Why blog?

I am an aspiring project manager.

When I was a kid, I wanted to become a teacher, novelist, professor, copywriter but I never dreamt of becoming a project manager. I had never heard about Project Management. How, I wish I did!

One thing lead to another and I stumbled upon this arena just by chance. I had completed my post graduation in Mass Communication and joined a small IT company in Chicago as a management trainee. While on one hand I got involved with marketing for the company, on the other providing a helping hand to the project side got me curious.
I never looked back again, few presentation and documentation later I switched to the IT department. Currently I work as a business analyst and part of the project management team and have had the opportunity to have some great mentors who trusted and inspired me.
So, why the blog? I have been reading blogs about project management for a while now; it was fascinating to see people sharing their knowledge. I have learnt so much from these blogs, that I am in debt to all these authors (If you see the blog list to your right, you will know what I mean).

However, most of the blogs don't advise you on how you can become a PM. Most of the bloggers are hugely successful Project Managers in their respective fields and sometimes talk about issues that might sound alien to most of us.

This blog, is my commitment to become a PM- to talk about my mistakes, my learning process and blog my journey with dollops of honest writings, scouting for some advises for me and everyone else who would like to be a PM.

5 comments:

Lui Sieh said...

Hi there,

Welcome to the world of project management! I found you through Paul Ritchie's Crossderry blog. Many of us followed the same path as an accidental project manager - we didn't start out as you have knowing PM'ing is your calling.

Good luck on your path - PM'ing is very rewarding (no matter what I say or have said in my blog!).

All the best,
-Lui

Andreas said...

hey
good luck... as long as you are enjoying what you are doing then everything else will work out...eventually..:)

Anonymous said...

Good luck on your journey to PMship. Browsing PMHUB, I cannot help but noticing that there are many acronyms, like CAPM, PMP, PMI-SP, PMI-RMP and also PgMP. Hope you can cover this acronyms for me.

I do not want to ask in PMHUB since it is probably for those who are already with lots of experience in their pocket

Jeda21 said...

Thank you for sharing your experiences. I took and failed the CAPM two years ago and haven't been able to get back on the horse. Hopefully I've found a source of inspiration in your blog, to help carry me through.
- J

blessedfamily said...

Wahooo! I can't wait. I am also an aspiring PM and been trying to figure out this world that is soo intriguing. I look forward to pursuing your blog!