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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 considering PM as a career ahead. I actually have 2 questions here.

After being a PM for 4-5 years, what's next?

Also, is it possible to reach senior executive/senior management positions after doing Project management for 12-15 years (or is it possible for a PM to become a senior executive at all)?

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    See also pm.stackexchange.com/questions/1024 to address whether PM can become an exec. Jul 3, 2012 at 11:23
  • The "Possible Duplicate" link is broken.
    – Peter K.
    Sep 14, 2012 at 0:30
  • Hi @PeterK., I'll mark your flag as helpful, but keep in mind that you can suggest an edit that removes, or fixes, the broken link. I went ahead and made the update. Duplicate posts are sometimes helpful as a means of directing more traffic to the canonical post, so fixing the link is definitely a positive step forward. Thank you! :)
    – jmort253
    Sep 14, 2012 at 0:59
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    @jmort253: Thanks! I wasn't sure where the link was supposed to go... so I didn't suggest the edit. :-)
    – Peter K.
    Sep 14, 2012 at 2:07


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