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Is it correct to define oneself as Project Manager even without dealing with all Project Constraints?

I've been wondering about this question for a while. I'm aware that Job Titles are not completely meaningful (specially, in the financial sector) but still, calling one as 'Project Manager' should ...
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When does a junior PM become a senior PM?

At the moment in my company we have only PM, and as we are a small team we know who would fit for the type of project we have, based on our experience. As our company grows rapidly, we hired a HR ...
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Green as grass: PRINCE2 or Agile? [closed]

Post completing a Psychology degree I've found myself in a health-tech startup acting as Research and Development Manager. As there's only three of us in the team, we have hybrid roles and as a result ...
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Transition from bachelor degree to project manager [on hold]

I have done my bachelor's degree (BTech) in Computer Science. I want to pursue Project management and become a project manager. At present I do not have any Project Management experience except for ...
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Career Progression from Product Owner

I work for a multinational IT consultancy firm that has a number of 'software assets' that it sells and develops for its clients. I started with the company straight out of University in a software ...
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Expectations - In a start-up, what happens when the project is finished?

What kind of future position can a project manager expect in a start-up? Should I expect to be let go once the product is up and running or will I be expected to morph into something else? The ...
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What does a low level project manager do?

I'm an IT graduate, and last week I started an internship working in the IT department of a reasonably large non-IT related company. During the course of my degree I learned about the 'hard' side of ...
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What is project management, and is it a different track from department management within an organization?

I asked a similar question in Workplace SE and was advised to ask here. Note I am not an IT person / programmer but more of a business analyst - I do use a lot of IT tools though. I am 3-4 years out ...
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I want to transition into Project Management from a very different career

Recently, I qualified as a solicitor (that's "lawyer" for Americans), and decided I would much sooner set myself on fire than continue in that role. I have a law degree, but I have always been ...
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To become a Project Manager, what coursework should be taken? [closed]

I am currently looking to move from dominantly presales and delivery work into more of a project management role. What coursework is most helpful in setting oneself up for success as a PM? ...
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How does someone get into project management?

As a recent graduate I am finding it very difficult to find work in the field I studied in. Having taken the Briggs Myers personality type test Project management cropped up as a possibility and it is ...
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In short: how do I prove my project coordinator skills in the hiring process?

Some history: I am attempting to transition from one sector of the economy, cultural resource management (a.k.a. contract archaeology), to a more "business-related" sector. I have spent years within ...
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Change in career focus; how to sell my skills+experience / get started in PM career?

I'm trying to shift careers (or narrow its focus) from web producer to project manager - and I'm currently unemployed. I've joined PMI and am studying for CAPM certification. I have one formal ...
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How can I get the most benefit joining a team as the weakest link? [closed]

I heard several times that the greatest way to build your career and increase your knowledge is to become the weakest in your team. I recently became one. However, every time I ask a question or ask ...
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How do I know if I have enough experience for a PM job, or whether I need PMP certification first?

I hope to find guidance on how to begin a career in Project Management and what I need to do in order to get started. I recently graduated from college with 2 years of theoretical experience with ...
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Will Project Managers Disappear in a Scrum World?

In a Scrum team there is no role of a project manager. Does that mean that project manager jobs will eventually disappear? What is a project manager supposed to do when organization starts to shift ...
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How to start my first project?

I'm going to manage my first project that is really a small stream of an even greater project, and my boss said that I could make my own schedule and plans etc. I have a couple of questions, I need ...
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Who should I hire? Mathematician or software engineer [closed]

The question may look a little odd. I will lead a software development project and i need some people(Junior Consultants). Some mathematicians have applied to the development positions. what i ...
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Is a Project Coordinator a Step closer to becoming a Project Manager?

So I understand that the Project Coordinator's main duties are to schedules the project, manages contracts and vendors, manages the resources (especially in construction projects), creates most ...
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When does one call themselves a “Consultant”?

I currently do a number of things at work, but I have no idea what to officially call myself?, I was a IT/Telco Design Engineer previously and now I do more Program Coordination/Governance, Resource ...
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Conflicting career options for a young professional [closed]

I'm new here, so here we go.. I previously was a young Telecommunication Engineer, but i mainly did IT solutions architect stuff in that area, since a year ago iv been doing a part-time MBA at a top ...
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Change from software developer to scrum master?

I have been a .NET software developer for the last 5 years, at the moment dealing with azure cloud technologies. I am certified scrum master and soon to be certified scrum professional. I have the ...
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Better (financial) motivation for a developer: percentage or fixed salary?

Until now, I worked on projects with fixed salary, receiving it at each period (monthly). But I would like to know, what if the workers should receive their salary with a percentage of the project's ...
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Would having the CAPM help me get a job at an Aerospace and Defense company? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is PMP certification an appropriate career goal for someone about to start a career in project management? Is a PMI certification like the CAPM (for people having ...
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Right Resources For First Time Managers

My question is more of a management than a technical one. My boss gave me my first team project. I'm used to writing code by myself. This project will require that I manage a team including myself and ...
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What should I focus on as a student of IT to prepare myself for a career in Project Management?

