A certified project manager offers many skills on an active project.  The main skill they bring to any project is their Leadership skills. Leadership and project management goes hand in hand.  Leadership in project management focuses on the project team i.e. resources. A certified project manager seeks out challenges, new ideas or improvements all to make the work efficient for their team to execute.  Here are some attributes of leadership they bring to the table immediately:

Think Long-Term

A project manager in project management will create a vision for the project. A certified project manager focuses on achieving short-term and mid-term deliverables to meet the goals of the project.

Do the Right ThingsMotivation, goals, productivity

A project manager is a leader who will do the right things rather than over-focusing on doing things right. They focus on accomplishing the project vision and making good project decisions. Once these decisions are made, they will ensure things are done right and take care of project delivery.

Inspire and Motivate   

A project manager has the skills to inspire and motivate people just by how they work with them. A certified project manager demonstrates to the project team how setting goals benefit them and the project. They will always encourage the project team to deliver their best work.

A Wide Circle of Resources

An effective certified project manager will have resources outside of the company to influence progress within the project. They typically have influence that extends beyond the boundaries of the company to impact their projects.

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About the Author(s)

 Cerila  Gailliard, PMP, CSM

Cerila Gailliard (PMP), is an accomplished Certified Project Manager Professional. She provides solution based project services for businesses. She has designed a program to Calibrate, Compose and Cultivate successful business solutions which are unique to each business. Her intuitive leadership has empowered teams to collaborate and carry projects into completion. Her stellar performance...

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