Make a process, department, or business run like a well-oiled machine.
As Project Manager it is your job to make sure things get done. You work with a project from beginning to end, starting with strict directions and creating a plan to make sure all that needs to get done does. As Project Manager, you will figure out the most efficient (and budget friendly) way to do things and then find the best people for those jobs.
Project Managers need great communication skills in this job because you’re the person creating the map of how the project will go, and then the one who needs to explain this both to those working under and above you.
Your day to day might have you calling vendors, finding an Engineer to fix a new bug, delivering progress reports to bosses or stockholders or at the end of a project, letting your team know what went well or didn’t.
The three things you’ll be obsessed with in this position are time, cost and quality. To do a great job pay attention to these three throughout the project and make sure you don’t go over on any except quality.
You can hold this title in any industry, but for the most part the projects you’ll be working on will be in construction, architecture, computers, telecommunications or software development.