The instructor was awesome and provided real life examples.
This really was an excellent training, but with the title of "Basics for Success," I had assumed it would be much more basic. Having project management experience would have been a huge benefit to anyone wanting to take this training. I got lost fairly frequently (at no fault of the instructor!) because a lot of what was discussed I didn't have any real life experience to draw from since I've never been a project manager.
Tech Support and Facilitator were great
I loved the interactive training, not just three hours of continuous talking. Presenter was very knowledgeable, professional and encouraging.
The instructor was very knowledgeable & able to answer all questions. Group participation in the breakouts could have been better but that could be based on people in the group. Slide content didn't always match to the provided lesson handouts, for instance closing the project. Providing better instruction for homework would be helpful, it was sometimes unclear what to do.
I'm new to the topic, I found the seminar very informative
Good introduction to Project Management.
Great course to learn the basics with a great instructor to explain.
Kirby is an excellent instructor. He provides relevant real world examples and clearly explains the course concepts in an interactive manner.
Very knowledgeable and skilled facilitator.
Already certified PM were attended the training. Differences in the level of experience.
I thought the course was very informative and I liked the hands on learning methods.
Pat was a great instructor. Wish it had been folks that were all on the same level experience. 1 person had much more and was older and dominated too often.That said, the course was as expected and the instructor was excellent
I really enjoyed the interaction of the class that the instructor presented
The instructor was very knowledge and kept the class engaged
Very informative class to teach a different way of thinking about projects. I learned a lot in terms of techniques for planning, budgeting, and estimating the duration of a project. I would recommend this course to anyone - experienced or not - working on various projects no matter the field/environment/area of expertise.
Kirby provided a lot of great information as he facilitated the interaction of students on group discussions. Great instructor.
Great very practical training for my own training project that I am working with big group of people
The Instructor was very concise and funny. He made learning more fun by having us work in groups and present what we learned. We went through each module of the book, and applied what we learned during breakout sessions.
This course gives a good introduction to the language, the tools and the general concepts of project management.
I really liked the course but felt the handouts/materials could have been put together better
Instructor made the course. There was so much information packed in 4 days, so an efficient instructor is key.
This was a great course for anyone who would like to learn more about PM or is wants an introduction to PM.
After taking the assessment the questions I missed were based on her comments, as in the question on kick off meeting she said it was for everyone to get to know, and the answer was to go over the project and start the project. I don't see that on the slide, in the reading or my notes. There were a few others like this and this was my first real seminar so I have had no other prior knowledge to these terms. Disappointed.
Instruction was great. It is just a lot to fit in such a short period of time, so it occasionally felt rushed.
Great instructor. He really has a gift for applying these skills to real-life situations so it is more practical and less theoretical.
Very comfortable setting. Our instructor Kirby was excellent and kept us engaged
David did a great job of teaching by breaking up lectures with group activities that highlight his points. He definitely kept it engaging and interesting.
The workshop was greatly designed with fundamental concepts of the PM and group exercise. Course instructor Mike was very good and a great communicator with his exceptional teaching techniques.
Gene was great. Knowledgeable and good flow to class. Would highly recommend this course to anyone who works on any kind of business project.
Excellent, well-organized instructor. Highly proficient teacher. Well versed in andragogy.
I couldn't be more satisfied with the class. I feel like I'm walking away with valuable skills that I can use at my immediately. I couldn't recommend this course any higher. Great experience!
The course had good content and Mike is very knowledgeable in regards to the course topic. This course was not beneficial to me as I was looking for more project management skills from a leadership prospective.
I gained the tools I was looking for in this course.
The schedule was very good, the pace was good and the instructor was knowledgeable, friendly and approachable.
The seminar was a good introduction to project management. Some of the content was quite basic (example: how to run a good meeting). The instructor was well organized, kept things moving, and made a potentially boring topic interesting. If the seminar included a basic introduction to software, I would have moved my rating to Excellent.My booklet's slides were out of order which made it difficult to follow along. The water in the room was not accessible to all. This is the first professional seminar that I have attended that did not have basic snacks available. Consider adding snacks in the future.
