Career as an IT Professional: Project Manager

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Project Manager

Barbara Perez-Lugo

W9 Final Project: Career as an IT Professional

Axia College of University of Phoenix

Lindsey Renuard

August 12, 2007


This paper begins with a proposal from the student to the Instructor detailing the students' experience with Project Management. The student focuses on the basic skills that a project manager needs to be successful. A Microsoft Visio describes the position description, communication responsibilities, requirements of the position and compensation from a basic perspective. Results from a career selection survey illustrate that the number of years a person has in the workforce may influence that parson's annual salary to some degree. Graphic images are used to show how images can be used to serve a distinct purpose for a Project Manager. PowerPoint presentation slide notes have been incorporated to summarize a presentation on the basic skills of a Project Manager to a live audience of high school seniors.

Finally, basic instructions are given on how to become a Project Manager.


The final project will focus on Project Manager. The more I learn about Project Management the more I realize I have been in the position of a project manager without even realizing it. Before I joined the Army I worked as an assistant manager in a woman's plus size store. I had all the regular managerial duties such as supervising employees, supervising training and maintenance of store equipment and cash register operations, maintaining stock and merchandise from the stock room to main floor, handling inventory of show cases and merchandise etc.

As an assistant manager I never held the specific title of Project Manager, but my managerial duties involved project management on a small scale. Maintaining stock and merchandise from the stock room to main floor...