Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Survey: Interest in a Short Online Intro to Project Management Course

Last week, I mentioned that I was thinking about offering a short "introduction to project management" course. The idea is to put together something that would help people who don't have the time and/or inclination to undertake an in depth study of project management, but would benefit from knowing the basics of how a project manager approaches a project. This would NOT be a full project management course, and although I would discuss some tools I find useful for managing projects, it would also not be a training session on those tools.

It would also not be doctrinaire- i.e., I use methods and tools from a variety of project management methods, and would not limit myself to one type of project management in the course.

Basically, this would be focused on practical information that people could use right away to make their projects run better.

I'm still fleshing out the idea, but right now I think the class would be two 1.5 hour sessions, held once per week on two successive weeks. I would probably talk for about an hour (with interruptions for questions welcome), and then open it up for questions for about 30 minutes. These questions could cover real situations you're facing, as long as you don't mind sharing the details with the entire class.

The class would be online through some sort of online meeting software, and I'd send you any slides I use.

That's all I have right now. Here's where I ask you for help! I have put together a short survey to gauge interest in this idea. Please share it widely! And take it yourself, if you're interested in the class.

Here is the URL, if you want to paste that into an email or tweet or something: http://goo.gl/forms/dQxVaWSvoR

You can also just send people to this post.

Any and all responses are welcomed. I can't guarantee I'll take all of the ideas I get from the survey, but I can guarantee I'll be grateful for all of them!

I'm polling for information using this account, because it is where I have the widest reach. The actual class and any marketing of it will be done via my real name account. I'll reference it here to the extent that I can, and will also link to announcements in my personal newsletter. But if you're interested and want to be sure you don't miss the class if I decide to run it, there is a space at the bottom of the form to enter an email address. I won't share it, add you to any other mailing list I run, or anything like that. I'll use it to send you exactly one email announcing the class and directing you to information about how to sign up. So put your email address in there.

Thanks in advance for your help!

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