What is Project Management?

A project can be thought of as a temporary piece of work made up of a series of tasks that need to be completed by a team of people in order to deliver a new product or service. Working in project management you will be in charge of ensuring that the project outcome is achieved. Project Managers often work on interesting and challenging projects across a wide range of sectors, functions, and business objectives.

Generally, in this role you will:

Plan

Develop detailed plans, using project management tools, to deliver what the project.

Forecast

Work out timescales, resources and costs.

Assessment

Monitor and report on progress, issues, quality and risks.

Navigate

Deal with problems and adapt plans during the project lifecycle.

Collaborate

Work closely with the senior management team.

What Project Management Job Opportunities Are There in Jersey?

There is a variety of project management jobs in Jersey. Roles tend to range across:

  • Change management
  • Project management
  • Process Improvements
  • Service delivery
  • Internal controls
  • System implementation

Project managers can work in a variety of settings from financial services firms, coordinating several projects, within consultancy businesses or as independent project managers delivering contractual work.

The roles can include:

  • Project Coordinator
  • Project Assistant/Manager
  • Change Manager
  • Digital Project Manager
  • Business Analyst

What Skills Do I Need?

Gaining professional accreditations is helpful in this role and many employers will support you in gaining these professional qualifications.

QualificationProfessional bodyProvider in Jersey
APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ)

APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ)

APM Project Professional Qualification (PPQ)
Association for Project Management (APM)
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Association for Project Management (APM)Visit main website.
PMI Project Management Professional (PMP)

PMI Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)

PMI Portfolio Management Professional (PfMP)

PMI Program Management Professional (PgMP)

PMI Risk Management Professional (PMI-RM

Project Management institute (PMI)Visit main website.
PRINCE2 Foundation

PRINCE 2 Practitioner

Stands for PRojects IN Controlled Environments.Visit website.
AgilePMAPMG InternationalVisit main website.
Professional Scrum Master TMScrum.orgVisit main website.

It’s not just about your qualifications but your soft skills too. We asked finance firms in Jersey what skills they are most looking for when hiring project management professionals and they responded:

  • Ability to work effectively under pressure
  • Strong planning and organisational skills
  • Persistence and determination
  • Being thorough and pay attention to detail
  • Information gathering, analytical, and problem-solving skills
  • Communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills
  • Management of people or teams to achieve specific outcomes

What Should I Do Next?

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