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What Would Your Dream Resume Say?

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Would you recognize your Dream Job and Dream Company if you saw them? Do you know what they look like? To help you think through these tough questions, I’m going to provide a list of potential ideas (from a PM’s perspective, of course). Consider these with care and begin creating your own list. It may take some time, but be patient; it will pay off. Oh, by the way, only YOU can create this list. Sure, you can ask for help, but ultimately, you have to decide what it is you dream about. So, what would your Dream Resume say? Here is a starting point for Project Managers.

Some ‘Personal’ Examples:

Accountable for solving key business challenges for the firm
Responsible for large budget and growing professional team from multiple geographies
P&L Management is transparent and profitability improvements become a team responsibility
Focus on team performance and continuous improvement of people and processes
As a team, create and operate by agree-upon team norms
Team enablement: assess progress, remove obstacles, and make consistent progress against strategy and key challenges
Provide leadership, team building, coaching, and development of people to their fullest potential; close skills gaps; cross-pollinate skills, knowledge, techniques, lessons learned
Market Orientation: progressively increasing the team’s understanding and focus of customer needs and competitor capabilities
Convey a reassuring message to executive sponsors and customers that investments are under control and managed with great care
Partner with and build/strengthen relationships with customers and other business functions and geographies

Some ‘Technical’ Examples:

Initiating, Planning, Executing, Monitoring & Controlling, Closing Projects, Programs, and Portfolios
Project Management, Program Management, Portfolio Management, PMO Leadership
Strategic Alignment, Process Development and Continuous Improvement, Stakeholder Leadership, Risk and Opportunity Management, Program Dependencies Management, Portfolio Reporting and Metrics
Project Configuration Management
Organizational Project Management Maturity Model (OPM3) – Knowledge, Assessment, Improvement
Integration Management, Scope Management, Time Management, Cost Management, Quality Management, Human Resource Management, Communication Management, Risk Management, Procurement Management
Change Control, Quality Assurance, Quality Control
Develop Project Charter, Collect Requirements, WBS (Work Breakdown Structure)
Verify and Control Scope, Control Costs, Critical Path Analysis, Earned Value Analysis

Best of Luck achieving your Career Dreams!

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