Project Management Institute

Learning curve

Today's project management-related training and education programs serve a widely diverse community comprised of both practitioners and researchers, both the established and the aspiring. What most affects the types of programs now offered, however, are the levels of maturity that program participants possess, maturity that greatly varies according to region and industry. This article examines this current state, discussing programming offered at accredited universities, within organizations, and through consulting firms. In doing so, it identifies the trends in training both project managers in different regions and project managers with different levels of experience. It also discusses why many project managers are seeking training--to clarify standard terms and concepts, to earn certification; it describes how many corporations--including HP services--are working with internal components and with universities and training companies to customize their internal project management courses. Accompanying this a
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