Management Fix: Project Management Training

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This week’s “Project Management Training” is a solution very dear to me.

By definition, a project is temporary in that it has a defined beginning and end in time, and therefore defined scope and resources. And a project is unique in that it is not a routine operation, but a specific set of operations designed to accomplish a singular goal. So a project team often includes people who don’t usually work together, sometimes from different organizations and across multiple geographies. Project management, then, is the application of knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques to project activities to meet the project requirements. It has always been practiced informally but began to emerge as a distinct profession in the mid-20th century.
(Extracted and adapted from https://www.pmi.org/about/learn-about-pmi/what-is-project-management)

Project management is one of the essential processes of an organization for the simple reason that it answers a lot of your questions and adds order to the company.

Main benefits:

  • Project management training will teach you the importance of time and setting of goals and objectives. You will be able to prioritize these goals as well as assist you in making great use of your time.
  • You will know the remaining resources and needs of the company. This could be in the form of time, money or manpower. You can make use of project management training to help you determine how to estimate the resources that you will need in future projects and set realistic budgets.
  • You will learn how to produce documents for review. Every step before, during and on completion of the project should be documented. This will ensure a solid record that you can refer to or verify during a review. Project management training will provide you with the skills that you need in producing well-documented project completion proofs.
  • With project management training you can work better with information systems. Project management is not done manually — in this day and age! You can already make use of several applications and programs to keep track of the milestones and progress of your projects. Project management training will show you how to work around them without creating a much steeper learning curve, especially to those people who do not have great knowledge of computers or are not comfortable using them.

Many project managers learn lessons the hard way — this can cost the organization dearly in wasted effort, cost, poor customer reputation, stress and failure to deliver the full benefits.
Professional development and training courses can fast track the development of the competencies required to deliver successful projects.
(Extracted and adapted from https://2020projectmanagement.com/resources/project-management-training-and-qualifications/project-management-training--what-are-the-benefits)

Known Associates

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This MngtFix has been mentioned concerning several MngtBugs such as…
“Lack of Project Planning”,
“Lack of Training”,
“Change Resistance”,
“Lack of Communication of the Ongoing Processes and Projects”,
“Lack of Project Manager”,
and of course “Lack of Project Management Best Practices”!

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Eduardo Espinheira is a Consultant, Facilitator, Manager, Public Speaker, Creator of the Management Bugs&Fixes and the Machiavellian PM Stories

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