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The advantages of having a good Project Manager

25 April 2012

In short, a Project Manager directs a team to the completion of a project. The role varies according to industry but core attributes include balancing timescale, costs and scope as the team work to meet objectives. They plan, oversee, analyse, modify and sign-off projects and tasks.

In last week’s blog we touched on the importance of delegation in a good Project Manager and picking the right team members to carry out individual tasks. As well as managing the team and assigning them tasks, a good PM will regularly update customers, shareholders and management on the projects development and work with other support staff.

A PM oversees individual tasks and ensures they are on track to move the project to completion. The success or failure of a project often depends on the PM’s competency.

Appointing or employing a skilled PM can boost morale and productivity in a struggling business or team. Their experience should bring control and order to the table and ensure a project moves forward without delay, mistakes or overspend.

In most cases a good Project Manager would have started their career with a Project Management qualification or two. An accredited certificate in the field will teach you the fundamentals of Project Management theories and how to apply them to real-case scenarios. When applying for a job or promotion, an official qualification will stand you out against those with no relevant skills.

Project Management courses offered by Total Training Solutions include:
Fundamentals of Project Management – entry-level course which provides a comprehensive overview of project management that focuses on key success factors, decisions and consequences
ISEB Foundation Certificate in IS Project Management – intended for delegates who are new to the project management discipline, and working within an IT project environment
Project Management in Primavera P6 – hands-on training for the Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management client/server solution, leading participants through the entire life-cycle, from planning to execution
Agile with PRINCE2/PMI Project Management – this course considered the leading Agile approaches and how they can compatibly work together with PRINCE2, PMI and other such similar methods.

The range and scope of qualifications at Total Training Solutions for the PM are countless, each with their own specific skill-set depending on career level and sector. Browse our course directory for the course that will help you on your way to becoming a great Project Manager.

You can get in touch to book a course or to ask any questions by calling 0800 612 1299 or emailing info@tts-uk.com

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