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Too varied skill set?

By Grimple ·
Since I started in IT 5 years ago I have done: Business Analysis, Systems Analysis, Design, Requirements Workshops with external clients, Programming (VB, Access, C++), Architecture, Team Leading, know my way around most Microsoft software and can build a PC.
End result? I know a fair bit all sorts of things and have been successful at them, but I'm not an expert in anything.
I do want to get away from the hands-on technical side and move to man/project management, but my CV obviously doesn'tshow that I can do those things. I may be able to get into it with my current employer, but for various reasons it is looking unlikely that I will be able to stay there.
I'd love to be a sort of "Deputy" Manager, to learn the skills, but most places don't have that sort of thing anymore.
How can I progress?

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by RealGem In reply to Too varied skill set?

There are a couple of things that I could suggest.

First of all, you could ask your manager for a "developmental" assignment in project management. Suggest to him/her that you be given PM responsibility for a small, non-critical project. Or, that you be assigned as an assistant to a PM. With the latter, you will probably end up doing all the admin work, but you will see and learn a lot.

The other route to take is to request formal PM training. There are many companies and institutionsthat offer this training. Take some and then use it to get some PM work.

I realize that this is the classic vicious circle: you need experience to get the job, but you can't have the job unless you have some experience.

Hang in there, and remember that you can always switch employers.

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