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How to Become a Project Manager: Career Path, Skills and Education

Access to new resource related to project management careers added to PMWL

Resource provided by Tony Itodo

11 April 2020 – Akure, Ondo State, Nigeria – Access to a new resource has been added to the PM World Library (PMWL) related to Project Management Careers and Jobs. The new resource is titled “How to Become a Project Manager: Career Path, Skills and Education”, an article by Nestor Gilbert published in FinancesOnline in 2020.

The resource describes what it means to be a project manager; what a project manager does and how to become a project manager. This was explained under five (5) subtopics;

  1. Career Path of a Project Manager: As a means of gaining on the job training and experiences, most project managers begin as project assistances, coordinators, business analysts, IT experts, and management support specialist. Going up the ladder, next level is being promoted to project manager. After that is senior managerial positions, and eventually to chief executive officers or project directors or even the creation of a personal project management firm.
  1. Qualifications of a Project Manager: Some of the qualifications required of a project manager are; Undergraduate degree, Industry experience, PMP certification, Master’s degree, Excellent communication skills, and Impressive leadership skills.
  1. Project Management Tools: Some examples of project management applications are, and Wrike among others.
  1. Responsibilities of a Project Manager: Some of the core duties of a project manager are; Planning and defining projects, Schedule management, Budgeting, Progress measurement, Mentoring, Ensuring team collaboration, and Quality control.
  1. How to Land a Job as a Project Manager: There is the need as a project manager to efficiently blend his/her educational background and solid work experience, and to exhibit mastery of the craft and efficiency as a project manager.

To access this new resource, go to the Project Management Career and Jobs section of the library at, click on “Careers”, and scroll down to resource. Must be a registered trial, student or full member and logged-in to access.

This new resource provided through the PMWL university research internship program; to learn more, click here