Project management education becomes knowledge
the migration of academic theory to applied reality
As an increasing number of organizations and individuals use project management to realize projects both large and small, project management educators are facing increasing pressure to provide students and practitioners with the knowledge they need to better understand the timeless concepts of project management and to effectively apply these concepts to a broader range of projects. This article examines the challenge of educating project managers, of helping students and practitioners transfer classroom and book learning of project management history and concepts into actual practice. In doing so, it discusses a process for developing workshops that enable educators to best facilitate the transfer of project management knowledge from academic theory to potential field application. It also explains the role of the workshop leader and the four methods of developing successful workshops.