Project Management Training Course Reviews

Project management training courses reviewed by a real student. Get honest opinions from an expert project manager who has really checked out the course.

Review: Primavera P6 Video Training
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Review: Primavera P6 Video Training

Project management tools come in many shapes and flavours, and most of what I review is software designed to manage small and medium-sized projects. Primavera, on the other hand, is an enterprise-grade software solution aimed at companies with a mature approach to project management probably with a programme or portfolio management approach in hand too….

Review: uCertify’s PMI-RMP Prepkit
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Review: uCertify’s PMI-RMP Prepkit

This is a review of the PMI-RMP Prepkit course version 5, first published in 2018. If you are planning to take the PMI Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP)® credential, then you’d be advised to get yourself some study materials. After all, the Practice Standard for Project Risk Management doesn’t exactly make riveting reading, and PMI itself…

Villanova Friday: The conclusions

Villanova Friday: The conclusions

For the last 8 weeks I have been taking the Maximising IT/IS Team Effectiveness course with Villanova University. I’ve been blogging about my experiences of the virtual learning environment in this series. Over the years I have tried classroom courses, a weekend project management courses and distance learning. The Villanova experience added to the range…

Villanova Friday, Week 8: 3 Steps to Build Resiliency in Project Teams
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Villanova Friday, Week 8: 3 Steps to Build Resiliency in Project Teams

It’s the last week of the Maximising IT/IS Team Effectiveness course that I am taking with Villanova University. The focus this week has been on managing others and establishing an environment that moves others through change. One of the lectures was on creating resiliency in your project team. Why do we need resiliency? IT projects…

Villanova Friday, Week 7: Damage Control
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Villanova Friday, Week 7: Damage Control

This week on the Maximizing IT/IS Team Effectiveness course I am taking with Villanova University we looked at managing expectations. There was a whole lecture on damage control, which could have been subtitled When Project Managers Lie About Progress. I once worked with a contract project manager who routinely reported that all his tasks were…

Villanova Friday, Week 4: Effective Communication

Villanova Friday, Week 4: Effective Communication

This week on the Maximizing IS/IT Team Effectiveness course I am taking with Villanova University the focus has been on communication. We’ve looked at effective strategies for one-on-one spoken conversations with people, including how to determine the preferences of the person you are speaking to. About two thirds of people prefer to take in information…

Villanova Friday, Week 3: IT Leadership Alchemy

This video discusses the course text book I’m using for my Maximizing IT/IS Team Effectiveness studies. For those of you who would prefer to read the transcript, it’s below. This is the course book that I’m using for the Maximizing IT/IS Team Effectiveness course that I’m taking with Villanova University at the moment. It’s called…

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Villanova Friday, Week 2: Personal Productivity

Last week, I started the Maximizing IS/IT Team Effectiveness course with Villanova University.  The online course has a weekly live session, but it’s held in the middle of my night, so I’m not able to attend. The sessions are recorded, so this week I listened to the transcript of the first chat.  It was a…

Why I wouldn’t do a weekend course again

I recently took the 5 day Managing Successful Programmes (MSP) course with Maven Training.  I’ve done courses with Maven in the past, and I’ve also met many of their team and their CEO Melanie Franklin.  But the reason I choose them this time was because of their innovative approach to delivering training in a way…