Is your project management career path on track?

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Posted by APM on 20th Sep 2011

Paul Erricker gave an excellent presentation entitled Is your project management career path on track? to the APM meeting held in Norwich on Tuesday 6th September.

He gave the attendees an opportunity to reflect on how and why they became a project professional which got the evening off to a good start as people spoke to each other and learned a bit more about the back ground of other local project professionals.

He then went on to explore with the group the types of things that can derail a project professionals career, including common assumptions made by organisations about projects, the lack of vision both companies and individuals can have and the over emphasis that can occur on the technical rather than management side of working on a project all good food for thought!

As the evening progressed, the 3Cs, Competence, Confidence and Credibility were looked at in some detail. The emphasis here was on how to manage all aspects of a project and all stakeholders effectively in order to get the right commercial outcome.

This led into an overview of both the competency and behavioural framework and the benefits of these working in harmony together.

Paul concluded the evening by taking the group through the standards needed to become an APM Registered Project Professional, explaining the benefits of this for both the individual and the organisation.

Lynn Newman
Chair, APM Norwich Group

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