Crossing over

The global proliferation of project management is generating a new breed of project manager: the polymath project manager. This article discusses why project managers must--in order to successfully compete in today's global marketplace--expand their intellectual and technical horizons. In doing so, it identifies the challenges involved and the skills needed to manage projects in different industries; it describes the training options now available to help project managers acquire the knowledge they need to crossover from one type of project to another. It also explains how project managers can identify the industries where project work may soon emerge and how they can use networking to find future project assignments.
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