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Has anyone made the switch from consultant to Project Manager in industry? How was the transition? Moving onto a 3rd round for a PM role, haven’t had formal PM training but they said the next interview will be PM specific questions. What’s the best way to prepare?

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Sometimes you’ll get really BS ‘stump the chump interviews’ where the person will ask things like - “oh, in Microsoft project if I wanted to do this, how would I do it.” Or - “blah blah blah - what project mgmt principle or step did I just say?” Which is of course stupid I think common questions would be how to track x, how to get back on track, how do you mg stakeholders and stuff like that

The stakeholder management is a good call. Oftentimes you’ll be PMing a cross functional team of folks who have varying degrees of competence, motivation, and bandwidth. Being able to get the team across the finish line and adequately hand off the project with stakeholders being satisfied is a huge skill that’s more scarce than you’d think.

Cliff notes version of the PMBOK and talk about risk management a lot

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