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Project Management Training-Recommendations required

Discussion in 'Training - Internal, External and Web-Based' started by Emmyd, Feb 19, 2016.

  1. Emmyd

    Emmyd Member

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    Good morning everyone! I am curious to see if anyone has done any project management training as part of their job tasks and if there are any recommendations. I've led several new projects at my plant in addition to my Quality Engineer tasks, but at most these projects represented 19 parts of a single program. I am now in charge of 2 new programs with a total of 53 parts, with multiple tool shops, gage shops and multiple manufacturing facilities (ours and our customers). I feel that my skills will have to be stepped up on these programs and am looking for additional training. I'm not necessarily looking to be certified, but I would like to brush up on the essentials.

    Thanks in advance for any help!
     
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    RoxaneB Moderator Staff Member

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    There is an Introduction to Project Management on www.edx.org . It's free and it's online. I am not affiliated with the website or the school that is presenting the course.

    I think Intro to PM just started this week, too, so you wouldn't have missed anything.
     
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    Wow, this is pretty neat. I enrolled to check it out.
     
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    I have looked at some of the free online classes as well, I may have to go ahead and enroll. Thank you for the reminder of this. My management was looking at training seminars, more of a condensed training. This may work better though!
     
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    RoxaneB Moderator Staff Member

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    I've taken a few courses on the edX platform. For the most part, they've been quite enjoyable and enlightening.
     
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    I registered for the Intro to PM course...study buddies! *lol*
     
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    Thanks Roxane, You're a star! I have enrolled for the Verified Certificate of Achievement so later I can use this credit for ASQ CEU. Please do let us know and I will too if I come across any new courses. Thank you once again
     
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    The edX platform is updated regularly. I typically go in once a month to see what's new and/or starting soon. There are other educational platforms such as Coursera and FutureLearn (I think), but I haven't found their offerings to be as diverse or as "online friendly" as the edX courses.
     
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    Definitely worth spending the time to go on a residential course for a week or so. You learn not just the basics and theory but get the chance to do some in-depth worked examples and can question the trainer intensely (you will have lots of questions!).

    I've done both Prince II and the PMBOK programme . project management training and for my money I'd go with PMBOK every time; it's more flexible and has more tools at your disposal.
     
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    Best source is for the project management is the books of Rita Mulcahy (R.I.P.) Especially if you would like to have PMP exam, its like mandatory to have one of her books :)
     

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