Robotics Project Management is an outstanding career in Digital Transformation. Marcos Navarro is a member of the ProjectManagers.Org community. He shares his story on why he became a Robotics Project Manager in the following interview:
Why did you become a Robotics Project Manager?
Because I was named to lead an important project. So I face the challenge and started to learn more about how to manage projects.
What work were you doing previously?
I was developing software and leading a work team but self trained without an structured vision of how to manage projects.
What are you doing now?
Now I am leading my own company about Sourcing and Robotics Process Advisory Services.
When was the moment you decided to make the change?
When I an important project was assigned to me and I need to manage it in a professional way.
Are you happy with the change?
Sure, it was the beginning of a beautiful friendship: Projects, Project Management and me.
What do you miss and what don’t you miss?
Nothing, I try not to look back. it’s part of the path.
How did you go about making this career move?
I started to learn about best practices to organise my work and be more effective.
What didn’t go well? What ‘wrong turns’ did you take?
There is always things that go wrong, your company and clients context, issues, but they all are part of the learning path.
How did you handle your finances to make your change possible?
I’ve always been a self trained man but attending to some conferences and debates.
What was the most difficult thing about changing?
Change implies new risks and opportunities. The way you manage them it’s how you define your way.
What were other difficulties and how did you overcome them?
Facing new projects, new clients, new contexts but the key is having the right team to fulfil the goal and manage the issues.
What help did you get?
Structure mind and a focus on important topics avoiding wasting energy in not important ones.
What have you learnt in the process?
There is always a way to achieve the goals based on team, trust with client, your managers, your team but do not underestimate the power of black side of the force 😉 I mean, if something could go wrong it will.
What do you wish you’d done differently?
Improve communication action. It’s always something to improve.
What would you advise others to do in the same situation?
Put yourself in the other position. What would you expect you to do?