Project management career path

Choosing project management as your career is the first step on an exciting career path. For several reasons there's a continually growing market for project management skills:

  • Organisations are looking to improve their project success rates.
  • As work becomes more global and complex, this drives demand for improved project management.

Project management is not just about being organised. The personality traits of a senior project manager are similar to those of a successful entrepreneur: they take responsibility, they lead and they drive a team to achieve success. Not everyone makes a good project manager. However, there are many different roles within project management that will suit most people.

What does a project manager do?

The project manager is responsible for day-to-day management of the project and must be competent in managing all aspects of a project.

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Why choose project management?

A career as a project manager can be exciting, varied, fulfilling, and productive. There are great career prospects for project managers.

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How to become a project manager

There are many routes to becoming a project manager, from gaining a qualification, to working your way up on the job.

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Who are project managers?

The role of a project manager is critical for delivering a successful project. The range of tasks they complete to deliver a project can be wide, but essentially, the project manager is responsible for the day-to-day management of the project. This includes managing the scope, schedule, finance, risk, quality and resources. Project managers manage a specifically selected team who are all working towards achieving the project objectives.

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