Free digital resources for project managers
Project managers will now have free access to digital courses designed to develop their skills in the field that will ultimately support their organisations as they advance in a post-COVID-19 world.
The Project Management Institute (PMI), the world’s leading association for the project management profession announced the launch of the free digital resources that can be found at the Resources for the New Work Ecosystem online hub
In its press release, the PMI said, “As COVID-19 drives all organisations to work and collaborate in new ways, companies across sectors and industries are undergoing massive pressure to transform their business with fewer resources and greater efficiency.”
As the economy recovers, project managers and project-based skills will play a crucial role in helping organisations recover from COVID-19 as this skill set is an essential component in turning ideas into reality across all organisations.
The digital offerings include a variety of free online courses and virtual events surrounding topics such as project management for beginners and business continuity.
As the world of business and workplaces are changing, organisations and professionals should identify this as the right time to focus on upskilling and reskilling strategies.
This is necessary to enable both organisations and professionals to prepare for future disruptions and manage the volatility.
In fact, according to the BRIGHTLINE’s Strategic Transformation report, organisations that transform quickly are almost twice as likely to focus on developing internal talent.
The PMI also reported that around US$2 trillion dollars wasted a year by organisations around the globe due to the ineffective implementation of business strategy through poor project management practices.
Many of the resources and courses offered through this new online hub will benefit organisations and professionals looking to build new skills, practices, and knowledge sets.
The free resources include a Project Management for Beginners Online Course which provides the foundational knowledge necessary to join a project team.
It can also serve as the first step on the path to a career in project management.
This foundational level programme teaches the basics of project management and will help participants build the confidence to work in project environments.
The free Foundations of Change Management course will help the people in your organisation with the skills to strategically plan for change.
This course is designed for project and programme managers seeking an introduction to the basic concepts of change management.
Ultimately, this course will help your organisation weather future storms by imparting the skills that will help you and your project managers identify functions of critical roles that should be incorporated into your plans to support change management.
In addition, your project managers will lead your organisation in developing an awareness of how culture influences a change programme or project.
As a result, your organisation will be better equipped to create a change management life cycle framework for portfolio, programme, and project management.
The free resources also include access to the Projectified! Podcast. The podcasts on the platform are suitable for project management professionals in your organisation who are looking for a series of conversations about hot topics and emerging trends impacting the world of project managers.
The topics covered in the podcasts range from digital transformation to artificial intelligence to career development.
The Center Stage Podcast is also a free resource on the hub that focuses on the strengths of virtual teams and cross-functional project-based work, thus presenting the actual meaning of innovative change.
For individuals looking for your next career in project management, the Career Central is a resource that will help you with articles with interview and career tips, and latest industry reports to support you in your career progression.