The Military / Project Management Alliance - How to Transition from Military into a PM Career

53 Minutes

The roots of modern-day project management and the military are tightly interwoven. Many of the current tools in use throughout commercial project management were initially developed by the military to propel the nation forward in times of crisis. Modern project managers and military service members share a common history. Could there be more to this linkage than meets the eye? As a transitioning military professional, you have a unique opportunity to become commercial project manager.

Learning Objectives

  1. Gain an understanding of the history of project management and its roots in the United States Military.
  2. Learn the close relationship between commercial project management and the warfighter.
  3. Provide transitioning military service members a simplified method to become project managers.
Speaker Jay Hicks

Jay Hicks is an author, instructor and consultant, with 33 years of business and government leadership experience. After a distinguished Army career, Jay developed multiple project management organizations for several defense corporations. With special kinship for military personnel, Jay provides guidance on successful military transition through his company, Gr8Transitions4U. To that end, Jay has published “The Transitioning Military Project Manager”, along with 4 other books in “The Transitioning Military Book Series”, assisting numerous military personnel and their quest for a successful and lucrative post-military career. Jay is the Director of Programs for S4, Inc. in Tampa, Florida.

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