‘Accidental project managers’ are on the rise. It is estimated that almost 2/3 of employees in project manager roles lack the necessary training and experience necessary to achieve successful projects. A recent survey has shown that 58% of people surveyed agree that their projects rarely meet time, cost and quality targets. Accordingly the importance of project management training and certification is on the rise.
In this section, you’ll also find information about our corporate project management training courses, Project Planning & Control Workshop, Project Management Fundamentals Course, Risk Management Workshop as well as national recognised training and assessment courses. Please contact us to investigate running any of these courses onsite for your business.
If you are considering certification in Australia, as noted in this ZDNet article, there is real substance to competency based assessments of the AIPM, versus certification based upon the ability to pass an exam (compared to a computer marking a multiple choice exam) : “The AIPM certifications in particular distinguish themselves as evaluations of competency, rather than simply knowledge, and offer two very different models that PMI would be well advised to investigate as a framework to build on the PMP”. The rigor of the AIPM RegPM assessment makes it a much better process to “separate the wheat from the chaff” and therefore impart more value to the letters after your name. But having said that please be aware that in general recruitment don’t understand this and accordingly few PM jobs directly refer to AIPM RegPM; 100% of roles do state PM certification is required and typically PMP and Prince2 are listed as the examples.
Rod is a workplace trainer and RegPM assessor