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Career Story: Web Application Project Manager For A State Government

Web Application Project Manager For A State Government

Job Title: Project Manager

Type of Company: I work for state government.

Education: BS in Business Administration, University of Richmond

Previous Experience: I worked for four years as a Systems Analyst in Web Application Development. I worked for three years as a supervisor for a Web Application Development team. I am currently a project manager for web application development projects.

Job Tasks: I do the following:

  • help business users define the scope of a project
  • elicit requirements from business users to define their goals for a project
  • estimate the project duration
  • prepare a project plan
  • track the progress of a project according to the project schedule
  • identify and assess project risks
  • prepare required project management documentation

Best and Worst Parts of the Job: The best part of my job is having the flexibility to telework most days. I have a very accessible boss and the expectations of my performance are clear. Therefore, I know what I need to do to be successful.

The worst part of my job is that sometimes it can be tedious. Another part of my job which I do not care for is that sometimes I get bored and need to be challenged more. I am not afraid to speak up and say so, but often there is not something that is available right away. I use those times to brush up on research and training.

Job Tips: When considering a job in project management, I would assess one's ability to pay attention to detail and being able to think on one's feet. It is not as easy as it appears and quite often can be frustrating. Common sense and basic interpersonal skills which often eludes most people are what this job requires.

Additional Thoughts: I was surprised that I landed in this job as project manager, but it is a natural fit. My career path took several turns before landing here, but as I look back, I realize I did not ramble as much as I thought I did. The underlining theme in all of my work was that I excelled at taking a project or task and successfully brought it to completion. I would break it down into key tasks, assign deadlines and track its progress. Along the way, I would identify risk and provide solutions to mitigate the risk. Along the way, I would achieve great satisfaction in bringing my project to completion.

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