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Planning in 140 Tweets by Ricardo Vargas

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CHAPTER 4

A CAREER IN PROJECT MANAGEMENT

In this chapter I will discuss some of the points I believe to be fundamental for you to understand when deciding upon a career in project management.

There is a short-sighted perception from those who want to be project managers with respect to seeing only the benefits, the status, and the financial returns. A competent project manager can and should indeed receive worthy compensation. The problem lies therein, being competent.

In order to be a good project manager, one must have a set of competencies that go from an analytical planning prowess to entrepreneurship, from being able to perceive risks to leading people. It is not a set of extremely obvious skills that can be acquired very easily. Neither ...

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