Project management is a key element of business regardless of the industry someone works in. With multiple stakeholders, complex client needs, and the demands of high efficiency, companies recognize the benefit of people with a project management skill set. These roles are in charge of creating smooth workflows and that everyone knows when their element of the project needs to be done. This includes the specifications and details that might otherwise get lost in the shuffle. Project managers have varying salaries in the Portland, Oregon area, but they can achieve an average national salary of $66,137 according to Glassdoor.
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PCC's Continuing Education programming offers professional development workshops in addition to its long term certification programming. This Fall, PCC Professional Development & Training offers 4-8 hour courses in communication, leadership, delegating, resolving conflict, supervision and project management.
August courses offered by PCC Professional Development and Training are great introductions for developing leaders, or delectable refreshers for those who've been at it awhile.
July courses offered by PCC Professional Development and Training are great introductions for developing leaders, or delectable refreshers for those who've been at it awhile.
At any given moment, employees are juggling multiple tasks and projects at once. Knowing how to manage these various expectations and deadlines is where effective project management comes in. Project management involves using methods and processes, as well as your own understanding and insight, to accomplish tasks according to predetermined criteria and deadlines. It involves managing communication between team members, keeping people on task, and ensuring they understand their jobs well.
When a project comes to completion, it’s a time for celebration, especially for project managers. While recognizing hard work and celebrating is an important piece of project management, don’t forget to track and reflect on the outcomes before you cut the cake. Taking the time to understand what goals were attained and which ones weren’t help to determine the true value of everyone’s effort. Communicating the value of the time and money invested in a project is critical to project management.
Many employers use project managers to keep teams on target, get work done on time and under budget and deliver high quality work. Some people learn project management skills while on the job by observing other project managers and through their own successes and failures. You can also gain project management skills through formal education.
Keeping your project running smoothly can take a lot of leadership, and it means a lot more than just ensuring you have the right team members on tap. It means knowing best practices and more importantly, having access to the right tools to help your team get the job done quickly, efficiently, and under budget. We recently created a project management guide that packages some of these together into a kit for you and your team to use.
In today’s post, we’ve included a few best practices that every good project manager should keep in mind. It’s just a taste of what our Project Management Charter Project Kit will go into more thoroughly: