8 Key Values of Project Managers

8 Key Values of Project Managers
8 Key Values of Project Managers

According to PMI’s ‘Global Talent Gap Report’, nearly 16 million new project management roles will be created across the world in seven project-intensive industries such as: manufacturing, construction, oil and gas, business services, finance and insurance, information services and utilities. However, only individuals with the right skills and experience will be able to be a cut above the rest and bag high-paying project management job roles across the world.

The U.S. demand for project practitioners is expanding by more than 12%, resulting in almost 6.2 million jobs in 2020.

Total employment for project managers will increase by 60% in India, 33% in China and more than 40% in the UAE.

Key values that established project managers bring to the table:

  1. Leadership Skills:

    A project manager should be able to motivate and inspire team members to achieve common goals

  2. Problem Solver:

    Should come up with a solution or find a workaround if there are any roadblocks in a project

  3. Effective Communication:

    90% of time during a project goes in communicating with stakeholders and the team members

  4. Cultural Awareness:

    A culturally aware project manager can avoid miscommunication and conflicts in a team.

  5. Being an Optimist:

    Embracing change to bring new ideas and innovate during the project lifecycle is the hallmark of a good project manager

  6. Credibility:

    Prior work experience and deep industry knowledge build the credibility of the manager and enable him / her to receive respect and support

  7. Digitally-Savvy:

    Staying updated with the latest Project Management tools and techniques that optimize workflow will set apart a project manager determined to succeed

  8. Knowledge of other Frameworks:

    Having knowledge of Agile, Program and Portfolio management will be of immense value down the line
    Also read: Top 10 Confidential Tips from Successful Project Managers

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