For any business to be successful, project management is essential; it is the core of nearly all daily operations. And individuals who have chosen a project management career path possess skills that can be used in virtually any industry.
But the route to becoming a project manager isn't always a straight line from degree to career, and the trajectory beyond the role of project manager isn’t always clear.
Whether you are a new to this job function or a seasoned project manager looking to move up the ladder or into a different position, the TAO Project Management Community invites you to a panel event Career Options with Project Management on Tuesday, March 21st from 5:30 – 7:30 pm.
Our panel of seasoned project management veterans will discuss their paths, experiences, lessons learned, and answer your questions on careers in, and beyond, project management.
|Seasoned leader with strong business acumen and extensive expertise in Information Technology, Financial Services and Healthcare. Proven ability to build and lead successful teams, as well as develop and implement projects. Over 16 years of experience organizing and directing work efforts of cross-functional teams, customers and vendors to produce quality results. Recognized passion for customer service and unique ability to communicate and inspire others to achieve common goals|
Customer Success Director
|Bonnie Crawford has been working in technology for almost 20 years. She started her career as an Executive Admin and held roles in marketing & product before eventually finding her way to project management. After several years as a PM, she started and ran a 25 person PMO before moving overseas to lead Client Operations for a large acquisition. She’s recently returned to America and is now Customer Success Director for Jive Software. She is Scrum Master and Six Sigma Certified (but opted against a PMP, ask her why). She was also one of the founding members of this TAO community.|
|Susan is a highly focused business management executive with extensive experience in strategic planning and program management, derived from myriad roles in healthcare, technology, supply chain management and compliance. An innovative leader, a creator of strategic plans for growth and performance, a results-oriented tactician, a collaborator and organizer of multi-disciplinary teams.|
Richeal (pronounced ri-shell) brings over 10 years of recruiting and human resources knowledge and experience. Richeal has served as the lead recruiter for CorSource’s largest clients which includes over 100 IT job openings annually – including Project Managers, Developers, Business Analysts, Quality Assurance and System Administrators. Before joining CorSource in March of 2012 as a Technical Recruiter she served 4 years as a Corporate Recruiter where she was recognized with the Enterprise Support Most Value-Added Award. She also spent 5+ years at Express Employment Professionals as a Staffing Supervisor.
|Strong finance/accounting background (CPA) with over 25 years consulting related business development, strategic planning, program and project management experience. Specific project/program management client work includes ERP implementations, system upgrades, custom development and business/systems integration engagements for clients ranging from start-ups to large/complex multi-national/global organizations.|