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Project Management Training For Veterans Through Skillsoft

By Lauren Kuss

Project Management Training For Veterans Through Skillsoft

This post originally appeared on the Hire Our Heroes blog.

During Perspectives, Dan Caporale, founder of Hire Our Heroes, will discuss Empowering Veterans with Percipio, Thursday, April 12 at 3:50 pm.  Please join him if you are attending the conference.

Project Management Resources on the Percipio Platform

Hire our Heroes recently announced a new partnership with Skillsoft, a global leader in corporate learning to give 100,000 veterans access to free e-learning materials on its award-winning Percipio platform. Skillsoft has donated over 450 channels of videos and courseware, and one of the certification tracks a learner can take advantage of is for project management.

Project Management Institute, Inc. (PMI) defines project management as “the application of knowledge, skills, tools and techniques to a broad range of activities in order to meet the requirements of a particular project.” According to the excerpt from Project Insight,

The process of directing and controlling a project from start to finish may be further divided into 5 basic phases:

  1. Project conception and initiation

An idea for a project will be carefully examined to determine whether or not it benefits the organization. During this phase, a decision-making team will identify if the project can realistically be completed.

  1. Project definition and planning

A project plan, project charter and/or project scope may be put in writing, outlining the work to be performed. During this phase, a team should prioritize the project, calculate a budget and schedule, and determine what resources are needed.

  1. Project launch or execution

Resources’ tasks are distributed and teams are informed of responsibilities. This is a good time to bring up important project related information.

  1. Project performance and control

Project managers will compare project status and progress it the actual plan, as resources perform the scheduled work. During this phase, project managers may need to adjust schedules or do what is necessary to keep the project on track.

  1. Project close

After project tasks are completed and the client has approved the outcome, an evaluation is necessary to highlight project success and /or learn from project history.

Projects and project management processes vary from industry to industry; however, these are more traditional elements of a project. The overarching goal is typically to offer a product, change a process or to solve a problem in order to benefit the organization.

The training materials that can be found on the Percipio platform related to project management include 21,314 videos, 5,070 books to read and 96 audio books. All of these resources are designed to enhance a user’s knowledge of project management and preparation for certifications.

Percipio Certification Tracks

CAPM

Discover the skills needed to effectively work on or with project teams as you prepare for your CAPM certification

PMI-ACP

Enhance your skills of the agile principles and techniques as you prepare for the PMI-ACP certification exam.

PMP

Acquire industry-standard project management outlines in the PMBOK Guide as you prepare for the PMP certification.

By 2020, it is estimated there will be 700,000 more project management jobs in the United States according to a Talent Gap report by the Project Management Institute (PMI).

Project Management is just one of the topics learners can gain knowledge and improve their skill set in, register here to start learning today.

Lauren Kuss is the Marketing & Social Media Coordinator for Hire Our Heroes.

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