For this article, I want to address the "Why project management?" concept.
For me it's easy. I was working in a government contracting world and a large Department of Education contract my company was bidding on needed a project manager to propose as a key resource in the proposal. I had been a developer for a while, but I was ready for a change and I had discussed that with my manager and other leaders in the organisation. The timing was perfect. I had started taking on more administrative-type assignments that would build PM-type skills like estimating, large-scale budget management, resource management, and change control, so the groundwork was being laid for the career change. We won that contract, I took on the proposed role in the new contract upon award, and the rest is history.