Project manager

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Think of project management as the art and science of making things happen. Project managers are detail-oriented problem solvers who motivate and lead a project team to deliver a client's solution. They initiate, plan, execute, and monitor projects that lead to success.

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Project managers are in demand

88 million

By 2027, employers will need nearly 88 million individuals in project management-oriented roles.

– Project Management Job Growth and Talent Gap 2017–2027, PMI
75% 

China and India will represent more than 75% of the total project management-oriented employment.

– Project Management Job Growth and Talent Gap 2017–2027, PMI

Start building core skills for a project management role

  • Initialize and plan projects
  • Develop project schedules and monitor budgets
  • Track and report on project deliverables
  • Lead the team and manage stakeholder relationships
  • Manage contracts, risks, and changes
  • Apply project management processes and tools

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