Hands-on Project Management Classes Build Skills

Project management training can have an immediate impact on your team's performance when it incorporates the best adult learning techniques.
  • Apply course concepts to your own projects during training.
  • Work in teams to complete projects.
  • Hands-on learning increases comprehension and retention.
  • Learn faster and transfer the learning to your job immediately.

Best practices from the bestselling book in project management!

Microsoft Endorsed Training
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Microsoft validated training

Versatile's Mastering Microsoft Project 2010 and 2013 training has passed Microsoft's rigorous evaluation process

Be assured that you are getting the best available, Microsoft endorsed training from The Versatile Company's instructors.
Versatile's MS Project Training is taught by the same instructors who teach our full project management curriculum. You'll be learning the most popular project management software and project management best practices! It's a powerful combination!

The Project Management Issues Log

Project Sponsors Are Absolutely Essential. Do they know what they are doing?

During our project management training - whether it is online, onsite, three days or three hours - we always discuss the critical role of the project sponsor. "Management Support" has been one of my Five Project Success Factors for over twenty years.

Yet the role itself is not consistent across organizations. Every person in a project management class will agree that a project manager needs an ally with more organizational authority, who is aligned with the team and accountable for their success. Yet half of survey respondents DO NOT report that their project sponsor is accountable for project success. In fact, over half said the sponsor was PAYING for the project.

If the Marketing VP is paying for an IT project, and is therefore considered the sponsor, who backs up the IT PM when the customer/sponsor has unrealistic expectations about cost and schedule?

Good project sponsors are absolutely essential. They should at least read a book - if not attend project management training - so they understand how they can support their project teams.