After struggling for almost 2 months with Finance, I have decided to try and move forward somehow, by starting IT Project Management.
There are, what seems like, a million SkillSoft modules to get through. None of these appears at this point, to have anything to do with the actual assigned tasks. I apologize for sounding like a broken record (I still have some 45s!) but once again, I'm frustrated. (Yes, some cheese would also be good right now.) I don't mind reading, or in this case, listening to narrated screen shots (yes, I realize I can turn the sound off, but I have trouble reading the font), however, once again, I cannot figure out the connection between the SkillSoft modules and the assigned tasks.
It seems like the materials, SkillSoft and the PMBOK materials are for people who actually want to become Project Management Professionals (PMPs). I don't. At least not right now. The SkillSoft modules seem to go around and around, repeating the same 4 words continuously. They seem to use multiple polysyllabic words in an effort to sound more important than they actually are. Seriously, does every project absolutely need a Project Charter? A Project Sponsor? A Project Champion? Seriously? I've never had any of those things before (or maybe I did, but didn't feel the need to label everything) and I've completed projects.
What gets me are the absolutes, "You must....You have to...You always...." One thing I know to be fact is that there are very few things that are 100% absolute. (This is probably another reason why accounting and I don't get along. I don't like someone else telling me that "X must always go under Y category".)
Have I mentioned that I have a bad memory? I probably forgot to. Here I am with Task 1 open while I read, listen, and watch, waiting for some nugget of information that I can use. I've been working on this class for 2 weeks now, and have probably forgotten what I "learned" 2 weeks ago. This is not good.
It seems to me that the people who accumulate or find the materials are not the same people who write the tasks. They seem especially disjointed in this course so far. *sigh*