Project Management Institute PMI Free Courses


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About PMI Institute

Project Management Institute (PMI) is the world’s leading association for those who consider project, program or portfolio management their profession.

Through global advocacy, collaboration, education and research, we work to prepare more than three million professionals around the world for the Project Economy: the coming economy in which work, and individuals, are organized around projects.

Celebrating our 50th anniversary in 2019, we work in nearly every country around the world to advance careers, improve organizational success and further mature the project management profession through globally-recognized standards, certifications, communities, resources, tools, academic research, publications, professional development courses and networking opportunities.

As part of the PMI family, Project Management creates online global communities that deliver more resources, better tools, larger networks and broader perspectives.

With COVID-19 quarantines in effect around the world, the Project Management Institute (PMI) is making a wide range of project management training materials available online for free to help at-home workers add to and bolster their skills as companies rethink work processes and procedures. The resources offerings are listed in a COVID-19 Resource Hub that will continue to be updated with additional services as needed.

The free online resources, which include: a Project Management for Beginners course, an Agile in the Project Management Office course, a Business Continuity course, a project management community discussion board, and more, have been gathered to answer requests from the group’s members as workers seek ways to keep their skills sharp during the pandemic, said Mike DePrisco, the vice president of global experience and solutions for PMI.

COVID-19 has caused many companies to require employees to work from home, and industry events are going virtual, said DePrisco. We’ve heard from our community that they are interested in finding ways to continue to develop professionally during this difficult time. We responded by extending no-cost virtual learning options and customizable digital services to them and their organizations.

Free Online Courses available on the PMI website, enroll Now:

1- Agile in the Program Management Office (full series)
2- Project Management for Beginners
3- Business Continuity

1- Agile in the Program Management Office (full series)


Travel to “Waterfall Island” where you serve as a PMO director and guide the transformation of your office from a waterfall-based to an agile-based PMO. Explore the jungle, caves, and ancient cities of “Waterfall Island” to uncover or discover the differences between waterfall and agile management. This course is free (a US$260 value). 

By the end of this course, you will learn to:

  • Prepare key stakeholders for the changes agile principles and processes will bring
  • Work with governance to conduct reviews of agile-based projects and programs
  • Manage a mixed portfolio
  • Improve your project management office’s performance using agile principles and processes.

What You Will Learn

This complete series includes four courses

  1. Prepare Key Stakeholders
  2. Agile Program Governance
  3. Manage a Mixed Portfolio
  4. Improve PMO Performance with Agile

Who Should Take This Course

Project and program managers, senior leaders, directors, anyone working in or supporting a PMO, anyone seeking to understand the role of a PMO Director, or anyone seeking to adopt agile practices

PDU Information

Technical PDUs: 4
Leadership PDUs: 0
Strategic & Business PDUs: 0

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2- Project Management for Beginners


Project Management for Beginners is an introductory course which provides the foundational knowledge necessary to join a project team and can serve as the first step on your path to a project management career. This course is free. 

Comprised of a selection of modules from our best-selling course Project Management Basics, this program will allow you to learn the language of project management and build confidence working in project environments.

What You Will Learn

This course will provide an overview of project management terminology and includes foundational topics such as:

  • The importance of projects
  • How environments influence project success
  • The role of the Project Manager
  • An introduction to the 10 Knowledge Areas found in the PMBOK® Guide – Sixth Edition

Who Should Take This Course

Young professionals and those new to projects looking for an introduction to project management concepts and terms.

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See Also: PMP Project Management Professional Free Course

3- Business Continuity


Our new Business Continuity course is free and will help you and your organization adapt (in real-time) to ensure remote teams are engaged, virtual collaboration is productive, and necessary compliance standards are met during this challenging time due to COVID-19.

With more companies asking employees to work from home and in-person industry events going virtual, COVID-19 has created an immediate need to rethink how to get work done and do business. Our free Business Continuity course offers a collection of the most relevant resources to help leaders and their employees adapt during this challenging time.

What You Will Learn

  • Responding Effectively to Risks
  • Forging Ahead with Perseverance and Resilience
  • Managing in a Crisis
  • Establishing Effective Virtual Teams
  • Becoming a Successful Collaborator
  • Facing Virtual Team Challenges
  • Assessing Your Organization’s Risks
  • Cisco Webex Meetings: Organizing & Hosting Meetings
  • Cisco Webex Teams: Using the Collaboration Tools
  • Google Hangouts Meet: Using Hangouts Meet on the Web
  • Microsoft Office 365 Teams: Call and Meeting Tools

Who Should Take This Course

Anyone who needs help adapting (in real-time) to ensure remote teams are engaged, virtual collaboration is productive, and necessary compliance standards are met during this challenging time due to COVID-19.

PDU Information

Technical PDUs: 1.5
Leadership PDUs: 1.25
Strategic & Business PDUs: 1.75

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