Project managers perform better when they undergo professional courses. As per the 2018 PMI report, 77% of champions with a 92% success rate had undergone formal courses. Meanwhile, only 19% of underperformers with a 32% success rate attended any training. In this article at Medium, Alexandra Cote discusses 3 training courses to help project managers rule 2019 and beyond.
Training Courses for Project Managers
Project managers excel in their field as they continuously learn from past situations and apply critical thinking to new ones. Studies say they need proper training to achieve project success better. Following the 4 training courses to help project managers rule 2019 and beyond:
- PMI Courses: The best way project managers get training is by taking professional courses provided by institutions like PMI and APM. They offer Project Management Professional certifications that are accepted worldwide. Project managers can also check out the 9-course The Complete Agile Project Manager, Introduction to Project Management, Project Management Basics—An Official PMI Online Course, Introduction to Agile, Talent Triangle Bundle.
PMI members can attend these courses at a discounted price. Regardless of the length of your project management experience, you can take all of them. You must, however, maintain the certifications through the required PDUs and CEUs offered by the institute. The course material and tools are available online and provide project managers with in-depth knowledge.
- PRINCE2 Certifications: ILX Group’s PRojects IN Controlled Environments (PRINCE2) project management method educates project managers in various ways. You understand how to manage resources, risks, assignments, product quality, reviews, and organization. PRINCE2 Foundation imparts the basic training of the PRINCE 2 method. PRINCE2 Practitioner describes how you can apply the method in real life.
Trainers can offer you guidance before and after you have completed training. While the Foundation certificate is lifelong, Practitioner expires every 5 years. Like the PMI courses, PRINCE2 courses are available online also.
- Scrum Project Management Courses: Scrum.org provides eight courses to project managers that are based on Scrum and Agile principles. The first three listed courses are Professional Scrum Foundation, Professional Scrum Master, and Professional Scrum Master II. Next three are Professional Scrum Product Owner, Professional Scrum Developer, Scaled Professional Scrum with Nexus. The last on the list are Professional Scrum with Kanban and Professional Agile Leadership Essentials.
You do not need to take any course to sit for any of the certifications. Moreover, you might find a mentor with good connections to enhance your project management career. The problem is course locations are not always updated and some certificates require renewal. Some users say that Scrum courses are more useful to beginners than experienced professionals. So, invest in courses that are relevant to you.
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