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Career Advancement - Training Opportunities
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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Austin

Maybe you should start looking at Agile, it will help you grow in many ways.

Good Luck.

RK
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1 reply by Chuck Ausburn
Jul 20, 2020 1:27 AM
Chuck Ausburn
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Agreed Rami!

BTW, great DA class with Joshua Barnes! I thoroughly enjoyed exchange of ideas and the subject matter, looking forward to getting certified.
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...

Kiron
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3 replies by Jimmy Francis, Lilli Chevrier, and Sheala Vast-Binder
Jan 23, 2020 12:34 PM
Lilli Chevrier
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Hey Austin. I'm totally in agreement with Kiron.

Before you start investing your time (and money), consider what you've been working on, what experience you've acquired and most importantly, where your goals and interests are. There are sooooo many paths and therefore courses you can take.

Treat this like a project.

I'd be happy to get on a call with you to chat further.

All the best

Lilli
Mar 30, 2020 12:29 AM
Jimmy Francis
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If only we start implementing what we learned thro the PMP treadmill

That's enough for a lifetime

Yes further certifications is exciting

We can keep learning and implementing and discover our passions
Jun 19, 2020 5:53 PM
Sheala Vast-Binder
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Terrific questions, Kiron! I bet you make a fabulous coach/mentor.
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.
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1 reply by Gurudeva Balehannina
Oct 09, 2020 9:32 AM
Gurudeva Balehannina
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Yes Good Choice would be CSM
Yes, the logical step these days seems to be an Agile certification, like the PMI-ACP.
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1 reply by Ephrem Abebe
Nov 28, 2019 1:48 AM
Ephrem Abebe
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hi,
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
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1 reply by Ravi Pandey
Mar 31, 2020 11:38 AM
Ravi Pandey
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Hi Ramamoorthy,

Can you please share more on this change management qualification as said - Prosci , AdKar

regards,
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.
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2 replies by Gurudeva Balehannina and Ravi Pandey
Jan 26, 2020 8:46 AM
Ravi Pandey
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I have done PRICNE2, and CSM and currently on PMP journey and hoping to clear my PMP by April'20. What next??
Oct 09, 2020 9:30 AM
Gurudeva Balehannina
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Excellent Choices
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.
https://disciplinedagileconsortium.org/apply/

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
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2 replies by Isabelle Menya and Sherry Remington
Jan 22, 2020 11:36 AM
Isabelle Menya
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I agree with all the suggestions especially the upward progress of venturing into program and portfolio management around the industries and topics/organizations that interest you.
May 03, 2020 8:03 PM
Sherry Remington
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This is a very sound plan of progression.
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.
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1 reply by Gurudeva Balehannina
Oct 09, 2020 9:31 AM
Gurudeva Balehannina
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Online University Courses are good choices. They will let you keep your job unlike full time courses
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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