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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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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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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 ...
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Is development experience required to become a PM in the IT sector?

This question has been stuck in my head for a long time. To become a project manager in the IT sector, should one have development experience, or a strong focus on general project management skills? ...
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How to always be updated and manage information only useful to me? Don't want to waste time in my life

How to always be updated and manage information only useful to me? Don't want to waste time in my life. I mean I don't want to waste my time reading ads and other things which aren't useful to me
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Where would be a good place to start a project management career?

I had recently obtained my PMP certification, currently I am already doing Project Management work but I would like to work in an environment where I could gain maximum exposure to project management, ...
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What questions would you recommend to ask to a potential employer for a project manager role?

My current role is more on IT operations but there is a lot of overlap between operations and project management.I am looking for a project management role and looking a company that is better fit ...
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If someone doesn't have enough experience to get the PMP, should they get the CAPM instead or wait until they have enough experience for PMP?

Lets say someone is still in university, so they still require 7500 hours of project management experience to applying for PMP. Would it be worth their while to do the CAPM or to simply wait until ...
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What personality traits suggest that a person should move towards project management?

I've just started as an intern for a big company, so this obviously doesn't immediately apply to me. I love programming, however, I'm still considering potential career paths I may be most suited ...
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Are there any specific steps to go from a software developer to project manager?

I'm a software developer with five years of experience and I want to start a career as a project manager. Today I'm seeking for a new job, related to management where I find myself much more valuable ...
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What should I do/study in high school if I want to be a software project manager?

I'm in high school and I'm curious about what I can do now to increase my knowledge about software management. What should I know about software management to better my chances of becoming a manager? ...