Use Your PhD To Gain Knowledge As An Industry Project Manager
Use Your PhD To Become A Successful Industry Project Manager
Project Management Consortium
The Project Management Consortium, or PMC, will ensure you get into a high-paying Project Management career where you will leverage your leadership abilities to turn meaningful ideas into transformative products and services. The PMC program leaders and board members are Project Managers currently working in industry who will guide you in the process of understanding the Project Management field, communicating your relevant experience throughout all steps of the hiring process, and getting into the right Project Management career for you, no matter your background or target industry. This is the only program specifically for PhDs and designed specifically by PhDs currently working in top Project Management roles.
About The Project Management Consortium
As soon as you become a PMC member, you get access to the PMC library dashboard, which includes 4 in-depth informational modules with 40+ videos and 8 advanced workbooks. You also get access to monthly members-only webinars about relevant topics in Project Management. Finally, you get lifetime access to a private job referral network of Project Managers and Project Management hiring managers and guaranteed instant feedback from these Project Managers 24/7 on any job search-related question so you can get hired as a Project Manager now.
Here’s The Targeted Mentoring You’ll Receive From The Project Management Consortium...
Module #1: Project Management Foundations
You know you want to be a project manager, but you aren’t completely sure of all the responsibilities and expectations that come with the role. This module covers…
- What a project manager is expected to accomplish and what an average day can look like. You’ll get the inside details of what it takes to keep a project going while making sure everybody is on the same page.
- What a project manager is and isn’t—this module explains how project managers are different from product managers and how project managers are key employees who guarantee the success of varied projects and motivate the members of their teams to give their best, even under difficult circumstances.
- The day-to-day knowledge that separates outstanding project managers from average project managers. This module will mentor you on how to use your transferable abilities to be a team leader, communicate with management, and coordinate all those involved to make sure the project is finished on budget, on time, and with good quality.
- What defines a successful project. This module will present the most important aspects you should consider to prevent your project from failing. It also explains what it takes to protect your project and how to find your voice to ensure that your points of view are considered.
Module #2: Managing Projects In Industry
What are the phases of a project, and why they are important. What are the most relevant methodologies used by industry project managers and which are better for a specific project. This module covers…
- A point-by-point description of the lifecycle of a project. This module delineates the phases of a project, presents the documents that you need to complete before moving on to the next phase, and presents good practices you should follow to ensure your project remains on the right track.
- How project managers stay ahead of the intrinsic risks and changes of a project. This module defines risk and change management, presents the most common types of risks that a project can face, and mentor you about how to stay ahead of them.
- Relevant Project Management tools and how to use them. Managing a project can be a massive task and you will need specialized tools and software to stay organized and keep track of your team’s tasks. This module presents the most relevant tools used by modern project managers.
Module #3: Reverse-Engineer Your Ideal Project Management Role
Increase your chances of landing a project manager position by learning how to relate your academic experience with your dream position. This module covers…
- How to leverage your scientific background to assert your qualifications for the project manager role as well as why the number of positions you’re qualified for may be broader than you think.
- How to identify a company culture that aligns with your values. This module explains how the role of a project manager varies depending on the size, structure, and hierarchy of a company and what you should bear in mind when selecting the right company for you.
- The most relevant abilities of a project manager. This module presents the most sought-after mindsets for project managers and how to leverage them during the hiring process.
- How to target your job search strategy to land a project manager position. This module examines the main things you should consider when crafting your resume and LinkedIn profile for a project manager position, how to network and generate referrals, and how to ace a Project Management interview.
Module #4: How To Succeed As A New Project Manager In Industry
Now that you have secured a position as a project manager, what are the next steps you should take to continue growing professionally and personally? This module covers…
- What to do during the first 90 days on the job. This module explores how you should behave during the first few months to guarantee that you create meaningful relationships, are respected by your team, and yield long-term results.
- Why projects fail and how to guarantee the best possible outcome. This module assesses why projects fail and what steps you should take to increase your chances of success and remain a valuable project manager even in the face of failure.
- How to progress in your project manager career. The project manager position offers many opportunities for career growth. This module examines which vertical moves are more common for project managers and what climbing the vertical ladder looks like for this position.
- What your future may hold as a project manager. Understand the different career paths you can take once you have project management experience. This module will help you understand the potential horizontal moves you can make and how they relate to your project management and PhD experience.