I am what I believed is termed an "accidental project manager" and found myself managing a project due to my background as an architect. I'm now considering getting certified but the amount of information out there is so overwhelming to get to grips with. Any tips and/or advice on what I should do to go about getting certified and what certification would be the best for me to pursue. Saving Changes...
1) I have written several articles that include funny stories from my Tier 1 Contractor experiences that may interest you.
2) If you are truly interested in running Construction Projects, I would recommend you read the latest Rita Mulcahy PMP Exam Prep book. In my opinion, this will expose you to all the priorities and practices of Tier 1 Construction and prepare you for the Exam.
3) Great Project Managers are born and not made- Some of the Qualities I identify with Great PM's: Type A personality, Sense of urgency to meet the Schedule and Financial demands, Extreme Technical Skills, Team Building personality (people want to work for YOU), and a strong focus and support of SAFETY.
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Thanks for the advice! I'll check out your articles Saving Changes...