How do I start a Career in Project Management?



I am very curious about a Career in Project Management. Internet is brimming with pages on How to get into Project Management, while I want to first understand What is a Career in Project Management. It had been a while since I was researching about a Career in Project Management, when I came across:

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Evandro Melo’s outlook!

With 3 years of professional experience, Evandro Melo understands Project Management. Evandro Melo has worked in Project Management as Project Manager in Banco de Desenvolvimento de Minas Gerais. In Evandro Melo’s own words, this is how Evandro Melo got into Project Management: "I graduated in Psychology from the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil. I worked in Banco de Desenvolvimento de Minas Gerais, a development bank in Minas Gerais, for ten years before enrolling for an MBA degree in Project Management at Instituto de Educação Tecnológica, Brazil. Upon graduation, I started working as a Project Manager for Banco de Desenvolvimento de Minas Gerais."

Career Video on Project Management

In a video, Evandro Melo has talked about various aspects of a Career in Project Management. Evandro Melo started by explaining Project Management as: "Project management is the practice of initiating, planning, executing, controlling, and closing the work of a team to achieve specific goals and meet specific success criteria at the specified time." It was an amazing video with great information.


I found the video unique because it talked about Education in terms of things which can be learnt from books, to excel at a Career in Project Management and not as a list of Qualifications, which one needs to get into Project Management. Evandro Melo touches upon these in the Education section of the Video:

  • Project Methodologies
  • Cost Management
  • Risk Management
  • Forecasting
  • Supplier Management


Evandro Melo then explains why these Skills are essential for a Career in Project Management:

  • Communication
  • Planning
  • Organizing
  • Team Management
  • Stakeholder Management


Evandro Melo believes that the following are some of the Positives of a Career in Project Management:

  • Continuous Learning
  • Networking
  • Dynamic Routine
  • Autonomy


And, Evandro Melo believes that one needs to prepare for following Challenges of a Career in Project Management:

  • Deadlines Pressure
  • Diversity of Projects
  • Too Many Meetings


In the final section of the video Evandro Melo talks about How a day goes in a Career in Project Management. This video is by far the best video on a Career in Project Management, that I have ever come across. To see the full Talk, one needs to install the LifePage Career Talks App. Here is a direct deep link of the Video: https://lifepage.app.link/20180112-0007

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Similar Career Talks on LifePage

I continued with my research on LifePage and thoroughly studied these links to gain more perspective:

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