Hot Job – Project Manager

Wednesday, December 01, 2010
SNHU Communications Office

Project management will be a top five career path in the coming years, predicts Dr. Kishore Pochampally, an assistant professor of quantitative studies who teaches in the university's M.B.A. in project management and M.S. in operations and project management programs.

"Project management teaches you how to manage people, how to manage time, how to manage cost, how to manage communications ... they must all be planned for before you begin a project," Pochampally said. "It also shows you how to manage risks."

Project managers know how to bring together people from every division of a company, motivate them and ensure projects are completed on time, on budget and without the hiccups that often crop up when companies take more of a sequential approach to designing and building new products. (For example, product designers dreaming up a product, then learning later that it was physically impossible for the company to manufacture.)

"Now people come together right at the beginning. Because of the success of project management, methods of project management are being applied in every area," he said. "It's going to grow very, very fast."

The growth already has begun, as evidenced by membership in the Project Management Institute, which certifies project managers – it has risen to more than 250,000 people in 125 countries.

 

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