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These questions relate to career growth related to project management.

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Best Project Management certification for international career [closed]

I am newbie to project management. I am looking for a certification to pursue an international project management career in Europe. Any advice?
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When faced with a back of the envelope type question in a PM interview, is there a standard of accuracy that is expected?

Back of the envelope calculations are not meant to be very accurate - but they are meant to be better than random guesses. The process of making one usually helps remove bias from your answer, and ...
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What specific technology should I learn? [closed]

I have been in project management in IT for the last 10 years and I came from industry experience as a domain/subject matter expert. I did PMP and Agile Certification but of late I am experiencing ...
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ITIL Intermediate

I have completed the ITIL Foundation course and am planning for Intermediate courses. But I am unaware how to proceed with the different subjects involving Service Operation, Service Design, Service ...
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What are the key personality traits and topics to discuss about when being introduced to senior management? [closed]

One of the keys to success is to start with the right foot when being introduced to senior management. How one would focus such presentation and what are the key aspects to be mentioned? I do not ...
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Is project management a profession or a subset of another profession?

I have been doing this now for 2 years,and whilst job hunting I have seen many jobs where they want somebody who is a hybrid; Developer/PM, Business analyst/PM (very popular), Account manager/PM as ...
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What's expected from different career levels for a scrum master?

Every career has juniors, intermediates, seniors, gurus and whatnot. I'm looking for what separates the different levels so I know how to structure a career path within a company. Ideally I'd like to ...
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Switching from a R&D to program/project management after a PhD

I began my career as a control systems engineer for petro/oil/chemical/cement plants (handled everything from meeting the customer in the field, gathering input, setting up meetings with different ...
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What would be the advantages of taking a Software Project Management course for Data Scientists? [closed]

What would be the advantages of a Software Project Management course for a data scientist, from both an entrepreneurial and a job-seeking point of view. How beneficial this course would be compared ...
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Can a Business Coordinator become a project manager

I am working as a Business Coordinator in an IT company. I have completed Bachelors of Technology in Information Technology. Is there a chance for me to become a Project Manager? If yes, then what ...
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PMP certification for a non-technical project Manager [closed]

I need a guidance on an important situation in my life. I dont have anyone to ask and I find this is the only suitable place to ask this. I'm into QA management for 4 years and project management ...
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Games development PM - is the CAPM relevant? [closed]

I'm about to enter the third year of my career, and I want to drive my career towards project management in the video game industry (junior and any lower responsibilities role). I have never worked in ...
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Is it possible to be a Scrum Master without any experience?

Im interested in becoming a Scrum Master but I don't have any experience working in a true Scrum/Agile environment. I work in the tech industry managing clients and web production for an email ...
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Transitioning into Project Management from Network engineer [closed]

I work as a Senior Network engineer in Telecomm industry in Sydney for 5 years. I am been involved with few of the projects but not into the role of a PM or PC. How can I get started into Project ...
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Going from project manager to scrum master (career progression) [closed]

I currently work at a large IT consulting firm as an agile project manager. I am PMI-PMP, ACP certified and have 3-4 yrs of scrum/xp experience of which 2 years as a scrum master. I am contemplating a ...
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How can you increase the chances of having good PM candidates from within the technical areas of the company?

It's not unusual that one of the career paths available to an experienced technician is going into project management. But Peter's Principle warns us about the risks of doing it without proper ...
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Retiring from Military in 2020 - PMP ? Career Growth? [closed]

I will be retiring from the military in the year 2020. I have been a military pilot most of my entire career, and due to extensive TDY's and family sacrifice, I will not be pursuing a pilot job in ...
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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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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 maths/...
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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 experience ...
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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 considering ...
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How to improve communication problem facing in corporate culture

I am experiencing difficulties in conveying my message when debating topics (mostly office-related issues) due to interruption by others. My nature is such that I carefully listen when others talk and ...
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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 ...