I am having 9 years of working experience in IT and from last 8 years I am working in a same company. I joined here as a Software Developer then as time moved I also promoted as TL, PL now work as PM. I started coding with C, C++, VB and then .Net. But here problem with me is that as I promoted to higher level my coding is decreasing and today I did not code any more myself except certain sit
Rajesh's Advice on Sunday, July 21, 2013 :
What do you like more? If you are more technically inclined then, yes, this is a common situation, that most people after some years of experience get into. You have to be very clear about your goal.
If you like people management, planning, coordinating, etc then PMP and project management role is good. But if you are more technically inclined, then move towards architectural role, like technical architect, solutions architect etc.
But do remember, PMP skill are still important as they are the core of any activity you do. Having a PMP doesn't necessarily mean that you have to be a PM.
A good technical architect, also needs to have good management skills, and should be aware of the entire process of managing a project.
But your should spend 70% of your time on technical things and 30% on managerial things.
If you are interested towards a career in PM then you should be spending your 70% of your time in PM activities and 30% time for technical understanding.
It's the balance that you can achieve.
So, decide what you like most and plan towards working that goal.
All the best.
Inquest said on Monday, July 22, 2013
Thanks for your advice. As you said PMP skill are still important even though we go for technical architect or solutions architect. So i think must go for PMP Certification and what I have to do extra for achieving technical or solutions architect role?