The 6 Best Online Project Management CoursesBy Chris Brandt, UniversityHerald Reporter
Project management is one of the most important skills today because it allows the person to showcase a variety of their skills. More so, project management is one of those things that is difficult to master. For those who want to hone their project management skills but want a more flexible schedule, here is a list of 6 of the best online project management courses.
This course is being offered on the Coursera platform by the University of California - Irvine with Rob Stone as the trainer. Stone has a master's degree in Education as well as a Project Management Professional. Therefore, students have an accredited expert guiding them through the course. However, they need to purchase the course if they want to get a certificate and a final grade for it. If their goal is just to learn, the course is free but no certification is issued.
The PM PrepCast is ideal for people who want to study using their mobile devices anytime, anywhere. The course is made up of 140 bite-size video lessons which are easy-to-follow. It also counts to the required PMP study requirement; thus, those who haven't got prior PMP instruction can use this course as an evidence.
This course has Dr. Mike Clayton, project management author, as the instructor who is in the course to answer any questions you may have. The course is made up of 13 hours of video content and 50 ready-to-use templates which takes you through every process, skill, and technique needed for project management. However, this is for the advanced students who already have an experience in project management and want to upgrade their skills.
This course is also for seasoned project managers who want to develop their Agile project management skills. It is also for teams who want to learn how to implement their Agile methodologies in their projects. The course has nine categories that cover all there is to know about Agile project management. The whole course will take students 17 hours to complete.
The WBSCoach is a cheap and quick course designed to help people develop their scope management and planning skills. It takes students to a step-by-step process in understanding the Work Breakdown Structure. And the best thing about this course - it will only take 5 hours to finish.
BrainSensei is a non-traditional course because it teaches its students using the power of stories. This comprehensive course can be taken based on the availability of the student. The course is made up six modules with more than 900 practice exam questions to prepare students for the PMP exam.