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What is the best approach to start a Project Management carrier?
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I'm just started learning the basics of project management and began my development journey to acquire the CAPM certification. I wanted to ask you all for advice on what else should I do to increase my chances in getting a Project Management job and start acquiring the practical experience?
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Ammar,
Talk to your manager about potential growth opportunities as part of a professional development plan. I regularly have people help me work on portions of larger project plans, or train people on the management of less complicated projects to free up the more experienced PMs for the more difficult projects. That can provide you with experience on specific process groups which may themselves be rather involved, or gain additional knowledge of the broader view where the sub-plans come together at the project level.

Your manager likely has more visibility of where you might be able to gain experience in the organization, and by jointly creating a career development plan, they assume the responsibility for helping you meet your development goals and getting you assigned to those job roles.
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1 reply by Ammar Banyzahr
May 03, 2019 11:38 PM
Ammar Banyzahr
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Thanks for the advice Keith.
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May 03, 2019 6:10 PM
Replying to Keith Novak
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Ammar,
Talk to your manager about potential growth opportunities as part of a professional development plan. I regularly have people help me work on portions of larger project plans, or train people on the management of less complicated projects to free up the more experienced PMs for the more difficult projects. That can provide you with experience on specific process groups which may themselves be rather involved, or gain additional knowledge of the broader view where the sub-plans come together at the project level.

Your manager likely has more visibility of where you might be able to gain experience in the organization, and by jointly creating a career development plan, they assume the responsibility for helping you meet your development goals and getting you assigned to those job roles.
Thanks for the advice Keith.
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Ammar,

suggest you to
- get a mentor
- try to get a support job, PMO or project assistance or in a voluntary position
- work on your emotional intelligence
- try to meet project managers from other / all industries
- learn each week something new about PM, for the rest of your life
(do you know edge.pmi.org)

And good luck, you are part of a global community!
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1 reply by Ammar Banyzahr
May 04, 2019 7:05 AM
Ammar Banyzahr
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Thanks Thomas, I will keep all these points in mine.
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May 04, 2019 6:59 AM
Replying to Thomas Walenta
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Ammar,

suggest you to
- get a mentor
- try to get a support job, PMO or project assistance or in a voluntary position
- work on your emotional intelligence
- try to meet project managers from other / all industries
- learn each week something new about PM, for the rest of your life
(do you know edge.pmi.org)

And good luck, you are part of a global community!
Thanks Thomas, I will keep all these points in mine.
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Amar,

Follow your PMs, Project Leaders, Ask them what are the best practices to project successful? go through organization process asset depository (archive) of successful and failed projects to have a broad understanding of what went correct and wrong, get register for an organizational training program which covers your PM subject. The course you have chosen is good to get a start and to gain practical experience to be a project team member and follow Leader / PMS.
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You get experience by doing project management. It can be as simple as applying it to your life events - even you whole life - or looking for charitable organization opportunities to manage a special event.

You have to view and treat everything as a project.
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Thanks Ramakant and Stephan for your valuable advice.

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