the career? Are you doing what you should be doing? Are you
learning and developing your abilities or simply 'turning
or the other.
next? If you don't decide, someone else will - and are you
content with that? Do you know what your preferences are for
the next step and have you assessed your options?
management can easily lead down a cul-de-sac. The career track
for project managers in a business organisation is, more often
than not, unclear. But the world of projects and programmes
offers professional stimulation, real promise and satisfaction.
You are your most important project and it has to be nurtured.
Like any project; it won't take care of itself.
to learn about Career Pointers. This is PMSelect's own service
to help professionals stay on track.
Pointers - A confidential
Management is a primary engine for driving performance and
change in most businesses today. While everyone must acquire
some proficiency, the more complex and critical projects need
to be led by people who are committed to this work and have
acquired a particular capability for the execution of projects.
change, differentiating product offerings from competitors,
delivering to time/cost/quality and improving business organisation
are where projects are found. Care and skill are needed as
well as pace. Career Pointers serves the needs of professionals
wishing to enter the mainstream of project management as well
as for those already practising and wishing to review their
options at a more mature stage of their career. It provides
an opportunity for a systematic, objective and impartial review
of career to date and a focus on options, actions and next
because of the rapid development of project management, new
possibilities are opening and career patterns are becoming
more salient. These developments are often not obvious to
busy project professionals. Simply thinking about this issue
is not enough. Professionals need to take a broader view and
they find this difficult to achieve without the help of a
programme with a PMSelect consultant typically follows this
objective assessment of project management knowledge, work
preferences and a personal profile using recognised inventories
that are Web-accessed, prior to the one-day session
of personal and career development as a project manager
of the 'pointers' that sign-post career direction
and choices of options
the next step
with the market
at the Interview.
Pointers provides an opportunity to examine the challenges
and achievements of a career so far, together with personal
goals. We consider this, together with an understanding of
work preferences, to recognise the options now available,
to make some choices and thereby to develop a strategy.
Pointers takes this strategy and develops a plan to achieve
the desired goals. This includes examination of the written
material needed (including the CV) and a discussion about
selection methods, including the interview. Within this framework,
the programme is tailored to people's particular needs. Before
meeting, a client is invited to complete two instruments to
uncover their work preferences and to indicate their level
of project management knowledge (against recognised professional
the event, the consultant submits a report under the headings
about career development and Career Pointers, please email
Martin Price, Managing Consultant, directly and in confidence.