More and more people are leaving school and college with some form of project management education. But how do you really teach people to be ready for the world of projects?
Project learning is a vital prerequisite for innovation as it directly contributes to project and organizational capability development. As more organizations become project-based, there is an emergent need to understand how these organizations can overcome challenges of disruptive learning cycles caused by project temporality and employee mobility. Project learning occurs on the individual, team, and organizational level. Individual learning happens through intuiting and interpreting, learning by doing, experiencing using metaphors and cognitive maps. Team learning occurs through the integration of individual learnings, which result in shared understanding and mutual adjustment of mental models. Organizational learning manifests itself in the development of practices, policies, guidelines, and routines for the collective benefit. However, how organizations facilitate the transfer of learning between the individual, project, and organizational levels remains limited. This webinar will present key findings from the PMI sponsored research investigating mechanisms influencing learning flows between individuals, project and the parent organization. The research was guided by the overarching question: “How does project learning occur over time as an interaction across individual, project, and organizational levels?” The webinar will focus on presenting 3 notable contributions from the research that informed project management literature and practice. This research: 1. identified 10 bridging mechanisms for multilevel learning that project-based organizations can utilize to encourage learning from and to projects 2. established that 3 key actors: senior leaders, project managers and project management office play crucial role in activating project learning flows, and engaging individuals, teams and organization to participate in learning efforts. 3. developed a new leadership scale to measure leaders behavior focused on promoting project learning.
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In an era of constant change, Learning Development has evolved dramatically. The old modes of planning out Knowledge and Learning projects are gone, so how do you plan them now? In this talk, participants will learn how to manage Learning/Knowledge projects, and learn the steps of planning and delivering the best materials you can.
This webinar will introduce a toolkit designed for project managers to become involved in the critical need of preparing students for the future.
The recently released 2015 Project Management Curriculum Guidelines & Resources from PMI provides an excellent opportunity to educators in several disciplines to enhance their courses with Project Management (PM) competencies and measureable student learning outcomes. In this webinar you will be introduced to the key components of the curriculum guidelines and several freely available teaching resources that can help you teach PM concepts. Also as a registered participant you will receive access to a comprehensive PM curriculum spreadsheet model that will help you integrate PM knowledge modules, key concepts and transferable skills into your program. The workforce demands many of these competencies and it will give your students an edge if such competencies are embedded into your program.
This webinar will update you on: the current curriculum guidelines; our plans for enhancing the resources available on www.pmiteach.org ; and, the next phase of the curriculum project and course planning.
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Many of us are taught the technical aspects of project management in college. We understand the iron triangle of time, cost and quality. Some have been taught the extended technical aspects of the PMI knowledge areas. But there are other soft skills that are not so readily taught in college or in-house PM workshops. This booklet can help you with an important refresher.
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A practitioner took the time to teach project management skills at the local high school with his own curriculum called iProject Leaders of Tomorrow, or PLOT. Here, teacher and student take time to explain what the experience meant to each of them, and what’s coming next.
Teaching project management prepares students to be college and career ready. Read about one teacher’s journey to bring PM to the classroom using no-cost resources from the PMI Educational Foundation.
Problem solving, creativity, analytic thinking, collaboration, communication, ethics, action and accountability…what better way to teach children these 21st century skills than through project management?
The MIS-699 project capstone is a course at Metropolitan State University in which students are placed into project teams consisting of four to five team members. Here, a community faculty member shares his experience from teaching.
Read how this tenured associate professor, who instructs in construction management at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, considers it his responsibility to develop opportunities for his students to acquire new skills and knowledge in project management.
Higher education institutions that fail to understand and adapt to the current paradigm shift will face serious difficulties in the future. They must make profound structural changes in providing quality education and services to their students by adapting quickly and effectively to this new world marked by technological advances.
If there is a strong correlation between PM education and employability, why doesn’t it seem to be well studied? This practitioner shares a story from a class to help prove his belief.
You can design a top-quality curriculum, but if you don’t continually improve it, it will very quickly degrade. Here we look at seven helpful measurements from an article by the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
This practitioner is certain he didn’t begin teaching project management at the university level in a traditional fashion, or perhaps even in a recommended fashion. But it worked for him. Here is his story...
We have an obligation to teach our subject with excellence—and that begins with a foundation of quality curriculum for project management students.
Quality curriculum can be an ever-moving target and is sometimes subject to accreditor’s thoughts and opinions. There are a few ways you can work to stay ahead of the curve when it comes to quality curriculum for your program.
Pour les étudiants en ingénierie, un apprentissage plus diversifié qui regroupe les compétences techniques et managériales devient de plus en plus fréquent. Afin d'explorer les perceptions des étudiants en ingénierie sur la gestion de projet, un petit sondage a été réalisé à deux groupes d'étudiants.
For engineering students today, a more diverse course of learning that brings together technical, managerial and life skills is becoming increasingly common. In order to explore engineering student perceptions of project management as a subject—and their experiences of studying it—a short survey was administered to two cohorts of students.
A curriculum represents a conscious and systematic selection of knowledge, skills and values—a selection that shapes the way teaching, learning and assessment processes are organized by addressing questions such as what, why, when and how students should learn. What defines a good quality curriculum?
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