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A certified project manager gets paid well because of the large skill set required and immense responsibilities that often result in a company’s bottom line success or failure.

Key among a project manager’s duties is the recognition that risk directly impacts the likelihood of success and that this risk must be both formally and informally measured throughout the lifetime of a project.

Most of the issues that impact a project result in one way or another from risk. A good project manager can lessen risk through excellent communications and ensuring every significant participant has an opportunity to express opinions and concerns.

Project managers need to plan and control many areas of a project. To do so they need a set of project management skills which consists of personality traits, soft skills and technical or hard skills.

Hard skills, also known as technical skills are those project management skills that can be learned through education or training.

Soft skills are all those which are not learned through formal education or training. Some of these are part of someone’s personality, or are developed through the years.

Personality traits, per se, are not skills, but traits that are beneficial for the project manager role.

Want to learn more? Tonex offers Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification, a 3-day course intended for professionals who wish to obtain their Project Management Professional (PMP)® or Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® credential. 

Tonex’s PMP certification training course is designed to help you earn your PMP certificate in a simple way and at the same time learn the fundamentals of project management.

Additionally, Tonex offers over five dozen other courses in Business Skills. Training covers everything from business writing and briefing skills to SOW Writing and Risk Management. Here are just a few of our courses in Business Skills:

Strategic Planning and Management Training (3 days)

Time Management and Organizational Skills (2 days)

Writing for Engineers, Scientists and Technical Managers (2 days)

Scope Management and Baseline Development (2 days)

Conflict Management Training (1 day)

Corporate Social Responsibility Training (2 days)

For more information, questions, comments, contact us.

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