This class was great. The instructor was super knowledgeable and keep the class moving.
The instructor was engaging and charismatic. His knowledge of the material and ability to relate it to various situations made learning the information more interesting.
Good introductory course
Overall the presentation and training was very well made. The instructor understood and kept the information coming in a well thought out manner
This was an excellent, highly valuable course and I look forward to implementing many of the project management tools in my current role.
This class was exactly what I needed to get a start in Project Management. The action plans we completed in class have been an excellent resource.
Patricia was organized and engaging. The material was presented in a well managed sequence and the exercises were supportive of my learning experience.
Enjoyed the class and the hands on approach (case study) with the tools that's needed to be a Project Manager.
Great and very informative, I learnt a lot for the PM skills.
Great class I wish it would be longer. The instructor covered all the topics on project management and had us applying to a real scenario.
David was very knowledgeable and was able to effectively answer every question that was asked. He also made project management very relatable no matter the industry. Both David and John was extremely pleasant. I appreciated them also taking the time to give pointers, suggestions, and recommendations, to everyone on various aspects of Boston. The class was large at 24 people, which I thought made things a little more difficult at times, but David did a great job managing the room and taking the time to address any and all questions.
Debra was an amazing facilitator. Her knowledge of the subject, ability to engage the class and kindness was unmatched. She also checked in every 5 minutes to make sure everything made sense and that everyone was on the same page. The breakout activities were fun and informative and the size of the class made it even better for everyone to participate.
Great teacher, with lots of real world experiance
Great course that was very informative and interactive.
Sherolyn was an excellent instructor and was very knowledgeable about the subject. She had great enthusiasm and held the classes attention.
Good content, great examples to daily activity.
Having taken a intro to PM class before, this one was a good follow up class. I got a good survey of PM, enriched with real life examples.
Great class, useful approaches and techniques, even if not all were applicable in my work environment in particular.
I think the training was well thought out and crafted to the needs of corporate and professional managers seeking to learn best practices in this important discipline. Very well done!
The class provided a great introduction to the tools and methods used to be a successful project manager. I would definitely recommend the course to anyone new to project management.
This was a good way of practicing basic project management skills. The instructor gave some great examples and different ways of thinking about problems/how to solve them, that we as project managers face.
This course was absolutely wonderful. The instructor brought decades of professional experience to a small, enthusiastic group and I learned many skills I will directly apply to my position.
Very good overview for improving PM skill set. Susan was an excellent instructor. Ben's support was stellar.
Susan has real life experiences that helped her relate concept to real actions from here past... this really helped in explanation and learning the topic
Great review of the fundamentals for me. I had previous training, but had not used several of the concepts for a while. This course really helped reinforce a solid foundation.
I believe the course was handled well and was very informative. I liked how interactive it was and that we were able to use real life events in order to learn.
I think this class was a very good overview of project management.
Instructor was the best part of this course. He read the room and made changes when needed (speed, interactivity, etc). He also taught in a hands on perspective, making it easier for me to apply what I've learn.
The instructor was fantastic, he was extremely knowledgeable, personable, humorous, and utilized great analogies. The scenarios and course materials were great too.
Instructor was very Professional and knowledgeable in her presentation.
I was blown away with the instructors expertise and knowledge of the project management field.
The teaching style of the class was great in learning the objectives of the course, step by step. The instructor was very helpful and energetic throughout the course.
Lisa, was thorough, hilarious, engaging and kept my interest. Her knowledge of each module made the course flow with ease and I often felt at the end of the day, is it over already! I hope she teaches other AMA PM courses.Thanks for the insight Lisa!
Great instructor and fun and engaging team exercises that helped us learn.
