The interaction with participants and the chance to take the course in whatever direction they choose isn’t just challenging; it’s fun.
And, for the last 14 years, I’ve done more Project Management training than anything else. I’ve given over 500 project management courses and seminars, for over 6,000 new and experienced project managers.
But now, I have reluctantly come to a conclusion.
Do you want to Find the Best Project Management Course for You?
Of course you do. It is an important decision, because:
You do need to know how much the course will cost. But money should not drive your decision.
Instead, what you are looking for is a course that best meets the criteria in the ten questions I will set out. You need a course that makes you feel comfortable with the purchase you are potentially about to make, and for which the cost is consistent with what you will get.
Great. You want to learn about Project Management.
It is not only a fabulous discipline for building a career around, it is one of the most valuable life-skills you can acquire.
But if you had to be selective, and needed to focus on just ten things, what would they be? I have around twenty years of experience in training project management courses, and delivering projects, so I have thought about this carefully. Even so, it’s a difficult challenge. But, just for you, I have finally honed my list down to the ten critical things to learn about project management.
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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If you do, I remember that feeling too. There was a time when I wanted to go on a project management course more than anything else, in my working life.
I also remember thinking ‘I’ve never done anything like this before. I hope I’ll follow it.’
Although you are probably just the same as I was… You may be keen to learn because you suspect that project management is a great career. But you may also be wondering if it is all a bit too complicated. There’s a lot of jargon to come to terms with (and you can get our Decode the Jargon of Project Management eBook by clicking here) , there’s complicated looking charts, and there are systems, processes and tools.
Most people think their project management knowledge looks like a little dot, within a vast pool of unknown knowledge and skills.
Nothing could be further from the truth.Continue reading…