Project management is an art and a science. There are some very popular and robust industry certifications available that, once acquired, can propel a competent project manager's career into overdrive. These industry credentials generally require some real-world experience and, at the end of the process, allow a project manager to prove his or her mettle.
If you have some time to spare and you want to use it to improve your project management skills, you should consider whipping out your smartphone and checking out these three apps, which allow you to run through a lesson or a quiz set.
Project Management TrainingVendor: Upward Mobility Cost: $3.99 in the Android Market, $7.99 in the Apple App Store
Upward Mobility has a number of education apps available in the Android Market and in the Apple App Store. The Project Management Training app has 167 questions designed to test your knowledge about project management in preparation for your certification exam. Every question is paired with what the vendor calls a "Key Takeaway" designed to reinforce learning. This product is targeted at anyone who wants to get their PMP certification, but it can be used for general learning as well.The screenshots in Figure A, Figure B, and Figure C give you a look at the product. Figure A
Flash card style questions test your formal project management knowledge.Figure B
Work in Study Mode to keep learning or Test Mode to test your knowledge.Figure C
Answers include a takeaway that helps to reinforce your knowledge.Read about the iStudy P2 Project Management Foundation Exam - 220 Questions app.
Since 1994, Scott Lowe has been providing technology solutions to a variety of organizations. After spending 10 years in multiple CIO roles, Scott is now an independent consultant, blogger, author, owner of The 1610 Group, and a Senior IT Executive with CampusWorks, Inc. Scott is available for consulting, writing, and speaking engagements and can be reached at email@example.com.