7 Ways to Get More Out of Project Management Training

Project management professionals who really want to get the most out of their training investment know there are some fundamental strategies that can pay big dividends. Below are 7 no-cost tips to help make the most out of every project management training session.

1 – Be there to learn. That means you aren’t “working remotely.” Give the instructor your full attention.

2 – Be prepared. Charge your phone, bring a sweater, stow a snack in your bag. Whatever it takes for you to be able to focus on the presentation instead of everything else.

3 – Network like you mean it. Training time is for learning but breaks and lunch (plus any dedicated networking time) should be put to good use expanding your connections.

4 – Ask questions. Query the instructor for deeper details in case studies or pose a question during the breakout session to see how your peers handled a difficult situation. Bonus tip: Come to class armed with a couple of questions you want answered and go from there.

5 – Take notes. Information often sticks better when you make it tangible, so jot down interesting tidbits that aren’t included in the course handouts. Reviewing your notes a few weeks later may help solidify what you learned.

6 – Bring back at least one piece of data—a statistic, or perhaps the title of a good business book—to share with the rest of your team. Not only will they benefit, you’re also likely to pay more attention during class because you’re looking for that “one thing.”

7 – Don’t work on the way home. Use the commute home or to your hotel to think through everything you learned. Digest the finer points and consider which principles you can apply when you get back to the office. Give the information time to sink in for best effect.

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Project Experience

Portfolio Management
Successful portfolio management calls for exceptional data management skills and diligent oversight across multiple efforts.
Demanding, time sensitive, and finely tuned, manufacturing projects require close attention and experienced oversight.
IT Projects
Organizations must be able to successfully execute challenging and highly visible technology projects to maximize revenue.
Power Plants
Power Plants must be able to keep these vital infrastructure assets current, efficient, and economically positive.
High-profile hurdles and expensive risks of failure make these projects critical to manage properly from the very beginning.
Presents complexities at nearly every stage, from allocating resources to controlling schedule variances, or clearing regulatory & safety hurdles.
Ensuring team members are able to move outside the silos of their department or discipline is the key to achieving success.
Product Dev
Design and other early-stage activities must be carefully orchestrated while maintaining visibility on future impacts and resource needs.
Mergers & Acquisitions
Among the riskiest and most strategically important initiatives a company can undertake, and their outcomes can make or break the business.
Finance & Insurance
Technology implementations call for the right level of planning detail and diligent oversight.
An ERP implementation can be among the most disruptive and strategically important initiative an organization can undertake.