Take a moment to contemplate your current employment or a profession that you find intriguing.

Even if you don’t perceive yourself as a project manager, numerous job roles nowadays necessitate project management abilities.

Examine the six areas where project managers need to cultivate their skills. Which ones do you believe are essential for your job? What areas do you need to improve upon?

  1. Communication
  2. Negotiation
  3. Time management
  4. Understanding the regulatory environment
  5. Ethics and adherence to standards
  6. Continual professional development

Ponder potential steps you might consider taking to bridge these skill gaps and contribute them to the discussion group.

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  1. My job requires that I possess the six skills outlined. While I have made significant improvement in some of the skills outlined, I still have to learn and hone my skills in other areas. I do this by reading, asking questions and attending trainings.

  2. As a student advisor (Sales) and an entrepreneur, all areas are very crucial. But negotiation is important because in the long and short term. When salespeople are honest, empathetic, and composed, they earn buyer trust and respect for future sales and referrals. This is invaluable for a sales team and a brand, so it’s crucial to give negotiations the utmost care and attention through every follow-up step.

  3. *My job requires that I possess all 6 skills.
    *Skills gaps are time management and negotiations.
    * To bridge the gap, I need to read more on the skills and perhaps take a training to skill up.

  4. My job requires me having all 6 skills, but my current skill gap is in knowledge of the regulatory environment.
    Personally, I feel communication is the most important skill to have.

  5. All areas are essential, right from communication skills to continual professional development. Communication is very important that it could enhance the other areas. Having a hood communication skills could enhance project manager negotiation skills. Having skill would also have a positive effect on the project team as a whole ehcub could motivate the team members in performing their operations effectively and efficiently which can help in the easy they manage time and adhere to standard and make them follow the ethical value. If team member listens to Project manager through his communication it helps a lot. But, I feel understanding the regulatory environment is very much important and should be more work on. Environment is dynamics because legal and political forces are changing every now and then and a project manager has to follow up on the constant chnage to be able to adhere to rules and regulations. Also, it is important to always continue on professional development. Knowledge doesn’t end, it keeps improving. Their is development and advancement of knowledge so Project Manager has to always be updated on Knowledge

  6. All areas are very essential. But Understanding the regulatory environment in project management is important because it helps ensure compliance and avoids legal issues. It also helps in planning, risk management, and stakeholder engagement.

  7. As an Engineer, I would communication, negotiation, time management and continuing professional development.
    Skills I need to develop more are knowledge of regulatory environment, ethics and standards.

  8. IDENTIFYING MY ROLE MANAGEMENT SKILLS:

    As an Educator, the most important skill set I must have is the ability to Communicate Effectively as learning without Comprehension is just a journey without a destination… My pedagogical skills should be able to cut across all Individual differences and Learning ability of each and every learner with real life situations being used as learning aids with Graphs, Charts and pictures which are Non verbal forms of communication to cater for a wholesome learning exercise. For every Subject matter, there is a time frame set to guide the Facilitator in apportioning time for questions and answers, Explanations and this is where Time Management comes in….As a Facilitator, Ethics and standards are required to ascertain Quality Control and expertise. For me , the three key areas are ;

    *COMMUNICATION;

    *TIME MANAGEMENT and;

    * ETHICS AND STANDARDS.

  9. As a legal practitioner, all the listed skills are important to my field of work. However, skills I need to develop more are time management and continuing professional development.

  10. One of the important skill is
    ‘Continuing development profession development’

    From experience, many project managers have missed it in the growth of their organization as staff are not given opportunity for training and retraining.
    One person wants to have it all.
    Favoritism, tribalism is becoming the order of the day.

    As I will always advise, make good use of your time and take up on-line training courses for personal development.

  11. As a HR Professional all 6 areas are very important for my job. In Fact mastery of these skills will determine if I will be a successful HR professional or not.

    Right now,I need to improve on the underlisted 3 areas:
    Time management
    Continuing professional development
    Knowledge of regulatory environment

    I have taken some steps to bridge the above gaps and they are:
    Dexa Project Management course to help me improve on my professional development
    I have devoted 4 hours weekly to improve on my knowledge of regulatory environment as it relates to labour law and policies
    I now use TO DO list tools and journals to monitor what I spend my time on daily and it has been of great help.

  12. Communication is an essential improvement i need to make. being someone that assigns tasks and lets others cover their sector being able to communicate a job description better will improve work efficiency.

  13. As an aspiring project manager in the construction industry, communication is very important to avoid disaster on the job, members of the team needs to fully understand the project to successfully execute it. Likewise negotiation skills and time management, as every client wants value for their money.

    An understanding of the regulatory environment, ethics and adherence to construction standards, and continual professional development will also impact the success of the project if the project manager develops such skills.

    The six skills listed in the lesson are important skills that a project manager in the construction industry should have.

  14. I fine communication to be one of the most important if not the most important skill to master.
    I my line for work as a research assistant working with technicians and casual staff, I found it most important not only to communicate but to empathize with them. This involves understanding their motivations, fears and challenges and seeing how best to approach the task at hand base on the many complexities of the team members

  15. My current job role requires me to have the basic skills required of a project manager. I am required to have daily reports on my role which is key to being up to date with events and activities..
    I am also required to to represent my company in major project decisions both with clients and customers.
    I think there is need to improve on my time management skills and negotiation.

    1. Currently i work as a fashion designer,being skilled as a project manager,communication is require with our client from the style,choice of fabric,then negotiation come in in term of pricing,time management is require to deliver the dress to avoid dissappointment
      Understanding the regulatory environment ,ethics and adhere to standard,continual professional development plays an important role in creating contestable markets and productivity gains and growth.

