Skip to main content

Project Manager Skills

The project manager is the individual who has the overall responsibility for the successful planning and execution of a project.

Although this course concentrates on IT project management, the title is widely used in other industries which are involved in producing a product or service, including the construction industry, architecture and engineering.

A project manager must possess a combination of skills including planning, organising, communicating and problem-solving.

One of the prime responsibilities of the project manager is risk management and a good project manager will ensure that risks are carefully monitored throughout the duration of the project as they can have a major impact on its eventual success or failure.

Good communication can play a major role in minimising risk by ensuring that all members of the project team are able to express their opinions and concerns.

Most project managers use project management software, such as Microsoft Project or Open Workbench to organise their tasks and resources, as this allows them to produce charts and reports that might otherwise take hours of work.

Next: Planning Skills