JuAnne: Path to becoming a project manager

JuAnne: Path to becoming a project manager

JuAnne's Journey to Becoming a Project Manager:

  • Background:
    • JuAnne is a Senior Program Manager at Google.
    • She is a first-generation Chinese American, having moved to the U.S. with her family at a young age.
  • Early Life:
    • Grew up taking care of herself due to her parents' hard work.
    • Developed organizational skills by planning meals, doing homework, and handling chores.
  • Career Path:
    • Started as a Business Systems Analyst, writing and gathering requirements for customers and translating them for engineers.
    • Transitioned to project management by managing timelines, tasks, and understanding all project components.
  • Enjoyment in Project Management:
    • Loves working with people and understanding different personalities.
    • Believes in building strong relationships, understanding people's styles and concerns, which improves communication and project outcomes.