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What I Do as a Project Manager – Robert O’Donohue

Our research on Project Managers Lifestyle goes on and today we have a great testimonial by Robert O’Donohue. Enjoy!

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My name is Robert O’Donohue. I’m currently a manager of a team of project and program managers
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for the last year so that’s been my primary role
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and prior to that I’ve been a project manager for about four and a half years
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for around large-scale projects from
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initiation weight room to completion closure to spend
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it’s a house where they having one’s ones with us 213
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reporting to me I have about 20 reports direct reports
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and most have them here in core but some
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in the US as well so it’s really having schools want ones working through any
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issues they’re having on a project that the running
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even with stakeholders teeming with team members you know
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in issues where some other team members do not proceed directly reporting to you
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to try and get them to do their job to try and get them motivated
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keep them on focus on Tara just to achieve their goals a
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you know an ongoing daily challenge put I really enjoy the
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and people management in the communications to
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to it was always gonna can avoid interfering
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challenge is getting the right people to do the right asks so we can actually
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started thinking maybe project management is an area
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and I’d like to get into I’m so as well after five or six years
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doing network systems engineering type in it
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take work and then no completed my first certification and project management for
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prince2
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and then we can actually went from project management program management
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for humanitarian group related projects
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and from there the opportunity arose to take on
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a team project managers so that was really taking a stepping stone
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I would have to say at the moment the rolling dunes for me the happiest I’ve
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been in Li
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professional career I think to be a
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really good project manager you definitely need to have
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high-level motion intelligence so it’s not necessarily something you pick up
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in college or university but it’s something that I think
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that every precious minute I’ve met its really good at her job has the ability
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to
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to take a step back look at the bigger picture you do need to have excellent
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communication skills not something I think you can learn
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and and then have experience in the industry I don’t think
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you can’t really be comical and solid project manager from directly or college
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you probably need a number of years experience on their belt
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either working in IT working in manufacturing working in
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in the building trade that gives you a good grounding of the area that you’re
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focused on and from there you go down the road of taking some project
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management certifications to get through
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suppose the fundamentals of for this meal project manager I’m
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and in combining those skins together would hopefully set you on that on the
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path to
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you know career in private

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