All project professionals must study at the School of Hard Knocks. There’s just no simple substitute for experience. But project management training programs can help to smooth the often rocky road to knowledge and skills growth. And consulting services can do the same at the organizational level. Here’s our latest roundup of some leading training and consulting providers as well as other professional development resources.
Mismanaged projects cost organizations enormous amounts of money and time, but they should teach them something as well — in order for their initiatives to consistently succeed, companies must have people skilled in the art and science of project management. And if they don't have them, they need to train, educate and develop them — on an individual and enterprisewide level.
As a result, more organizations have decided that training is not an option but a necessity for competing in an increasingly complex technological and business environment. They are seeking expert help to improve the process and people who have a hand in project success. In the same respect, project professionals are taking it upon themselves (or gaining the support of their employers) to improve their individual skills by pursuing focused training, certifications and advance degrees in project management.
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