Most people don’t just wake up one morning and say, “Hey, I want to be a project manager!” Many individuals are thrust into project management initially out of a need for someone to fill that specific role on a new project or to take over an existing project where a PM is leaving, has been dismissed or needs to jump on another project. And many fill the role for the first time in a smaller organization with no real PM infrastructure in place…it just happens.
My story is sort of a hybrid of these…I moved into the PM role in an larger organization 20+ years ago in a time where project management offices (PMOs) were not common place and full time PM roles where not that common either. I filled a need on a government contract and the rest is history. Read the Complete Article