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GeneralRe: Maybe we DO need professionals licensing Pin
Sander Rossel4-Jul-19 11:57
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I think part of the problem is the perception that a college degree is often taken as a de-facto "license to practice" software. Also, from your experience this person was able to get that job because we tend to operate on the honor system with regard to one another's credentials. Now if this person did a passable job as a software manager no one would have questioned or ever been the wiser regarding his exaggeration (alright, outright lie), though I would like to think that kind of ethic would show itself in other ways.

I am not putting down higher education. On the contrary, I think it must be considered in all of its forms, university being only one. After all, much of what we have encountered after school has little to do with our respective majors and more to do with our own personal habits, ethics, and especially other experiences.

What if the aforementioned "manager" had not ever graduated college, never claimed such, and nonetheless would have made a fine manager? I think that's worth considering but I'm not sure our industry is completely on-board with that yet.

If a professional licensing program for software could determine a person's competence much the way (I believe) professional engineer licensing does, I'm all for it. However, I may be assuming too much about the PE credential.
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