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Hi, I am new to Project Management. I want start career in PM, current I am working as a manager in Industrial Automation Field. Current Experience is 6 years. Please guide me how to start PM?
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Hi Veerendra, try and join any project that you, so you can learn how projects are started, managed and closed. As you progress through your career, study as much as you can, while gaining some qualifications such as the CAPM, and then the PMP or Prince2 for example.
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Feb 08, 2018 2:58 AM
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Hi Sante Vergini, which certification is good for beginner PRINCE/PMP for ASIA-PACIFIC location?
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Joining projectmanagement.com is a good start. You will find good information here and posting questions which you have just done will get you some good feedback.
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Feb 08, 2018 2:17 AM
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Hi Veerendra, try and join any project that you, so you can learn how projects are started, managed and closed. As you progress through your career, study as much as you can, while gaining some qualifications such as the CAPM, and then the PMP or Prince2 for example.
Hi Sante Vergini, which certification is good for beginner PRINCE/PMP for ASIA-PACIFIC location?
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Feb 08, 2018 5:29 AM
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Depends where in Asia. Both Prince2 and PMP are used, but some are more dominant. Your question was "which certification is good for beginner", then I would say Prince2 for the following reasons: 1. it is a complete methodology and easier to understand than the PMBOK (which is a framework) used for the PMP, 2. the Prince2 exam is easier than the PMP exam, and 3. it is a lot easier to qualify for the Prince2 exam.
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You can do several things Veerendra, but to be very effective you can approach this objective (to get into PM) as a project:
1. define a SMART objective (for example (a) to become familiar with project management topics and concepts - 1 year, (b) to get certified - 2 years, to get my first PM job (2.5 years). I just put some figures, you should assess your real need, ability and willingness to get there and reach it. Then plan for each and on a 2 week basis look where you are on your plan. This way you are the PM of your becoming a project manager, you are the one keeping yourself accountable for progress, quality, schedule as well the costs involved. Not to mentioned about the communication you will start produce, the other stakeholders you will involve :-)
2. understand what is a project in the context of your Employer's organization. Look for what they call a project, what is the produce of the respective project, how it is organized, which are the key roles for the people involved in both the project team and the project management team, which are the processes involved in both the management of the project and in the production of the produce/service. Talk to your colleagues involved and understand their perspective and put tie the pieces together;
3. discuss with friends, colleagues whom you know are also involved in projects, what does a project mean for them and their employer's company and note differences and what they mean.
4. become a member of PMI and your local chapter even if you are not certified yet; this gives you the possibility to get access to many resources such as journals, seminars, webcasts, written content and learn.
5. understand what type of certification you need and go for it.
6. understand who are the companies running projects in their operations in your industry you would like to work for. Understand what type of project you believe fits your current PM understanding, knowledge and ability, and start monitoring available positions as PM in those organizations.
7. Follow up here with specific questions. I find this community very responsive and helpful.
The items above will be approached in any order you feel comfortable and confident with. Success!
Alina
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Feb 08, 2018 7:07 AM
veerendra Chowdary bathineni
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Thank you very much Miss. Alina Florea for your valuable suggestion.
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Feb 08, 2018 2:58 AM
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Hi Sante Vergini, which certification is good for beginner PRINCE/PMP for ASIA-PACIFIC location?
Depends where in Asia. Both Prince2 and PMP are used, but some are more dominant. Your question was "which certification is good for beginner", then I would say Prince2 for the following reasons: 1. it is a complete methodology and easier to understand than the PMBOK (which is a framework) used for the PMP, 2. the Prince2 exam is easier than the PMP exam, and 3. it is a lot easier to qualify for the Prince2 exam.
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Feb 08, 2018 6:52 AM
veerendra Chowdary bathineni
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Thank you Mr. Sante Vergini
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Feb 08, 2018 5:29 AM
Replying to Sante Vergini
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Depends where in Asia. Both Prince2 and PMP are used, but some are more dominant. Your question was "which certification is good for beginner", then I would say Prince2 for the following reasons: 1. it is a complete methodology and easier to understand than the PMBOK (which is a framework) used for the PMP, 2. the Prince2 exam is easier than the PMP exam, and 3. it is a lot easier to qualify for the Prince2 exam.
Thank you Mr. Sante Vergini
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Feb 08, 2018 4:21 AM
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You can do several things Veerendra, but to be very effective you can approach this objective (to get into PM) as a project:
1. define a SMART objective (for example (a) to become familiar with project management topics and concepts - 1 year, (b) to get certified - 2 years, to get my first PM job (2.5 years). I just put some figures, you should assess your real need, ability and willingness to get there and reach it. Then plan for each and on a 2 week basis look where you are on your plan. This way you are the PM of your becoming a project manager, you are the one keeping yourself accountable for progress, quality, schedule as well the costs involved. Not to mentioned about the communication you will start produce, the other stakeholders you will involve :-)
2. understand what is a project in the context of your Employer's organization. Look for what they call a project, what is the produce of the respective project, how it is organized, which are the key roles for the people involved in both the project team and the project management team, which are the processes involved in both the management of the project and in the production of the produce/service. Talk to your colleagues involved and understand their perspective and put tie the pieces together;
3. discuss with friends, colleagues whom you know are also involved in projects, what does a project mean for them and their employer's company and note differences and what they mean.
4. become a member of PMI and your local chapter even if you are not certified yet; this gives you the possibility to get access to many resources such as journals, seminars, webcasts, written content and learn.
5. understand what type of certification you need and go for it.
6. understand who are the companies running projects in their operations in your industry you would like to work for. Understand what type of project you believe fits your current PM understanding, knowledge and ability, and start monitoring available positions as PM in those organizations.
7. Follow up here with specific questions. I find this community very responsive and helpful.
The items above will be approached in any order you feel comfortable and confident with. Success!
Alina
Thank you very much Miss. Alina Florea for your valuable suggestion.
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Dear veerendra Chowdary bathineni, I do agree with Alina Florea. And, to start off with, I am also new to PM certification. I got few insights from my mentors stating that going forward with PMP would be a good start. At first you need to become a member in PMI and depending on your location find a local chapter. Get a copy of PMBOK 6th edition and start preparing for PMP. And try to find some local chapters and seek out for their advise/ experience. You could get more information by doing so and be clear with what you have to do
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First, project management is an art, it's in the gut of the project manager.
You can start read the basics of project management in PMI website or from the PMBOK.
At least to know the 47 processes in the project lifecycle, inputs, tools & techniques, and outputs.
Keep in mind that the nature of project vary from industry to industry so what PMI provides is the guide to PM.
Second, developing the interpersonal skills is very important, e.g. communication, problem-solving, vision oriented, leadership, initiative, ...
Third, practice. practice. practice. engage yourself in the problems and try to solve to gain more experience.
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First of all you need to understand the basics, so try to read PMBOK guide and get familiar with the concepts, ask questions and participate in online forums.
Once you know the basics, I think it may not be difficult to get some on-the-job training in project management or volunteer to manage small projects for your organization, or ask to serve as an assistant to project manager. You may also want to speak to your manager, if you can shadow an experienced mentor, you can learn a great deal about leading and directing projects.
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