Many organizational functions have clear career paths. If you like numbers, you can study accounting, find an entry-level accounting position, earn your CPA, and work your way up to a public accountant, controller, or even CFO role. But with process management, it’s not so straightforward. Professionals don’t often encounter the world of process until after they’ve worked in other business areas. And because different organizations organize process work so differently, there’s not always a clear pathway from novice to expert. But because process-minded people are so passionate and driven, they often find creative ways to move their careers forward.
In this article, you will learn how process professionals plan their careers, what professional development resources they use, and their advice for others pursuing the profession.