Students and pupils

Do you want to gain experience in project management? Do you want to actively cooperate with experienced PMI experts from Slovenia? Want to learn about career opportunities and benefits by obtaining a PMI certification?

Then it is time to join PMI Slovenia and the PMI COMMUNITY.

Why a career in project management?

Project leaders are those who understand the course of the project itself from its beginning to its end. Because as a project manager you are involved in all phases from the Initiation phase to the Closure phase, it is very likely that you are the only person within the project team who has a complete picture and thus control over the project.

As a project manager, you will have the opportunity to work in a variety of industries because, in essence, all the skills required to be a successful project manager are transferable across industry boundaries. The opportunities for career advancement are enormous. According to the Project Management Institute’s Talent Gap Report 2017, there will be a need for 2.2 million new project-oriented applications in the US alone by 2027.

Key responsibilities of the project manager

  • Acquisition of resources, preparation of a project plan
  • Assigning project tasks and managing the project plan
  • Monitoring, reporting and managing project progress; project communication
  • Project scope and budget management
  • Establishing and maintaining a relationship with the project
  • Challenge and risk management
  • Motivation and leadership of the project team

Career path in project management; Career industries

Career path

  • Project coordinator / assistant
  • Project Manager
  • Project Program Manager
  • Project portfolio manager
  • Head of project office
  • Executive Director

Career industries

  • Information Technology
  • Healthcare
  • Banking, Insurance, Financial Institutions
  • Engineering, Construction, Manufacturing
  • Aviation and defense
  • Public Sector
  • Consulting

Required technical and soft skills

Technical skills

  • Knowledge of project control tools: e.g. Microsoft Project, Project Server, Team Foundation Server or others
  • Knowledge of tools for planning, monitoring and managing projects and project tasks: e.g. Jira, Primawera, Plainview or others
  • Knowledge of various project management methodologies, organization of project work and good practices in the field of safety, e.g. Scrum, Kanban, Lean Six Sigma, SAFe, DevSecOps and others

Soft skills

  • Spoken and written communication skills
  • Organized, capable of parallel execution of several tasks (multi-tasker), focused on details
  • Leader and problem solver
  • Conflict negotiator and resolver
  • Technically and business experienced

Project Management Certifications

CAPM: Certified Associate and Project Management: “entry level” to project management certification PMP: Project Management Professional: Certificate for experienced project managers PgMP: Management Professional Program: Certificate for those who are able to lead multiple, complex projects simultaneously PfMP: Portfolio Management Professional: A certificate for those who manage a company’s project portfolio in order to achieve strategic goals.

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