Are you an “Accidental Project Manager?” You’re not alone!

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Are you an “Accidental Project Manager?” You’re not alone!

Many PMs get their start by one day finding themselves “thrown into” managing projects. A new buzzword for this is “Accidental PM.”  Are you one?  You’re NOT alone!

In my case, I was a technical trainer, who started falling into supporting the I.T. products I was training on.  Then one morning I got a big surprise when I was asked me to take on the IT department’s change management system, which management was having a hard time getting its developers to use.

Despite strong early resistance, the system worked out to be very widely-utilized.  It helped our company by reducing the number of defects, improving traceability to enhancements and bug-fixes, standardizing software versions, and making it much faster and easier to back-out changes when necessary.

LINK to Podcast: In my interview with Cornelius Fichtner, Episode #209: “The Accidental Project Manager” (or How To Save A Failed Project As Your First Assignment”) I share tips and lessons learned.

LINK to Info about my book: “The Project Management Answer Book” (Management Concepts, 2011)

NOTE – 5 more podcasts I have done with Cornelius Fichtner for The PM-Podcast and The PDU Podcast:

Note – The above podcasts are all eligible for PDUs.

By | 2017-06-17T18:12:35+00:00 April 8th, 2012|knowledge, Uncategorized|0 Comments

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