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What's expected from different career levels for a Scrum Master?

I think the different levels can relate to the Agile Onion as described by Simon Powers. Entry level: Can implement the tools and processes, but doesn't have a good understanding why the processes, ...
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What are the biggest mistakes that new project managers make?

I consider I entered the management side too early on my career and without the proper training before hand. Looking back this is what I believed I failed at: Not creating more leaders. As a newly ...
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Is it correct to define oneself as Project Manager even without dealing with all Project Constraints?

In my organization many PMs get very little say in Human Resources decisions for their projects. The functional manager says who they can spare that fits the criteria and that is who the project ...
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How can you increase the chances of having good PM candidates from within the technical areas of the company?

Wow, huge question! Let's talk about: Capabilities: Personal skills and knowledge Talent: How much effort is necessary to be good at something? Potential: The end of development within a specific ...
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Is it possible to be a Scrum Master without any experience?

You can be a Scrum Master, but without any experience in Agile, you will not be effective. The training itself is two days, and does not cover most of the extreme cases you'll meet day to day. If you ...
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What's expected from different career levels for a Scrum Master?

In our organization, junior SMs facilitate the cadence of the project. They make sure the meetings happen, make sure the right people are there, help the team members self organize, and also track ...
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What's expected from different career levels for a Scrum Master?

Junior A junior scrum master should understand and be able to explain the fundamental principles and founding ideas behind agile. They should be able to explain to the more reluctant members of a ...
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Transitioning into Project Management from Network engineer

My background is similar, so I'll tell you my lessons learned. To get started, let people know you are interested in the PM role, and that you would like to work as a project admin or coordinator to ...
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How can you increase the chances of having good PM candidates from within the technical areas of the company?

Here's the problem for organizations and predicting future job success: What are the attributes and work behaviors consistent with a particular job role's success? How do you observe or test for ...
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Retiring from Military in 2020 - PMP ? Career Growth?

There are a ton of skills that transfer but I think the most valuable asset you have are the years experience of service. Consulting firms that do public sector work, especially DOD and military, hire ...
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Do PMs get paid less for in-house apps compared to public-facing ones?

Obviously it is possible that a PM for a particularly prestigious product would command a higher salary. However, past that, salary differences are often more about where you work and your experience ...
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Is a Project Coordinator a Step closer to becoming a Project Manager?

I would say that, rather than being about the job title, it's all about the skills you display, use day-to-day etc etc. A lot of PM roles are very heavy on coordination, some focus on leadership etc.....
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Retiring from Military in 2020 - PMP ? Career Growth?

(1) As a PMP you will be managing different aspects of project development, starting with people. So I would say your skills do transfer to PMP. Discipline is also very important. But this is just ...
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Can a Business Coordinator become a project manager

Complementing Alexander's answer: Read some books and materials related to it. The Mythical Man Month Peopleware Pass some certification which is valuable in your region/company. PMP PMI-ACP
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Can a Business Coordinator become a project manager

As the matter of fact anyone could become a project manager. Read some books and materials related to it. Pass some certification which is valuable in your region/company. After you are ready inform ...
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Is project management a profession or a subset of another profession?

I´ve been working as Project Manager for IT for more than 10 years. It was my profession, and I had some colleagues with the same role in my organization, and we all think that it was our profession. ...
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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?

The PMBOK-Guide knows five types of estimates. One of them is the Rough Order of Magnitude (ROM). It has a range of -50% to +50%. As it is literally the roughest estimate, I guess your colleagues are ...
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Is project management a profession or a subset of another profession?

Project Management is without a doubt a profession, one that adapts to the needs of the organization, but still keeps many of the key characteristics. Like Roberto Gimenez, I have also been in this ...
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Is project management a profession or a subset of another profession?

Project Management is its own profession. I don't think there is much debate on that. The second part of your questions is a bit more nuanced. In theory if you've got the PM skills you should be able ...
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Is project management a profession or a subset of another profession?

It would appear to be a per-industry, per-company, or even-per department opinion. I consider Project Management to be a profession because I have used the exact same tools and techniques in ...
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What's expected from different career levels for a Scrum Master?

TL;DR You are trying to apply a legacy hierarchy to a framework that explicitly rejects the notion of a team hierarchy. This makes the question itself an anti-pattern within Scrum. While HR ...
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What would be the advantages of taking a Software Project Management course for Data Scientists?

In agile we like to stress you are never "done". The best teams are always continuing to learn and improve. Like a world champion sports team, the best agile teams and individuals never take a season ...
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PMP certification for a non-technical project Manager

The IT industry seems to value the PMP over other industries so you may be finding hiring managers using the PMP as a differentiator. But you are the only person that can answer that based on what ...
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Is it possible to be a Scrum Master without any experience?

Part of Scrum Master skill profile is playing the facilitator and coach role. While the technical aspects can be learnt through books, trainings, and videos, the above aspect will require some hands ...
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How can you increase the chances of having good PM candidates from within the technical areas of the company?

Focus from client perspective and business perspective while development. This is key point, be a solution expert and not only developer.
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When does a junior PM become a senior PM?

"Junior" and "Senior" are relative titles. Semantically speaking, you would need minimally 2 PMs in order to quantify that one was "Sr" to the other. Comprehensively, you may need 3 or more PMs, ...
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Is a Project Coordinator a Step closer to becoming a Project Manager?

At my organization, someone was promoted from Project Coordinator to Project Manager this year, so yes. According to the book Fast Forward MBA in Project Management (by Eric Verzuh) a typical career ...
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Is it correct to define oneself as Project Manager even without dealing with all Project Constraints?

PMBOK tries to add all of the possibilities in the details. However, not all of them are required to be included. This is one thing, second thing, if you notice the PMP exam tests the process groups ...
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How to improve communication problem facing in corporate culture

I know what you mean, passionate people (especially developers) can be very assertive in meetings. What you have to do is try and shift the power balance. Ask yourself 'why am I in this meeting?' '...
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How to add value beyond collecting tasks and their dates?

Any field is driven with one's experience at work. Initially we all go by the books and the theoretical learning's we had, that is a stepping stone. But to achieve success one needs to be innovative, ...

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