We assume everyone wants to have a great career - including those of us whose careers are tied up in managing and working on projects! But how do we develop ourselves, to do a great job on whatever is thrown at us now, and to end up with plenty of options and opportunities as we go forward? And what skills and attitudes matter the most for opening up those shiny future opportunities? Hopefully you've found this page because you're being proactive about managing your career (or supporting the careers of managers working for you.) We've pulled together a collection of resources to help answer these questions and help you get ahead.
Tools and techniques you can review and use to understand career-influencing development areas, assess your current situation, and guide the path forward.
We've all got questions and look for answers from peers, managers and others who will listen. Now you've got one more place to turn to for answers to questions addressing your role, the team and many other subjects related to project management.
New Project Manager – learn what the role of Project Manager is really about — through answers common questions from those new to managing projects — and get off on the right foot!
Project Team – insights on how an effective project manager interacts with all the different members of a project team
Personal Effectiveness – how to develop and make the most of key personal attributes — our talents, abilities, energy and time — to shine and succeed as we manage, and open up new career options too
Communicating – practical insights into the many facets of communications (reports, meetings and team interactions) and how to improve your credibility with executives and impact on the project
See all the other subjects in the Burning Questions Index »
Selected articles from people who've been there, done that, lived to write about it, gotten promoted, and had great management careers. We've selected a few articles that will provide insight into executive expectations, characteristics of great PMs, and areas where you can take stock to guide your own career development.
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These subject areas in our Project Practitioner blog are pertinent to our personal development and careers. They provide personal insights and tips from a number of different managers and executives, passing on what they've learned about career-critical project management skills, leadership, and effectiveness.
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