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Becoming adept at managing projects

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Project management is part and parcel of any organization. It involves the careful planning of activities and the right allocation of resources to achieve business objectives. Thus, firms hire professionals to perform all the tasks involved in a project for it to proceeed as planned and for resources to not go to waste.

If you wish to become a project manager/engineer, or if you are a professional in the project management field, you may take up project management courses to learn all the facets of project management, or improve on your skills to efficiently manage and lead project teams.

The UAE has schools spread all over the emirates that cater to such requirements. Programs vary and may cover all aspects of project management including but not limited to conducting feasibility studies, creating a project management office, familiarizing oneself with the different project management software, identifying project KPIs, and even risk assessment and management.

These schools also offer programs for professionals to become a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), the most important credential; Risk Management Professional (RMP) or Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM), among others. These certifications mean that the holder has enough knowledge and skills to handle projects from start to completion.

Project management professionals are considered assets to an organization, whether it is in the construction, finance or communications field.

Handy Hints
• UAE schools offer PM courses for undergrads, pros
• PMP certification is considered most important
• Other certifications are RMP, CAPM, PgMP, etc.

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Source: Ellen Joyce Soriano, Special to Classifieds
The writer is a freelancer