New IT-Specific PM Training

Multiple project management outfits are coming out with targeted training and certification programs that they claim better prepare project managers to work on IT projects than do generic project management approaches. At the very least, theyre faster to get than the Project Management Institutes notoriously grueling PMP (Project Management Professional) certification. Heres whats new:

Provider

Product

IT Bonus

PM Solutions/Carnegie Mellon University

Co-developed, IT-specific courses leading to Master PM certification to roll out in June

Hands-on IT lab practicum

Center for Project Management

Project Management Core Capabilities curriculum designed to prepare IT professionals for the new IT Project+ certification from CompTIA

Certification candidates need only 12 months of PM experience

Project Management Institute

Certified Associate in Project Management certification

New cert requires about half the experience than does the PMP

IT Systems CAQ and IT Networking CAQ (Certificate of Added Qualification)

New CAQs will add domain expertise to PM knowledge

Source: eWEEK reporting