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Project Manager a continuous learner?
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A Project Manager should be a continuous learner, dispite the different roles he/she has to carry on, having time for reading and learning about approaching technologies is a must.
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“Self-discipline is definitely key as it can be extremely easy to fall into the role of project manager bum!”

original quote from www.port.ac.uk/ask
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1 reply by Ravindranath Palahalli
Aug 23, 2016 1:34 AM
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Hi George,
Your observation is a true necessity.
" A Project Manager should be a continuous learner, dispite the different roles he/she has to carry on, having time for reading and learning about approaching technologies is a must."

A PM to earn & sustain leadership position in decision making of projects the knowledge of the Product/line of Business/technologies/customer is most essential. it helps in multiple occasions like C& B analysis, Go & No-Decisions, Build or Buys decisions, Estimation & Costing matters too.
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“You may have several deadlines in a short amount of time… [this] requires you to organise your time effectively.”

there should always be time for learning...

original quote from www.port.ac.uk/ask
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Comments? what do you think about "Organisation and time management"...
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Hello George,

I agree with your statement that we should be continuous learners. In my field of clinical research and clinical project management, I believe it is an imperative and an ethical responsibility. Good Clinical Practice is a standard of the clinical profession. For me, that means being cognizant of how time is organized in the conduct of the study. A well-organized study facilitates monitoring and auditing of the project. This gives us assurance that proper steps were taking to minimize harm to study subjects and preserve data integrity.

With an emphasis on improvements in the clinical trial enterprise, improvement in project management as a result of continuous learning is one way to make a positive impact to improved health for all.
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1 reply by George Lewis
Aug 13, 2016 9:44 AM
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Romiya great input... Follow the thread and keep commenting on it...

Thanks
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Aug 13, 2016 8:29 AM
Replying to Romiya Barry
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Hello George,

I agree with your statement that we should be continuous learners. In my field of clinical research and clinical project management, I believe it is an imperative and an ethical responsibility. Good Clinical Practice is a standard of the clinical profession. For me, that means being cognizant of how time is organized in the conduct of the study. A well-organized study facilitates monitoring and auditing of the project. This gives us assurance that proper steps were taking to minimize harm to study subjects and preserve data integrity.

With an emphasis on improvements in the clinical trial enterprise, improvement in project management as a result of continuous learning is one way to make a positive impact to improved health for all.
Romiya great input... Follow the thread and keep commenting on it...

Thanks
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For some people Organization and Time Management is an ongoing part of the independent learning skills developed prior to starting working as project manager; for others, it can feel like a big step-up from previous experience in prior learning.

"Self-discipline is definitely key at university as it can be extremely easy to fall into the role of student bum!"



"You may have several deadlines in a short amount of time… [this] requires you to organize your time effectively."

"It is not your Sponsor or your SME's who will remind you of deadlines or collect work from you… It is your responsibility to meet the deadline because no-one will chase your work for you."



As a Project Manager It is a really good idea to use a wall-planner (or a reliable electronic equivalent) to be constantly aware of multiple deadlines and work out in advance which bits of which tasks will be done at what times. Other task- and time-management skills, such as prioritizing projects and being able to break scope and tasks down into manageable pieces, are equally important.



"I think the most important thing to remember is that although project deadlines seem far away at university, your time flies by, and you don’t want to expect your schedule to be open up and controlled the night before your project end date."



"…if you need help in your project, you have to seek it. Help will not come and find you." Escalate whatever is needed"



All comments are modified from Martin Hampton www.Port.AC.UC/ASK, 2015 to reflect project manager point of view.
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The beauty of managing projects is that each one is unique. That means you will learn something new on every project.

Most of us also try to expand ourselves outside of projects.
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I fully endorse this preposition-cum-fact to me. As an academic and teaching a research module in Quantitative Techniques to Project Management, I have observed that many studies report similar findings for various issues in project life-cycles. This single observation is enough to convince that unless the project management professionals devote sometime in routine to learning and developing new knowledge, the skills one might have might be obsolete in a very short time in future. This is a pessimist observation, I agree, but the level begins here to one to have an expected outcome for those who learn on regular basis about new skills, techniques and modes for project management. The only thing one can observe in successful managers is their routine devotion to learning and development.
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The Project Manager has to be sync with current trends and changing technologies otherwise he will be left far behind.Being a continuous learner makes a Project Manager to be ready for any eventualities and adaptable to change,I continuously look to update myself by learning new technologies.
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If you want to perform you need to keep learning, your peer are too.
Projects are a stimulating place to be expose to new challenge, or new people that will tell you about things you didn't know about.
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