Project Management in Gaming Companies?

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Tue 09 Jul 2019 2:49 pm

I saw a thread elsewhere about a psychology degree being used in a gaming company... I ended up getting a bachelors in operations and information management and did my internship with Walgreens (obviously it was more on the operations side of things).

I've been working in an IT shop (sadly not gaming... not even close) for 5 years now and I wonder how project management is treated/works in the gaming industry? Do you start as a developer then move up to a project manager or are project managers hired directly?

Is it seen as highly valuable? Useless? I've seen a lot of project managers in other industries focus a lot on communications to the media; is this true in the gaming industry? I hardly ever see job postings for project management, yet I see a lot of articles and interviews with a project manager.

I don't mind high stress; in fact, my performance goes up... but I'm looking to do something enjoyable at an interest level.
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