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I just inherited someone and made him a Creative Project Manager. He is naturally a good PM (but never did it officially), and is a great people person, but doesn't have any professional experience as a CPM. I want to get him some great training so he can be great at it. We use InMotion Now as our project management software (which is generally great for us). Do you have any recommendations on any online trainings, seminars, podcasts, whatever, that I can pass along to him? TIA.

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Anything on Skillshare or Lynda that might help?

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Yeah I'm going to start there...just didn't know if there was something that was more specifically geared toward the creative/advertising space...because we are a different sort, if you know what I mean.

Kudos to you for being a thoughtful supervisor!

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One on one training with an experienced PM who knows your agency is the best bet. They should focus on getting to know the entire team, brands/clients, work, process, etc over generalized learning.

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Pick a 1-3 key issues you are running into and have this person look into how to solve or improve them - assuming you came from an agency with a process you liked, guide them with what your ideal operation looks like. Then they can go out into the internet and search for solutions/trainings/ideas

Great project management is very dependant on great process, so if your team doesn't have a documented process, I recommend working with the business leads to define a process that can be deployed enterprise wide. PS, I'm available to consult, feel free to shoot me a DM

would you be able to bring in a senior level pm to consult and train your hire?

Great idea but likely, no. I’m under a possible 10% budget reduction overall. Don’t think I would get that one through.

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