More than a month ago I published my post How Do People Become Project Managers? about a survey performed at the Projects@Work site and I decided to ask the same questions to my readers. Only 9 people participated at my survey but the interesting thing is that their answers concur with the answers given to the Projects@Work’s survey.
Here are my questions and their answers:
1. How did you become a Project Manager?
- By accident – 7 (77%)
- By choice – 2 (22%)
2. Did you have formal PM training before your first assignment?
- No – 7 (77%)
- Yes – 2 (22%)
3. Do you like being a project manager?
- Yes – 6 (66%)
- No – 3 (33%)
The answers my readers gave bring me to the same conclusion I made in my previous post: people come to the project manager’s profession surprisingly and unprepared. Nevertheless, most of them begin to like their work and find it interesting.
I wonder what could it be if we had more training and a better promotion to our profession…