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My company allocates a certain amount of money per year for training. We can choose whatever course, subject, certification, etc we see fit. I have my PMP certification and have taken a handful of courses PMI offers but want to know: What would be a good course/seminar/webinar, etc to take that would help advance my career beyond a project manager?

I have been a project manager for over 7 years and would like to start building my skillset for the next level up. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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Maybe you should start looking at Agile, it will help you grow in many ways.

Good Luck.


Austin -

What interests you? What types of work are you passionate about? What are you curious about? What would you like to be doing within the next five years?

Once you can answer those questions and build a personal development plan based on that information, you might be able to answer your own question...


Hey Austin,

I concur with Rami. The CSM (Certified Scrum Master) cert would compliment your PMP quite nicely and it will diversify you background.

I wish you the best on your journey.

Yes, the logical step these days seems to be an Agile certification, like the PMI-ACP.
1 reply by Ephrem Abebe
Nov 28, 2019 1:48 AM
Ephrem Abebe
is there any difference between PMI-ACP and Agile shift certification

You can also train on SaFe Agilist . I would even recommend Change Management Qualifications like Prosci , AdKar ....etc to get stronger in the area of Change Management

I have done PMI-ACP, PMI-RMP, SAFe-SA , CSM after completing my PMP. This all will add value to your career. If you are planning for Agile then best route is CSM, PMI-ACP and then SAFe.

Dear Austin
Interesting your question
Thanks for sharing

If you have experience as a project manager and want to evolve in your career you can be sure to:
- Program Manager
- Portfolio Manager

If you want to develop skills in other project management approaches, I think the 5 AD certifications are very interesting.

You can opt for organizational transformation
It seems interesting to me the proposal of FLEX

You might want to deepen your management skills, in which case how about an MBA?

The important thing is to know where you want to go
And then, how to get there

It is really hard to say. It has to do with a lot of things.

Consider online university courses. They will give you a chance to explore areas that might interest you. They might also be useful for the educational requirement of your next certification.

The good course is the one that you like it and have interest, else isn't' worthy the investment (time and money)
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