I've been offered one of my dream internships for this next summer. I'll be working as a "Program Manager" for a top notch software company. For some examples of what I mean by PM, take a look at Joel's article as well as Microsoft's PM internship description.
This is my first internship in this position. Up until this point, I've been working as a developer. This is sort of a change of paths, but I feel like it's a great opportunity.
I want to spend a lot of time preparing for this internship before I get there. My goal is to be a valuable member of the team as quickly as possible.
Here's what I already have on my agenda:
- Read How to Win Friends and Influence People
- Read DRiVE
- Read Making Things Happen
- Review development methods (Scrum, agile, etc.), focusing on the method that my team uses
How else should I prepare to be the best Program Manager I can be?