This practitioner is certain he didn’t begin teaching project management at the university level in a traditional fashion, or perhaps even in a recommended fashion. But it worked for him. Here is his story...
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When considering project management at your university, don’t be constrained by someone else’s definition of what project management is. Think multi-disciplinary, cast your (course) net wide and don’t short sell the discipline and its far-reaching influence.
If there is a strong correlation between PM education and employability, why doesn’t it seem to be well studied? This practitioner shares a story from a class to help prove his belief.
Higher education institutions that fail to understand and adapt to the current paradigm shift will face serious difficulties in the future. They must make profound structural changes in providing quality education and services to their students by adapting quickly and effectively to this new world marked by technological advances.
A practitioner took the time to teach project management skills at the local high school with his own curriculum called iProject Leaders of Tomorrow, or PLOT. Here, teacher and student take time to explain what the experience meant to each of them, and what’s coming next.
For students who want to work in the project management field, the answer is simple. Project management education leads students to the point of obtaining an entry-level certification and their career can move on from there.
Like so many project managers, this practitioner fell into the project management profession. Here's how she brought her career full circle, starting her career as a teacher and now wrapping it up by teaching project management.