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Getting It Done: Project Management in Action by Project Management Institute

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Breaking Into Video Games

Competition is stiff when your projects are video games—so plan your entrance into the industry carefully.

Matthew Birken, CSM, PMI-ACP

As a project manager at a video game company, I'm often asked how to break into the industry or how one becomes a project manager in this field.

There's a good reason for these questions. The game industry offers the chance to work in an area that many people are passionate about. And project management is booming, with 15.7 million new project management jobs projected to be created around the world between 2010 and 2020, according to PMI.

Students interested in combining these interests should first research game design schools and programs. When choosing a school, make sure its ...

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