Are you being treated with respect for your role as a project manager? Or are you being treated more like an administrative assistant who gets very little say in the actual management of your projects?
Unfortunately, this issue seems to come up pretty frequently among our PM peers. In fact, a member of our DPM Expert team, Patrice Embry, dedicated an article to clarify how and why PM and Admin Assistant roles are different.
We have ~3000 digital project managers in our Slack community, which exists to connect DPMs with their peers and share resources and advice.
A project manager in our Slack community recently reached out with a cry for help. After 12 years as a project manager, they landed a role in an environment where they weren’t allowed to write a project scope, issue change orders, or track budget.
They asked a question that many PMs have asked themselves:
How can we find environments that support and cultivate strong project managers?
How do you vett a job offer so you only accept roles where you’ll be respected for your role and encouraged to grow?
DPM Expert Kelly Suter and I dig into these questions and provide our answers below:
I hope this advice helps more of you land roles in places that respect all of the knowledge and dedication you bring to the organization as a project manager.
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