PROJECTS101 is currently developing comprehensive course outlines and content for various courses to benefit those who can hardly afford to take quality eLearning courses in project management in preparation for different globally recognised certifications.
Among the main course on offer – for FREE – include the Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification and the Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) ®, which are trademarks of the Project Management Institute (PMI). Other courses include the Prince2 Foundation and Practitioner, which are trademarks of AXELOS, and Project DPro Pro and Finance DPro owned by a nonprofit organization, PM4NGOs.
Our course outline and content are currently being prepared by a team of volunteer project managers, who are both certified and experienced.
The PMI’s PMP course is largely based upon the PMBOK, which is a Standard that contains a truckload of processes and ‘generally accepted’ techniques of project management. According to PMI’s PMP exam application web page, for one to qualify to write the exam directly with PMI, they must be an experienced project manager who already is able to perform their duties under general supervision and is responsible for all aspects of the project for the life of the project; leads and direct cross-functional teams to deliver projects within the constraints of schedule, budget and resources; and demonstrates sufficient knowledge and experience to appropriately apply a methodology to projects that have reasonably well-defined project requirements and deliverables.
It is important to note that to be trained through the PROJECTS 101 eLearning platform, one does not necessarily need to have all the stated requirements above. Those requirements are specifically for exam application directly with PMI.
PROJECTS 101 acknowledges and encourages its students to participate in our PMP course – better still, the CAPM course – for the purposes of being acquainted with the PMBOK Guide rather than solely for the purpose of writing the exam itself. Similarly, one does not need to meet the requirements for sitting for PMI-ACP. However, while PROJECTS101 is offering certificates at the completion of each course, the amount of time spent learning using our platform cannot count towards the required contact hours of PDUs of project management formal learning that qualifies one to sit for each exam; hence PROJECTS101 has prioritized having its course outline and actual content/materials first assessed and validated by PMI before it can count towards PDUs if it passes the test.
Our Certification Roadmap
PROJECTS101’s plan is to have all our course outlines/curricula and content/materials validated by PMI by the end of 2025, as one of their Registered Education Providers (REPs) of PMI.
With AXELOS, we will be doing the same with Prince2 Foundation and Practitioner, based on the same timeline as PMI.
Humanatatian & Development Work
Another very critical area in which we want to make as much impact as possible is the NGO sector. Today, it is almost impossible to speak about project management best practices in the non-profit without mentioning Project DPro, which is fast gaining global recognition.
Researchers Trevor Nelson and John Cropper found that NGOs using Project DPro report reduced delays because Project DPro tools help development staff define project risks and goals, assess progress, and efficiently delegate work.
PROJECTS 101 will also soon be courting PM4NGOs, the owner of Project DPro and Program DPro, to have our course outlines and content/materials evaluated and subsequently to have PROJECTS 101 included in its directory of training institutions and trainers.
Note that the purpose of submitting our course material to PM4NGOs will not be for accreditation purposes – as PM4NGOs does not accredit training organisations or trainers per se – but it will be for purposes of seeking any technical advice on how best we could improve the content, the design, and the delivery of training courses to help out online students pass and attain the PM4NGO’s certifications.
Unlimited PM Courses & Resources
Finally, PROJECTS101 will soon continue to add more specialised short courses as well, such as Project Governance and Leadership; Microsoft Project; etc.
In addition, we will be curating our website with various types of free resources related to project management and other relevant resources that project managers, especially those working in the humanitarian and development sector, will find useful. We ask those with such resources willing to contribute to our resource bank to do so in kind. We promise to make them available for FREE!
We are also kindly asking for your volunteer support, if you can, to peer review our course materials and other relevant resources.
Your involvement in the content review and/or even development is most welcome. Feel free to contact us for further details.