Advice to My Younger Self: The Benefits of Learning Project Management Early in Life

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All of us, at least once in our lives, have thought “if I only knew then what I know now.” It could have been in a work situation where you needed just a little more experience, or maybe in life when talking with friends, or perhaps maybe even when you were in grade school. Inevitably, we all have a situation where we wish our current skill set was available to us earlier and that we had a role model to look up to. 

In this Q&A series, we apply the “shoulda, coulda, woulda” mind-set to project management, and asked prominent project managers how they feel their current skill set could have helped them as a kid. We started with advice from our active PMIEF community members about how they feel this skill set can help kids to achieve their goals and fulfill future dreams in life. 

In the first article of this series, and in honor of the upcoming women’s history month, three prominent global project managers—Gina Abudi, consultant, author, speaker, and founder of Abudi Consulting Group in New Hampshire; Titilola Park, director of projects for Tamgor Nigeria Ltd. in Nigeria; and Ana Carolina Gaeta, production engineer and project management specialist in Brazil—share their thoughts on teaching project management skills to youth and why they think it’s a vital tool for the future.

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