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Titles, Project Crash in Resume

By duckboxxer ·
Working on my resume. For my current position, I have played programming analyst, systems, business analyst (ugh, just analyst), programmer and am maintaining the existing crap system.

Oh and to make it more fun, the project has gone from a full rewrite to a 'refurbish' (definately not my fault, old PMs). Essentially rewriting, cleaning up and putting in new parts slowly.

How the heck do I list all this stuff on a resume? And I am trying to move from development to project management.

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Take the view of project management in describing

by Tig2 In reply to Titles, Project Crash in ...

Not only this effort but other efforts in which you were able to make a substantial project lead effort.

Pull out those tasks and skills that show off a project management mind-set and provide bulleted information about other tasks completed in this effort.

My fiance is an Application Architect. I could turn his resume into a PM resume pretty easily as his skill sets include managing teams to a specific deliverable.

You have good experience there. Just change the point of view a bit.

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Put in

by duckboxxer In reply to Take the view of project ...

Well I completely removed anything related to the project 'definition' - no failure, no rewrite, no refurbish. It is simply an upgrade project now.

But I am keeping in my back pocket, not 'speaking up soon enough (which lead to my researching PM more)' as a response for that dreaded 'failure' interview question.

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Don't List Everything on Resume

Instead, craft your resume to be specific to the position you are applying for.

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Start Training for PMP Certification

by jszurley In reply to Titles, Project Crash in ...

Go through the application for obtaining a PMP Certification. It will help you understand what they look for in a Project Manager. Take classes from sites such as as they will give you more street credit as a project manager.

Good Luck!

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Some key points of IT-PM you can try

by gnanamsekaran In reply to Titles, Project Crash in ...

See whether you can tune your story to touch the areas in following stuff from IT-PM. I got certified after I was able to squeeze in these areas (not necessarily 100%). I hope it helps you...

1. Project Integration Management - Managing an IT project - key areas are project concept and project methodology.

2. Project Scope Management - Planning, executing and controlling an IT project - key areas are project Initiation, project planning process and project execution process (inclusive of project tracking and control).
3. Project Time Management - Scheduling an IT project - key areas are activity definition, activity sequencing, duration estimating, schedule development and time control.
4. Project Cost Management - Estimating the costs and benefits for an IT project - key ares are resource planning, cost estimating, cost budgeting and cost justification.
5. Project Quality Management - Ensuring the creation of high quality deliverables from an IT project - key areas are quality concepts, software quality management frameworks, software quality control techniques and software configuration management.
6. Project Risk Management - Management of the risks associated with an IT project. This involves risk identification, risk assessment, risk planning and risk monitoring.
7. Project Human Resource Management - The soft skills associated with managing an IT project. The key areas are managing human resources, selecting team members, creating project teams, managing the project team and conflict resolution.
8. Project Communications Management - Ensuring effective communications (with project members and customers) during an IT project. The key areas are effective team communication and building an effective relationship with customers.
9. Project Procurement Management - Managing vendors and subcontractors used during an IT project. The key areas are basic concepts, approaches, evaluating and selecting IT contractors, transition to IT outsourcing and subcontracting, managing and monitoring contracts and contractors and post-IT outsourcing and subcontracting issues.

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