I took my APMP course recently and there were a bemusing amount of training providers to choose from. Go for something like PMP® or PRINCE2 and the choice is even greater.
So how do you pick the right course for you?
Craig Kilford has the answer.
Craig has set up a review website for project management training and there’s a philanthropic initiative on the side as incentive to get people to write reviews. I spoke to him to find out how it works.
Craig, What is CourseConductor?
CourseConductor.com is a new customer review website that is positively disrupting the way professionals find project management training courses globally. It enables professionals to rate, review and share their training course experience, which helps their fellow professionals find the best courses, and enables training providers to quantify their quality.
Think of Course Conductor as ‘TripAdvisor’ for project management training industry.
OK. So why did you set it up?
The honest answer is out of love and frustration. I love Management of Portfolios (MoP), a book I co-authored which is the UK Government/AXELOS global best practice standard. I love it because it was written from the heart to enable positive change in the world, for professionals and organisations.
When the book [read Elizabeth’s review of it here] was published in 2011 and the certified training started, I wanted to find out which training providers were running the best courses and how people felt about their training experience. The problem was I couldn’t find any information, which frustrated me.
That’s when I realised it’s not just me that feels this pain…every professional is forced to waste their precious time and energy browsing lots of training provider websites, reading self-selected testimonials and trying to compare courses.
What makes things even worse is every training provider says they are “high quality” or “the best” and whilst there are lots of fantastic training providers out there, we all know there are some really bad ones, and fake ones too, i.e. training providers who say they are accredited but they are not!Click for more