Project management has seen a surge in newly qualified individuals fresh from training courses ready to take on the challenges the job role brings. Whereas previously project managers might have found their way into the role ‘by accident’, taking on the responsibility when needed within their workplace, people are now actively pursuing the profession and the many applications it can have across many industries. Project management courses are becoming more and more readily available, meeting the demand of the many looking to become successful project managers early on in their careers and the organisation looking to develop existing talent.
If you’re considering become a project manager, or already developing your career as a PM, it is important to understand that there is a general set of skills over and above learning the standard methods and processes. Recognising these skills means recognising the areas you may or may not need to seek immediate improvement or experience in. Project management courses go a long way to providing you with tools necessary for success, but experience and natural ability (which can always be improved) account for much of what is needed to be really fantastic in this role.