This training is not what I expected. I am happy that I enrolled for this training and very satisfied of my experienced with this class. This class is not intimidating. Let me start with the instructor - the instructor was very engaging. He provided a lot of case studies, actual scenarios, and exercises that created an excellent dynamic workshop amongst the participants. He tied some of his professional experiences that provided us a better understanding of how different practices were done in the past prior to the concept of offering Project Management Training to professionals.This class is not geared towards one level. Whether you are a beginner or in the advance stage of your career in project management, this class breaks down the different stages of project management and how it applies to each professional who manages or involve in any team project. It is an excellent review for those who are in their advance level as well as for those who are just starting to learn the steps.The training material is an added bonus and easy to follow. I highly recommend this training to professionals who want to brush up with their techniques and for those who intend to develop their technical skills.
The instructor was very good. I felt that each day moved at a good pace as he was able to switch things up here and there as we went along. I felt very engaged, and that the subject matter was on point with what I needed to learn. I would highly recommend this course and would certainly enjoy another training with this instructor.
THE INSTRUCTOR WAS VERY KNOWLEDGABLE AND BREAK DOWN THE COURSE SO IT WAS EASILLY UNDERSTOOD AND ABSORBED.
Excellent class, very well organized with clear distinct objects for each module.
The class was very informative.
Good refresher touching on all phases of project management
Good introductory course, but would prefer more detail on how to deploy methods and tools learned.
Facilitator and workshop was overall very good. Patricia was engaging and knew the content well. Her time management was excellent.
Very informative and useful to my every day work
Engaging and enlightening
This course helped to solidify my skills at my current job and gave me great ideas to use at work.
The class was extremely informative, helpful and relatable to my position as a new project manager. Our instructor, Patricia was fantastic and very engaging!
Great introductions into the core and basics of Project Management
The course was excellent! I learned a ton that immediately has helped me in my job and life. I can't recommend this highly enough for anyone who needs a framework for thinking about projects in any context.
This class had a high quality instructor. He had a lot of experience that he didn't mind sharing and he was very good at answering questions from the class.
I learned a lot, everything that the instructor said we would cover we did. I had a great group of people on my team. I really found value in the group exercises that we did throughout the 3 day course.
This class was great. Michael was great. He took his personal experiences and shared them in what was in the course work. The group was excellent too. All levels which was nice to see.
Instructor seemed very knowledgeable on the subject matter, and did a good job of holding peoples attention.
I thought it was a really great class. The instructor was engaging and energetic. The topic was covered well and there was plenty of time to ask questions and "dig deeper" into topics that we needed to. Overall, great experience!
Good for general information on process of PM however based on the course description I took this course looking for suggestions on the practical implementation of these process. IE how to implement the processes and manage the documents created.
The training was at a good pace, and strategically covered a large amount of content.
The instructor was excellent and I appreciated the small class size.
I appreciated the facilitators level of knowledge, and her ability to respond to ALL answers and offer feedback. Her personal examples were enlightening and proved useful to the conversation at hand.
Lisa was excellent! I appreciated the real world examples provided, as it helped me better understand the topics being covered. Having faculty with hands-on experience and not just reading from a PPT slidedeck makes such a difference! Thank you, Lisa!
Scott is a strong presenter with good real world experience. Her tone and tempo of the meeting were excellent. The group sessions were a great time to interact and learn. I would take this course again.
Some classes try to cram information in a small time slot resulting in less retention. The pace of the class was excellent.
I have done several in classroom courses and this was my first web-based course. I enjoyed it, but missed some of the hands-on activities of the classroom.
Just enough level of detail to cover the critical elements of successful project management and direct me to where I need to spend additional time learning.
Lisa was amazing! She really enjoys what she does
Jose L P.
very informative and a good refresher best practices of Project Management
Overall the training was good however, there were areas for improvement. More information for he case study and additional examples of what each component is prior to completing an exercise are needed.
