Do you have the right skills to be a Project Manager?Posted on:
What are the skills required of a Project Manager?
Are you considering project management as a career? Which out of all the project management courses do you choose to start your career. What does it take to become a project manager? Many project management skills and attributes can be self-taught, but only you know whether you have the ability to take on this role and excel in it. The following list from the APM outlines the skills required of a project manager.
The Chartered body for Project Management, outlines the following list of skills for a project manager.
- Effective at planning, monitoring and reviewing; ♦
- Manage resources; ♦
- Motivate and encourage others; ♦
- Be decisive and able to work well under pressure;
- Be aware of who the project will affect and manage the effect it will have on them; ♦
- Command respect and trust;
- Resolve conflicts;
- Good problem solver;
- An understanding of health and safety; ♦
- Excellent communication skills both verbal and written; ♦
- Co-ordinate work carried out by different people and organisations; ♦
- Work as part of a team and on their own initiative; ♦
- Control and monitor budgets; ♦
- Possess good IT skills. ♦
It is also important to:
- Interested in seeing a project through from start to finish;
- Enjoy taking responsibility;
- Motivated by achieving set goals or targets.
Key: skills marked with ♦ are covered with IPSO FACTO courses.
Learn more about the skills required of a project manager by going to the Association for Project Managers website below.
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