The future is now

When a project manager has done a job well, it shows. But senior management looks for more than a sparkling project record when promotion time rolls around. Project managers need to show they have the ambition and ability to learn the skills that will take them to the next level. This article discusses how project managers can prepare for a career move by sharpening the skills needed for tomorrow's projects today. In doing so, it provides three tips on how to take the first step forward. The first tip is finding and filling the gap. Here it examines how project managers can identify the next step up the ladder and carefully review the requirements for the role. The second tip, making time for training, details how project managers should create a development plan that outlines short- and long-term training goals. The third, and final tip, stepping up and into the limelight, reveals how project managers can stand out from the pack by demonstratingto their organizations' senior leadership that they have taken
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