  16. I am presently the Head of Admin. in my office. Going through the skill needed and used by a Project Manager, i know that all the sills can be used in my daily duty. Most especially, i find Time Management, Negotiation, Communication, knowledge of the regulations(policy) very important. In an administrative role where you have to work with people of different backgrounds and orientations, it takes more than self-ego to achieve the organization’s goal and to bring a project to fruition.

    I have to communicate with other colleagues and professionals within the organization to make sure that we are all on the same page as the project requires, also time management is essential to me and other professional colleagues so as to limit the duration of processing a mail or an enquiry.. While at this, it is also important we maintain a good level of ethical standards.
    I also as a professional keep up to date with new knowledge as well as current industry trends that will help to boost confidence and provide better relationships with others.

    I would still like to develop more on Time management and Negotiation skills as this will help ultimately in the way people are being carried along in the project so that they will all feel a sense of belonging and will contribute their best to see that the projects are completed on time and deadlines are met.

  17. As an accountant in a real estate firm,the six areas where project managers should focus on improving my skills include:

    Communication: Effective communication is crucial for project managers to convey goals, expectations, and updates to stakeholders, team members, and clients.

    Leadership: Project managers need strong leadership skills to motivate and guide team members, resolve conflicts, and make decisions that align with project objectives.

    Time Management: Efficiently managing time and resources is essential for meeting project deadlines and ensuring that tasks are completed in a timely manner.

    Risk Management: Project managers must identify potential risks, assess their impact on the project, and develop strategies to mitigate or manage them effectively.

    Problem-solving: The ability to analyze problems, think critically, and devise solutions is critical for addressing challenges and overcoming obstacles that arise during the project lifecycle.

    Adaptability: Project managers should be flexible and adaptable to changes in project scope, requirements, and external factors to ensure successful project outcomes.

    Communication: Clear and concise communication with team members, stakeholders, and clients is crucial for providing financial updates, discussing budgetary concerns, and addressing any accounting-related issues that may impact the project.

    Risk Management: As an accountant, understanding financial risks, such as budget overruns, market fluctuations, and regulatory changes, is essential for identifying potential threats to project financial health and implementing risk mitigation strategies.

    Problem-solving: The ability to analyze financial data, identify discrepancies, and reconcile accounts is vital for resolving accounting-related problems and ensuring the accuracy and integrity of financial information within the project.

    Areas that I require improvement could include:

    Leadership: While leadership skills may not be as central to the role of an accountant, cultivating the ability to lead small teams, collaborate effectively with colleagues, and influence decision-making processes can enhance overall effectiveness within the organization.

    Time Management: Improving time management skills can help accountants prioritize tasks, meet deadlines, and allocate resources efficiently, especially when managing multiple projects or responsibilities simultaneously.

    By focusing on enhancing these skills,I can contribute more effectively to project success and organizational growth.

  18. As a Solar Distribution Network Engineer, certain skills are crucial for my role in my company
    1. **Communication**: Effective communication is vital for conveying technical information, discussing project requirements with stakeholders, and coordinating with team members.

    2. **Understanding the regulatory environment**: Given the highly regulated nature of power distribution, having a strong grasp of relevant regulations and standards is essential to ensure compliance and project success.

    3. **Ethics and adherence to standards**: Upholding ethical standards and adhering to industry-specific regulations and safety protocols are paramount in the power distribution field to maintain reliability and public trust.

    Areas I really need improvement include:

    1. **Negotiation**: Enhancing negotiation skills can be beneficial when dealing with suppliers, contractors, or resolving conflicts within project teams.

    2. **Time management**: Improving time management skills can help ensure projects stay on schedule and deadlines are met efficiently, especially in environments where downtime can have significant impacts.

    3. **Continual professional development**: Keeping abreast of the latest technologies, industry trends, and best practices through ongoing professional development can enhance your expertise and adaptability in an ever-evolving field like power distribution.

  19. As a teaching staff, communication is very important tool i need to relate to my boss and parent(customer) in order to pass information and also get feedback on their takes concerning the service rendered. Negotiation can not also be ruled out because they will pay a certain amount agreed by both parties on the service rendered to them.
    I need to work on time management because wards learn and assimilate at different rate. So the time you used in imparting knowledge to wards depends on their ability to learn and recall information. Teaching profession have the ethics and regulation governing it. It is very important to improve oneself on a daily basis by reading on how to improve in givin out a quality service or better still get an education.

  20. My current job role does require me to have the basic skills required of a project manager. For example, I’m required to have daily reports on my role which is key to being up to date with events and activities..
    However, I think I am lagging behind in negotiation….. I would want to improve on my negotiation skills.

  21. As a hospital facility manager, all the skills mentioned are germane to the smooth and effective running of the facility, in terms of communication, different approaches has to be considered as patient are perceived to be sick and might not entirely grasp regular conversation.
    Negotiation is quite an integral part also, patients pays for a service and the the facility in turn offer values.
    Time management is of essence as there is a thin line between life and death, at all times, patients are being monitored to take necessary actions if need be.
    Ethics and Standards, Knowledge of regulatory bodies is vital, hospitals have regulatory bodies guiding their mode of operation and standard of operation which must at all times be adhered to.
    As a facility manager, I endeavor to stay up to date with current information on health.

  22. As an effective project manager. It is essentials to improve in all the areas for a broad range of skills that often vary base on the context, scale and nature of the project. But, I will highly focused on communication, cause communication is the most important skills in project management, by communicating with many people in a variety of ways and forms. To be effective you need to consider not only the message you want to pass on but also the method of communicating.

