Becoming a Project Manager

Becoming a Project Manager

Lots of Insight as You Consider a New Career

Addie Adelekan Ph. D.


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For many project managers, pursuing a career in the field has been one of the best life decisions they ever made.
Dr. Addie Adelekan reveals her work in project management and how anyone can embark on this rewarding career path. After almost twenty years in the profession, she continues to ponder how lucky she’s been to have the chance to execute projects and hire, train, and mentor project managers.
In this career guide, she explains what project management is and why it might be a field you should consider. She answers questions such as:
• What type of work do project managers do?
• What are the benefits of being a project manager?
• What steps can you take to break into the field?
Whether you don’t know what to do, want to switch careers, or are simply curious, project management should be on your radar. Find out what it’s all about and why it might be your dream job.


Addie Adelekan Ph. D.:

Dr. Addie Adelekan is a consulting project manager who served as chief operating officer of AVF Consulting and as director of technology at Jitasa Group. In addition to managing projects, she spends a significant amount of time in philanthropy. She received her undergraduate degree in information systems from Howard University in Washington, D.C., an MBA from Washington University in St. Louis, and a Ph.D. in organizational leadership from Regent University in Virginia. She lives in Washington, D.C. with her two children. She is also the author of Raising Good Leaders: A Guide for Parents and Educators.