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Project Management Student Perspective Series#7- Hard and Soft Skills in Project Management
In terms of skills(soft and hard skills). What are the ones that project managers must learn, should have but is not mandatory, and what is good to have as a supplement but not necessary?
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Stephen

That's a very open ended question and the answer varies depending on the field, industry, project, ambitions and so on. Every skill is an asset but as a minimum a PM should have:

Hard Skills: Level of technical skills that is good enough from the PM to be able to make sense of estimates, value engineering, schedules and so on. In addition to that, of course Project Management and Analytical skills.

Soft Skills: Effective Communication, Emotional Intelligence, Leadership, Adaptability, Teamwork, Problem Solving and Decision Making.

RK
I agree with Rami. This is a open end question. Anyway, he provided a list of soft and hard skills.
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1 reply by Stephen Robin
Jan 21, 2022 12:33 PM
Stephen Robin
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It really is but you can give examples from your point of view or what you acquired in your career as a project manager thus far.
Technical (hard) skills are the minimum skills to become a project manager. The people (soft) skills are the ones that will make you a great project manager.

I would add earned value management and negotiation to Rami's lists of hard and soft skills, respectively.
Jan 20, 2022 8:35 AM
Replying to Abolfazl Yousefi Darestani
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I agree with Rami. This is a open end question. Anyway, he provided a list of soft and hard skills.
It really is but you can give examples from your point of view or what you acquired in your career as a project manager thus far.

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