  23. This is my first time officially taking a course on project management and I must say that I need improvement in all these areas. However, as am individual I need improvement most in the area of time management

  24. As an aspiring project manager, I consider every aspect necessary for the project to succeed within the set period. Still, I would highly focus on Communication for the team to clearly understand the project from the beginning, consider time management, and a deep understanding of the regulatory environment.

  25. Communication, Negotiation, Time Management and Ethics and standard are must have skills in my current place of work. While other skills such as understanding the legal regulatory framework and continued professional development may not be a necessary skill to my related and expected deliverables at work, these skills are not take-away as well. Currently I am honing and improving my project management skills as I have come to the realization that everything career path, business activity or even basic daily activities requires the use of project management skills. Thank you.

  26. In my current position, all the aforementioned skills are extremely important and relevant to what I do.
    Communication skill is essential for establishing and maintaining relationships with clients, peers, managers and mentors. An effective communication forms the layer upon which projects can be properly planned and executed.
    Negotiation skill is another vital skill that helps to enhance communication, foster relationships, achieving win-win outcomes, present compelling arguments and achieving overall business objectives.
    In short, all other skills like time management which helps with planning and executing projects with timelines, knowledge of regulatory environment which helps to understand the statutory framework upon which project management is carried out.

  27. In my current position, almost all the skills mentioned are very important. It is essential for me to be able to manage my time efficiently in order to complete the tasks given to me, and to also make sure that i am able to read my immediate environment so as to be able to understand what works best in that period or time frame. I also need to be able to develop myself professionally so as to get better at my job and also get more knowledge so i could get promoted. Currently, i need to work on my work ethics and standards so i could be more productive as i believe i am not working at top level yet

  28. In my present position, all the skills mentioned are extremely crucial, but foremost among them are negotiation and communication. These abilities foster clarity and persuasion, facilitate problem-solving, and ensure that clients fulfill their responsibilities, as trust has been steadily built over time through the application of these skills. Nevertheless, I recognize that I need to enhance my time management skills.

  29. Based on my Current Role… the mentioned skills are all necessary
    1. Communication is the bedrock of successful project management. It enables you to convey ideas clearly, foster collaboration, and ensure everyone is on the same page.
    2. Negotiation in Projects involve trade-offs, conflicting interests, and limited resources. Negotiation skills help you find win-win solutions.
    3. Time Management ensures tasks are completed on schedule.
    4. Understanding the industry, organizational culture, and project context is vital as it helps in informed Decision-Making

    it is also important to know that these skills are not static. we are required to learn and Practice in order to grow as a Project Manager
    5.Upholding ethical standards builds trust and ensures project integrity.
    6. Continuing Professional Development (CPD) keeps you current and enhances your skills.

  30. As a fashion designer, all the listed skills are necessary to be successful in my line of work. Ability to comminicate clearly and negotiate well with customers in order to get the work done is important.

    However, I need to improve on my time management skills as this would boost my competence and efficiency in my job success by delivering customers orders on time without error or delay.

  31. As an Admin Officer, All skills related to a project management can be used in my daily job duty. Most especially communication,time management,knowledge of the regulations(policy) and continuing professional Development. In this IT world that we find ourselves, Communication is very important and vital. And as an Administration officer, we basically communicate every day through mail or replying an enquiry.
    Likewise time management is essential to me and other professionals colleagues so as to limit duration of processing a mail or an enquiry.. While at this, it is also important we maintain a good level of ethical standard.
    Building professional careers and keeping up to date with new knowledge as well as current industry trend and learning related skills that will helps to boost confidence and provide better relationship with other.
    Finally, the skill gap that i am trying to build include: Time Management as well as negotiations skills. This will help in every area of my professional career as well as personal life.

  32. To effectively promote products to end users, having strong communication skills and an awareness of laws and regulations are essential as a Financial Inclusion Partner working for a financial institutions/companies.
    Every business has room for bargaining, thus the act of negotiating is ingrained in me. The remaining areas are equally essential to know what level the organization is built on and to have an effective quantity of clients joining notwithstanding every skill is necessary for every organization.

  33. As an teaching professional. All skills related to a project management can be used in that area. Most especially communication,time management and continuing professional development.

    In this new vast world of technology, communication can be verbal, nonverbal, or written to pass information from one to another. Likewise time management is essential to clients and other professionals and colleagues so as to limit duration of process and steps.

    Building professional careers and keeping up to date with new knowledge in teaching and learning related aspects helps to boost confidence and provide better rapport with others.

  34. As coordinator of Theo-ECO, some of the basic skills required of me are:

    Communication chops: this is important to enable me to pass my message across to my audience and for them to understand my plans and proposers. My communication is a vital part of my project plan, as it would go a long way in convincing the audience to buy into my plan.

    The second most needed chop is my negotiation capacity; this is important to my role because I will have to convince my audience from the available data I have on the reason to buy my ideas.

    Thirdly, adequate knowledge of the peculiarities of my targeted audience is also foundational because what is workable in environment A may not be achievable in environment B, so my ability to take into consideration the peculiarities of my environment (target audience) determines the effects of my project.

    Fourthly, maintaining a good level of ethical standards before and through the project execution

    And lastly, opening myself up for professional development since today’s skills and knowledge may not be relevant tomorrow.

