Good day, my name is Ryan McPherson. I am proud to say that I have recently completed the Mastery in Applying Project Management course offered by PMGI. For me it was an amazing journey. All my expectations that I had before the course were met. My ultimate goal is to attain the PMP certification, a colleague of mine told me that to attain this certification, it was not necessary for me to enroll in a project management course, all I needed to do was to read the respective textbooks and I would be fine. I followed my gut feeling nonetheless and I must say that I have no regrets whatsoever in partaking in this course. Reading alone is not sufficient to have an in depth understanding of the project management principles and techniques. While reading is critical to this course, the in class discussions is paramount to taking what was read and applying it to real life scenarios.
This would not have been possible without the lecturers. They displayed a high level of professionalism and passion towards in their course delivery. The course material was well structured and balanced and provided us the participants along a journey that was meaningful and entertaining.
I have and will continue to recommend this course to my friends and co-workers as it definitely adds value. Project Management is definitely the way forward and we as individuals need to stop limiting ourselves. As project managers there are no boundaries, regardless of how big a project is, or where it is located or the type of organisational culture that you are apart of, the project management fundamentals remain the same and I know for sure that I will use what I have learnt to gain more and more experience in this exciting and dynamic field.
This course has taught me the importance of working in teams regardless of what differences may exist once has to find a way to make it work. In the real world it is almost impossible to select the team members who you will work with on projects and as such respecting each other’s views is extremely critical.
Again it was a pleasure