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Project Management Q&A – What’s the Difference between a Project Controller and Project Coordinator?

I’ve encountered job postings for Project Controllers and Project Coordinators. What’s the difference? There are a couple of differences. The Project Controller role you tend to see more in industries like construction, engineering and manufacturing. They maintain the project plan and schedules, maintain the project budget and generally anything else the project manager needs. The …

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Project Management Q&A – How do I Move From: Business Analyst to Project Manager?

I’m a business analyst, but would like to become a project manager. What steps should I be taking to achieve that goal? Career changes are never easy, but the transition from business analyst to project manager isn’t necessarily a huge leap. These two roles are already somewhat intertwined in the project environment, so there are …

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Project Management Q&A – Why Have I started Being Passed Over for Interviews?

For the first time in my career, I’ve been getting passed over for interviews when I apply for new project manager positions. What am I doing wrong? You’ve encountered a common problem: Going from job to job seemingly with ease until one day applications get no response. The problem is typically one of two things. …

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Project Management Q&A – Will Volunteering Help Break into PM?

I’m trying to get into a project management role; should I do voluntary work? Will it help me break into project management? There’s a lot of frustration when it comes to trying to break into project management – no experience, no job – no job, no experience – a classic chicken and egg. Trying to …

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