I've just started my Master's program in MIS, but the program isn't the strongest. IT is the field I'll be going into, and I want to be as prepared as I can be when I complete my degree. We've covered ...
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What details recommended to be mentioned in my resume as project manager?

If applying for project manager job, what are the best practices to highlight my previous/current managed projects and what project management skills to be highlighted in my resume? How those ...
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PM salary in the IT industry

I'm currently a developer who recently applied for a project manager position at my company. I was told that being a PM in my company will make me earn less than what a developer will earn. I did ...
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How much technical experience is required to be a software project manager?

I have 3 years of programming/development experience in mid-scale applications, and I do not have any project management experience. I'm thinking of taking the PMP as a stepping stone so that I can ...
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How many hours a week should a project manager typically put in? [closed]

I am considering two positions, one a formal PM job, the other a supervisory role within a functional organization. I have gotten the impression that people who actually hold the PM job title work ...
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Are Certifications Important to Becoming a PM?

According to my current experiences at a somewhat large tech company certifications are not essential to becoming a PM. What evidence is out there to support the decision to either get certified as a ...
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What's next after Project Management? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are Functional Managers or Project Managers Better Candidates for Executive-Level Positions? I've been working as a software developer for a year now. I'm seriously ...
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How to improve communication problem facing in corporate culture

I am experiencing difficulties to convey my message in debating topics due to interruption by others(Mostly in office related issues) . My nature is like, I carefully listen others when others talk ...
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Should a team leader/project manager be a public speaker

From my experience I can see that Project Manager/Team Leader is often responsible for many tasks not directly connected with his day to day job. For example he often takes part in sales meetings. On ...
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How to add value beyond collecting tasks and their dates?

As a project manager I catalogue a group's tasks, definitions, dependencies, milestones, resources, and similar other elements of a project. The managers use this to report up, estimate project ...
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From 2 months PM experience to .NET Developer: AGAIN [closed]

I joined a firm as a PM (having 2-3 years of Software Dev experience). I made a dumb move by switching career in a different company. This company did not like my PM skills or what not and laid me ...
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Worked in software consulting firm for 2 months, should I put this on my resume?

I just recently got laid off from the role of PM in a software consulting firm. Should I include this experience on my resume? What are the pros n cons of this? I am only looking for entry level PM ...
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What exactly does Project Manager/Analyst mean?

I have this title in my company. Inside our firm they call me a PM but on my business card it says: Project Manager/Analyst I am curious, what exactly does Manager/Analyst mean?
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Becoming CTO/SVP/VP - Application Development from Project Manager/Analyst

I would like to know that how I can climb up the ladder in Project Management. Right now I am new in PM and had 2 years of Software Development experience in my back. To be honest, I want to become ...
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Interview tips for a Project Manager Position, with no IT background, but strong PM Skills

I have managed to get through the phone screening and have an in-person interview for the position of a Project Manager with an e-commerce company. I have a strong background in project management (5+ ...
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Growth of Project Manager in Software Development

I am a newbie in PM role right now and would like to know that what are the various levels of growth? I am 25 in age and 2 months veteran in PM role. What would be my goal in next 2 years? When ...
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How Can I Obtain a Project Management Position With No Professional Experience In The Field?

I am still a student. My formation and my personal thirst for knowledge led me to learn a lot of different things: Programming experience in several languages (low level ASM to higher level JAVA) ...
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How to Simulate a Kick-off meeting For a Project Management Job Interview?

As part of my interview process, I have been asked to kick-off a project to a pretend client. This is for an interactive agency in LA. There will be 5 people acting as stakeholders. I really want this ...
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How Can a Project Coordinator Assigned a New Project Complete the Project On Time and Get Promoted?

I'm relatively new to the industry and have spent the last year or so as a project COORDINATOR, helping out the project managers with their various contracts, billings, and assisting in any way that ...
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2 years of Dev Experience to a Project Manager

I have a 2 years of .NET experience in enterprise architecture. Plus I hold a Masters Degree in Management (Not MBA, 1st yr of MBA). Now I am moving to a software consulting company of less than 50 ...
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Mentoring for new Project Managers

I'm trying to figure out if and how to help people who become Project Manager / Project Leader for the first time. Not sure if it is a good name, but I'm trying to create kind of a "mentoring system" ...
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How to convince an employer you're worth more than you're being paid

Perhaps not the best wording of a question title, but it more or less sums up what I'm trying to ask. Basically, say you work for a company and do x, y and z to improve various aspects of the company; ...
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Senior Business Analyst: What's next? [closed]

I have years of experience in the IT (I started as an IT developer and made my path up to the Business Analysis). Now, after 6 years of BA, I'd like to take my career to the next level. I was ...
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How can I get my team to value self-organization and self-improvement?

I'm working as a project leader in a team of 5 developers and myself and taking the role of analyst. Within the company, we've been applying the agile principles for several years. Some of the ...
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What are the benefits of getting an MBA and is it worthwhile?

I'll be interning as a Program Manager this summer. During my interview loop, I noticed that one of my interviewers had an MBA. This is considered a "technical" management role, and I hadn't ...