Unless you're a certified Project Manager, you're probably wondering why all managers need to learn the basics of project management. Chances are, even though you may not be a Project Manager, you are probably already managing a project. In 2015, we conducted a survey across
We're not saying go and become a certified Project Manager right now. Just invest in understanding the fundamentals and familiarizing yourself with some basic project management principles so you can be a successful manager.
Probably the most obvious reason why you should invest in learning some project management basics is because it will help you manage projects better. Think about it: our team has monthly, quarterly, and yearly goals. Those goals are achieved by reaching deadlines and completing projects. Whether your team is working on a marketing campaign, website redesign, launching an event, or fixing the internet... it's a task with multiple components and people involved. Learning basic project management skills will help you conquer projectsboth large and small, and help you better plan, execute, and measure your team's success.
2. Gives you a competitive edge
Understanding elements of project management and being able to apply them to various roles can give you a hefty advantage against your competition. Basic project management training improves risk assessment and helps you spot mistakes and red flags before it's too late. It also improves your problem solving, planning, and organizational skills. Not to mention, learning and understanding basic project management tools
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