A little over a month ago i decided the only way to get people to listen to me when I try to explain how you should manage small and medium-sized software projects is not by the weight of my experience, but that I actually need to become a project manager :) It is not enough to just have the experience so I decided to get certified as one. Small writing about that here in a post called Fight fire with fire – Becoming a Project Manager.
Phase one is now complete! I’ve completed my PRINCE2 Foundation certification exam and have the required skills/knowledge about the PRINCE2 framework to continue on my path to become an ITPP (IT Project Professional) certified project manager. Next exam is in just about a month or so, so there are lots more to read and learn.
A challenge for me will be to “go all the way”. My own company is still small and I doesn’t have a lot of supporting staff around me that can fill all the required roles. – I will be handling the project manager role and the team leader role, but when it comes to the other roles necessary to call it a PRINCE1 founded project will be a bit harder to get around. Think I’ll need to make a project of it :)