Career Advice: Project manager but with old technical knowledge!

Hi Guys

I need you to help me decide what should I do at this stage of my career. Following is the info about me:

  • Education:BS software engineering
  • Work Experience: 10 Years
  • Programming knowledge: Classic ASP, PHP, some knowledge of so many techologies like, Javascript, DNN, Joomla, WP etc.
  • Current Position: Project manager (managing a small team in a small company without any knowledge of how project management is done in outer world)
  • Problem: need to change the job

Now I’m moving and will need to search for a job. At this moment I don’t feel myself confident as a project manager as the projects I worked on were very small level and have done this on my own way. Also I don’t see any jobs matching with my older programming knowledge.

So I need you guys to help me to decide whether I should learn and certify some technical language like C#/ASP.NET etc?

Or I should pass a PMP cert and learn the project management properly and continue with this and this will cover up the deficiencies?

Thanks in advance :slight_smile:


You have good experience so you may go for PM…this is my suggestion think about it and take your own decision…

Hi .
I think you can easily manage programmers team , that are creating some Joomla(WordPress) extensions or templates . It’s very good business , and you have many reasons to think about it (Classic ASP, PHP, C#, Javascript, Joomla, WP ) .