The full spectrum

The challenge in creating a training program for project professionals is in offering the scope of knowledge that can help all project team members thrive and excel. This article discusses how organizations can develop training programs that accommodate the needs of a wide range of project team members, from highly experienced veterans to newly hired college graduates. In doing so, it identifies the critical factor involved in shaping a training program; it explains the concept informing the intensive, weeklong training program that the global energy company BP provides to its project managers, noting the advantages and possible shortcomings of using this type of training approach. It then describes the critical responsibilities that organizations have in developing training programs and that project team members have in participating in these training programs. Accompanying this article is a sidebar identifying three ways in which experienced project managers can help mentor less experienced project team mem
registered user content locked

Log in or join PMI to gain access

or Register

Advertisement

Advertisement

Related Content

  • PM Network

    A Foot in the Door member content locked

    By Scott, Lindsay Project management recruitment professional Lindsay Scott, answers questions about making the most of informal meetings and looking for new career opportunities beyond the usual sectors.

  • PM Network

    On Your Own member content locked

    By Thomas, Jen For project professionals, a boss can be the biggest advocate—or biggest obstacle—on the career path. A helpful manager will mentor and champion project wins, promote face time with high-level…

  • PM Network

    Bridging Ambition and Ability member content locked

    By Parsi, Novid Agile is everywhere, but not every organization is ready for it. According to the 12th annual State of Agile survey published by CollabNet VersionOne, 41 percent of organizations cite a lack of…

  • PM Network

    How to Get Hired in the Age of AI member content locked

    By Thomas, Jen From self-driving cars to search engines, artificial intelligence (AI) is slowly transforming the world around us. Now, it's starting to play a role in how project professionals land new gigs.…

  • PM Network

    Conference Connections registered user content locked

    By Scott, Lindsay Project management recruitment professional Lindsay Scott gives advice about searching for jobs at professional events, acing interview presentations and leadership skills.

Advertisement

Publishing or acceptance of an advertisement is neither a guarantee nor endorsement of the advertiser's product or service. View advertising policy.