Project Management Is Overlooked and Important

Being able to lead a project that coordinate multiple people, teams, and organizations is critical for career development. At a certain point, the limiting factor in one’s career is not skill, but the ability to do project management sufficiently well.

Project management gets a bad rap in software development. It’s associated with pushy, uninformed people that press deadlines.

However, the ability to manage a project well is a size-of-the-pie increasing activity regardless of role.

Not only can one contribute work individually but coordinate the work of many other people towards a common goal. Few things that are valuable can be done individually, no matter how skilled someone is.

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