Project Management



OFO No: 121905





Other name for Project Manager:

  • Project Director

What is a Project Manager?

Project Managers are like ‘team leaders’. They work across ALL industries so depending which industry you choose, you may need different qualifications and skills.

You can find Project Managers in (for example):

  • Construction
  • IT
  • Design
  • Business etc

The main job of a Project Manager is to organise people to make sure different jobs/tasks are done according to plan to reach the final goal, efficiently, on time and within budget.

They must also manage quality control.

What does a Project Manager do?

  • manages and monitors the day-to-day operational aspects of a particular project
  • designs and implements work plans / time schedules
  • manages and organises staff so that project runs as it should
  • monitors quality control
  • motivates various teams and staff members
  • liaises with other managers
  • sticks to schedules, deadlines and budgets

Are you . . . ?

  • a good organiser?
  • logical and methodical?
  • a problem solver?
  • a good leader?
  • a motivator?
  • a person who leads by example?
  • a good communicator?
  • a person who can ‘see the big picture’?
  • quick on your feet?

How do I become a Project Manager?

Becoming a Project Manager takes time and energy and lots of skills. After qualifying, you will have to collect experience and skills for many years. You might even consider studying further, once you know exactly what you would require in a particular company to get promoted.

You can follow these paths:


 Start out as a Project Administrator

You can study a relevant business qualification like:

  • Business Administration
  • Commerce
  • Management
  • HR
  • Engineering etc


 Honours in Human Resource Management


 Masters in Project Management


 Advanced or Postgraduate Diploma in Project Management



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Is becoming a Project Manager the right career choice for me?