Chapter 8. Improving Your Abilities

Perhaps you’ve read the recommended books and even attended the recommended seminars. This does not mean you are ready to lead a project or that your company will select you to lead any project other than projects requiring basic knowledge. You need experience.

Gaining Experience

If you were a high-wire walker in a circus, you would probably think it a good idea to gain your initial experience with a safety net you can fall into. Because of the importance of a project to a company, it is an equally good idea to have a “safety net.” I recommend that you gain your initial project management experience under the tutelage of an experienced project manager, so that if you stumble, the impact to the project and to you ...

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