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“You get to a point where you’re doing the same thing over and over again. You grow, you grow, you grow and then you realize, I kind of want a change. So that was part of it and also I think as a business analyst, you’re really just involved with a … you’ve got your own little boundaries. You don’t have to worry about the strategy. You don’t have to worry about pre-project planning, not so much. Maybe you’re not even writing business cases, not involved with the chart, not involved with executives. So to get to that level, you either become this involved senior business analyst or a full fledged project manager where, you can see now, everything and everyone. You’re not just working on your own little job. You need to see all the other jobs. You need to see what quality assurance is doing and these days, what the product owner is doing if you’re in [inaudible 00:09:33] what the product manager is doing. …
And of course, you have to deal, maybe, with a project manager office. So there’s all these different facets. I think it’s like being in a kitchen as a cook or being a conductor of an orchestra. You’re not just playing one instrument, you have to know and listen to all the other instruments for you to be able to bring everyone, cohesively, together to create that goal or that objective of your project. Which I thought was a different step. It’s much more mature step, I think, in one’s career.”

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