Loved the case study
Great instructor! He encourage participation and made the course easy to follow.
The course material was relevant to my job and the instructor was excellent.
Instructor was very engaging and could clearly demonstrate that he knew the material well.
Great instructor, good content
Course was very professional and instructor had vast array of experience to draw from.,
Instructor was very knowledgeable. Course needs an additional day.
great job !
The Facility is pretty good. It would e better if they had also snacks by the beverages available for students
I enjoyed the pace and detail of the meeting. I had taken a two day Project Management for beginners class (outside of AMA) previously, but really enjoyed the pace and group activities we had done at this training.
I really enjoyed this training. I am hoping to move on to the next class and will recommend the training to other colleagues. The facilitator David kept everyone engaged and challenged each of us to think outside the box.
The instructor did a great job of showing the class how to apply the concepts to work. The exercises were a help.
Very clean and easy learning environment and class was extremely interactive and helpful
Instructor provided great examples that made materials easy to understand and relate. Instructor hits all keypoints and answered all questions participants had.
nice environment, clean, locate well for lunch
I really felt that the information that was being taught was geared towards me.
Great Course Great instructor. Showed a lot of passion. Keep up the good work
This class was great. Stephany was an awesome instructor and was very helpful. I have learned so much from this training that I will be able to use in my day to day activities.
Stephany was very knowledgeable and keep the session very interactive.
Excellent expertise, material, business examples and high quality answers to our questions
I learned a lot during this seminar! I feel better equipped to manage projects from start to finish.
Stephany is an excellent instructor.
a lot of information and the pace was good. This training was not at my level of project management, but I learned about a stuff that I would never have thought of on my own.
Sherolyn was amazing & I loved her teaching style.
Instructor was very welcoming and open to questions. She was able to use her real world experience to provide many examples as to why what we were learning was important. I felt the course example for the warehouse project was fairly weak on details, especially the first few handouts. I think a more fleshed out back story or a less complicated project would be beneficial to future attendees.
Patricia Ensworth was an excellent instructor. She made the material relevant to the varying industries that the attendees were from. She utilized a lot of excerises such as business cases and mini presentations to get the class to think and assimilate the information we were being taught. Overall excellent experience.
So much information packed into 3 days, it was more than worth it! Hands on approach helped confirm all the learnings & showed how to apply it at my current job.
The speed, depth and content was absolutely perfect for me. It was just enough for my cognitive bank to absorb across3 days
She had a great way of assessing the skill level of the attendees; also a great sense of humor.
I have some experience in project management and self taught, however, I have learned quite a bit in this class that I can use to improve my work.
I thought the course was very well paced and it gave me a lot of good ideas of tools to use to manage projects. I feel more empowered than I did before from hearing everyone else's stories and experiences. Patricia makes sure everyone is engaged and gives all participants a chance to answer everyone question and share their stories.
I enjoyed this engaging experience for this class. We were able to go over the slides and then work with classmates to actually practice the material in the case studies.
Loved the course! Awesome instructor.
While the instructor was very knowledgeable, the course materials seemed very disorganized. The copies of the slides were at the very end of the book, while a lot of the definitions, examples and in-depth explanations were in the front of the book. This flipping back and forth for the best note-taking experience is counterproductive to attentive listening and learning.
I felt that the instructor was an expert in the subject material but that the book was not as useful of a tool as it could have been. You had to flip back and forth between the course material and the slide pages to follow along. There was some very important information that was not in the book at all as well.
The entire class was fully engaged and participated in discussions and exercises. Class progressed in a good pace and completed all modules on time.
This program did a very thorough job of explaining best practices in project management. In the real world however, things tend to run fast and I question whether all aspects covered can realistically be implemented.
Very informative and engaging.
