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Planning Skills

Project managers must be able to organise staff and tasks into a schedule and monitor its progress. This schedule should define the scope of work to be undertaken and a timetable for the project. It includes all activities that are to be resourced, scheduled and undertaken over a period of time to achieve the required project outcomes.

For large and complex projects the project manager will normally direct the work of others who are involved in the detailed scheduling of the project. On smaller projects the project manager may be expected to carry out some or all of this work.

A project manager should understand the general principles and processes of developing project schedules, know the legislative and regulatory frameworks, understand the relevant software and be familiar with project management methods and techniques.

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