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In this thorough, helpful article for, veteran project manager Suzanna Haworth explains what you need to know to become a project manager (and what’s not a requirement), how to get a leg up with a prospective employer, and how project managers progress in their careers. Haworth’s article offers plenty of links to help you learn more before you take the leap.

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Suzanna Haworth is a freelance digital project director, certified scrum master and international conference speaker.


Project managers’ roles have evolved: They now extend far beyond monitoring timelines and finances. Project managers (PMs) have become leaders who keep projects moving in the right direction by solving problems, fighting fires, motivating people and keeping one hand on the rudder. PMs today need leadership qualities, flexibility, and the ability to communicate with people at all different levels of the company and from a variety of fields. Project managers love solving problems and puzzles, and they enjoy creating order out of chaos. Many current PMs got their jobs because someone noticed that they thrived on...

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