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Transferable Skills

Have you led an event or activity, created the process to get things done, kept track of schedules and budgets, or are just great at planning and executing?

Whatever your industry experience, The Management Academy can help re-position you for success!

According to Mark Langley, CEO of the Project Management Institute (PMI), project managers are in strong demand and points to the fact that salaries are continuing to climb worldwide. The latest PMI salary survey found the median salary for project managers in the U.S. is $105,000.

"Many [people] have project management experience--just under a different name. The challenge is in the translation and repackaging of their skill sets so that hiring managers spot their skills. Project managers tend to deal more with managing horizontally in the organization as opposed to vertically, and the position requires unique skills including:

Technical Skills: Just as in most traditional management roles, project managers deal with budgeting and scheduling activities, but they must manage these activities across a range of groups requiring a great deal of coordination. As a result, one of the most critical aspects of project management is managing scope. When dealing with multiple constituencies with a variety of backgrounds and agendas, it can be easy to lose focus. Keeping all stakeholders on board and on course is a unique challenge.    

Soft Skills: Just as in any management position, project managers have to deal with conflict mediation and performance. However, project managers typically don’t have direct authority over their team members. Team members typically have traditional managers to report to; this requires project managers to rely heavily on their ability to influence and motivate action as opposed to direct it. 

Strategic Management: Project managers not only have the internal role of managing their cross-functional team, but they’re also responsible for  bringing the project to completion and ensuring that the results contribute to the larger goal of the organization. Typically there is a direct tie to the mission involving customer relations and go-to-market strategy."  (Woodward, 2012)

See our PMP® Exam Prep with MS Project course and other Project Management related courses in our Course Brochure.


Woodward, M. (2012, January 30).  Why veterans make good project     managers. Retrieved from
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