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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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Invest in what you are passionate about and have interest
It all depends how do you ant to progress in your career? Do you want to do programs next? In that case advance your skills in program management
Nov 25, 2019 6:53 PM
Replying to Kiron Bondale
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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
Terrific questions, Kiron! I bet you make a fabulous coach/mentor.
I do recommend you to study PMI-PRM and PMI-PBA,specially PBA.
you can offer training to your colleagues to get PMI certified and make some money from the funds allotted to training in your company and at the same time you can add PMI-Agile, etc., certificates to your CV. All the best...
Nov 25, 2019 5:14 PM
Replying to Rami Kaibni
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Austin

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

Good Luck.

RK
Agreed Rami!

BTW, great DA class with Joshua Barnes! I thoroughly enjoyed exchange of ideas and the subject matter, looking forward to getting certified.
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Jul 20, 2020 2:02 AM
Rami Kaibni
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Thank you, Chuck. Yes indeed, the class was rich and the group was very collaborative. I learned a lot, not only from the class but from the group experience as well. Certainly priceless exchange of ideas.

Joshua did a great job at facilitating the sessions and breakout rooms.
Jul 20, 2020 1:27 AM
Replying to 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.
Thank you, Chuck. Yes indeed, the class was rich and the group was very collaborative. I learned a lot, not only from the class but from the group experience as well. Certainly priceless exchange of ideas.

Joshua did a great job at facilitating the sessions and breakout rooms.
Much depends on what you want for your career beyond project management, and where your interests lie.

Data Science is a growing field and could link well with project management, either delivering projects in the field or using data science skills in a portfolio or EPMO environment to help organizations make sense of data.
John Hopkins has a good Data Science Specialization in Coursera.

MIT offers an eight-week course on Iterative Innovation on the edX platform that focuses on real-world applications of their innovation process model. A great way to boost your innovation capability, whilst adding MIT to your CV!

People are at the heart of project management and it is important to understand how to get the most out of them. Coaching courses are a good way to build this skillset. Kris Plachy runs a course on Coursera called Coaching Skills for Managers that blends coaching with line management - useful if you see yourself line-managing a team in the future.

Finance for Non-Financial Managers - Loads of providers offer courses with this title. They give you a good insight into Management Finance, which will help you improve your relationships and conversations with finance teams.

Other areas include Kanban (focusing on evolutionary change and flow), Six Sigma (focusing on quality and consistency), Robotic Process Automation (tools for automating repetitive processes)

Of course, you could stick with project management courses. As well as the certifications from PMI, you could consider short university courses. Oxford Uni (another good one to get on your CV!) offers a short course called the Oxford Leading Strategic Projects Programme. I contributed some material to it last year, so if you choose this option, you will get to watch videos of me rambling on about delivering 'blitz projects' :)

Good luck, and never stop learning!
Austin,

My question for you is where are you headed?

I thought this webinar was helpful in that question: - https://www.projectmanagement.com/videos/6...-Talent-Manager
Hi Austin,

Again, I recommend the Agile certifications available from PMI as Agile Transformation is a hot trend these days and it will be in place for the long haul.
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