Frequently asked questions

Common questions about being a Project Manager

What are the essential skills of a project manager?

  • Effective communication skills
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Ability to tolerate stress
  • Good negotiation skills
  • Excellent decision-making
  • Adaptability
  • Organization
  • Contract management skills
  • Risk management
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As a project manager, how can I know if I am being paid fairly?

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What is the difference between a project manager and a program manager?

A program manager manages several projects and programs whereas a project manager leads a team responsible for one project.

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Can project managers work from home?

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