HEYWOOD, LANCS. – Arras People’s May Ten in Ten Survey revealed that classroom training methods are still overwhelmingly more popular with project managers. Nearly half of our participants (48%) preferred earning their training certifications in a classroom setting, despite a myriad of new media options and combination opportunities that have become more widely available in recent years.
The second most popular delivery option – some combination of different methods – was exactly half as popular (24%). Modernised training delivery methods like self-study (13%), on-demand online training (9%) and live virtual training (7%) brought up the back end of the results, revealing that convenient, home-friendly learning methods still need to have some in-roads made by training providers.
“It seems that project managers still prefer the option of being taught face to face whilst also gaining benefit from having other project managers on the same course,” says Lindsay Scott, co-partner and Managing Director of Arras People. “I must admit it is still my preferred method too because you can learn so much more by sharing real-life case studies and situations with others.”
The survey, soliciting participants throughout the month of May on behalf of co-sponsors Project Management Institute UK Chapter (PMI UK) & International Institute of Learning (IIL) Europe, also revealed some interesting details about where project managers choose to affiliate themselves. One in 5 respondents (20%) revealed they held a current membership with PMI, while 9% said they had allowed a previous PMI membership to lapse.
Other results from the survey revealed that 35% of participants that hold a project management-related certification felt a certificate meant progression as a Project Manager. Over half (53%) of all certification-holding participants told us they held some sort of PRINCE2 affiliation, more than triple the second most popular option, PMP (17%). Other choices included APM-Group certified MSP (15%), PMI-certifications CAPM (3%) and PgMP (1%) and some other certification(s) that was/were not listed amongst the choices (28%).
The Arras People Ten for Ten Monthly Giveaway Celebration provides job candidates, students and practising project management professionals with an opportunity to win any one of 10 grand prizes in a monthly draw. Denise Pate of London won the May grand prize, earning a £500 voucher to be used toward a course offered by IIL Europe.
Each month of the Arras People Ten for Ten Giveaway will feature a new co-sponsor close to the project management industry that has been generous enough to provide the gifts made available in the grand prize draw. Further details about the sponsor for each monthly giveaway will be available on our special webpage – log on to http://www.arraspeople.co.uk/free-project-management-giveaways-each-month/ to learn which co-sponsors could be hooking you up with must-have gear and tools no project management professional should be without. It’s all a part of Arras People’s year-long goal to celebrate its 10 years as the leader in project management recruitment by giving back to the larger community.
The June edition of Ten in Ten is under way, sponsored by Management Concepts Press, with a grand prize of 10 project management books valued at £600 to the winner. Ten runner-ups will also receive a copy of the latest Management Concepts’ title from Susanne Madsen, The Project Management Coaching Workbook: Six Steps to Unleashing Your Potential. You can take the survey online at http://survey.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_bgcTdANBTDHQBko.