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24th Nov 2020
The project manager is the key point of contact for driving a project forward, managing stakeholder engagement and ensuring that the project stays within budget and is completed on time. Project managers handle the “project life cycle”. This includes the following stages:
Here is a list of the project manager duties that generally apply:
Here are the common requirements of a project manager:
Often job advertisements will state the applicant should have “relevant tertiary qualifications”. For a project manager relevant education could include:
There is also the option of certifying your project management skills, which will show potential employers that you have the project management competency required to fulfill the role of a project manager. Visit AIPM’s national project management certification page to find out more.
Based on the above job description, you can get a sense of what project managers do. Project managers plan, organise, and direct projects through to their completion. Project managers are responsible for handling budget, time, and scope. It’s important that project managers help reduce cost and maximise efficiency, which ultimately increases revenue.
A project manager’s job is vast and ever-changing. Every day can be unpredictable, but one thing stays the same – project management is an exciting and fulfilling career path.
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