IT to PMO

Has anyone transitioned from regular IT, to more of a PM role, and did you like it?  It seems like the longer I stay in IT, the more I transition to a Program owner or something like that.   I am curious if anyone here has made that transition and what were something things that went well and what didn't.   

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  • A year ago I went from being an IT Technician (Helpdesk) to the IT Systems Analyst, which is basically a project manager.  In this new role, I am independent of the Systems Administrator and Helpdesk and report directly to the CIO, I research new software, technologies, ideas that would benefit not just the IT department but the organization as a whole.  Once I've researched and determined a need, I'll present to the CIO and our "New Product and Development Committee" and if it is for another department, those department heads as well.  At that point I work with the Systems Administrator and the IT Technician to implement if required.  I love this new position and feel it is such a good fit for me because I absolutely hate being stagnant and this position allows me to correct inefficiencies and streamline outdated processes.

    I'd be happy to answer any questions you might have

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  • A year ago I went from being an IT Technician (Helpdesk) to the IT Systems Analyst, which is basically a project manager.  In this new role, I am independent of the Systems Administrator and Helpdesk and report directly to the CIO, I research new software, technologies, ideas that would benefit not just the IT department but the organization as a whole.  Once I've researched and determined a need, I'll present to the CIO and our "New Product and Development Committee" and if it is for another department, those department heads as well.  At that point I work with the Systems Administrator and the IT Technician to implement if required.  I love this new position and feel it is such a good fit for me because I absolutely hate being stagnant and this position allows me to correct inefficiencies and streamline outdated processes.

    I'd be happy to answer any questions you might have

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