Oh no… My Dad is a Software Project Manager<br />Mike Cottmeyer, PMP, CSM<br />Vice President and General Manager<br />Pil...
What is a Project?<br />Anything you do that has a well defined beginning and a well defined end<br />
What is a Project?<br />Anything you do that has a well defined beginning and a well defined end<br />
What is a Project?<br />Anything you do that has a well defined beginning and a well defined end<br />
What is a Project?<br />Anything you do that has a well defined beginning and a well defined end<br />
What is a Project?<br />Anything you do that has a well defined beginning and a well defined end.<br />
What is a Project?<br />Anything you do that has a well defined beginning and a well defined end<br />
What is Project Management?<br />Project Managers make sure that everything happens on time and budget<br />
What is Project Management?<br />Project Managers make sure that everything happens on time and budget<br />
What is Project Management?<br />Project Managers make sure that everything happens on time and budget<br />
What is Project Management?<br />Project Managers make sure that everything happens on time and budget<br />
What is Project Management?<br />Project Managers make sure that everything happens on time and budget<br />
Lots of meetings<br />Lots of talking to people<br />Lots of writing things down<br />Lots of planning<br />Lots of proble...
Most People Don’t Start as Project Managers!?<br />
Most People Don’t Start as Project Managers!?<br />
Most People Don’t Start as Project Managers!?<br />
Most People Don’t Start as Project Managers!?<br />
Most People Don’t Start as Project Managers!?<br />
Most People Don’t Start as Project Managers!?<br />
Most People Don’t Start as Project Managers!?<br />
Most People Don’t Start as Project Managers!?<br />
What I Like about being a Project Manager?<br />
What I Like about being a Project Manager?<br />
What I Like about being a Project Manager?<br />
What I Like about being a Project Manager?<br />
What I Don’t Like about being a Project Manager?<br />
What I Don’t Like about being a Project Manager?<br />
What I Don’t Like about being a Project Manager?<br />
What I Don’t Like about being a Project Manager?<br />
So Why be a Project Manager?<br />
So Why be a Project Manager?<br />
So Why be a Project Manager?<br />
So Why be a Project Manager?<br />
How Much School do I Need?<br />
How Much School do I Need?<br />4 year degree<br />Sometimes a masters<br />Major in your area of interest<br />
How Much School do I Need?<br />Project Management Institute<br />PMP or CAPM<br />
How Much Can You Make?<br />Project managers can make anywhere from $30,000 to $250,000... even more! <br />
What are the First Steps?<br />Get good grades and go to college<br />Decide first what area you are most interested in st...
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Career Day at Buford Middle School

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This is the deck I did on Software Project Management for a bunch of 8th graders. This one is really just for fun!

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  1. 1. Oh no… My Dad is a Software Project Manager<br />Mike Cottmeyer, PMP, CSM<br />Vice President and General Manager<br />Pillar Technology Southeast<br />
  2. 2. What is a Project?<br />Anything you do that has a well defined beginning and a well defined end<br />
  3. 3. What is a Project?<br />Anything you do that has a well defined beginning and a well defined end<br />
  4. 4. What is a Project?<br />Anything you do that has a well defined beginning and a well defined end<br />
  5. 5. What is a Project?<br />Anything you do that has a well defined beginning and a well defined end<br />
  6. 6. What is a Project?<br />Anything you do that has a well defined beginning and a well defined end.<br />
  7. 7. What is a Project?<br />Anything you do that has a well defined beginning and a well defined end<br />
  8. 8. What is Project Management?<br />Project Managers make sure that everything happens on time and budget<br />
  9. 9. What is Project Management?<br />Project Managers make sure that everything happens on time and budget<br />
  10. 10. What is Project Management?<br />Project Managers make sure that everything happens on time and budget<br />
  11. 11. What is Project Management?<br />Project Managers make sure that everything happens on time and budget<br />
  12. 12. What is Project Management?<br />Project Managers make sure that everything happens on time and budget<br />
  13. 13. Lots of meetings<br />Lots of talking to people<br />Lots of writing things down<br />Lots of planning<br />Lots of problem solving<br />It’s like putting together a giant puzzle<br />What Does A Project Manager Do Everyday?<br />
  14. 14. Most People Don’t Start as Project Managers!?<br />
  15. 15. Most People Don’t Start as Project Managers!?<br />
  16. 16. Most People Don’t Start as Project Managers!?<br />
  17. 17. Most People Don’t Start as Project Managers!?<br />
  18. 18. Most People Don’t Start as Project Managers!?<br />
  19. 19. Most People Don’t Start as Project Managers!?<br />
  20. 20. Most People Don’t Start as Project Managers!?<br />
  21. 21. Most People Don’t Start as Project Managers!?<br />
  22. 22. What I Like about being a Project Manager?<br />
  23. 23. What I Like about being a Project Manager?<br />
  24. 24. What I Like about being a Project Manager?<br />
  25. 25. What I Like about being a Project Manager?<br />
  26. 26. What I Don’t Like about being a Project Manager?<br />
  27. 27. What I Don’t Like about being a Project Manager?<br />
  28. 28. What I Don’t Like about being a Project Manager?<br />
  29. 29. What I Don’t Like about being a Project Manager?<br />
  30. 30. So Why be a Project Manager?<br />
  31. 31. So Why be a Project Manager?<br />
  32. 32. So Why be a Project Manager?<br />
  33. 33. So Why be a Project Manager?<br />
  34. 34. How Much School do I Need?<br />
  35. 35. How Much School do I Need?<br />4 year degree<br />Sometimes a masters<br />Major in your area of interest<br />
  36. 36. How Much School do I Need?<br />Project Management Institute<br />PMP or CAPM<br />
  37. 37. How Much Can You Make?<br />Project managers can make anywhere from $30,000 to $250,000... even more! <br />
  38. 38. What are the First Steps?<br />Get good grades and go to college<br />Decide first what area you are most interested in studying… almost every industry hires project managers<br />Get some work experience… get certified… and then move into Project Management<br />

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