Project Management Courses: What to Know Before You Invest

Adriana Girdler

How to pick a project management course that’s right for you. Thinking about taking a project management course but overwhelmed by all the options? You’re …

How to pick a project management course that’s right for you.

Thinking about taking a project management course but overwhelmed by all the options? You’re in luck! My team and I did a comparison of several top PM courses and identified some key things to look for before you invest.

What are the course’s reputation and reviews?

Before you punch in your credit card number, consider the reputation of the person actually teaching the course. How long have they been working in project management? Do they have experience in different industries and fields? Bottom line – you want to learn from someone who knows what they’re talking about!

On top of qualifying the instructor, take a look at what other students who’ve taken the course have to say. Looking at both reputation and reviews will help ensure you’re investing wisely!

How long will it take to complete and how is it delivered?

Will it take days, weeks, or months to complete the course? Is the learning self-directed and self-paced, or do you have to follow a scheduled timeline?

If you need to finish the course by a certain date – to land an interview for instance – or you work irregular or long hours, a self-paced course is likely best for you. On the other hand, if your days are flexible and this is a long-term career investment, a course that runs on a scheduled timeline might work for you.

Considering the length of the course and its delivery format will help you pick a course that matches both your schedule and your goals.

What else should you consider?

There are several more things to keep in mind when picking a project management course, so I made a video that explains them all. Follow me over to YouTube where I run through the whole list!

Before you press purchase on a course, make sure you take a look at my SLAY Project Management course. It’s self-paced, provides you with certification upon completion, and gives you all the templates, tips, and techniques you need to succeed in your project management career!

Adriana Girdler, PMP | Creator of Slay Project Management

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Adriana Girdler is a project manager, productivity specialist, entrepreneur, professional speaker, facilitator, visioning wizard, and author. As President of CornerStone Dynamics, Adriana is one of Canada’s prominent business productivity and project management specialists—helping both individuals and businesses do what they do, only better. She is a certified master black belt lean six sigma with over 20 years’ experience improving how companies work.

She also holds both PMP (project management professional) and CET (certified engineering technologist) designations. She’s a Tedx speaker, as well as a HuffPost and Thrive Global contributor. She has been interviewed on Global, CBC, CTV, CHCH, 680News Radio, Newstalk 1010, Sirius XM and published in the Globe and Mail and numerous industry magazines. WANT ADRIANA'S FREE ONLINE TRAINING? In 45 min, learn Adriana's 5 project management secrets she use on EVERY project. Sign up for the Free Webinar here: THE FAB FIVE FUNDAMENTALS OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT

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