How project management training can jumpstart your career

Friday, April 18th, 2014 By Jack Nevison

If your projects are being completed on time and within budget, you are most likely already using many project management strategies in the workplace. Project management is a formal discipline that plays a vital role in ensuring that projects are completed as efficiently and effectively as possible.

Many project managers have taken project management courses to learn skills that include business analysis, project scheduling, effective communication and project budgeting. PMs are responsible for their team's performance, ensuring that all employees are engaged and committed to their assignments. Project managers monitor the project's progress so that all stakeholders' expectations are met, and any problems are communicated quickly and remedied by a mutually agreeable solution.

These professionals are found across all industries, from construction to healthcare to IT sectors. But no matter what their domain, project managers add value by creating and maintaining an accurate project schedule and budget. Their role also includes motivating their team and making sure everyone is aligned with the project's goals.

"Recognize that in order to do their very best work most employees need consistent support and input from co-workers, peers, and managers. When you create this kind of environment, you'll see an immediate impact on productivity and effectiveness—as well as morale," advises a recent article on Inc.com.

If your current job has you constantly struggling to meet client demands and stay within budget, you could benefit from formal training in project management. While most managers can handle simple projects, a complex project needs skills not easily learned through experience alone.

New Leaf Project Management offers over 200 hours of training that provide plenty of low-cost and innovative ways to hone your skills and improve your company's bottom line. In addition, our white papers and online QPM games provide an affordable way to learn while you earn PDU credits for PMP recertification.

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