What is Project Management?
Great ideas don't make themselves. It starts with projects—temporary efforts to achieve a goal. Projects drive change, and project management is the skillset that leads projects to success.
More relevant than ever
Organizations use projects when they need to adapt to change and execute new ideas. Today — due to tech advances, globalization, and disruption — demand for project managers is higher than ever before.
A leadership role
Project teams are made up of all types of professionals, but all projects need leadership to take them from start to finish. Project managers work to ensure that the project team meets its objectives on-time and on-budget.
Vision + execution
Strong project managers are visionary, analytical, organized and driven. They use business acumen, people skills, and knowledge of ways of working to develop plans, keep teams on-task, and navigate roadblocks.
Transferable to any industry
The world runs on projects — and we use them in every part of our lives. Project management grows career possibilities as a set of skills that applies across industries, from transport to tech, sales to social impact, and more.
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How to Get Started in a Project Management Career Path
So you want to be a project manager? The good news is that you don’t have to have “project” in your title or work at a project-centric organization to gain experience. Learn how you can develop relevant skills, chart your path, and launch your project management career.
PMI Career Central
Explore the latest PMI career resources in Career Central. Whether you’re learning how to excel across different industries with the PMI Project Career Moves series , wondering how to find a mentor, or looking to discover the ideal skillset for project leaders, our resources have you covered.
2022’s Most Influential Projects
The 2022 Most Influential Projects list celebrates the projects and project leaders pushing innovation forward to drive societal change today. From space telescopes to vegan sushi, find out how 2022’s top project entrepreneurs are making an outsized impact and driving positive change across the globe.
The State of Women In Project Management
There’s a stark gender gap in project management. According to recent research, male project managers outnumber female project managers by 3:1. While this glaring disparity has immediate negative implications, it may also hold the key to solving an ongoing talent crisis for organizations. Our new report looks at gender disparities and offers recommendations for the future.
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