Ten Reasons to Become a Project Manager

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 2013-08-28 Email Print this article Print

It seems pretty clear that you would like to get paid more … and gain more job security … and advance your career far more rapidly… and hobnob with influential organization leaders who are convinced of your greatness. If any of these goals are on your career to-do list, you might want to consider getting certified as an IT project manager. A report from Global Knowledge, "Top 10 Reasons All IT Professionals Should Learn Project Management," provides compelling reasons to take this career path. Clearly, it would have a tangible impact on your value to the company. According to research from the Standish Group, only one-third of IT projects are successful, and one-quarter are outright failures. Increased competition requires organizations to gain an edge in bringing to market products and services that are created on time and on budget with limited resources, while demonstrating value distinction. And that's where accomplished project managers come in—and why they're so valuable. Global Knowledge specializes in IT and business skills training. To find out more about project management certifications and what they require, go to the Project Management Institute site. Following are 10 reasons why you should consider becoming an IT project manager.

Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.

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