Tonight in my project management course we will be discussing the role of the project manager in ISD. Here is some basic info for instructional designers interested in project management:
Main PM organization: PMI – Project Management Institute – http://www.pmi.org/
. PMI has created the PMBOK Standards. These are standards that every single PM should know in all fields. If your PM does not understand these standards I would be hesitant to hire them even if they have 20 years of PM experience (because that doesnt equate to 20 successful years even if it appears so on their resume) http://www.pmi.org/PMBOK-Guide-and-Standards.aspx
Is it worth it for Instructional Designers to get the PMP certification? Here are some sites that debate the issue. I personally believe it is if you are a PM and it can only help your resume.