Business project manager

Business project managers plan and organise people, tasks and resources to complete a project on time and within budget.

Potential salary
£22,000 to £70,000
Working hours
37 to 39 a week
  • leadership skills
  • knowledge of computer operating systems, hardware and software
  • persistence and determination
  • the ability to use your initiative
  • to be thorough and pay attention to detail
  • business management skills
  • maths knowledge
  • excellent verbal communication skills
  • the ability to monitor your own performance and that of your colleagues
  • to have a thorough understanding of computer systems and applications

You'll be:

  • finding out what the client or business wants to achieve
  • agreeing timescales, costs and resources
  • drawing up a plan for each project stage
  • negotiating with contractors and suppliers
  • choosing and leading a project team
  • constantly monitoring progress, quality and costs
  • reporting regularly to senior managers and the client
  • using specialised software and spreadsheets for planning, costing and analysing risks

You could work in an office or at a client's business.

While you're working, you could study for an industry qualification like PRINCE2 or Agile.

You could also get professional qualifications through:Association for Project Management (APM); Chartered Management Institute (CMI); Project Management Institute (PMI)

If you're working in the IT industry, you could get a certificate in project management through The Chartered Institute for IT (BCS).

With experience, you could move into senior management or become a freelance consultant.

You can find more details about careers, courses and apprenticeships in project management from:Association for Project Management; Project Management Institute; Chartered Management Institute

Data from National Careers Service.
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