Crossing over from IT to business-oriented project management

The Internet boom is over. The IT gold rush is over. IT is no longer the area of growth it once was -- it is maturing as an industry. These trends are likely to continue. From software to telecommunications, the competition for jobs has gotten fiercer. Perhaps it is time for a change. Building on strong project management skills, it is possible to cross over from IT into new industries. Knowledge-based work can benefit greatly from the discipline of project management, yet many knowledge-workers have been slow to embrace it. The same company that is downsizing IT sometimes needs project management in other departments. Find out about the pros and cons of this career switch from someone who has made the change from IT project management to business-oriented project management in the insurance industry. Find out how to position yourself for the new position, key questions to ask before making the change, and how to adjust once you get there.
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