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Benefits of Project Management Courses

Getting an advantage over competition is essential in today’s business world. A proactive pursuit of training that can make an individual more valuable as an employee is one way for both the employee and an employer to get an edge on the competition.

A Brief Overview of Project Management

Project management is a business concept that involves planning and organising a project in the most efficient way. A leader is appointed to keep the project on track. Qualities of a project leader include an ability to identify strengths and weaknesses in members of the team, willingness to delegate responsibilities when appropriate, an attention to deadlines and an understanding of adherence to a strict budget.

Professionals who have taken project management courses are typically appointed as leaders of project teams within their companies. An essential attribute of project leaders is that they must be able to lead employees and complete some of the project tasks at the same time without sacrificing the quality of the project as a whole.

Individuals Can Appear More Desirable to Employers

More employers are realising the importance of hiring workers who are knowledgeable in the area of management. Hiring employees who are skilled in their respective departments is certainly helpful when it comes to ensuring that projects are completed in a way that keeps clients satisfied, but the direction of a project leader is needed to ensure that deadlines are met, the proper tasks are delegated to the relevant departments and client satisfaction is measured when the finished project is delivered.

Individuals Can Command a Higher Salary While Lowering Company Costs

The fact that employers are now aware that project management professionals can increase productivity, reduce stress in the workplace and keep projects running smoothly means that people who have taken project management courses are able to achieve higher pay rates. This benefits the individual who is being hired, but it also benefits the employer because the higher pay rate is typically less costly than the increase in revenue that is realised when employees have a trained project leader in place.

Work More Efficiently

Project management courses allow a professional to understand how to lead a team and delegate responsibilities to coworkers in order to increase productivity. Working together with other employees and maintaining an open line of communication tends to keep workers more motivated and content with the atmosphere in which they work.

Increase Employee Satisfaction

Trained leaders are able to maintain order in the workplace and increase job satisfaction for current employees. Maintaining a happy workforce not only means that current employees will be more productive, but it also leads to a positive reputation that attracts the best employees. Employers are afforded the benefits of a low employee turnover and are able to choose from a pool of qualified, motivated job candidates if the need to hire new employees arises.

Parallel Project Training offers a Corporate Project Management Training course that can help employers transform exemplary employees into efficient, effective project leaders. The Parallel Project Training Project  is accredited by the Association for Project Management( APM) and the Management Institute (PMI) and offers cost-effective options to companies of any size.

About Paul Naybour

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Paul is a project management consultant and account manager with particular expertise in the analysis, process development, and implementation of change program management, risk management, earned value management, and bespoke project management training development and delivery. Paul is the Business Development Director of the company Parallel Project Training

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2 comments

  1. I totally agree with this article. I feel that both the individual and the employer, no matter what the industry or skill set, benefit from education.

    I realized this when I was a developer. I had been a developer for many years, but until I started taking the courses / exams, I realized that I knew “one” way to do something, whereas it might have been better to complete the task another way.

    Something my Father always drummed into me as a child was “education, education and education” and it stays with me to this day.

    I am a contractor and have to stay ahead of the game. I decided to change my role from being a technical consultant to becoming a Project Manager. Without a qualification, there would be no employer looking to take me on this competitive world, as it is now.

    I challenge myself to take at least one exam per year, no more. However, feeling as I do regarding education, last year I took three exams and this year I took one BIG one… my PMP exam.

  2. Paul

    Thanks for you feedback, and best of luck with your study.

    Try out our free PMP podcasts

    Paul Naybour

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