How to become a Project Manager| Career Paths & Education | Open Universities Australia

How to become a project manager

Plan, execute, and complete projects from start to end, making sure they’re delivered on time and on budget.

Pathways to this career

  1. Study a recognised project management degree.
  2. Advance your skills as a project manager through additional higher education, such as a postgraduate degree in project or business management.
  3. See if the project management world is for you while you study. Volunteer, apply for internships to gain experience or ask to shadow someone you respect. You'll get a better understanding of project management on-the-job, right down to the tight deadlines.

What does a project manager do?

Tasks and duties

  • Monitor and manage the progress of deliverables to ensure timely project outcomes.
  • Collect and analyse data to develop project reports.
  • Work closely with stakeholders and manage expectations.

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