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Old 06-24-2010, 03:03 PM
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Aspiring to start a career in Project Management

I am looking to make a career change and move into Project Management. I have a bachelors in Business Administration. I am in my upper 30s. Can someone tell me a good Project Management book that would be good to start off with reading to sort of wet m whistle. Sort of help learn more about the concepts, lingo, terms, principles, etc.

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Old 07-01-2010, 06:36 AM
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Do not start with pragmatic books (not to destroy your mind)

I can recomend you:
"Getting Started in Project Management" by Karen Tate

Good luck
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Old 07-05-2010, 01:18 AM
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Aspiring to start a career in Project Management

I don't wanna destroy your aspiration, but
in the upper 30's you are too old to start a new career (without experience), especially in Project management.

Sorry, but I am now in the upper 40's and heard the same words 10 years ago, when I had to change the company and (re-)start as PM. My advantage, I was trained for PM 30 years ago and have had some experience in that field.

But for a PM newbie at this age, I would recommend to carry forward your experience in Buissines Administration.

Think about mid-life crisis and the 24hour-PM rule. Ask yourself, if you are ready to give up your life (including family and friends) for a new career.
If you are ready for this, then take a PM crash corse (PMI compatible) and apply for the worst working project you could get. Experience grows with complaint.

Good luck
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Old 01-14-2012, 03:29 AM
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If you want to become a project manager stop reading books.Try your hands on internet, make internet as medium of study use Google to find tutorial.
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