What Is: Project Management

Modern project management is a relatively young field, but it’s expanding rapidly to meet growing worldwide demand, says Lynnecia Eley, assistant dean and faculty member for the Master’s in Project Management program at Georgetown University. Wherever there are projects—in manufacturing, construction, computer software, and a host of other fields—there is a need for teams of talented, highly skilled individuals who can ensure these projects arrive on budget and on time. They are called project management professionals, and the world will need some 25 million more of them by 2030. At Georgetown, project management students learn the theoretical aspects of project management and master the real-world “power skills”—things like communication, problem-solving, stakeholder management, and strategic thinking—that will help them succeed in this exciting and engaging career.

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