Project managers manage projects for one or more organisations, usually setting up or improving an aspect of business. They manage the strategic, financial, operational and technological aspects of projects.
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There are no specific entry requirements to become a project manager. However, some employers prefer you to have a diploma or degree in project management, or in an area you might specialise in, such as engineering or information and communication technology (ICT). A degree in business and/or management may also be useful.
A tertiary entrance qualification is required to enter tertiary study. Useful subjects include English, maths and computer studies.
Project managers need to be:
- accurate, with an eye for detail
- able to lead others
- excellent at communicating and negotiating
- skilled in writing and presentation
- innovative, but also able to make practical decisions
- able to relate well to a wide range of people
- able to work well under pressure.
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Useful experience for project managers includes:
- work in a project team
- work in an area of specialisation, such as ICT
- business and management experience.
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Find out more about training
- Project Management Institute
- (04) 970 2005 - PMINZ@pmi.org.nz - www.pmi.org.nz/
years of training usually required
Updated 25 Nov 2013