Building and Enhancing your Career in Project Management

Building and Enhancing your Career in Project Management
Free tutorial
Rating: 4.8 out of 5 (9 ratings)
1,020 students
1hr 58min of on-demand video
English
English, Arabic

What means to be a project manager
The difference between a project manager's job and other related jobs
The three "personas" in project management
How to craft your CV and highlight your profile based on your seniority in project management
How to get the much-desired "experience"
Do certifications matter?
How to be successful in a PM job interview
Working Internationally as project manager
Ethics and honesty shaping success

Requirements

  • No requirements is necessary.

Description

In this FREE Online course, Ricardo uses his experience in project management to share some of his thoughts on how to build and enhance your opportunities for a successful career in Project Management.


In 15 lessons covering 2 hours of course and supporting materials, Ricardo is honest and straightforward, explaining what is to be a project manager. He goes from the different names and titles to how he sees the three main "personas" in the project management career and how they relate to formal education, certification, and experience.

In the course, he also discusses your CV, the interview process, how to behave and promote yourself on social media, and how ethics and honesty shape your success.


The course was developed as part of his work to support his colleagues globally to find the same joy and happiness he found in his 25 years of experience as a project manager and advocate for the profession. His initiative started in 2020 with the release of the What Matters Series on his Youtube Channel, which includes this free online courses and other works like the scholarship program on his online school.


The course was recorded in English with subtitles in English, Brazilian Portuguese (Português do Brasil), Spanish (Español), French (Français), Arabic (عربى) and Simplified Chinese (中文).


What you will learn:

  • What means to be a project manager

  • The difference between a project manager's job and other related jobs

  • The three "personas" in project management

  • How to craft your CV and highlight your profile based on your seniority in project management

  • How to get the much-desired "experience"

  • Do certifications matter?

  • How to be successful in a PM job interview

  • Working Internationally as project manager

  • Ethics and honesty shaping success

Curriculum:

  • 1 - Introduction

    • 1.1 - Why Did I Create This Course about Careers in Project Management (1:54)

    • 1.2 - What Does It Mean To Be a Project Manager? (3:35)

    • 1.3 - Not Every Position Advertised as "Project Manager" is an Actual Project Manager Position (7:07)

    • 1.4 - Project Manager, Scrum Master, Product Owner, Program Director: The Challenges of Labels (8:31)

    • 1.5 - Ricardo Vargas Bio (Optional)

    • Podcast (Optional) - Suggested 5 Minutes Podcast Episodes Covering principles and other related topics

    • Video - What Matters Series - Episode 1: Passion (Optional)

    • Video - What Matters Series - Episode 2: Options (Optional)


  • 2- Paving the way

    • 2.1 - The Three Project Manager "Personas" (15:47)

    • 2.2 - Do Certifications, Degrees and Courses Really Matter? (9:50)

    • 2.3 - How to Achieve What Matters Most: Experience (13:48)

    • 2.4 - Working Internationally as a Project Manager (8:24)

    • Podcast (Optional) - Suggested 5 Minutes Podcast Episodes Covering principles and other related topics

    • Video - What Matters Series - Episode 3: Roadmap


  • 3 – Showcasing Yourself

    • 3.1 - Preparing your CV as a Project Manager (17:09)

    • 3.2 - Presenting Yourself in Social Media and Networking (8:26)

    • 3.3 - The Interview Day (9:34)

    • 3.4 - Ethics and Honesty When You Introduce Yourself (4:30)

    • 3.5 - Career is Built Step-by-Step: Course Closing and Next Steps (1:11)

    • Podcast (Optional) - Suggested 5 Minutes Podcast Episodes Covering principles and other related topics

    • Video - What Matters Series - Episode 4: Attitude (Optional)

    • Your Feedback

    • Your Certificate and Badge

Who this course is for:

  • Junior Professionals
  • Professionals in Career Transition
  • Professionals aiming to Leverage their Career in Project Management

Instructor

Ph.D. (Civil Engineering), Project Management Specialist
Ricardo Viana Vargas
  • 4.8 Instructor Rating
  • 28 Reviews
  • 1,457 Students
  • 2 Courses

Ricardo shares his expertise with millions of professionals around the globe through his “5 Minutes Podcast,” which he’s hosted since 2007. He has written 15 books on project management, risk and crisis management, and transformation, which have been translated into six languages and sold more than half a million copies. His influence on the sector was affirmed when he became the first Latin American to be elected Chairman of the Project Management Institute.


More than two decades ago, he founded Macrosolutions, a global consulting firm with international operations in energy, infrastructure, IT, oil and finance.


Ricardo has an online school in project management that has more than 2,600 students registered (learn at ricardo-vargas dot com).


His work as a venture capitalist and entrepreneur in artificial intelligence, blockchain, big data, chatbots and machine learning resulted in tools and products that have revolutionized how users bring agility and agile management into project management software.


Between 2016 and 2020, Ricardo directed the Brightline Initiative, a Project Management Institute think tank bringing together leading organizations into a coalition dedicated to helping executives bridge the expensive, unproductive gap between strategic design and delivery.


Prior to his work with Brightline, Ricardo was Director of the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) Infrastructure and Project Management Group, leading more than 1,000 projects and $1.2 billion in humanitarian and development projects.


Ricardo holds a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from Federal Fluminense University in Brazil and an undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering, a master’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Federal University of Minas Gerais in Brazil.

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