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by begeland
Thu 18 Apr 2013 10:11 am
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: Why did you become a project manager?
Replies: 3
Views: 5260

Why did you become a project manager?

Until more recently becoming a project manager was more often a need for an organization or manager to fill a void or immediate requirement than it was a career choice by an individual employee. Often an employee was given the 'opportunity' to lead a project because the role needed to be filled and ...
by begeland
Sun 14 Apr 2013 1:06 am
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: How to Become a Project Manager
Replies: 18
Views: 158092

Re: How to Become a Project Manager

Nice post Duncan. It is interesting how things have changed. When I left switched from being a developer to the project management track, there wasn't that much formal project management structure in most organizations. You often became a project manager out of choice or force - usually the later. B...
by begeland
Fri 12 Apr 2013 7:04 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: How can project management process influence the product management process?
Replies: 2
Views: 4066

Re: How can project management process influence the product management process?

Hi....and thanks for posting to this forum. First let me say that this is a very difficult situation. Let me ask this...what support higher up do you - or PMs in general - have in your organization? I ask this because no project manager should be asked to shoulder a project where they can't even get...
by begeland
Thu 11 Apr 2013 1:29 am
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: Buisness Analysis/Project Management
Replies: 5
Views: 5429

Re: Buisness Analysis/Project Management

Steve- A quick way to get noticed is to start sending your project status reports and revised project schedules up the chain of command. You can always apologize later for sending it to the wrong person, but if you start to engage your senior leadership in your project status information (make it ve...
by begeland
Wed 10 Apr 2013 6:42 am
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: What is your Project Management Software tool of choice?
Replies: 29
Views: 43499

Re: What is your Project Management Software tool of choice?

Adding to this discussion...how big of a role does price play in your PM software decision or search? What's the most important factor or, say, top 3 factors, when searching for PM software? Reporting, price, dashboard view, configurability, cloud vs. desktop S/W, resource management, cost tracking,...
by begeland
Wed 10 Apr 2013 6:38 am
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: Do You Hold Daily Stand-up Meetings?
Replies: 3
Views: 4849

Re: Do You Hold Daily Stand-up Meetings?

For me it depends on where we are on the project. If we're working through something critical like some break/fix testing or trying to break through some key performance roadblock as deployment nears on an IT rollout project, then daily (or more often) is necessary. As a rule, for me though, I gener...
by begeland
Wed 10 Apr 2013 6:30 am
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: New here! advice please!
Replies: 6
Views: 7750

Re: New here! advice please!

Danbone- I agree with Duncan, and yes, it does take time. Don't worry that you didn't understand many things in the meeting you mentioned. It can be a bit scary when you realize in a situation like that that you might not be nearly as ready as you thought. But certainly don't let it discourage you. ...
by begeland
Sat 06 Apr 2013 9:02 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: Reason for and benefits of PM Certification - please share your experiences
Replies: 2
Views: 3918

Reason for and benefits of PM Certification - please share your experiences

I have a few questions for certified PM readers... What certification do you have? Did you pass on the first try? (be honest, it's ok) What was your motivation for getting certified? (company requirement, help with job search, thought it would be a good career move, etc.) Has it proven to be benefic...
by begeland
Sat 06 Apr 2013 8:09 am
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: Career Change into Project Mangement
Replies: 2
Views: 4055

Re: Career Change into Project Mangement

A agree with Duncan on this. The MBA will be a significant undertaking. A certification will help you get noticed quickly, but the PMP certification does require a significant number of hours of experience just to sit for the exam. You'll need 4,500 hours of direct PM experience - which translates t...
by begeland
Thu 04 Apr 2013 4:59 am
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: Public Sector PM Practitioners
Replies: 2
Views: 3940

Re: Public Sector PM Practitioners

Hi Dale. I'm not currently working on an public sector PM projects, but I've worked on projects with the Dept of Defense and the Dept of Education in the past...with the Dept of Ed, I was developer and a project/program manager for almost 14 years so I have a decent amount of exposure there. In term...