How to Become a Project Manager

What is a Project Manager?

A project manager is a professional in the field of project management. They have the responsibility of planning and executing a project until completion. Project managers are the first point of contact for any issues or discrepancies arising from within the heads of various departments in an organization before the problem escalates to higher authorities. Project management is the responsibility of a project manager and they aim to reduce the risk of overall failure, maximizes benefits, and minimizes costs.

What does a Project Manager do?

A project manager is the person responsible for accomplishing the project objectives. Listed below are fundamental project management responsibilities:

  • Clearly define and communicate project objectives
  • Obtain project requirements
  • Managing the constraints of the project management triangle, which are cost, time, scope and quality


Required Education and or Certification.

Project managers often hold a bachelor's degree in management, business or a related field, as well as professional certification and extensive related experience. Some project managers obtain a post-bachelor's certificate or a master's degree in project management. They can earn Certified Associate in Project Management, Project Management Professional and other credentials from the Project Management Institute.

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Skills needed to become a Project Manager

These are the 5 essential skills every Project Manager needs to have if you want to excel!

  1. Coaching
  2. PMP Project Management
  3. Soft Skills
  4. Problem Solving Skills
  5. Time Management Skills
  6. Risk Management


A Day in the Life of a Project Manager


Work Environment

Being a Project Manager is a very demanding, and work hours are rarely 9-5, it’s not uncommon for Project Managers to clock in at 7 or 8am. This is because projects are intrinsically linked to timescales, and when things get tough, there is no time to stop or pause. This translate into working long hours to support your team, so that they can get through tasks, and so that you can ensure deadlines are met.


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New Horizons Columbus has been serving businesses and individuals in the community for over 32 years. With convenient locations, we offer a wide range of technical, application and business skills courses. As the world of computer technology continues to evolve at light speed, 

New Horizons helps the world’s workforce stay proficient with the latest technologies and achieve their career goals. It’s what we’ve been doing better than anyone else for years, and what we plan to do well into the future.


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As part of the largest independent IT Training Provider, New Horizons Computer Learning Center delivers more courses than any other IT training company. Our various approaches empower students with unprecedented flexibility to tailor their learning schedules and locations by deciding when, where and how they want to learn.

New Horizons has trained employees at all 100 companies listed in Fortune magazine’s ranking of America’s 100 largest corporations and over half of the Global 100. We are ranked in the top 5% of the industry for training quality and customer satisfaction as reported by an independent, third-party learning and quality assurance company, Knowledge Advisors. Training from New Horizons provides measureable results.