Does Your PMO Promote CAPM Certification?
The Puget Sound PMI Chapter is sponsoring PMP Exam Prep Training and CAPM Exam Prep training. The chapter's classes meet the project management training requirements for both of these certifications.
A PMO Should Promote Investment in Distance Communication Tools
When you attending project management in a live classroom, there is a lot of interaction. Hands-on project management training integrates your real-world projects and therefore you learn faster and are better able to put the learning to work.
But what if your team is actually never sitting down side-by-side, like you do when you attend project management training? That's when tools like www.GoToMeeting. and www.WebEx.com and www.Skype.com all make a huge impact.
If you wander through a www.Starbucks.com store, you are likely to see friends having a live online chat. They literally see each other and connect emotionally as though they were both sitting at the table. Of course, this type of conversation is more common among younger generations than older generations.
The PMO has a right and responsibility to think about communication technology for geographically distributed teams.
Does Your PMO Organize PMP Exam Preparation Classes?
The PMO should set the strategy for project management training. Is it skill development only? What is the value of PMP certification? This video from www.PMI.org has perspectives from certified PMPs.