  35. As a professional Bead maker and interior decorator the skills required for my professions are;
    Communication
    Negotiations
    Time management and also continuous professional development,
    Day in- Day out I realize that as I do my interior decoration I learn new designs and new ways things can be done and modified.
    I also observed that negotiation is usually not easy for me as I will have to come into an agreement of pricing with clients along side making gain and also making the client patronize my organization while I’m still striving to give best quality .
    So I need to work on my negotiation

  36. In my current job role as a Retail sales Intern, I usually employ skills like Communication for marketing
    Negotiation to close account opening negotiations,
    Understanding the regulatory environment to avoid bad transactions,
    Ethics and adherence to standards to maintain work culture and
    Continual professional development.
    One major skills I need to acquaint myself with is time management which is a major skill for effective work.

  37. In my current job role as a planner:

    Communication
    Negotiation
    Understanding the regulatory environment
    Ethics and adherence to standards
    Continual professional development

    are all important skills one needs to have

    but then i constantly need to improve on time management and continuous professional development, day by day i learn how to communicate with different people at different levels, as oration is very important

  38. The following following skill are required in my profession

    1. Negotiations
    2. Ethics and standards
    3. Knowledge of the regulatory environment
    4. Continue professional development.
    However, I need improvement in my Communication skills. I’m following up with online training and learning

  39. As a sales specialist, working closely plus directly with other branches of the team; I realized over time that all skills are very important for thriving in a work environment that aims to achieve success towards their goals. Personally, mastering these skills are what I need to achieve, and learning through this online platform is a plus. I look forward to the completion of this programme and broadening my understanding to help me be a more valuable asset in the job market.

  40. In my opinion, every skill is as important as the next. However, communication tops the chart as to effectively practice the other skills, good communication skills is compulsory. Personally, I hope to work on time management skills, negotiation skills and effective communication skills. This is to enable me provide quality services and also, not at an undervalued cost. I hope I can master all these skills by the end of this program.

  41. The following following skill are required in my profession
    1. Communication
    2. Negotiations
    3. Ethics and standards
    4. Knowledge of the regulatory environment
    4. Continue professional development.
    However, I need improvement in my Communication skills. I’m following up with online training and learning

    1. My name is OHAEGBULAM CHIKAODI PRECIOUS . All the key points listed are very essential for a project manager but as an I.T Officer, I will go with communication, Time Management and Continuing Professional Development. Communication is very important in every organisation. To be effective in your dealings with clients one must be able to communicate both verbally and orally. Communication enhances better engagement, it improves productivity, it achieve the organizational alignment and it enhances a better collaboration with clients .

      Time Management in the organisation is very essential too. One must be able to prioritise, eliminate distractions, multitasking and delegate task in order to keep to time.

      Lastly Continuing Professional Development
      Professionalism is required every skill. But as an I.T officer, it is key. I must be Professional in my dealings with work, I must be able to create or bring new ideas that would improve or make jobs easier and faster too professionally in other to save time.

  42. As Senior Care specialist communication is key; and it is important to comminicate with empathy with service users, their family and other professionals in order to be able to deliver the best standards of care.

  43. I believe all six skills are very important as a project manager and even in our daily lives.
    All the skills are essential for my job because they all build me up and make me effective individually.
    Communication is part of our daily lives either at work or outside work. So, knowing what to communicate and how to communicate it is key.
    Negotiation, time management, knowledge management of the regulatory environment, ethics and standards as well as continuing professional development are likewise very important. One can’t do without the other.
    The areas I need to improve in is time management and negotiation. I find it really hard to manage my time as I can get engrossed in what I am doing and loose track of time thereby unable to have a stable work-life.

  44. As a public relations practitioner, I have handled a lot of projects, and negotiation is one skill I will really love to develop. All communications from the start to the end of the project are pretty good in Nigeria, but negotiation, especially as it regards time management for projects, is usually in contention.

  45. Talking from the experiences of the 3 project Managers, I can say categorically that communication, team management, organizational skills, and technical skills are important tools for successful project management. Organizing the activities, being accurate with data, and having good planning techniques have helped to achieve a lot in the various organizations as a manager. Emanuele emphasizes the need to invest in training particularly those organised by professional bodies, ability to share and compare with peers in order to gain recent/new advances in the areas of career. Cathy talked about team management, using the right people for each role to enable them to deliver and manage their skill, knowledge and competence. However, Bill pointed out the need for effective planning which entails a lot, dealing with multiple projects at the same time. He also emphasizes that skills can be picked up over time then embracing challenges is important to improve one’s ability.

  46. Considering the six skills required by a project manager, I would say from my own perspective that communication, time management and continuous professional development are key skills. I need effective communication skills to transfer and share information with my clients (students), team members and stakeholders and it has to be interactive. I usually engage both verbal and written communication skills. Managing my time is also important because each activity/event has a time bound to execute and deliver. I also need to develop and advance my professional skills. Reflecting on these skills entails monitoring and evaluating my performance to build on my strengths, and recognize and improve on weaknesses I have identified. Assessment, and taking action on set- goals are important as well as monitoring progress. The skills gap required is improving communication skills, being an active listener, and reading or taking courses on communication techniques. Time mgt can be improved by using various tools available to take track of time, setting a realistic time frame and ensuring it’s SMART. Staying focused can entail taking breaks at times to refresh and be productive.

  47. All skills are very key in my job description but most importantly, communication. Both with external and internal clients

  48. All six areas are important to my job and needs improvement on. Consequently, I need to read up on all, get more involved with PM through getting more trainings and certification, and take up more challenging roles.

  49. Skills essential for my job
    1. Communication
    2. Time management
    3. Ethics and adherence to standards
    4. Continual professional development

    I need to improve on continual professional development by engaging in professional trainings and personal development.

