How to become a Project Manager

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If you’re obsessed with your diary and have a strong attention to detail, then becoming a Project Manager could be the perfect career move for you.

As a Project Manager, you will manage every aspect of the project from start to finish, working to a series of pre-determined goals and objectives.

Although specific responsibilities vary from industry to industry, the role of a Project Manager will include the following:

  • Executing, monitoring, controlling and closing a project
  • Creating and implementing schedules to meet deadlines
  • Cost estimation and budget development
  • Team structuring and resourcing
  • Performing quality assurance
  • Managing and mitigating risk

To become a Project Manager you will need to be able to lead a team, so superior management skills, and the ability to motivate and delegate tasks is essential. You will also be able to work well under pressure, always striving to meet the objectives of the client.

Other key skills include:

  • Critical thinking and problem solving
  • Excellent time management
  • Great organisational skills – scheduling, planning etc
  • A strong attention to detail
  • Exceptional communication skills

Project Administrator

Up to 25,000

Project Manager

Up to 45,000

Project Director

Up to 75,000

The best part of my job is seeing a project from the initial planning stages through to its conclusion. Having responsibility for so many areas of work can seem daunting, and does require a fair amount of compromise, but I really enjoy it. All you need is the right training, and to assemble a good team around you. There’s nothing like seeing a good plan come together.

Get qualified

It is not a necessary requirement to have a degree to become a Project Manager. However, it is recommended to have some qualifications specific to the industry, such as the industry-leading PRINCE2® Foundation and Practitioner course, or why not take advantage of the PRINCE2® One Day Workshop.

PRINCE2® Foundation & Practitioner Training with Exams

This comprehensive course includes both levels of PRINCE2®, Foundation & Practitioner, the industry standard when it comes to project management qualifications – and also includes exams. Perfect for candidates of all levels.

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PRINCE2® Foundation & Practitioner (One Day Workshop)

This one day PRINCE2® workshop is the perfect way to fasttrack your project management career, and includes exams to help you get qualified right away.

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