Join Bob McGannon for an in-depth discussion in this video What led Bob into project management?, part of Insights from a Project Manager.
- Well, ultimately we had a major change in the organization that I was working in, that had to be implemented. And I was pretty close to the core of where that change was going to be implemented. Ultimately where it was going to come about. And I had always focused on communication skills, which I think is really a big part of what project management is, in many respects. So I was asked to be the person that was going to help decide the direction of how this change was going to go about.
And how we were going to sort of take people along the journey. So it really started on the communication soft skills side of a project, and project management. And from there as we got further into it, through learning from others, doing some classes here and there, I started to get into the, I'll call it, the tactical tools of project management. We were working on project schedules, scheduling tools, ways to evaluate risk, that sort of thing. So it really just started with a need that I could fulfill, and then it went from there.
Larger projects, larger initiatives, and a greater degree of involvement, until I became the project manager, and then on beyond to program and beyond.
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