Leading Software Maniacs introduces PM University eLearning courses for project managers

Learning project management fundamentals has just gotten easier! Today our first eLearning course, Critical Project Leadership Habits, is available for self-directed study. This course will be the start of many courses from PM University, http://www.pmuniversity.com.

Online PR News – 07-September-2012 – Mill Creek, WA – PM University is dedicated to provide easy to understand, practical courses available to project managers and software managers in the software development and IT. Learning content comes from best practices from a variety of sources including case studies, Agile, and the PMBOK® Guide. To make them interesting, we've incorporated graphics, animation, and sound effects. In other words, we've made boring project management concepts fun to learn.

Our first class is entitled "Critical Project Leadership Habits: 14 Habits You Need to Develop." It includes:

• 1 hour of video instruction composed of two lessons.
• A 48 page professionally produced workbook that complements the video and includes study questions (in both PDF and Kindle formats).
• Supplemental material including a bookmark, comix, and handouts of the slides used in the video.
• A final online test that once completed entitles you to a Certificate of Completion as well as 3 PDUs from PMI.

PM University provides a unique learning environment with a single login that gives you access to this course and all future courses. We listened to our customers who didn't want to be bogged down with long-term commitments. No subscription is required and you only pay for the course you're interested in taking. Critical Project Leadership Habits is available now for $57 (PMI members) or $75 (non-PMI members) and for the next 30 days, you can use the discount coupon TENOFF to get an additional 10% off (for PMI members that comes to only about $17 per PDU). To access the course you'll need a PC or a Mac—you can also view the videos on your iPad or most any tablet!

Ken Whitaker, of Leading Software Maniacs, has written a number of unconventional leadership books and eBooks that presents project leadership material in a direct, simple, and lively (slightly humorous) style. Titles currently available are "I'm Not God, I'm Just a Project Manager," "Principles of Software Development Leadership," and "Managing Software Maniacs." He also travels all over the place (USA, Canada, and Europe) presenting the popular Deliver Projects On Time, Every Time! Seminar and other keynote presentations. In fact, you can see Ken at the upcoming SQE's Agile Development East in Orlando, Florida on November 6, 2012.

And if you are interested in short, fun tutorials of PMBOK® Guide project management fundamentals, then we encourage you to check out our new PM Chalkboard where you can find a variety of innovative and fun videos presented by Leading Software Maniacs. As of today, we're proud to announce that we have at least one tutorial representing each of the chapters and knowledge areas of the PMBOK® Guide, 4th Edition. These short videos are available at no cost and are instantly available requiring no registration or login.