How to develop a life-long career in project management

Many people are involved in project management without realizing, and it benefits to have a consistent approach.

But what approach should you take? There’s been an explosion of different project management methods and guides in recent years and people need a better understanding of how they fit together and can assist them in their work.

Starting out in project management

If you’re new to project management, you will find introductory guidance, with a light process approach and some leadership guidance, in the APM Project Fundamentals.

PRINCE2 offers a robust and comprehensive framework which is a global standard for project management. The PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioner certifications give you an approach that develops project managers while fitting into an organization’s structure.

Once you have the basics of project management in place, you can then look to develop other competencies such as risk management, communications, stakeholder engagement and delivering benefits. There are plenty of resources online or via a modular learning approach to help you further your confidence in handling these

For people new to project management, undertaking training often “switches on a lightbulb” and they begin to recognize the elements of project management they’re already using in their own workplace.

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