Make Your Move to Mid-level Project Manager
How do you move from an early-career project manager to a mid-level project manager? It’s not an easy question to answer, but it is the key question for many members of ProjectManagement.com who want to move up the ladder.
That question leads to more questions: What skills are the best to pursue? What experience is the best to achieve? There are so many areas in The Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) to master. There are so many kinds of projects that need management. There are so many different types of organizations to work in. How do you choose what’s next? Maybe my experience can help you focus on what matters.
First, it’s important to understand the starting point. Project managers can work their first two or three years and get good experience, but it can be limited. It can be limited to one type of business area, a smaller size of projects, smaller teams or smaller budgets. If this is you, you may be ready to move up to bigger and better things.
Here’s the way to focus on what’s next: Imagine that you are presenting yourself to an interviewer. You must know what that interviewer is looking for in a mid-level project manager. The interviewer is looking for more than just basic project management experience, experience like:
- Higher-dollar value projects;
- Longer projects or multiple simultaneous smaller
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