The only thing constant is change, so the saying goes. The project management profession is also undergoing constant change. For instance, the concept of triple constraint is no longer in the latest PMBOK. What is emphasized now is strategic competency, or the ability to tie project results to business goals. Also today, organizations are looking for project professionals not only with technical skills but also with business, strategic management and leadership skills. One way to keep current and learn about new tools and techniques is by studying for a PMP certification. Brain Sensei offers a unique and interesting way to learn and prepare for this: the fun way.
Introducing Brain Sensei PM Courses
Brain Sensei is a privately held e-Learning company with a focus on project management and PMP exam preparation. It is based in Toronto, Canada and was founded in 2013 by John Estrella, CMC, PMP, and Chris Stafford, MBA, PMP. When the founders were studying for PMP certification, they noticed that most of the online certification courses and exam prep courses were designed for the serious corporate professional. They also thought that the material, video presentation, and audio track deserve much improvement, so they created an online learning system that works but is also interesting.
Project Management Courses and Modules
Brain Sensei offers six online project management modules that covers all the phases. Module One is Project Management Overview and discusses the fundamentals from project initiation to closing, roles and responsibilities of the project manager, and more. For a limited time, this module is offered for free, accessible for 3 days. Module Two: Initiating a Project is a $79.99 course that teaches students the processes for defining a new project. It is accessible for 180 days and has an equivalent 4 PDUs/contact hours. The other modules are about Planning a Project, Executing a Project, Monitoring and Controling a Project, and Closing a Project.
Brain Sensei also offers a complete PMP Exam Prep Course that contains modules 1 through 6 and the exam prep module for $399.99. Like the other modules, it is an online and self-paced course. It is accessible for 180 days and has an equialent 35 PDUs/contact hours. The complete course also includes a summary of key knowledge points for each process group, multiple assessments in each of the modules, and over 900 practice exam questions.
After studying and obtaining their PMP certification, many experienced project managers wished that they have learned about the tools and techniques sooner. The advantage of the online courses of Brain Sensei is that they are accessible for a long period. Even those just starting their professional PM career can review the modules as often as they need as allowed by the purchase timeframe. They can work at their own pace and steadily aspire for better opportunities, higher salaries and advancing career that are available to certified PMPs. The courses are easy to navigate. It has interactive content and downloadable templates. Every student will have his/her own personal sensei or instructor, and will have access to fun, animated videos.
In their testimonials, Kim McLaughlin described the course as the coolest learning system, making it actually interesting to learn. For Jeff Adams, the course, together with the samurai story, is something to look forward to. Bill Smith also highlighted the samurai story, stated that it helped him understand the topic, but also made it more entertaining.
Helping People Achieve Their Learning Goals
Brain Sensei is a PMI Registered Education Provider. For the Complete PMP Exam Prep course, they offer students a 100 percent PMP exam pass guarantee or a full refund if students fail a third time, according to their stated policy. The online course runs on popular browsers, and an iPad app is also available. To learn more about the latest in their course offerings, visit their Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn page.