A career in project management has become increasingly attractive over the last decade as the profession has entered the consciousness of the public – especially with high profile projects like the Olympic Games and reform changes in the public sector.
Project management as an academic subject in universities and the rise of training and accreditations through learning organisations have wetted the appetite of professional workers looking for a varied and challenging career.
Getting into project management takes much more than passing a PRINCE2 course – it requires committment and a realistic plan to start taking the right steps to making it happen. In fact the quote sums it up, “How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time”. Getting into project management is all about taking small steps and little bites and this workshop shows you what these are and how to make a start.
- Why project management?
We’ll look at the realities of getting into project management, the age old problem of no job without experience and no experience without the job – chicken or egg. We’ll also talk about the accidental project manager and the characteristics needed to get into project management.
- What development is needed to get into project management?
We look beyond the hype of PRINCE2 and look at hiring managers expectations. We’ll look at knowledge, competencies, the practicalities of project management and what you should really be focusing on.
- How do I find the opportunities that are right for me?
In this section you’ll be getting ready to find the opportunities and thinking about the things you need to have in place to make the right impact. This session looks at the CV, networks, social media, volunteering, the accidential PM and more.