Your Successful Project Management Career

Your Successful Project Management Career

Your Successful Project Management Career

Your Successful Project Management Career

Synopsis

"With organizations like the Project Management Institute expanding their membership by 20 percent annually, it's clear that project management is growing fast. But if you are just starting out, questions abound: What does the job consist of? What experience and training do you need? What type of certification is required, and how do you get it? And once you're off and running, how do you build, manage, and sustain a rewarding and lucrative career?

Your Successful Project Management Career provides you with all the information and advice you need to get started. Beginning with an overview of how project management got started, how the field has grown, and where it's headed, you'll find a clarification of project management terminology, and a list of courses, educational programs, and reading requirements you need to be acquainted with. The book gives you helpful tips on how to make the transition from your present career into project management, as well as an explanation of typical corporate hierarchy. The book gives you indispensable advice on:

Acquiring preparatory skills in scheduling, budgeting, team-building, delegation, and building a personal skill set

Assessing the market and selecting the "right" organization

Making friends and alliances in the field

Taking over projects in progress, developing project plans, and executing and closing projects

Gaining experience, and expanding your knowledge and training

Easy to understand and filled with all the information you need to get started, Your Successful Project Management Career is an immensely valuable guidebook every beginning project manager should own."

Excerpt

Project management is a hot topic. It is a hot topic because projects are the nerve center of a company. It is where new products come from and it’s where profits are made or lost. In simplest terms, companies live or die based on the success of their projects. The single most important element in a project’s success is the leadership of the project manager. But what is a project manager? Look at the Job Opportunities pages, and what do you see?

Project Manager
E-Marketing Project Manager
Peoplesoft Project Manager—financials
Facilities Project Manager
Program Manager Simulation and Modeling
Project Mgr—IT Finance/BA
Logistics Engineer/Project Manager
MMS Project Manager
Project Manager/Business Analyst
IT Analysis Project Managers
Telecom Network Project Managers
Construction Project Manager
Program Manager

It may prompt you to ask: “What in the world is an IT Analysis Project Manager?” “Who is a Telecom Network Project Manager?” And: “How are they different from a Project Manager?” All good questions! This book will answer these questions and a whole lot more. I will talk about Project Managers and Telecom Project Managers as well as others and project management and program management and show how they all . . .

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