Project Management

Sharpen the Leading Edge of Your Career

Joe Wynne is a versatile Project Manager experienced in delivering medium-scope projects in large organizations that improve workforce performance and business processes. He has a proven track record of delivering effective, technology-savvy solutions in a variety of industries and a unique combination of strengths in both process management and workforce management.

The desired project manager, according to PMI’s recent Pulse of the Profession® 2020 Report, will be savvy with technology and knowledgeable of customer needs—and able to take on a more sophisticated leadership role in any project. So how can you sharpen your skills to meet this trend? How can you prove yourself ready for such a leadership role?

The answer is to know how to access the various sources of information available to you—then to apply that knowledge in your current project, keeping a record to sell yourself in the future. 

1. Build your technology savvy. You need to maintain knowledge of the latest types of technologies used to meet customer needs and to get project work done. As a project manager who is also using, no one is in a better position to gather this type of information on the job. You just need to know what is useful to keep you on the leading edge.

  • For getting project work done, you can research products and services on this site. You can look at other products and services for project managers and their teams in your organization. Find out what is used; find out what people think of those tools.
  • Ask people in your network what project tools they use and what tools their teams use.
  • When you learn about one or more technologies or products, research competing technologies or products. Sales …

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