During this recent expansion within the project management profession, two very distinct career paths have begun to take shape: Corporate Project Manager and Project Management Consultant. This series of articles explores the pros and cons of each path, and further breaks down some of the subtleties within each role to provide insight to those of us evaluating future career options.
In order to better evaluate a career in project management consulting, one should first step back and understand the different types of PM consultant roles. In this second installment in a series of three, we discuss the pros and cons of the firm-based project management consultant--and how they can enhance an organization's strategy.
There are really two major career paths to follow in the world of financial services project management--pursue the role of Corporate Project Manager or Consultant Project Manager. For the latter track, it is broken down further into two roles. In this article, we will examine the pros and cons of being an Independent Consultant.
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