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How Do You Become a Project Manager?

How Do You Become a Project Manager?
By Kevin Lonergan

Few if any of us grow up wanting to be a project manager, or probably even knowing such a job exists. Most of us go on to start out in our careers still without any appreciation of this role. So how do people become project managers? Well the truth (certainly in the past) has been that many people fall into the role almost by accident. That may sound strange, but it has happened thousands of times, and will continue to do so for some time yet.

So, what do we mean by ‘fallen into the role’?

Very few people become involved in project management following a careful (and structured) assessment of their skills and competencies in relation to this challenging role. Most reach a certain ‘level’ in an organization and one day, literally, they become a project manager. They may (or may not) exhibit habits like being well organized (which will help a great deal) but the selection or appointment may be made for many other reasons. Read the Complete Article

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