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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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Value of an ITIL certification for a developer

Short answer: The certification is valuable If your employer is paying for it, it may be a possibility that they compete or bid on work/contracts that require professionals with the ITIL ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Best Project Management certification for international career

In my view Project Management Professional, PMP is the one you should go for
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Best Project Management certification for international career

The PMI.org certs are the most portable, in my experience. The organization has a lot of history and has most of their materials available in multiple languages. The exact certification to pursue ...
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What specific technology should I learn?

I can understand your situation. I would suggest you to understand the technical stack that is being implemented in your current project. As a technical project manager, the management and the team ...
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What are the key personality traits and topics to discuss about when being introduced to senior management?

It obviously depends on the environment, but I think you might be under a false assumption when you say: I do not want to talk about my personal life in a professional environment. The purpose of ...
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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?

Although there are companies who hire people with little to no experience and maybe a certification or two as Scrum Masters, it is not a role to be filled by someone without experience. The role of a ...
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Is it possible to be a Scrum Master without any experience?

It is totally possible to be a Scrum Master without any experience. What you will help you achieve this is: A willingness and hunger to learn, going way beyond the initial certification training ...
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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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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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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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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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What is the most effective way to gain experience that can lead to working in a PM role, in the software industry?

It's crucial that you become acquainted with the world of programming. I have seen scheduling disasters happen because PM's couldn't tell the difference between compiling, coding and debugging. The ...
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