New PMI Survey Indicates a Growing Need for Project Management Skills – Cheetah Learning Shows How to Leverage That Opportunity

The Project Management Institute (PMI) released its annual survey on March 21 that revealed, among other things, “Tight economic conditions will continue to spotlight the need for good project portfolio management.” To help leverage that opportunity, the Project Management Professionals (PMPs) at Cheetah Learning (http://www.CheetahLearning.com) are offering a free download entitled “10 Ways Project Management Skills Can Help Your Career.”

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Carson City, Nevada (PRWEB) March 30, 2012

A survey released this month indicates that economic conditions and shifting market priorities “spotlight the need for good project portfolio management.” That prompted the Project Management Professionals (PMPs) at Cheetah Learning (http://www.CheetahLearning.com) to offer a free download titled “10 Ways Project Management Skills Can Help Your Career.”

In addition, Cheetah offers a Project Portfolio Management class online that is listed at http://www.CheetahLearning.com/testimonials/pduclasses.asp.

“Pulse of the Profession,” an annual global survey of practitioners and project management leaders, was released March 21 by the Project Management Institute (PMI). It revealed that, “Slow economic growth, shifting global market priorities and a push for innovation all make for a very complex and risky business environment and put additional emphasis on the need for excellence in project, program and portfolio management.”

The survey contains feedback from more than a thousand professionals from across a wide variety of experience levels and industries.

“Our research indicates that organizations that keep a sharp focus on fundamental project management practices are realizing huge results,” said Mark A. Langley, president and CEO of PMI. “By optimizing strengths and improving on weaknesses in the core project management practices, an organization puts far fewer dollars at risk for each project.”

To help organizations more fully appreciate the opportunities indicated by the survey, Cheetah Learning is offering a download titled “10 Ways Project Management Skills Can Help Your Career.” The download is available at http://www.CheetahLearning.com/PMMC/download/index.htm and it’s free.

“In today’s digital world, what employers are looking for may surprise you,” explains Michelle LaBrosse, Cheetah’s founder and CEO. “They assume you’re going to be technologically literate and that you have the skills that are specific to your industry. Once you have the basics, they want to know that you can perform, achieve results and play well with others.”

In addition to writing “10 Ways Project Management Skills Can Help Your Career,” LaBrosse is the author of “Cheetah Negotiations,” “Cheetah Project Management” and “Cheetah Know How,” which are available at http://www.CheetahStore.com.

As a single mother of two, she founded Cheetah Learning and built it into a multi-million dollar powerhouse in the Project Management education field, a competitive arena with 1,600 providers who are registered with the Project Management Institute.

PMI has named LaBrosse one of the 25 Most Influential Women in Project Management in the World. In October 2008, PMI recognized Cheetah Learning as Professional Development Provider of the Year for the contribution it made with its accelerated approach to teaching and doing project management.

Among Cheetah’s goals are to monitor and share various trends from within the industry, such as PMI’s “Pulse of the Profession.” That survey’s key points indicate:

“Organizations will renew their focus on talent development as they look to grow and gain competitive advantage in new markets.”

“Tight economic conditions will continue to spotlight the need for good project portfolio management.”

“As organizations strive for agility in order to leverage shifting market conditions, change management and project risk management will become even more important core competencies.”

“Benefits realization will continue to be an important project and program success metric.”

To download PMI’s 2012 “Pulse of the Profession,” visit http://www.pmi.org/business-solutions/pulse.aspx. For more information about Cheetah Learning and its various training opportunities, call toll free in the U.S. at (888) 659-2013. Outside the U.S., call (602) 220-1263.

ABOUT: Cheetah Learning is a Project Management Institute Registered Education Provider and is International Association of Continuing Education and Training Certified. Cheetah was awarded the Project Management Institute Professional Development Provider of the Year for 2008 for the significant contribution it made to the field of project management with its accelerated approach to teaching and doing project management. Professional Development Provider of the Year for 2008 for the significant contribution it made to the field of project management with its accelerated approach to teaching and doing project management.