You are familiar with the PMBOK, have studied Agile methodologies and even come out for a project management community event or two. You may be considering a possible career path in project management, exploring the next step on the path you are already on, or maybe wondering what skill sets are needed for your expanding team.
Internal project management (IPM) and external project management (EPM) are two different sides of the same coin. Even though many PM principles still apply to both, the style of work is different enough between these types of projects that it is important to understand the nuances.
Come join the other members of the TAO Project Management Community on Monday, March 19th from 5:30 - 7 pm at Cloudability for a progressive roundtable discussion to explore what it means to manage internal company projects versus client facing projects and explore the skills required to take on a role as a consulting project manager.
Internal Project Manager
Rob Ferguson has been working in the IT industry for over 30 years. He’s owned a small consulting company in Eugene OR from 1987 – 1994. As an employee he has worked for mom-and-pops, state government, and large multi-billion dollar companies trading on the NYSE. His many roles have included President, IT PMO Director, Sr. Manager, Manager, and Developer. Along the way he has managed BAs, QA engineers, software engineers, project managers, build and release engineers and support teams. He’s managed large remote teams with members in Portland, Dublin Ohio, and Bangalore, India as well as small co-located teams. Rob is an expert at building processes and implementing continuous improvement methodologies into his team’s culture. He has worked with teams using many different processes include scrum-agile, lean-agile, and waterfall.
|Client Facing Project Manager|
|Sarah Brody Webb is a Senior Manager, Program & Project Management at Puppet. She began her career in the Bay Area managing projects for large enterprise customers in the days of client server applications, and has since then held both internal and customer-facing project management roles at various software and nonprofit organizations. Prior to Puppet, Sarah managed a team of Professional Services project managers at Jive Software. When she isn't thinking about software delivery, she enjoys playing violin with the Beaverton Symphony Orchestra.|
|Contract Project Manager|
|B Evan Silverman, PHP, PMI-ACP, is a results driven Project Manager currently working as a contract consultant for ProFocus Technology. He has certifications including PMP, PMI-ACP, CCSE, MCSS. He has enterprise experience including Daimler Trucks, Nike, AT&T, Boeing, Con-Way, and Schnitzer Steel.|