  50. As an aspiring Project Manager, I need to improve in my communication skills as well as my Time Management skills. I must be deliberate with my communication skill and place priority in things that are urgent in order to manage my time well

  51. I don’t have a 5-9 job yet. I’m still an undergrad, to be a student is a full job.
    Communication is an essential part of schooling. I interact with my lecturers, non-academic staff and students every day.
    I manage my time by going to classes on time and making hay while the sun shines. The art of negotiation comes in during price haggling and bargaining. The university is a regulatory environment with standards and ethics I meet daily in terms of dress, conduct and speech. Being a student is not an excuse for redundancy. I read and developed myself by reading books irrelevant to my discipline, being a part of boot camps, and binge-watching YouTube videos.

  52. Communication is one of the main skill that a project manager should possess. A project manager must be able to communicate and engage with all stakeholders

  53. For someone to be a successful project manager, He will need to cultivate his skills in this six areas without limiting any of them. All skills are very crucial and important to project manager day to day activities.

  54. Currently I provide support to a construction team of about 80 workers. My communication skill is solid. However, my negotiation and time management skills are just there and needs improvement. An additional skill i think a project manger should have is empathic.

  55. Every one of these skills are important. As an artist communication and time management is of utmost importance to me, in order to deliver the right specifications of clients according to their taste and at an appropriate time.

  56. As a geologist, all skills are crucial in my daily activities, yet communication and time management stand out as particularly essential for meeting project deadlines. Improving these two skills is paramount for enhancing my effectiveness on the job.

  57. All the six skills are very important in my current job because without any you can’t deal with some certain problems.

  58. Every one of these skills is essential because at different positions, or different projects and even different organisations, you might find yourself in a situation where you’d need to have it, and so it is always better to be prepared.

  59. All the skills are very vital to me as health worker, but time management is more essential as I’m dealing with the lives of people. Attending to patient in time could save a life and that will bost the image of the facility.

  60. All the skills are essential but, communication is more essential as a retail development manager. Understanding and conveying complex ideas effectively is crucial. Additionally, continual professional development is important for staying updated with the latest advancements in the field. Areas for improvement could include negotiation skills, as a retail development manager I inherently engage in negotiations and understanding negotiation concepts is very beneficial.

  61. All the skills are essential in all organizations.

    Currently as a sales representative for a Telecommunication Company, communication skill and understanding the regulatory environment is so vital to actually push what we produce to final consumers. The act of negotiating is part of me because for every business, there is always room for negotiation. The rest areas are also crucial to have an effective number of clients coming on board and to know what level the organization is based on.

  62. I aspire to be a project manager. I hope to hone my communication, negotiation, and time management skills. These skill sets are crucial for effective day-to-day activities and instrumental to impactful career growth and fulfillment.

  63. Communication skills is essential for me as a Nurse cause it is the bases of all intervention I will carry out on clients or patients.
    One of the major challenges is cultural barrier.
    As a nurse I can prevent culture militating against my skill by understanding the patient culture and respecting it.
    Also continue development is important as there are alot of new research findings regarding man and his health.

  64. The highlighted skills are all essential in any organization. Communication is the most important because if there is a gap or lack of effective communication in relating to people such as stakeholders and team members as a Project Manager, the success of that project is not feasible. It is also very important to communicate in the most easiest language that can be understood by all involved in carrying out the tasks required. Time management helps to prioritize the most important thing that should be done at the appropriate time. Negotiation is a skill set that is vital when doing business in order to get the best deals and navigate through the highest cost to a reasonable or average cost. While continual professional development helps a Project Manager or a career oriented individual to always improve and devop their knowledge more so as to advance in thier respective field which also helps to make the job more easier to perform.

  65. All the skills are essential but some are just more important than the others. Communication skill should be prioritized because that’s the bane of any relationship and since we relate to the stakeholders involved, there is need for us to communicate well in a way that one can easily understand. Also being an active listener. I need to improve on time management and later have a continual professional development.

  66. Communication is a major skill needed in any area because effective communication breeds understanding and makes the people involved to be informed.
    Time management is also an important skill because it helps one to prioritize since one knows that they have limited time to complete a project or an assignment or a job.
    Every career path and job has it’s own ethics and code of conduct that helps to build you.

  67. All these skills are needed to a project manager and put more effort on communication and Continual professional development because a good project manager needs to be updated and what is needed.

  68. As a project I need to have Understanding Role-Specific Skills: Every role within a project team may require different project management skills. For instance, a project manager would need skills in leadership, communication, and risk management, while a developer might require skills in task prioritization, problem-solving, and time management.
    Customization of Skill Sets: Identifying the specific project management skills relevant to each role allows for a more tailored approach to skill development. This ensures that team members focus on enhancing the competencies that directly contribute to their effectiveness within the project.
    Maximizing Efficiency: By understanding and honing role-specific project management skills, teams can operate more efficiently. Each member can contribute effectively to their designated tasks, reducing redundancies and optimizing resource allocation.
    Enhancing Collaboration: When team members understand each other’s project management skills, they can collaborate more effectively. They can anticipate each other’s needs, communicate more clearly, and coordinate their efforts to achieve project goals more efficiently.
    Continuous Improvement: Regular discussions about project management skills enable team members to identify areas for improvement and devise strategies for development. This ongoing process fosters a culture of continuous learning and improvement within the team.
    Adaptability: Project management skills may evolve over time, influenced by changes in technology, project requirements, and industry standards. Discussing and identifying these skills help team members stay adaptable, ensuring they can effectively navigate changing project dynamics.

