Project Management Education and Training Key Terms
Terms you will find as you explore project management education and trainingProject management expertise has become one of the most sought after sets of knowledge, skills and abilities organizations look for when hiring employees. To get just about anything done in an organization one must be able to plan and coordinate staff and resources while completing all the necessary tasks of a project within a specified time and budget. As you research the various organizations on the market that offer training and certification it would be helpful to understand some of the terms you might find as you do so.
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Certified international project managerA certified international project manager (CIPM) must have 3 or more years experience and pass an exam that tests knowledge and skills. Project management education and training institutes offer courses that can lead to a CIPM.
Applied learningApplied learning refers to the process of taking what is learned in a classroom and applying immediately to on-the-job activities on a day-to-day basis. Some project management education and training courses offer applied learning opportunities to enrollees.
Penn State offers applied learning opportunities in project management.
Virtual classroomVirtual classroom refers to learning that can take place on the Internet. Attendees can follow along in real time or access learning modules that have been recorded at an earlier time. Virtual learning allows attendees to take the courses when it is convenient and complete course work when it is convenient. Some project management education and training institutes offer virtual classroom learning.
International Institute for Learning explains the benefits of learning project management in a virtual classroom.
Distance learningDistance learning refers to courses that are offered to students that do not reside in the same city where the classroom is. Classes are videotaped and then made available to students to view at their convenience. Handouts and course assignments are handled via software programs. Some project management education and training institutes offer distance learning.
The George Washington University offers distance learning courses in project management.
Business analysisBusiness analysis is the study of business problems and identification of solutions for them. It requires a specific set of knowledge, skills, techniques and tasks that result in process improvement or organizational change. Some project management training and education institutes offer business analysis courses.
Project Management Training Online has a business analysis course that you can complete online.
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