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all of the project/program managers out there, how did you get started & what advice do you have for someone looking to pivot into the career with no experience?

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Got started being assigned to a team. Had an impromptu meeting the project leader and just became in awe of the level of planning it takes to pull something off. My advice is to keep an open mind. For me the biggest hurdle I had to cross is while your company may do projects their way every corporation has their own mix methodologies. All that to say you have to understand principles and be able to adapt them to your situation

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