The Perceived Need for Specialist Project Managers

One of the favourite arguments of project managers is how portable their skills actually are. Can they move from IT, for example, to engineering? In reality, the challenge today is more complex, as we see an increasing emphasis on specialization even within disciplines. What does it mean for developing our careers?

One Size Does Not Fit All

The road to project management often starts with ‘we need some of that’ and immediately progresses to ‘let’s get some training’. Without an appreciation of why this training is being offered, or what is expected as a change in behaviours, however, means that training efforts often fail to have the impact that they should.