Why Project Management?
- Project Management is a Fast Growing Profession
- .Military experience often translates into Project Management experience. Project Management Institute (PMI) research indicates that between 2010 and 2020:
- 15.7 million new project management roles will be created globally across project-intensive industries
- The U.S. anticipates double-digit growth (more than 12%) in demand for project management practitioners, resulting in almost 6.2 million jobs in 2020.
- Now is the right time to explore project management as your next career.
Project Management: A Fast Growing Profession
- PMI research identifies the project management profession as one of the fastest-growing careers in the world. Project managers are highly valued in virtually all sectors.
- Project Managers are in DEmand - In our project-driven world, more organizations are recognizing the value of having a skilled workforce to deliver successful projects and business outcomes.
- Some of these same organizations also acknowledge hiring military veterans with project management experience as an essential strategy for maintaining a competitive advantage in the marketplace.
- A career in project management can be very rewarding. This profession enables you to hone your skills as a leader or manager.
Military Experience Translates to a Successful Project Manager
- Use experience in "operationalizing" projects.
- Strong "warrior ethos" - the mission is always first, never accept defeat, never quit and never leave a fallen comrade - is appealing and can lead to organizational success.
- Leading cross-functional teams to ensure the accomplishment of mission objectives is a great strategic leadership skill.
- Managing budgets and scheduling activities are important technical skills.
- Conflict mediation and performance appraisal are critical soft skills.
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