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What is a Project Manager?
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How can I get started?

It's not rare for people to "fall into" the project manager role because they are motivated team members who are good communicators, don't fear accountability, and have superior time management and organization skills; however, If you're not in the position where you are part of a project team and/or can network with other project managers and senior management, here are some ways you can start to build your project management and credentials entirely on your own:
1.Read blogs — did you know that if you do a search for "project management" at blogsearch.google.com there are almost 4,000,000 results? Commit to reading a few of your favorite project management blogs on a daily basis and you'll be amazed at how much information you’ll gather!
2.Utilize Twitter — whether you’re a novice or advanced Twitter user, it's hard not to spend at least ten minutes a day running through a Twitter search of say, "project management," and not find something that interests you or sparks your imagination.
3.Watch webinars from industry thought leaders – webinars are a great way to get valuable project management tips and tools in a timely fashion. To register for our free project management webinars, check out our webinars.
4.Participate in LinkedIn Groups — LinkedIn groups are a free, effective way to network with like-minded professionals. If you search for "project management" in LinkedIn’s group directory, you’ll get almost 3,000 results!
5.Professional organizations — if you're not a member of PMI already, you're missing out on the world's leading not-for-profit membership association for the project management profession. For information on how to join, visit www.pmi.org.
6.Get PMP Certification — PMI's Project Management Professional® (PMP®) Certification is one of the most well-known project management credentials and is the widely accepted standard for demonstrating a professional level of competence in project management. Many employers seek candidates with PMP Certification, as they realize that the individual’s skill in project management has been tested formally. To learn more about the PMP Certification, please visit www.pmi.org/careerdevelopment.
7.Further your education — take classes, earn a certificate, and work toward obtaining and/or maintaining PMP Certification with a PMI Registered Education Provider. Go to our project


Is this valuable to anyone? Thanks in advance.
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Great tips.
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Great tips.., Thanks for sharing
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Good advice.
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Excellent
I would add share your new knowledge
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It indeed is a great contribution - Thanks for sharing.
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Thanks for the tips, Von. This may be even more beneficial as a blog post or an article on this site.
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This is good stuff, if you get time out of your PM activities.
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Great Tips. Thank you.
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Thank you.
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Nice Tips Von!
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