The Most Important Project Manager Skills
When you attend project management training online, you can get the impression that the only skill you need is scheduling.
Project managers certainly need to know how to schedule a project. And project leaders will benefit from knowing how to use Microsoft Project as well.
But the MOST important skills? Probably soft skills. Bringing people together, building a strong team, working through problems with all the stakeholders. Because if you can't do that - your schedule will be meaningless.
You can attend our project management training in Seattle to learn how to clarify scope, create realistic schedules, and perform risk management. We also have a fantastic, simulation-based High Performance Teams class.
www.ProjectManagement.com has their own ideas about the Top Three PM Skills. Watch the video!!
What About Remote Team Members?
How do remote teams change the equation? If you have attended Versatile's project management training online, then you've experienced some best practices already.
Set ground rules for participation. This covers everything from starting and stopping times to when to communicate.
Invest in collaboration technology such as www.GoToMeeting.com or www.WebEx.com.
This conversation on LinkedIn has some great suggestions for specific habits of remote Agile teams.
Attending a PMP Exam Preparation Class
Project management training often includes preparing for the PMP Exam. While most of our course participants are more interested in developing skills than passing the PMP Exam, for those who wish to earn the PMP certification, they need a solid method for preparing for the exam.
Attending a PMP Exam Preparation Class is certainly one of the most popular strategies for passing this exam. Self-study is also a good option. In either approach, an essential element of preparation is to take practice exams.
Versatile's PMP Exam Prep class prepares you to study for the exam by showing you what to expect and providing enough exam questions to give you a sense of confidence.