Businesses have grown so complex, so large and so geographically dispersed that tackling even a single project has become a complicated process. Globalisation and rapid digital transformation have also added another layer of complexity. To ensure that time, money and resources are used optimally companies are bringing in experienced project managers to helm their projects - everything from managing budgets, people, timelines and materials is their responsibility.

Sounds exciting, doesn’t it? It’s a high-pressure job which can be extremely lucrative and interesting. But to step into this world, you require a project management certification – after all, with so much at stake organisations only employ the best.

In Trinidad and Tobago, the expanding economy has created opportunities for talented hardworking young professionals in this field, and a project management course ensures you enter it with all the right skills.

Here is what you will learn from a reputable project management course–

  • Basic principles of project planning - such as preparing an actionable project plan and understanding the scope of the job.
  • Implementing the project plan- This includes turning the larger plan into smaller steps and creating a project schedule.
  • Identifying and acquiring project resources – you will create a master procurement plan which details the various resources – equipment, materials, and people – who might be needed to complete the project.
  • Managing project cost – you will be in charge of creating the budget and then maintaining it.
  • Keeping to project schedule – you will be responsible for hitting all the deadlines to ensure that the project is completed on time.
  • Risk management – you will need to identify/forecast and include all risks into your plan.
  • Managing stakeholders – ensuring all the various departments and people attached to the projects are kept in the loop is also a big part of a project manager’s job profile.
  • Motivate your team – as a project manager the ultimate responsibility of delivering results fall on your shoulders; this means the most critical and volatile resource – people – also must be managed actively.
  • Quality control and capturing insights – at the end, you will be required to keep a check on the final quality of the project’s outcome. This also includes setting out insights or learnings for future project managers.

Pursuing a Project Management qualification can give you an edge in your future career – the demand for competent project managers is high, and there are opening across all global industries. In Trinidad and Tobago oil and gas, construction and manufacturing industries are at the forefront of a recruitment drive for project managers.

If you are up to the challenge and would love to be a part of a varied and exciting career, then a project management certification is a great way to get a head start in this exciting and very rewarding career.

Author's Bio: 

Ravi Ragoonath, Academic Director at CTS College of Business and Computer Science Ltd. His versatility and apt knowledge in fields of computer science and business make him multitasker. To know more visit here why study project management?