3B-2. Skills required of project manager

Now that you understand the roles and responsibilities of the project manager, the next question is what are the necessary skills for performing those roles and responsibilities?

The following is a list of skills needed. You are required to expand on these to make sure you understand why each of these skills is important. The first one is done for you

1. Leadership- this very often acquired through the manager’s knowledge base and earned from the position that he/she occupies – must have the ability to motivate, inspire trust, innovate, etc. He must command respect, and perceived as very ethical

2. Resource management

3. Budgeting

4. Marketing and customer relationship

5. Scheduling

6. Technical

7. Negotiation

8.  Communication – maintain strong communication links with senior management, team members,  and all internal and external stakeholders