Whats next after PMP
I cleared my PMP on 1st Feb 2012.
However I must admit, i got qualified to take exam because in my current work, I lead product mass production setup which is termed projects. Upon passing and studying PMBOK, I realized I am the person they consider Functional manager, so even if I handle project transfers its still not project manager's role. But oh well I got the certification anyway and I still have the basic general management skills.
My question is this: Is there a career out there for people like me who are functional managers in nature but got PMP to shift to actual project management and yet still get same pay and stability of work? Im actually good at what I do being the functional manager and would be nice to be given an opportunity to excel to Project Management because that's what's really what I intend to pursue.
Im just really curious if there are other people who are in same shoes as I am right now once in their life and got a break. Or Im dead end here? Just getting PDU is not my intention to retain my PMP because we can get it online from websites. I want the real deal of project management and Im wondering are there companies out there who could give us a break?
Just really wondering on other people's experiences...