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What project management training programs can you recommend?
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I am in the process of standing up a PMO program at our organization. We have approximately 50 people who lead projects. Of those 50 there are probably 3-4 who are properly trained as project managers while the balance are more project leads doing their best to fill the role of the project manager. There is a general understanding that our staff needs additional skills to advance our PM discipline and my steering committee is requesting I bring forth training program options that can help. Do you have any suggestions on programs that offer a 2-3 day on-site training for each basic, intermediate, and advanced PM level training?
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Probably PMP certification training course, courses on Agile, Scrum, Kanban, XP might help. It depends on what skills the project leads already have and what all they can build on to effectively become project managers. Also few leadership and soft skills trainings might help.
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I have so been in your shoes. I strongly recommend you get in touch with the good folks at Velociteach who can help. I teach for them (PMP Prep and MS Project) and they have a great curriculum of courses for PM's at all levels. I started off as a "seat of the pants" lead and my life (and results) improved drastically when I finally got some training.

Velociteach offers onsite courses, as well as instructor-led virtual courses, and also has a robust set of online courses. Something for everyone :-)
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May 29, 2018 3:36 PM
Kevin Drake
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It sounds good
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May 29, 2018 2:18 PM
Replying to Margaret Love
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I have so been in your shoes. I strongly recommend you get in touch with the good folks at Velociteach who can help. I teach for them (PMP Prep and MS Project) and they have a great curriculum of courses for PM's at all levels. I started off as a "seat of the pants" lead and my life (and results) improved drastically when I finally got some training.

Velociteach offers onsite courses, as well as instructor-led virtual courses, and also has a robust set of online courses. Something for everyone :-)
It sounds good
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I suggest keeping up with high impact emerging technologies - AT A HIGH overview level.
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Ryan - I find that the PMP boot camp trainings do not necessarily prepare PM's for basic project management application in the workplace. I am not sure what the other organizations have to offer, but I would recommend going with someone that doesn't focus on "passing the test" but rather real world project management. I would love to speak with you further on this topic as I have pretty strong views and opinions on this with various approaches based on the specific needs of your team.
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Need some advise if (new) Project Managers should have further training in these:

- Contract Drafting and Negotiation. This is actually the title of a book by Paul A Swegle.
- Tendering, Cost Estimation, and Contract Administration. This is a two-days course I'm considering to attend.

Quite often I'm stuck between what clients say on one hand, and what my internal Procurement and Legal say. I felt I should get some training in contracts.

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