ultimately it'll provide you more
>> options
>>> should you want to transition to say architecture, construction,  
>>> etc.
>>>
>>> Best,
>>> Nathan
>>>
>>>
>>> On 6/10/09 12:22 PM, "Clarissa Murphy" <clarissa.murphy@xxxxxxxxx>
>> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Hi,
>>>> Not sure if this was mentioned in this thread (didn't see it) but  
>>>> does
>>>> anyone recommend getting PMP certified?  Would that give one an  
>>>> edge
>> over
>>>> other candidates?
>>>> Can anyone speak from experience on this?
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Clarissa
>>>>
>>>> Sent from New York, United States
>>>>
>>>> On Wed, Jun 10, 2009 at 1:19 PM, Ari Feldman <ari1970@xxxxxxxxx>
>> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> I agree with getting a separate email address but there's no  
>>>>> need to
>> be
>>>>> rude. This is not an elite group, unless I'm missing something.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> On Wed, Jun 10, 2009 at 1:14 PM, live <human.factor.one@xxxxxxxxx>
>>> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>> My 'advice' is to get your own email address.
>>>>>> Anything less than that shows you're not digitally savvy and not
>> ready
>>>>>> for our group.
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> On Jun 10, 2009, at 8:53 AM, Len Kientz wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Dear Steven,
>>>>>>> Thank you for taking the time to respond to my inquiry. While an
>>>>>>> opportunity
>>>>>>> to better my skills is greatly appreciated, an employment
>>>>>>> opportunity would
>>>>>>> be terrific!
>>>>>>> Kathy
>>>>>>> ----- Original Message -----
>>>>>>> From: "Steven Hubert" <steven.hubert@xxxxxxxxx>
>>>>>>> To: <webproducers@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>>>>>> Sent: Wednesday, June 10, 2009 11:43 AM
>>>>>>> Subject: [webproducers] Re: Interactive
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Do you honestly think for a moment that you are going to find  
>>>>>>>> a job
>>>>>>>> blindly
>>>>>>>> sending your unformatted resume to a discussion list?
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> On Wed, Jun 10, 2009 at 10:38 AM, Len Kientz <lkientz1@xxxxxxxxxxx
>>>
>>>>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> I am a Marketing and Advertising Project Manager highly  
>>>>>>>>> skilled in
>>>>>>>>> the
>>>>>>>>> Pharmaceutical business. I am looking for an opportunity to  
>>>>>>>>> work
>>>>>>>>> with Web
>>>>>>>>> Producers either in New Jersey/New York area or "virtually" in
>>>>>>>>> order to
>>>>>>>>> enhance my interactive Web project manager experience. Would
>>>>>>>>> anyone have
>>>>>>>>> a
>>>>>>>>> recommendation for me?
>>>>>>>>> Kathy Kientz
>>>>>>>>> Here is a brief description of my current experience:
>>>>>>>>> Professional Experience
>>>>>>>>> MediMedia USA Inc., Triple i, Carlstadt, New Jersey
>>>>>>>>>                     Oct 2005 - Feb 2009
>>>>>>>>> Pharmaceutical Promotional Product Project Manager
>>>>>>>>> §         Led pharmaceutical promotional programs in excess  
>>>>>>>>> of $2
>>>>>>>>> million
>>>>>>>>> annually.
>>>>>>>>> §         Built long-term relationships with large  
>>>>>>>>> pharmaceutical
>>>>>>>>> brand
>>>>>>>>> teams resulting in $750K additional revenue opportunities.
>>>>>>>>> §         Created innovative brand messaging and content for  
>>>>>>>>> web-
>>>>>>>>> based
>>>>>>>>> Direct-to-Physician Patient-Education solutions.
>>>>>>>>> §         Directed vendors in print production and direct mail
>>>>>>>>> fulfillment
>>>>>>>>> achieving 55% net profit and 100% on-time delivery.
>>>>>>>>> IMS Health, Totowa, New Jersey
>>>>>>>>>                               Jun 2000 - Oct 2005
>>>>>>>>> Senior Pharmaceutical Data Solution Consultant
>>>>>>>>> §         Led web-based pharmaceutical marketing & sales
>> management
>>>>>>>>> project
>>>>>>>>> teams.
>>>>>>>>> §         Designed custom data solutions providing advanced
>>>>>>>>> analytical
>>>>>>>>> insight for pharmaceutical sales force optimization, call  
>>>>>>>>> planning
>>>>>>>>> and
>>>>>>>>> drug
>>>>>>>>> launch strategies.
>>>>>>>>> §         Generated $500K revenue annually for existing client
>>>>>>>>> base.
>>>>>>>>> §         Oversaw web service team of four in development of
>>>>>>>>> standard
>>>>>>>>> operating procedures for web-based client data solution  
>>>>>>>>> projects.
>>>>>>>>> §         Led cross-functional team in development of quality
>>>>>>>>> assurance
>>>>>>>>> validation steps for client web-solutions resulting in zero- 
>>>>>>>>> error
>>>>>>>>> implementations.
>>>>>>>>> §         Created defect resolution strategies for web support
>> desk
>>>>>>>>> resulting in 10% improved client satisfaction rates.
>>>>>>>>> §         Awarded "client service excellence" recognition.
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