By Runi C. Akmalia & Beby L. Salsabila
The current trend is that more companies have realized the value of project management training programs. That said, their particular companies in their respective fields of work are sending out more and more professionals, so that they can take up the training program. Project management has become such a diverse field that there is a variety of such training programs being offered in the market today.
These programs are both differentiated and specialized to meet industry needs, company goals and improve on the individual’s skills. Our team has been involved in the offering of training programs for project management for more than 10 years.
By all standards, that makes our team industry experts on the same. With that in mind, we have observed some of the reasons why professionals cite for taking up program management training with us, as well as other industry experts and service providers.
New Project Assignment
The thing with a new project is that you might not know the challenges to expect or even how to go about handling the project or the challenges. Most of our clients are both excited at having a new assignment and anxious at the same time on how to go about managing the assignment. Project management can be a handy tool to use when dealing with a new assignment as it equips you with the necessary skills to assess the assignment and develop an action plan. It is also very helpful when it comes to identifying and handling challenges.
Problems With Running Projects
Another reason why clients take up project management training is running into problems while handling a project. Often, if you do not have the necessary skills at the beginning of a new assignment, it is very difficult to identify challenges until it is too late. In such instances, the clients are very curious to know how they can best handle the problems they are facing without compromising the success and integrity of the assignment.
Preparing For Certification
Due to various motivations, it is an accomplishment for some of our clients to be certified in project management. In some cases, the certification is a company requirement while, in other instances it is a personal goal. In both cases, the attaining of the certification at the end of the training program is a great achievement that increases the individual’s market value and opens up greater avenues at the work place.
There are instances where the clients are sent by their companies to take up the training program. Often, these clients are at first reluctant and clueless of the essence of the program and its benefit to them or the company. Eventually, the project management training grows on them and they finally grow a zeal for the same.
Desire To Build A Career In The Project Management Field
Some of the participants that we get in the training program are enthusiasts in the field. These are individuals who happen to be either practitioners or who have an interest in the field of project management. Notable examples include; project managers, team members, project management consultants, among others. The goal of their study is to increase their knowledge base, gain certification or just to keep up to date with current trends in the project management field.
Recommended To By Colleagues
Other clients come to us because of the direct or indirect influence of their colleagues. These participants have seen first-hand the influence, benefits and potential of project management in their fields of work as exhibited by their colleagues. For these clients, the goal of undertaking the training is to develop the same skills as those seen in their colleagues for their career improvement.
Expanding Individual And Company Market Reach
Project management opens up great avenues for individuals and companies through which they can exploit by networking. This potential for access is one of the motivations behind why individuals sign up for the training program. Aside from the potential contact base you could get out of it, there is also the access to crucial and relevant industry specific information. Training programs provide avenues for the participants to exchange information for mutual growth.
To Get More Challenging Projects
After working for a company for a while, it may be a professional’s opinion that they should get projects that are more challenging. However, it is usually very different for a professional to be handed a challenging project without proof that he/she can handle it successfully. Certification in project management can be valid and outstanding proof of the same. The greater the challenge in any given project, the higher the chances of improvement in one’s career level.
Regardless of the reason for taking up the training program in project management, the fact remains that more and more individuals are realizing its benefits. The ultimate influence of the training program is that regardless of the reason for signing up, one always comes out of training better equipped to deal with the changing market requirements at work.
The skills learned during training go a long way in improving one’s personal status as well as that of the company.
About Runi C. Akmalia
Runi is a Partner and Operation Director of Accoladia Group. She manages the operation of DCOLearning, a business unit specializes in project management training under the management of Accoladia Group. She also serves as an Independent Advisor for several professional training companies and educational institution in Indonesia.
About Beby L. Salsabila
Beby Lokita Salsabila is the Program Development Manager of DCOLearning. She is a young educator with strong passion in management and T&D areas. She is also a facilitator for several professional training programs at several training companies in Indonesia.