Here’s What I Wish I Knew as a PM on Day One!

  • It really is champagne and razor blades…
  • You do need to be flexible – 9-5 is quite rare.  Late nights/early mornings and weekends are a regular thing, and more so later on in the career.
  • Managing the $$ – You may think you’re here just to deliver the project, understand what resources you need, and monitor their progress. Nope, most places will need you to account for every dollar and every dime!
  • Reporting – Every organisation reports differently on similar things.
  • Rewarding – working in project management is far more rewarding than I ever imagined it would be.
  • No two projects are the same.

Have you got any advice to share?