The Truth about Transitioning Techies to Project Management (5 of 5)

March 13, 2009

Summary

Project managers have increasing responsibility relative to the success of many organizations, especially those where being project-centric is key to success.  Yet, when many choose a project manager they treat the position as akin to that of an administrator or super techie.  Then they wonder why project fail to meet their goals and objectives.  The truth is But wait, there’s more

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The Truth about Transitioning Techies to Project Management (4 of 5)

March 6, 2009

Organizational Development

Given project success is central to an organizations ability to compete, the question becomes, how does the organization develop competent project managers?

(As a side note: In order to keep this blog discussion short and to the point, I’m going to ignore complicating factors such as the boon/bust economic cycles, the growing highly mobile workforce, contracting project management services, etc.)

New project management positions are going to be filled by either current employees or new hires.  The transition of the current employee to project manager is But wait, there’s more