What is Project Management?
Where some people in this world enjoy the familiarity of their surroundings and routine, others thrive on constant change. If you enjoy change and are motivated by managing it smoothly and effectively, then becoming a certified project manager might be perfect for you. Any company, large or small, needs to manage change at some point its lifecycle. This may be an office move, expansion, retooling, or building and staffing an overseas factory. A lot of project management is specifically IT related, and there are educational programs designed to teach you these specific technical skills. Some corporations are so large that they have their own project management department. Others prefer to hire in the local experts as consultants.
What Does It Take To Become a Certified Project Manager?
Enjoying change and having the ability to work to a deadline under pressure are two attributes, which you will need. Coursework may include finance, planning, control, tracking, measurement, management, resources, logistics, transport, freight, IMPEX, scheduling, negotiating. You may also learn about team building and psychology. Where you may enjoy change, some of your team might fear it. Being able to motivate your team will be key. There are also several software packages designed to help project managers. Some programs are specifically designed for IT related project management, others are broader reaching in nature. Having a good understanding of at least one of these areas is a good idea.