The instructor was fantastic, but there was information in the slides that wasn't included in the book. It would have been nice for the materials to match.The chairs were uncomfortable for extended periods and squeaky.The beverages were appreciated, but it wasn't clear what to do with the glasswear.A basic outline/schedule for the week would have been nice for planning purposes. I wasn't sure what was going to happen with regards to lunches, breaks, what to bring to be prepared, etc.The no outside food rule should have been communicated ahead of time.I received an email about making sure my laptop was ready for the training. I spent a lot of time trying to get flash to work on my computer, only to find it wasn't needed at training.My purchase confirmation email indicated I would receive a pre-seminar assignment. That email never came.
Debra was extremely knowledgeable and provided a lot of guidance/assistance throughout the class.
I thought the course was interesting. Provides me some good thought processes to apply back at work.
This course was an absolute delight in terms of the information shared and the manner in which it was taught and the environment.
Patricia E. was excellent. Very engaging. The exercises she had us do drove it home for us.
Content was great, pace was a little slow and some of the stories took awhile to make a point.
I thought that the class was good and the small size helped ensure a lot of instructor attention. With that said I do thing that we could have benefitted from the different perspectives that a larger class would have offered. I felt I learned a lot from the class. The room the class was held in was fine, it was a door away from the kitchen which made it pretty noisy all three days.
Instructor was very knowledgeable, passionate, and made the class very enjoyable. The class provided just enough information that I was looking for.
Nice facility, great class. Only thing i would suggest is adding a note on the website or e-mail that there is no kitchen / fridge / microwave to manage bringing food from home. Otherwise, the facilitator was good and the class was very interesting.
Instructor provide best practices that I was able to understand, related to the materials and that I will definitely follow
Good hands on examples although sometimes the writing felt a little tedious. Thought there might be a better way to use technology or make it so we didn't spend as much time writing on the flip charts.Good collaboration with classmates.
Allison was a lot of fun to work with and very informative throughout the course
I very much enjoyed this program. I felt the information was provided in a succinct manner that made sense and the instructor gave tangible tools that I can use in my place of work. I enjoyed the online learning atmosphere as well.
Allison has lots of knowledge and led a great class interactive session
Class size was nice and the group discussions were great. The exercises were practical, although sometimes tedious.
I thought the Kirby was very engaging and knowledgeable. He did a great job of relating class material to real life situations. I have already recommended this class to colleagues.
Great content and instructor. Concise, yet thorough. Looking forward to my next opportunity to attend AMA training
Course material provided good supplementary material for more technical insight regarding the terminology and processes used in project management. Presentation of material could have been more organized with more focus on technical aspects rather than lots of stories. I found myself disengaged during a lot of these stories.
Dynamic and informative instructor. I learned a lot about group facilitation and the importance of relationship building when leading projects.
The instructor is very knowledgeable and addressed all inquiries.
Kirby did an excellent job of blending lecture, activities, and examples/stories to make the content relatable and applicable.
Very nice facility, and a great surrounding area for food. Convenient for travel, as well.
I was disappointed that this was listed as a suggested prerequisite for AMAâ€™s Comprehensive Project Management Workshop for those planning to take the PMP, and then one of the first things the instructor said was that this course would not prepare us for the PMP. Overall, I learned some helpful processes and skills, but I feel I could have likely skipped this and gone straight to the Comprehensive Project Management Workshop.
Instructor was great and very knowledgeable.
I enjoyed the fact that all students where at the same level. Class is well structured to get everyone involved.
I found the instructor very informative and the subject very interesting.
As an engineer I was required to think outside the box in dealing with non technical project subjects. However, this was a welcome experience even though it was outside my comfort zone.
I thought Joe was great. He fashioned the course to the experience level and concerns of the attendees.
It is a good seminar to take to prepare myself for certified exam
Great course. The instructor was knowledgable and encouraged a dynamic environment. Participants were able to learn from not only his experience, but share mutual experiences and issues to help each other problem solve.
Very applicable to what I will be doing. The leader of the course was knowledgeable, accessible and kept us moving and involved with lots of good activities reinforcing what had been presented