Getting Better at It
At some point you start to realize that you really like this project management gig and you want to learn more or you want to figure out how to take it to the next level. Just how do you do that? Many PMs find themselves in a position where they are managing multiple projects simultaneously, so I’m going to give you some proven tricks for doing that. Another challenge for PMs is how to improve your business acumen—and I’ve got some tricks for you there, too. Where can you go to practice specific skills in a live environment? You volunteer, but volunteer projects are their own special fun—so we’ll talk about that too. At some point, you’re going to want to attend a professional conference and you need to understand how to write an abstract and then how to get along at that conference. I’d venture to guess that you’re not going to find this stuff in your standard Project Management 101 text—so here you go!