The PMI (Project Management Institute) is the largest professional association for project managers.
What does that mean, exactly?
Dr Mike Clayton is founder of OnlinePMCourses.com.
Here, he answers this question, in under 5 minutes.
OnlinePMCourses is dedicated to bringing you some of the very best project management learning materials. So, this raises the obvious question: how can you get the best from your project management learning? In this article, we will look at different approaches. But don’t think of them as a set of options. They will work best when you can combine as many of them as possible.
Most of us have little or no formal learning since we were at school. And there, few of us were taught ‘how’ to learn. We were just given the opportunities. Some love it, and succeed. While others find learning a stretch.
As an adult, something like a structured project management course is a big investment of your time. So you need to make good use of it.
If you are considering learning about project management, then shouldn’t you be thinking about how you can get the best from that project management learning?
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You have probably heard of ‘hard and soft Project Management’. In fact, you may have come across an artificially concocted debate about the merits of hard versus soft Project Management. In this article, I want to assess what the terms hard and soft mean, and why they are not in opposition to each other. Continue reading
If you are a Project Manager… Or if you are going to become a Project Manager… Then I don’t doubt that you want to be a good Project Manager.
In a world of mediocrity and averageness, it is pleasing that nearly every Project Manager I meet aspires to do their job well. So I’d like to share with you my insights about the seven things that go into making a good Project Manager.Continue reading
Getting a Project Management job is something of a ‘chicken and egg’ problem…
On the one hand, it’s hard to get a Project Management job without experience. On the other hand, how can you get experience, without a Project Management job?Continue reading
Project Management is a valuable skill-set. Project Management skills enable you to deliver big, complex, important changes. And organizations are prepared to pay for that. This is what makes Project Management a career option. The fact that you can get a lot of personal reward from doing this. And guess what: organizations will pay you well too. This is what makes Project Management an attractive career option.
But not everyone wants to build a Project Management career. You may have got the skills of Project Management for a specific Project. Maybe you got them as a part of your overall professional or managerial skill-set. Or maybe you set of on building a Project Management career, and then discover that this is not the career for you. At this point, you may wonder, how useful will these Project Management skills be, in other areas of my work? Are my Project Management skills transferable to other domains.
Why should you choose a Project Management career? This seems a foolish question to ask. Especially as my audience is probably made up of project managers and aspiring project managers.
Project management is a well-paid professionalism (Reason 1). It offers substantial status (Reason 2). And for many people, its main attraction is the pleasure of knowing that, by delivering projects effectively and efficiently, we create the assets and changes that drive growth and prosperity (Reason 3).
Do you want to find the best Project Management course for you?
Of course you do. It is an important decision, because: