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Your project manager career path begins right here. Understand what it really means and how you can achieve your goal. Determine if you have the temperament and skills to meet the objectives set forth. We assist you to find a Mentor to get all of your questions answered.
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WHAT IS A PROJECT AND WHY DOES IT NEED TO BE MANAGED?
Let’s start with a definition of a project from Wikipedia.com
"any undertaking, carried out individually or collaboratively and possibly involving research or design, that is carefully planned (usually by a project team) to achieve a particular aim."
So you can have a project handled by an individual or by a team. It has a beginning and an end.
In most cases there are milestones that are established along the way to ensure that the objectives are met at the designated time periods required. The project manager is the one that is responsible for meeting the objectives and reporting the status to management. The project manager would be the one leading and managing the project team.
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SKILLS REQUIRED IN YOUR PROJECT MANAGER CAREER PATH
First of all, you must know the elements involved in the subject matter. That is the content. If you do not know the subject and how it affects other elements, then it would be difficult to accomplish your project.
Secondly, you should know how to use the resources available to you in the manner in which they can be most effective and efficient. That is you should be able to manage. Strong organizational and communication skills are essential. The ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously is another strong requirement.
Lastly, you should have the ability to lead others, that is to inspire them to accomplish their tasks and meet their objective.
Demonstrate Your Abilities
STEPS IN A PROJECT MANAGER CAREER PATH
Some of the typical positions you may encounter in your project manager career path may be:
- Project Coordinator
- Project Administrator
- Project Analyst
- Project Manager
- Senior Project Manager
- Director of Project Management
To assist you in advancement, you could gain certifications through the Project Management Institute. These would include a Certificate in Applied Project Management (CAPM) and Project Management Professional (PMP).
A great way to learn what happens in the day-to-day life of a project manager is to talk with an individual who is experienced in project management. They have been there and done that. That is the type of person that Career Redo provides.
Take a look at the Mentors below and examine their background and experience. Then follow these steps:
- Reserve the Mentor of your choice by clicking on the “Reserve a Mentor” button.
- Your Mentor will contact you to set up a date and time for your phone, Skype, or Zoom session.
- Prepare yourself by identifying your questions that you want answered.
- Through your session learn more about being a project manager with the help of your Mentor.
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PROJECT MANAGER CAREER PATH OPPORTUNITIES
There are several resources that could help you start on your project management career path. Here is what indeed.com has on its list currently:
Project Manager on indeed.com
Where does your future lie? Learn more and decide after talking with your own Career Redo Mentor.
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Ryan Luo is an IT Project Manager currently employed at NuVasive, a medical device company that specializes in minimally invasive spine surgery.
Despite holding a Bachelor's degree in Economics & Accounting from the University of California at Santa Barbara, Ryan has extensive experience in project management and technology. In the 2 years he has been at NuVasive, he has focused on key IT Infrastructure Projects, working closely with Sr. Managers and Directors, utilizing the Waterfall and Scrum Methodology.
In addition, while at University, he was President of SB Hacks, a 36 hour overnight university event that brought in 300+ university students all across California to develop solutions through programming. As President, he managed 4 teams, Logistics, Sponsorships, Technology, and Marketing. Outside of work, he enjoys…Read more
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