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Project Management Student Perspective Series#8 Final- Upcoming Project Managers and Lessons Learned
It is common to learn the best practices, best insights, and methods in order to succeed in a particular field. Looking from another perspective, what advice would you give to those "fresh" in the field of project management in regards to things they must avoid and should not do in order to be successful in the field. The scenario is catered to those that are putting efforts to become full-fledged project managers, program managers, portfolio managers, and project management consultants. Responses can be specific or generalized.
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Stephen

As a fresh graduate venturing into project management, below are two pieces of advices for you:

1) Don’t feel shy to ask, this is the time for you to learn in practice.
2) Avoid being a one man show.

RK
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1 reply by Stephen Robin
Jan 25, 2022 12:18 PM
Stephen Robin
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Will do. Thanks for the solid advice as usual. Although can you elaborate on what you mean by learning in practice? I do get the gist of what you are saying.
Rami made valid points.
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2 replies by Stephen Robin
Jan 25, 2022 12:15 PM
Stephen Robin
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Abolfazl I would love to hear your point of view as well. I am sure you have a strong knowledge base to share your thoughts as well.
Jan 25, 2022 1:54 PM
Stephen Robin
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Abolfazl Yousefi Darestani I would love to hear your point of view as well. I am sure you have a strong knowledge base to share your thoughts as well. This is the one who my question was aimed for.
Project management is about getting people to do things. The key here is the people. People are more important than processes or products.
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1 reply by Stephen Robin
Jan 25, 2022 12:21 PM
Stephen Robin
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Interesting that you unintentionally put your articulate points in order. The people first, then processes/systems, and finally then the products.
Stephen, thank you for your question. One helpful suggestion is to begin by recognizing your skillset for the project and the organization and begin validating those processes in your team members. These intentions can promote the start of healthy work practices in project management or similar endeavors.
Jan 25, 2022 9:18 AM
Replying to Abolfazl Yousefi Darestani
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Rami made valid points.
Abolfazl I would love to hear your point of view as well. I am sure you have a strong knowledge base to share your thoughts as well.
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1 reply by Rami Kaibni
Jan 25, 2022 1:17 PM
Rami Kaibni
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What do you mean Stephen ? I was the first to provide my point of view. Am I missing something ?
Jan 25, 2022 8:28 AM
Replying to Rami Kaibni
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Stephen

As a fresh graduate venturing into project management, below are two pieces of advices for you:

1) Don’t feel shy to ask, this is the time for you to learn in practice.
2) Avoid being a one man show.

RK
Will do. Thanks for the solid advice as usual. Although can you elaborate on what you mean by learning in practice? I do get the gist of what you are saying.
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1 reply by Rami Kaibni
Jan 25, 2022 1:18 PM
Rami Kaibni
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When you are in school, it is theoretical learning but when you start working, it is practical learning. This is what I meant.

The combination between theory and practice is the way to move forward after you get some experience.
Jan 25, 2022 9:34 AM
Replying to Stéphane Parent
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Project management is about getting people to do things. The key here is the people. People are more important than processes or products.
Interesting that you unintentionally put your articulate points in order. The people first, then processes/systems, and finally then the products.
Jan 25, 2022 12:15 PM
Replying to Stephen Robin
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Abolfazl I would love to hear your point of view as well. I am sure you have a strong knowledge base to share your thoughts as well.
What do you mean Stephen ? I was the first to provide my point of view. Am I missing something ?
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1 reply by Stephen Robin
Jan 25, 2022 1:51 PM
Stephen Robin
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This question was aimed at Abolfazi. Honest mistake with the wrong name.
Jan 25, 2022 12:18 PM
Replying to Stephen Robin
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Will do. Thanks for the solid advice as usual. Although can you elaborate on what you mean by learning in practice? I do get the gist of what you are saying.
When you are in school, it is theoretical learning but when you start working, it is practical learning. This is what I meant.

The combination between theory and practice is the way to move forward after you get some experience.
Jan 25, 2022 1:17 PM
Replying to Rami Kaibni
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What do you mean Stephen ? I was the first to provide my point of view. Am I missing something ?
This question was aimed at Abolfazi. Honest mistake with the wrong name.
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