Much has been written lately about building a career that thrives in times of inflation or a recession, but what about choosing an all-weather career? With all of the global market turbulence over the past few years in particular, many people are searching for a profession with the potential to provide security in any economy, and they are turning to project management. Consider this: it is estimated that an additional 88MM PM professionals will be needed worldwide by 2030. That represents a great opportunity for the person who is searching for a long-term career path. – PMI
Why the demand for PMs is increasing
The demand is growing for three reasons: organizational goals cannot be achieved without project managers, more effective PMs are needed, and projects are becoming more complex as globalization increases.
Project management is an excellent option for people who are at the beginning of their careers or are looking to transition into a new field from their existing career. “It only takes 12-14 weeks to get the practical training you need in order to be prepared for your first position.” Nick Stekovic says.
How Project Management Revolution is different from other Project Management degree, diploma, or certification programs
Nick Stekovic has spent the past 17 years as a project management consultant managing teams, projects, and portfolios for Fortune 500 in pretty much all verticals.
Project Management certification programs, of course, have been around for years, so in creating Project Management Revolution, Nick’s goal wasn’t to reinvent the wheel – he wanted to create a whole new vehicle.
Over the years, Nick watched as project managers who were new to the field stumbled right out of the starting gate. They were enthusiastic and ready to excel, but he noticed two issues: they didn’t know how to manage themselves or the diverse personalities on their teams, and they were unsure of how to apply PM theories to actual projects. They were behind from day one.
He also realized that a lack of confidence and practical knowledge was preventing individuals who were transitioning into project management from obtaining jobs, including those who already had a diploma, degree, or certificate in the field of project management. Project Management Revolution training program was created to solve all of these problems and help project managers excel in their careers.
More about the Project Management Revolution training program
After analyzing the problems in today’s Project Management workforce, Nick created a 12-14 week coaching program that rethinks how individuals are prepared to be successful project managers, including:
- On-boarding: The on-boarding process starts by a prospective student learning more about the process through online sources, such as a free masterclass, Nick’s online social media profiles, or his YouTube channel. The qualifying process ( involves) is to submit( ing) an application which is evaluated. If accepted, prospective student is onboarded with an introductory call where NIck and the team devise a timeline for studying and getting to the finish line (landing a PM job) tailoring according to his/her day-life schedule.
- Psychology: The training heavily focuses on teaching applicable psychology for mastering interviews and day-to-day people management as well as helping oneself overcome challenges. Each person receives a complimentary 35-page insight report on their personality, which helps them understand different personalities, including their own and use for this section of the training.
- Theory: Nick guides his students in the core foundations built on existing PMI Waterfall and Agile methodologies.
- Application: Crucially, all three PM delivery frameworks (Waterfall, Agile, and Hybrid) are applied by students in virtually simulated projects, followed by a live group workshop with Nick each week, which can be attended by people who have already finished the program. In addition, students also learn all the necessary tools (Microsoft Project, SmartSheets, JIRA, and Confluence) to manage projects from basic to advanced.
- Interview & resume preparation: Nick meets 1-ON-1 with each person, writing their resume and coaching them on how to answer commonly asked questions in project management interviews. In addition, students are also given all of the possible sources online to apply for roles maximizing their time.
- The First 90 Days: This is a key section in the training as it prepares students step-by-step (i.e. checklists, list of questions, templates to follow, etc.) to successfully get their projects off the ground and manage people in their first 2-3 months with confidence and security.
As a bonus, people who complete the training receive 35 PDU credits on top of Project Management Revolution’s certificate, should they like to proceed with taking the PMP Exam. The program is designed to train students in everything they need to know in order to smoothly transition into a new job as a project manager.
Nick’s suggestions for people who are seeking a different career
“Remember to see your professional path as a chess game,” he recommends. “There will, unfortunately, be another recession or financial crisis. The key is to look ten steps down the road and set yourself up to be able to weather it before it arrives. Project management, one of the most in-demand professions, may be the answer you are looking for.”
Project Management Revolution was founded by Nick Stekovic, a 17-year PM veteran who has managed $150MM+ projects and led teams from Deloitte, Accenture, PWC, and CapGemini, among others. Project Management Revolution’s students have gone on to work for leading public, private, and government organizations around the globe.
For more information on how to transition into a project management career in 12-14 weeks, please visit https://projectmanagementrevolution.com/.