MDM appears to be getting trendy at the moment judging by the number of calls I have had in the last few weeks from headhunters (sorry: executive search consultants) wanting to recruit people with serious MDM experience, both for systems integrators and end-users companies. Of course, knowing what MDM actually stands for would be an advantage if this is your task, so I’d encourage such worthy people to get some education on the subject first before contacting me to plunder my contact network. This on-line course:
will do the job, and of course there are alternatives. I was most amused by the conversation with one recruitment person, who has been asked by a big systems integrator to urgently recruit experienced MDM consultants in order to populate a project that they have apparently already sold to an unsuspecting client. I am guessing their pitch to the client was not “We have no idea what this MDM thing is, let alone any experience in it, but if you give us a load of money we’ll definitely try and hire someone who does”. Or in this case hire someone else who doesn’t know what it means to find someone who might do and may know someone who does.
Don’t you just love the world of consultancy?