Path to power

For decades, project management was not considered a business discipline that effectively prepared managerial professionals for executive positions. But over the past decade, as more organizations have adopted project management, launched project management offices (PMOs), and transformed their operations into project-based organizations, project management has risen in status to a place nearly alongside such traditional managerial disciplines as finance and accounting. This article discusses how the rigors of managing projects can prepare project managers for the demands of developing strategies and leading organizations. In doing so, it describes the skills and focus which project managers aiming for executive positions must develop; it suggests ways--in particular, volunteer opportunities and self-promotion--through which project managers can acquire the leadership skills and experience that will set them apart from both other project managers and other managerial professionals. It also explains how organi
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