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tim jerome

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Trainer
Yes - with caveats. Being a consultant requires a greater understanding of business - both to run your business of consulting, and to understand the business of your clients. It takes about 3 years to get comfortable with the role, and within 10 years you can be highly successful.

Most people have learned the components of consulting while managing projects as an employee.

Luckily, preparation for the PMP gives you an initial (very very small) taste of business context and how business functions. It will be a long journey of lots of research and connecting with business leaders, but you will be rewarded and will experience a lot of wonderful (and bad) behaviors along the way.
 
Yes - with caveats. Being a consultant requires a greater understanding of business - both to run your business of consulting, and to understand the business of your clients. It takes about 3 years to get comfortable with the role, and within 10 years you can be highly successful.

Most people have learned the components of consulting while managing projects as an employee.

Luckily, preparation for the PMP gives you an initial (very very small) taste of business context and how business functions. It will be a long journey of lots of research and connecting with business leaders, but you will be rewarded and will experience a lot of wonderful (and bad) behaviors along the way.
Many thanks to you Tim, you are an encyclopedia of project management and I would keep looking for answers with you as and when needed. What would be a decent time to take the exam after the classroom course is done?
 

tim jerome

Well-Known Member
Trainer
Use the results of your practice to tell you. About 80-85% consistently, with random questions. If you seem confident with that, it's time to schedule. Generally (across all levels of experience) it can take about 4-8 weeks with 1 hour per day practice.
 
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