Through the years, we have served over 200,000 customers — professionals who manage projects. Our training programs meet the needs of novice project managers to C-suite executives. We understand what it takes to develop project managers into leaders.
Below you will find real world career stories of three project managers, all on different paths with different levels of experience:
Jack – A Professional New to
the Practice of Project Management
Will - An Experienced PM
Holding a PMP® or Agile Certification
Jill - An Executive Experienced in
Multiple Project Management Disciplines
Jack’s Story – New to Formal Project Management
Jack has managed projects for six months at a mid-sized transportation company. He would like to earn the PMP® credential to advance his career, but he doesn’t yet meet the experience qualifications required to sit for the exam. Instead, Jack opted to seek his Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®) credential, also offered by PMI. The CAPM is designed for those with less project experience who want to set themselves apart by demonstrating they have a clear understanding of the fundamental knowledge, terminology and processes needed to be an effective project manager.
Because of his workload, Jack needed an exam prep program which offered him the flexibility and convenience of studying at home in his spare time. Jack is a visual learner, so he knew he needed more than just the PMBOK® Guide as a study resource. He researched his options, found Velociteach’s InSite online learning system, and took advantage of a free trial pass to explore the InSite course more thoroughly.
With over 15 hours of audio and video training, filled with vivid representations and characterizations to help him grasp the terms visually, Jack felt that InSite was the perfect exam prep tool to fit his learning style. As he progressed, he began to realize he needed to concentrate more on network diagramming than on other concepts. Using InSite’s testing lab to take specific quizzes focusing on that subject, and then taking additional comprehensive practice test courses available through InSite, after one month of studying Jack passed the CAPM exam with flying colors.
Will’s Story – Experienced, Holds a PMP® or Agile Certification
Will works for a small IT firm and has been managing projects for four years. Will realized that the project management industry is growing. He knows that one fifth of the world’s GDP— or $12 trillion— is spent annually on projects. With 40% of the workforce slated to retire by 2015, he seizes an opportunity.
Will’s manager values the importance of his team being educated on the latest in PM strategies to help run the business efficiently. When Will tells his boss that he feels he would learn best if he could step out of the office and concentrate solely on preparing for the PMP®, she agrees to give him the three days needed to take Velociteach’s live offsite public PMP® Exam Prep Course. After all, it takes less time than other company course offerings and delivers a 98% first-time pass rate and guarantee. It is important to her that he pass the first time.
With help from Velociteach’s PMP® Exam Prep Course and hard work, Will just became a certified PMP®. Having his PMP® now gives him a competitive edge and has lead to an increase in his salary. Will now has greater job security and has his sights set on a career path to C-level executive.
To maintain his certification, Will intends to take PDU courses via InSite, Velociteach’s online learning system. Not only can he earn PDUs in his spare time, but he found that InSite is one of the greatest PDU course values on the market.
Jill’s Story – The Executive, Experienced in Multiple Project Management Disciplines
Jill has held her PMP® certification for 12 years at a major software development company in Washington, D.C. Seeking a greater challenge and more visibility within her company, she received her PgMP credential last year and was promoted to Vice President of Project Management. She is now tasked with upgrading the project management office to achieve strategic business goals.
Over 75% of the business her firm provides is for the U.S. government, who requires certified PMP®s. Jill knows that having all of her PMP®s certified means the ability for her to bid more projects and reach revenue goals. She wants to invest in getting her team certified quickly, but needs an Onsite Private customized PMP® Exam prep course taught onsite at her facilities.
After due diligence, she chooses Velociteach (a company that has certified PMP®s at FedEx, Chick-Fil-A, Home Depot and many other recognizable leaders in their industry). She find great value in Velociteach’s ability to customize its PMP® Exam Prep course with concepts from her firm and industry to make the material more relevant.
Jill was proud to tell her CEO that all of their PMs passed the exam the first time. Having an additional PMP®s on staff could tripled the government work.
Additionally, Jill has chosen to help her team maintain their certification with follow up onsite private best practice and PDU courses, which are also customized to meet her needs. Because she also wants to maintain her certification, these courses keep her and her team up to date on the latest PM industry standards.
No matter if you find yourself in the shoes of Jack, Will or Jill or somewhere in between, Velociteach can help you achieve your goals and take your project management career to the next level.