Project management careers in the military and private sector | Cyber Work Podcast

Ginny Morton, project management professional at Dell and veteran in the U.S. Army, takes us through the practice of cybersecurity project management in both for-profit and military sectors on today’s episode. We talk about Scrum and Agile certifications, building the best team for the project and tapping into your personal power in your work.

0:00 – Intro
2:04 – Origin story
4:47 – What does a cybersecurity project manager do?
6:10 – Average work day as a project manager
7:40 – Best and worst parts of project management
9:30 – How does a PM improve cybersecurity work?
10:40 – Dell team management
12:50 – Being the team’s first manager
14:36 – Best project management certifications
21:02 – PM work for Dell versus the military
23:00 – Military clearances for PM work
24:08 – Skills and experiences necessary for high-level PM
22:52 – Skills and interests for a successful career
27:04 – Tips for those who want to transition careers
27:38 – Changes to PM work during COVID
28:40 – Adjustments to work from home
29:55 – Will PM work change?
31:04 – Outro

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Ginny Morton is a senior cyber security advisor, program management at Dell, and has spent much of her career in the project management space for cybersecurity, previously working at TekSystems and in both the Texas Army National Guard and the U.S. Army.

Our recent guest, project manager Jackie Olshack, recommended Morton for the show, and as we had a ton of people tune in to see Jackie’s episode, we realize that our listeners are passionate about learning more about project management in IT and cyber as a career path, so I’m looking forward to talking with Morton about her career path as well as the unique aspects of doing project management work on a federal/military level.

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