  69. I think there’s need for me to improve on time management and my negotiating skills. There are times I end up stretching a fixed time set for a certain task or project into other work thereby affecting my schedule for the day.

  70. As a Chief Financial Officer, communication, Adherence Professional Ethics, Negotiation, Time management and Continues Professional development are very essential for my job. Communication is needed budget presentation and defense with top level management and even when dealing with employees. The art of negotiations is necessary to navigate through cost management Accounting. I need to develop all the skills required to make add more value to my current employment and subsequent employment . I’m quite excited as i go through this course.

  71. having worked as an Administrative officer for the last 3 years, all of these core skills of a project manager also applies to working in admin. I have had to manage vendors, we disagreed to agree and find common grounds to ensure we are both satisfied. I believe continual professional development is key so you don’t end up being behind. Hence the reason why I am taking this course.

  72. For the job I do, Communication and indepth knowledge of the Regulatory framework of the job environment is key. I also need to close gaps on Negotiation skills.

  73. Hi….
    I am Francisca and this project manager skills are all a requirement as a Customer Service Executive. Communication to negotiation, work ethics, professional development are all all a requirement.

  74. Hello my names is sefi as a teacher who teachers a primary school, communication is a vital aspect of activating a relationship with these children because most of these children are smart and exposed, there by making then exposed to stuffs, as a teacher, am supposed to be able to communicate with each child to know what they fell about a particular topic and through there answers explain better on the topic of discussion, again Time management is another important aspect that i consider because when you bombard these children with lots of activities at a particular tine they team to get tired and loses interests therefore each class should be short interaction, engaging and interesting. The other skills are very much important even as in one way or the other are applicable.

  75. I have engaged in so many tasks that require project management skills and I believe that communication is an essential part of it , giving information and taking information through feedback. Taking every notes ( verbally and non verbally) even to as regards to the collection, analyzing and understanding feedback which is necessary for every project. For me, feedback sets the good tone of working on projects this is because from feedbacks, one would be able to understand the strength of the project, where changes can be applied , having to access the reactions from stakeholders , team mates , external people that might be involved in the project directly and indirectly and strengthen the collaboration and ensure the effectiveness of the project.

  76. As I am aspiring to become a project lead, I see communication as the magical conerstone for my success. Information is what leads the process and everything circulates in form of information that’s why knowing how to take care of it, sharing, and collecting feedback is really critical.

  77. Hi, my name is Olubiyi Ibrahim Enitan Eniola. I work partly as a consultant in an integrated logistics organization and as a developer on the other hand. Based on my role as a consultant, I have enumerated the steps below.
    Communication: Maintaining constant communication with each stakeholder is important, else, a lot stand to be lost at a very unjustifiable cost. To bridge the gap, I use some tools to help manage what needs to be communicated and when to who per mini project or work on daily basis. I make use of tables in excel to achieve this but I am open to knowing what other tools I can make use of.
    Negotiation: At every point in time in my role, there is always a need for negotiation with internal customer and external customers. For me watching how senior colleagues have done negotiation and taking learnings from them has been a major way of handling this for me. Almost, always we strive for a win win situation for all parties involved.
    Time management: Every activity is time bound and when such time is missed, it comes with undesirable consequences). So I make use of tools with reminders and I discipline myself to ensure that I follow through ultimately.
    Understanding the regulatory environment, ethics and standards: The knowledge of the regulatory environment, ethics and standards are very pivotal to my success with both my internal and external customers) are very essential for my job. I have to ensure that I upheld these identified areas firmly and daily. These are almost always changing, which means I have to ensure that I keep up with the pace. My stakeholders depend on me stating current to handle their work. I ensure I am constantly reading about my area of concern, reaching out to other colleagues in the same sphere for brush up on such areas, liaising with some government agencies where needed.

  78. I currently work with the Special Project & Revenue Optimization department at my place of work. As a Department, we are mostly engaging on planned and Special Projects which could come from the CEO of the organization. This requires all of these P.M skills to achieve an optimal deliverable within the time frame. Communication, time management, Understanding the regulatory environment, Ethics and adherence to standards, and negotiation with customers are crucial in completing a Project, hence the need for Continual professional development.

  79. I am currently running a project for my church and I’m the team lead. the project is about organizing a laity week.
    the skills I believe I need to master her are communication, time management, negotiation. now of these three, I think I am poor on negotiation and thus is the skill set I need to develope.

    I am however thriving in communication and time management.

  80. As a Human Resource Manager, communication, negotiation, ethics and standard are very essential for my job. Communication is needed when dealing with top level management and even when dealing with employees. The art of negotiations is necessary also as I need to convey the needs of employees to management and vice versa. I need to develop all the skills required to make me a hot cake in the industry. I’m quite excited as i go through this course.

  81. As a microbiologist, the ability to communicate effectively is essential. In other words, I will need to work on my communication skills. steps I will take to improve in this aspect include; considering not only the message I want to pass on, cultural influences, the mood of the team, the method of communication chosen and the language used

  82. the skills that are necessary for my job are communication skills, time management, and negotiation skills.
    I need to improve in continuing proffessional development as I want to learn other courses that are related to project management to fill in the gap and become a professional in this field

  83. As a business woman, the communication skill is important. I come in contact with so many customers and effective communication has been of great help, it has helped convince them to get another product similar to what they need when I don’t have the particular one they are demanding. The negotiation skill is also very important and time management.

