How To Successfully Create An Internal Project Management Certification Program For Your State - Part III - What should be included in course content?
November 27, 2007 | Author: PM Hut | Filed under: Certification
How To Successfully Create An Internal Project Management Certification Program For Your State - Part III - What should be included in course content? (#3 in the series How To Successfully Create An Internal Project Management Certification Program For Your State)
By Keith Mathis - PM Expert Live
The course content for this program is very important. The goal of project management training is to establish the foundational core skills that each project manager must possess in the culture of your organization. One of the best ideas for developing course content and establishing your own certification program is to make sure that the content aligns with PMI®’s standards, which allows you to know for sure that they are following mainline processes which can benefit the organization and has already been proven and tested through history.
The course content will normally include general management theory, project management principles, risk management, communication management, human resource management, negotiation, budgeting, procurement, earned value, and integration of project management into the normal internal processes of the organization. You will also need detailed guidance on the five process groups of project management which are emphasized by PMI®. Each section of the content must be aligned with the view of supporting projects rather than general content in each area. This means that risk management would go beyond the general understanding of the Band-Aid approach and must focus on a strong mitigation model to prevent risks from coming about, as well as create contingencies that can be followed when the risk happens. Furthermore, the same curriculum would focus on project communication as a matter of informing and
distributing the proper information throughout the whole life cycle of the project.
In addition to content, the course must have solid hands-on activities which will allow the participants the opportunity to apply what they are learning as fast as possible.
Dr. Keith Mathis, founder and CEO of The Mathis Group, specializes in Project Management, Management Leadership, and Marketing training for private businesses and government agencies of all kinds. He offers 33 Project Management courses, is a Project Management Professional, is certified by the Project Management Institute and will customize every training session to your individual company’s needs. The Mathis Group also sponsors www.pmexpertlive.com, which is a powerful project management resource with free reports, podcasts, videos, and a monthly newsletter. He also offers customized management training and coaching on any subject with prolific communication and professionalism.
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