Advice for Junior PMs – Introductory Post

Leading others, leading oneself, and interacting with those with more positional authority than you have can be challenging.  Often, as someone new to the PM role – either later in their career or fresh out of school – it’s hard to deal with the non-technical aspects of project management.

Mentoring – both being mentored and mentoring others – have given me a whole host of seemingly situationally appropriate answers that can be more broadly applied.  To that end, I am going to publish a few of the tips that I have received and have given on a semi-regular basis.

Trust me, I'm a project manager.

Trust me, I’m a project manager.

#1 – Say What You Mean

#2 – Get Uncomfortable

#3 – The Value of a kick off meeting for a small team

#4 – Do not be afraid to communicate risks that have become issues

#5 – How the PMO can help you succeed

#6 – Starting your own Project Management knowledge book

#7 – Keep your lessons learned close at hand

#8 – Your status meetings are boring

If there are any topics that you’d like me to cover, please leave your questions in the comments.


About Jason H Zalmanowitz
I am a nerdy Management Consultant / Project Manager with a MBA, have spent the majority of my career working for consulting firms in Calgary, and I race in triathlons because of (and thanks to) my wife. As a Project Manager, I have managed field implementations, strategy development projects, software development projects, and hardware implementation projects. As a consultant, I have helped companies articulate how and why they are going to implement and interact with sustaining technology to support their business.

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