  84. As a client service executive. My job requires me to have a good communication skills as I regularly engage with 50-100 client’s daily…
    Time Management is also a vital skills as I need to be timely while attending to a client needs and also not keep the others waiting.
    I believe one need to acquire the six skills as they are needed for client services management.

  85. Basically every event, project or organisation of people and resources to achieve a goal must possess good communication skills, collaboration and work towards a targeted time frame.
    No project is carried out in a vacuum, their are various factors surrounding every project ranging from the team or personals, to finance, skills to conduct and regulation guiding the project a project manager must also be able to draw up a plan and strategies to reaching the goal. Furthermore in the face of changes and updates in research and development a good project manager should update himself or herself so as not to be let behind you must equip yourselves. In my line all skills are necessary

  86. For a teaching job, the six areas where cultivating skills is crucial are:

    1. **Communication**: Essential for conveying information clearly to students and colleagues, as well as for fostering a supportive learning environment.
    2. **Leadership**: Needed for guiding and inspiring students, as well as for managing classroom dynamics effectively.
    3. **Time management**: Important for planning lessons, grading assignments, and balancing various responsibilities within the teaching role.
    4. **Adaptability**: Necessary for adjusting teaching strategies to meet the diverse needs of students and to accommodate unexpected changes or challenges.
    5. **Subject matter expertise**: Essential for providing accurate and insightful instruction in the chosen field or subjects.
    6. **Empathy and interpersonal skills**: Crucial for understanding students’ perspectives, building rapport, and providing effective support.

    In a teaching role, communication, leadership, adaptability, subject matter expertise, and empathy are particularly essential. These skills enable effective instruction, student engagement, and overall classroom management.

    Areas where improvement may be beneficial could include enhancing leadership skills to better manage classroom dynamics and foster a positive learning environment. Additionally, developing further adaptability could help in addressing the diverse needs of students and adjusting teaching strategies accordingly. Continued focus on communication skills can also aid in effectively conveying complex concepts and fostering productive interactions with students and colleagues.

  87. Basically every event, project or organisation of people and resources to achieve a goal must possess good communication skills, collaboration and work towards a targeted time frame.
    No project is carried out in a vacuum, their are various factors surrounding every project ranging from the team or personals, to finance, skills to conduct and regulation guiding the project a project manager must also be able to draw up a plan and strategies to reaching the goal. Furthermore in the face of changes and updates in research and development a good project manager should update himself or herself so as not to be let behind you must equip yourselves. In my line all skills are necessary

  88. As a project officer coordinating partner organisations, communication is key and will need to exploit different communication media that makes my team comfortable. Over years, i have learnt certain project supervisors for the projects are coordinate feel uncomfortable with mails with every project party in the loop. Some small inquiries and feedbacks, will always use calls and social media catch ups to receive quick response.

    Negotiation is key in the context of the job I serve. This will however require me to grow my skills and expertise in finance and human resource. Continued professional development in areas were i seem weak notably strategic management.

  89. As a business woman, communication, time management, negotiation, ethics and standard are very important. When business is concerned you need to understand every customer and try to communicate in the language they best understand and negotiate depending on the capacity of the customer. Time management is also very vital in business, to chatch up with customers you need to be time conscious.
    I look forward to be a better project manager as I go through this course

  90. The core of my job is communication, it is the actual engine that drives everything I do. Passing across information clearly and concisely is very important. Firstly understanding the target audience and sending your messages to suit them is very key, taking into account the tone and language as well.

    Negotiation is also a vital skill required as this spans not only amongst team members but with vendors/suppliers that we are required to work with

    Time management is a critical skill to possess.Projects are usually crafted to suit the client’s calendar/schedule. Hence it is very important to deliver within the stipulated time frame from conceptualization and idealization to final execution, time is of the essence.

    As a multimedia agency, our clients cut across various sectors such as Oil & Gas, Agriculture, FMCGs, Finance, Government, etc. Understanding the regulatory environment can not be downplayed to deliver top-quality results and achieve maximum customer satisfaction.

    As a professional, upholding ethics and adherence to standards should be a must-have to thrive in any field of endeavor regardless of the sector or industry.

    Continual professional development and growth should be the goal of every professional who seeks to advance in any given career part. My goal is to always improve my knowledge and skills to be more valuable to my team, organization and clients.

  91. I am a medical laboratory scientist working with the Ministry of Health. I recently started working there and had been assigned administrative duties which is quite different from the bench work I am used to.
    I am able to use my communication skills and also ethics and adherence. This is because the medical profession thrives on ethics and standards.
    I had to take this course to improve my self as part of continuing professional development.
    I have to improve though on my time management.

  92. I’m a secretary by profession and communication skill is a vital part in my job, in the Sense that communication with clients,co employees and employer is important and it promotes easy flow of work in the work space.
    Negotiating with clients who came for business and reaching a particular agreement for the deal is also important.
    Time management is very important in work space and part of office etiquette a secretary must possess for effective work.files,documents and task given to a secretary is to be don within short time so I’ve to manage my time in completing the task given

  93. Understanding the regulatory environment, Ethics and adherence to standards and
    Continual professional development is essential to my current job while communication, negotiation and time management are areas I need to improve on. Am optimistic that after end of this course I believe I can bridge the gap.

  94. As a language instructor and project coordinator, communication is a major skill required to relate with stakeholders.
    It is also crucial for me to improve my time management skills to deliver promptly.

  95. As an administrator and Manager with years of experience across different industries, i have overtime developed solid Communication, Time management and negotiation skills, i have also expanded my knowledge of Ethics and standards and Knowledge of regulatory bodies. Continuing Professional Development however is what i am currently working on. we easily are carried away with the experiences we are gaining that we ignore the place of personal professional development, this is where i am determined to catch up on as much as i can this year.

