What does a project manager do?
Project managers look after the delivery of projects, both small and large. They ensure a project is finished on time and that no-one spends too much money. They have an understanding of the area of design they work in and make sure the project is kept on track.
What’s a project manager good at?
– are good at managing people
– are organised and disciplined
– are structured with their approach
Tools of the trade/required knowledge
- Project management qualification such as PRINCE2
- Knowledge/degree in the type of design they’ll be working in
Who does a project manager work with?
Project managers work with designers, artworkers and the clients.
How do I become a project manager?
An ideal way to become a project manager within design is to become a designer first and then take additional qualifications within project management.
At school or college:
Good subjects to take in school/college: Art & Design, Business & Economics.
PRINCE2 and other project management qualifications are offered in many guises. You can take a project management qualification within a week.
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