6 Essential Facts: Why You Need Professional Project Management Skills

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See why more than ever, employers are looking for individuals with project management skills, and why jobs in this field are on the rise. The numbers are clear, project managers move business forward but don’t take our word for it, read what these professional organizations are saying about the project management profession. These are the six facts every project manager, or future project manager, should know.

  1. 80% of “high-performing” projects are led by a certified project manager. 
    Project Management Institute: Pulse of the Profession 2015: Capturing the Value of Project Management 2015.
  2. According to respondents, five days per year of project-focused training reduced the amount of time it took to advance from an entry-level project manager to a senior project manager by 12.6 months.
    ESI International: Annual Salary Survey 2013.
  3. An expected 12% growth in demand for project management professionals will result in almost 6.2 million jobs by 2020.
    Project Management Institute: Industry Growth Forecast ? Project Management Between 2010 – 2020.
  4. The more project management expertise you have, the less likelihood of complications with the client, overruns and cost issues.
    Sudhakar Kesavan, Chairman and CEO ICF International, Inc. – Project Management Institute: Pulse of the Profession 2016: The High Cost of Low Performance 8th Global Project Management Survey.
  5. 59% of respondents say either most departments or their entire organization uses standard project management practices.
    Project Management Institute: Pulse of the Profession 2015: Capturing the Value of Project Management 2015.
  6. Organizations waste US$122 million for every US$1 billion invested due to poor project performance. A 12 percent increase over last year.
    Project Management Institute: Industry Growth Forecast for Project Management Between 2010 – 2020.

Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.)

University of San Diego’s Professional and Continuing Education is a PMI® Registered Education Provider. As a R.E.P. we have been approved by PMI® to issue professional development units (PDUs) for all our project management courses.

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