Push projects to completion by overseeing people, budgets, and schedules.
What does a Project Manager do?
Project managers make sure things get done on time and on budget. You work with a project from beginning to end, starting with strict directions and creating a plan to make sure all that needs to get done does. As project manager, you figure out the most efficient (and budget friendly) way to do things and then find the best people for those jobs.
Project managers need great communication skills because you’re the person creating the plan of how the project will go, and then the one who needs to explain this plan to those working both under and above you.
Your day-to-day might have you calling vendors, finding an engineer to fix a new bug, delivering progress reports to bosses or stockholders, or at the end of a project, letting your team know what went well or didn’t.
The three things you’re obsessed with in this position are time, cost, and quality. To do a great job, pay attention to these three throughout the project and make sure you don’t go over on any except quality.
You can hold this title in any industry, but the most common places to find project managers are in construction, architecture, computers, telecommunications, and software development.