~ By Michelle Symonds
Projects are increasingly becoming part of the daily business of many organisations, so the need for experienced and well-trained project managers is increasing as these organisations recognise the value of project managers with a track record of delivering complex projects successfully. Many organisations who assign individuals with little or no experience or training to a project manager role generally have a poor experience with project management.
Organisations are striving to improve the success rate of their projects by employing people with the right skills and qualifications, or by training their existing project managers. A report titled, "The State of Project Management Training" from PM Solutions revealed an average 26% improvement rate across eight measures of project and business performance due to project management training initiatives.
Professional qualifications and accreditation in internationally-recognised project management methodologies can provide valuable training, give clients increased confidence in the abilities of project managers, and can boost project manager salaries too.
But advancing your career in project management requires more than acquiring the right qualifications. You have to support it with the right experience and leadership qualities, and be committed to continuous professional development. And, above all, deliver projects professionally and successfully. Focus on 10 key areas to become a better project manager:
By focussing on these 10 key areas and supplementing experience and personal skills with the right project management courses, a project manager can deliver projects more successfully and ultimately advance their career.
Author: Michelle Symonds