In every industry, technical know-how is essential to guiding projects to successful completion. However, the missing piece of the project management puzzle often lies in leadership and communication skills. In order to effectively execute larger projects, project managers need to be well-rounded and master both technical and relational skills.
After conducting comprehensive research with Fortune 500 executives responsible for recruiting, developing, and retaining project staff, we at TwentyEighty Strategy Execution have identified 14 key business skills that are indispensable for project managers.
Understanding the 14 Keys
These 14 skills relate to three broad areas – Interacting with Others, Stakeholder Management, and Leading Others – and while they may all seem inherent, they are all skills that can be learned and perfected.
By mastering this set of competencies, PMs will gain a comprehensive skill set that will allow them to excel in their roles and accomplish strategic goals.
Want more? Find out how these skills fit into the different phases of the project lifecycle, and understand which ones should be mastered first in order to develop a solid foundation upon which to build by reading this helpful guide to PM career success.
TwentyEighty Strategy Execution is a global leader in project-focused training, enabling people to close the strategy execution gap and drive higher performance by strengthening relational and technical skills. By combining the best of cutting-edge university research and proven business techniques, we deliver training designed to increase alignment and engagement across teams, business units, or the entire enterprise. Learn more today at strategyex.com. Join the conversation on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.