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Planning experience

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Pernilla Forbes
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I have experience in using P3, but none in using it in a project enviroment. I know the program well but fall down due to lack of experience...any tips?

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Philip Jonker
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Hi Pernilla,

It is a pleasure. Just remember the basic principles when you read a book on PM, for anything to be a project, as opposed to production, there are three areas of risk, time, money and quality. The higher the risks, the more difficult the project. Thus a project can be anything from a wedding to a space flight to the moon. You can do the same thing twice, but if you try to do it faster, cheaper or with higher quality standards the second time, it remains a project.

Regards

Philip
Pernilla Forbes
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Thanks for that Philip.
Philip Jonker
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Hi Pernilla,

Have a look at the "Project Services Career issues" forum, there is a thread "Re: Newby", with a posting by Oliver Jones, who is looking for traine/junior planners. His details is contained in the posting.

Regards

Philip
Pernilla Forbes
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I have tried getting a junior planning role, but they are so few and far between and when they hear I have no project experience, they decline. I will have a look for some books though, that might be a good place to start
Daniel Limson
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Hi Pernilla,

Planning experience is something you earn thru time, however there are a number of good books that you can read to help you fast track the learning curve. Suggest you search the website or look for a mentor who can guide you through the process. Philips advice would be a great way to start.

Good Luck!

Regards,
Daniel
Philip Jonker
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Hi Pernilla,

Knowing the software is half of the battle won. I would suggest find yourelf a position as a trainee/junior planner, which will enable you to get the required experience by working under the guidance of a more senior planner. I recently saw a posting on the same subject, where one of the respondees, was looking for junior people.
Hope this helps.

Regards,

Philip