Project Management Skills Training Courses
Project Management Skills Training courses are only 50% of the requirement to become a project manager.
Project management is different from many other professions or careers. It is not a skill you can acquire simply by going to college, doing some training or doing some courses. The knowledge and skills are built by a combination of industry or specialist knowledge, people management experience supported by project management training and courses. The mix of skills can can only be gained over years by building on each subskill in layers with a fair amount of all the ingredients at every level.
A good project manager will have industry and work experience and formal Project Management training courses or education to form the basis. It will further require specific project management experience with a successful track record before you will be recognized as a Project … Read the rest
A Masters in Project Management Degree will serve you well past ‘retirement’
Project management skills can come through years of experience, certification courses or a project management degree, even a masters in project management. A project management professional will have combined experience with a formal project management degree several project management courses and ultimately have project management certification from the PMI, the Project Management institute.
There are 100 rules that NASA Project Managers abide by, a fact demonstrated by Jerry Madden, the Associate Director of the Flight Projects Directorate at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. His compilation of these rules highlights that project management is a complex work of intermingling responsibilities, with all of them highly important to the success of a project.
Should any one of these responsibilities not be met, then the house of cards will colapse—it’s as simple as that.
Becoming a Project Manager professional … Read the rest
Certification as a project manager has to be the goal for anyone serious about making a career in Professional Project Management. It is not essential to have the Project Manager Certification to get started in project management. In fact it is essential to have some project management experience in order to get certified. The most well known and respected organization for providing a Certificate in Project Management is the Project Management Institute (PMI), but there are many routes that lead to this qualification.
PMI is a certifying body for project management certification, that also offers training, but they are not the only Professional Project Management training organisation around and they may not be as industry specific as you may require. So our advice is to look around for Project Management Training that suits your current career circumstance and industry.
A good starting point is discussed in our article on … Read the rest
Midlife Career Change
It is never too late to change career.
As we mature we change and the world changes around us. A Midlife Career Change should be a serious consideration for everybody. It offers change and security for the future.
There is just no excuse not to take advantage of online colleges, degree and certifications these days.
Life expectancy for the average healthy individual is approaching 90 years! Unless we start looking at life differently we will work for only about 35 to 40 of those years.
That means that first our parents, then our own or other people’s children will be supporting us for most of our lives. Let’s face it, very few people have adequate pension schemes to last them 40 years!
In the ‘old’ days we thought of careers or professions as something we choose for life. That view is still held by many but it … Read the rest