The training tag is used for questions about PM training methods or team member training methods. If the question is about a certification, use the certification tag.

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Is it ok to try do a project “Agile” style before attending a formal Agile training?

Is it ok to start following an Agile PM style before we get formal training in it? The other way this question was phrased was is it ok to use tools like Pivotal that is geared for Agile before we ...
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Dealing with a coworker who keeps making the same mistakes over and over

I've been struggling in a peculiar situation since a while ago and would like your inputs on it. In our project (which is a maintenance project), there are some tasks that are done from time to time ...
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Running training session for a software product

I am running a training session for external users of our software product soon, and am currently planning how to approach it. I have a good idea how to run through the specifics of our platform ...
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Getting Training from a reliable Australian PRINCE2 training provider [closed]

I'm looking for a reliable training provider in Australia for PRINCE2, preferably one that has flexible delivery (online/distance & face-to-face) training available and want to put together some ...
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The right way to correct a new employee who accidently stepped on your toes

I'm managing an upgrade project and I asked my assistant to do some preliminary research and come to me with some ideas on how to approach the project. This particular project affects a large number ...
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Training methods in small team

I'm working for a startup company where there are only a few employees (5 programmers). I'm senior in terms of my time with the company and experience even though I'm only 23 years old. I have no ...
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Book recommendations on software detail design [closed]

I've recently worked on improving our development processes by working through McConnells "Rapid Development" and "Software Project Survival Guide". One area of weakness I've identified here is ...
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Remaining Training Budget [closed]

Just wanted to get your opinion on how you would utilize $1,000 by the end of the year for training? I'm a big agile fan and have received my CSM. Would it be beneficial to get a CPO as well? We ...
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Are Agile and Scrum proprietary names and methods, and who is entitled to sell them (train & certify)?

I would like to know if Agile and Scrum are proprietary names and methods, and if any company can freely use them as part of their marketing, and sell them - I am thinking mainly of consulting ...
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Personal time management challenges causing Stress & Anxiety

Last month I was assigned my first job about project management. But I realized that honestly, I have a problem with time management. I feel always stressed and anxious. More time thinking about ...
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Who should be trained when introducing Agile?

Should all team members be formally trained when introducing Agile methods into a company, or is it sufficient to train only a handful of key people? If the latter, who should they be?
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How much do you value training in a company especially IT Business

I have been having this question for quite sometime: How much do companies need or should value training, especially in an IT Company. Should there be training for everything? How does everyone ...
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What would I need to do to transition from a team coach / organizational change agent to a PM?

A lot of the skills I've picked up as a Lean / Agile coach seem to be relevant to project management, and I've started getting offers of PM work from agencies. Since I coach PMs, I feel like I ought ...
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Stanford Advanced Project Management Certificate

Wondering if it is a good way to shift from programming into project management by taking a project certificate like Stanford Advanced Project Management Certificate? Any ideas would be appreciated?
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What is the most useful and practical project management qualification for an IT professional in the UK?

I have been looking into project management qualifications on behalf of my department for junior, intermediate and senior project managers. I would like to recommend courses at these levels that will ...
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Are Program Management skills different from Project Management skills?

My company has a series of projects with dependencies between them (eg back end hardware refresh/virtualisation, new desktop build/roll-out, database upgrade and implementation of new functionality, ...
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Does a PM need qualifications and training?

Does a PM need qualifications and training, or can a good PM "grow" and "evolve" into the role based on just good experience and observation, with no exposure to the theory? What are the risks that ...
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Project Management Training/Certificates

Which Project Management trainings or certificates would you recommend to take if you do not have any PM background/experience. I can see some questions for Templates, Software, etc... but I would be ...
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Transitioning into a project management role

Many project managers start out as strong individual contributors, and end up as accidental project managers (filling in while the project manager is away, filling a need where a project manager is ...
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Project Management for Kids

What would be the essential elements of project management you would teach to kids? And how would you teach them? Would there be a difference in teaching approach for 10-12 year olds vs 12-16 year ...
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What are good steps for getting guidance to become a project manager?

I'm currently active as a project leader (under a project manager) on a project at the European Commission. I've literally asked my PM to guide me, let me know what I could do to improve etc. What ...