PMP transitioning from tech oriented projects to business oriented projects

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Customer relationship management applications
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I am a PMP with 10+ years experience in implementation oriented projects (rollouts, user moves, infrastructure, NetOps, etc.) for internal clients. I want to transition to business oriented projects (SAP, PeopleSoft, SOX, SW development, etc.) for external clients. I am fully familiar with PMI methodologies but have no experience and little familiarity in any of these areas. How can I get trainingexperiencecertification in any of these areas?

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It was good to see, your experience. But let me make one point clear, PMI methodologies is platform independant. The process is modified to suit the client’s need and also at same time quality should not be lost, that is best & tough changle in anyone’s career.
I agree partical that if a person has a domain knowledge in the given business field is really value added to your work.’
Business Oriented Projects —- ERP application (SAP,Peoplesoft,JD Edwards, Oracle Finicals,).
MRP —-PRMS, BPCS, etc..
Few smaller are MOVEX

Legacy application are what most of banking & insurance & logistics industry use —-MainFrame , AS/400 or ISERIES, etc…

So my dear:
First you have think , which doamin is your favorite?
Which suits your career, curently you are working?
Each doamin has a certification?
Insurance —-LOMA
Logistics certification
Banking ceertification
This will give you business knowledge and club with your PMI methodologies gives you a deadly weapon to sell yourself.

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  • Vaquero
    Being a PMP does not necessarily mean you are a member of PMI - though it's useful to be one. If you are, you have a vast network available to you. locally and overseas. To make the transition you wish, assess your current knowledge of the preferred domain you choose (could be SAP, could be SOX, could be SW dev, etc.) Once you've completed your self-assessment check out a related SIG or more on the PMI website. Start networking with a view of targeting the weaker aspects of your self-assessment wrt your chosen domain. You can also get information about associations, industry bodies, etc. You seem to have solid infrastructure skills, knowledge and experience: use these also to your advantage. Another suggestion is to cupdate your CV in case you're asked for a copy or can hand copies around impromptu (you never know when you will nee to do so) - be an opportunist. Hope these are helpful tips. Vaquero.....
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