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  • Alan Robinson

    Alan Robinson

    Professor - Operations Management, University of Massachusetts Amherst

    Alan Robinson is a full-time professor at the Isenberg School of Management of UMass, a consultant and book author specializing in managing ideas (idea-generation and idea-driven organization) and building high-performance organizations, creativity, innovation, quality, and lean management.

  • Bryan Campbell

    Bryan Campbell

    President at 7 C's Consulting and Agile Project and Program Manager

    Bryan Campbell is a highly respected Agile Coach and Project Manager with more than 25 years of experience managing projects, programs and PMOs around the world.  He specializes in agile transformation for enterprise, scale PMOs.

  • Dr. Christopher Burke

    Dr. Christopher Burke

    Assistant Professor of Instruction

    Dr. Christopher Burke teaches undergraduate and MBA courses in Program Management, Operations Management, Information Technology (IT) Management, and Procurement and Supplier Management.

  • Jeff Allen

    Jeff Allen

    Project Management and Agile Expert, Consultant, Author

    Jeff Allen is a highly regarded project management and Agile expert with more than 15 years of experience at large companies like Compaq and HP. As an Agile Coach, he has mentored over 5000 professionals globally.

  • Tim Jerome

    Tim Jerome

    Project Management Expert and Evangelist

    Tim Jerome is an international project management expert with over 15 years of experience at companies like Intel and Digital Network Services. A former president of the PMI Rio Grande Chapter, Tim is also a PMP instructor with over 10 years of experience in addition to his extensive project management consulting experience.

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    Omkar Thakur

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    Yihchih Shern

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  • What is project management?

    As per the Project Management Institute (PMI), project management is the application of knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques to project activities to meet the project requirements. The processes of project management are divided into five groups, namely:

    • Initiating
    • Planning
    • Executing
    • Monitoring and controlling
    • Closing

  • What are the best foundational programs in project management for beginners?

    The best programs in project management for beginners include:

    • PRINCE2® Foundation
    • CAPM - Certified Associate of Project Management
    • CCBA® - Certification of Capability in Business Analysis
    • Introduction to Project Management

  • What are the best intermediate programs in project management?

    The best intermediate programs in project management include:

    • PMP® Certification
    • PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioner
    • CBAP® - Certified Business Analysis Professional
    • PMI-RMP® Certification
    • PMI-PgMP® Certification
    • MSP® Foundation and Practitioner

  • What are the best advanced-level programs in project management?

    The best advanced-level programs in project management include:

    • Business Analyst Master’s Program
    • PMP® Plus Master’s Program
    • PMP® Renewal Pack
    • Digital Project Manager

  • What is the job market outlook for project management professionals?

    PMI states that the demand for project managers is growing faster than the demand for workers in other occupations. By 2027, companies will need an estimated 22 million people in project management-focused roles.

  • What are the top job titles in the field of project management?

    Becoming a project management professional can significantly boost your career prospects and you can aim for ambitious job roles such as:

    • Project Director
    • Senior Project Manager
    • Program Manager
    • Team Lead
    • Project Management Officer (PMO)

  • What are the qualities required for project managers?

    The career path of a project manager requires the following attributes:

    • Strong communication skills
    • Advanced organizational skills
    • Ability to handle multiple tasks

    Achieving industry certifications gives you a greater edge if you aspire to become a project manager. If you are new to this field, the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) is a solid entry-level certification. Next, you can go for Project Management Professional (PMP) certification, which is the most important globally-acknowledged credential for project managers.

  • What is the average salary of a project management professional?

    A project manager earns an average annual salary of $112,410 in the United States. Professionals with 10 to 20 years of experience in this field have the potential to earn up to $153,000 annually.

  • Which industries are most suitable for project management professionals?

    Project managers are required in almost all sectors but mainly in the following:

    • Information Technology (IT)
    • Manufacturing
    • Finance
    • Healthcare

  • Which companies are the top employers of project management professionals?

    The top employers of project management professionals include:

    • HSBC
    • Schneider Electric
    • Honeywell
    • American Express
    • Bosch

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