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How many days does a project management training take?

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I am planning to do some project management training to some of the non experienced project managers in my company, but, at the same time, I know that they have a lot on their plates at the moment and I don't want to distract them from their projects. So I want to know how many days does a good project management training (at a good institution) usually take? Is it only a few days? A week? A month? And does such training take place during the night or during working hours? Finally, are there places offering project management training during weekends?
asked 8 years ago by anonymous

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Before answering your question, I would like to point out that I agree with the answer below (by sdcapmp), that you should care more about the context rather than the number of days.

Now to answer your question, I have noticed that most of these project management training courses usually take about 5 working days of condensed education/training, and are typically done during working hours. Courses offered by universities may take months, but are not done during working hours (usually they are from 6 to 9).
answered 8 years ago by MaplePM (46,940 points)
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Don't focus on time -- rather focus on content and agenda and then figure out the time.  Training can be as short as a brown bag lunch or as long as a university course, depending on what you want the outcomes to be.

My recommendation is that if it is work related, it be done during work hours, with your management approval of course. This takes an additional step toward being sure the audience will be receptive of the training.

Most PMI chapters, university extension programs, and executive MBA programs take place in the evenings or weekends.  Consult your local PMI chapter or university.
answered 8 years ago by sdcapmp (45,840 points)

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