Title:The Transitioning Military Project Manager
Author:LTC(R) Jay Hicks, PMP; Sandy Cobb, PfMP, PgMP, PMP
Category:Government, Leadership
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Detailed Description:The Transitioning Military Project Manager is designed to help transitioning and retiring military personnel evaluate and understand their potential for transforming themselves into a marketable commodity within the public and private sectors as Project Managers. Veterans gain insight of their personal military experience, understand the value of their knowledge and how to confidently approach their transition into the civilian marketplace as a project manager. Common sense assistance is presented, through application of inherent skills. Transitional knowledge is codified through the use of authoritative sources such as PMI, DAU and other veterans who have successfully transitioned into the project management career field. This book provides a method for personal change and surviving the transition from the service into the DOD or civilian sectors. In addition to authoritative project management information, The Transitioning Military Project Manager also contains success stories, self-evaluation, personal assessments, Personal Strategic Roadmap development and methods for working through associated transitional challenges. This book is for everyone transitioning from the military and considering project management among their multiple career fields choices after the service.

About the Author

Jay Hicks
Jay is an author, instructor and consultant, with over 30 years of business and government planning and leadership. He advises commercial and federal organizations on the planning, development, and leadership of Project Management Organizations, delivering viability and value. With a special kinship for military personnel, Jay provides guidance on successful civilian career transition. He is the co-founder of Gr8Transitions4U, where advocating the value of hiring military personnel is the key focus. After a distinguished Army career as a tanker, information technologist and logistician, Jay developed and ran multiple project management organizations and programs for Lockheed Martin, L3 Communications, BAE and Jacobs Technology at US Central Command and US Special Operations Command. He frequently speaks and advocates for service members at project management symposiums and military transition programs, sharing his passion for successful career transition. Jay currently serves as the Military Liaison for the Project Management Institute, Tampa Bay Chapter.

Sandy Cobb
Sandy has been a visionary in the Information Systems sector for close to three decades. She has worked in the Big 4, owned her own software utility company, a trainer, and has been a contractor providing expertise in Project, Program, Portfolio, and Strategy Management at both USCENTCOM and USSOCOM. Her comprehensive business and product management expertise, combined with a highly intuitive sensitivity to organizational and strategic dynamics, has been evidenced in both start-up and structured corporations. As a true Thought Leader, Sandy supports her teams with solid values of honesty, integrity and a no nonsense approach to getting things done. Sandy is passionate about helping clients build effective strategies, efficient management and exceptional execution through the right mix of process, discipline and rigor.
Date Published:March 2015
PMI Product ID:00101583301
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