  96. As an aspiring project manager, the following skills are what I need to improve on in order to scale heights in the field.
    1. Communication: Ability to communicate with my colleagues during projects in the right way and the right tone will be very important. Also, I need to develop the ability to collaborate with team members in order to achieve set target(s) within the timeframe specified is very important.
    2. Negotiation: Although, I am a good negotiator, I think I can do better in certain situations. Yes! negotiation is by reaching compromise between both parties, I think I need to improve my negotiation skill by further learning about the financial aspect of the project involved so as to reach a good compromise.
    Time Management: I need to improve on my time management skill in order to be a good PM. I need to learn the art of using time tables and to-do lists and follow them strictly in order to avoid distractions. and,
    3. Continuing professional development: I need to learn more and more in order to improve my skillset and value. As an aspiring PM, constant learning and development will be highly required if I will make impact in the field.

  97. As an aspiring project manager, I should take the following steps
    Communication: I will practice active listening and make sure to really listen to what others are saying and ask questions if i need more information. I will try as much as possible to be direct and honest, tactful and respectful and always communicate in a clear, concise way.
    Negotiation: Learn more about the art of negotiations. Always do my research and know your position well. I will be open to compromise, and not giving in too easily and stay flexible and creative.
    Time management: setting realistic deadlines for my projects. Prioritizing tasks based on importance and urgency. Breaking tasks down into smaller steps, and make sure to allow for unexpected delays. Keeping track of my time and make adjustments as needed.

  98. As an executive assistant, know how to communicate effectively has always been on of my strong suits. I use it in my day-to-day interaction with my clients and coworkers.

  99. As a medical pm basically communication with patients and relatives very vital as it should be simple and in clear terms, keeping to standards is key even when bills are been negotiated as low as possible.

  100. As an Administrator in a construction company, I realized that Communication and Time Management is important for effective running of the organization and I need to improve on my Continuing Professional Development Skill.

  101. I’m a secretary by profession and communication skill is a vital skill in my field of study.there are strict work etiquette as a secretary that we must abide by in work space.Time management is also important in every task given to a secretary Example documents to be typed with a short time.

  102. In my role as an Architect, communication is essential to effectively convey ideas to clients, team members and contractors. Negotiation skill comes into play when discussing project requirements, budgets and timeline with clients. Also, time management is crucial to ensure projects are completed on schedule. Ethics and adherence are also essential for me as an architect to maintain professional integrity and ensure the safety and quality of the building project.

  103. communication, time management, negotiation, and continual development of skills are essential in the tech industries.
    I need to improve on the above-mentioned criteria to become a better version of myself

  104. From the skills expected of a Project Manager, communication, negotiation and time management are very essential for a construction project manager. I need to improve I’m the aspect of continuing professional development.

  105. i work in the health care industry where effective communication is a strong key for good recovery…i will improve greatly on my communication level as a good project managers

  106. I work in a financial institution as a savings Advisor. Communicating, negotiating and time management are skills that are required in that role.
    One area I would love to improve on is continual professional development.

  107. As an intending Project manager, I’m quite conscious of the essentiality of these said skills. However, I reckon I’ve got to improve on my Time management in a bid to becoming very effective in the field.

  108. I work in a healthcare institution, and i realize that effective communication is essential for project managers to convey ideas, goals, and expectations clearly to team members, stakeholders, and other relevant parties. This includes both verbal and written communication skills, as well as active listening.

    For me one area I may need to improve upon is leadership. While I can provide information and guidance, I don’t have the capacity for interpersonal interactions or motivating team members in the way a human project manager would,

  109. For me, all these touch points are important for my job and overtime I have continuously grown while honing these skills.

    The areas I want to improve upon includes point 4 and five as there is a growing need to understand the relationship between ethics, regulatory standards and it’s contribution to a successful and scalable endeavors.

  110. As a project engineer worked on different projects on mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) with different production companies, all the skills essential for my job;
    1- Communication
    2- Negotiation
    3- Time management
    4- Understanding the regulatory environment
    5- Ethics and adherence to standards
    6- Continual professional development
    but i believe the first three is more needed, with communication especially in that I relate with people from different backgrounds, areas and mentality.
    I need to work more on professional development which is why am learning with DEXA.

  111. communication skil is essential in my current role as Automation Tech because it helps me and my team, to ensures that all team members understand the changes and can contribute ideas for improvement.

    But there is need for me to work on myself, base on time management. it i s essential as Automation Tech to prioritise my tasks and job when is be assigned to me to carry out.

  112. Hello, i work as customer service support, for me time management and communication is very essential for my job and also i would really love to know and improve in this Understanding the regulatory environment and Ethics and adherence to standards.

  113. I work as an educator cum administrator and I believe that good communication skills is key as well as excellent time management likewise ethics and adherence to standards alongside continual professional development for a quality service delivery at my job and fulfilment in my career line.

    Having said all the these, I think the area I’m lagging behind is the continual professional development which I’ve not really put in more effort until now with DEXA and I hope that this is the beginning of my realization and taking a step towards achieving that goal of a professional development.

  114. I currently work with an NGO as as case manager. The essential skills for my current job description would be COMMUNICATION, ETHICS AND STANDARDS, KNOWLEDGE OF THE REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT, And TIME MANAGEMENT. Having known what’s most important, i still have some gaps that are pulling me back that i need to work, which is managing my time effectively. I have to work on my Time Management. Now, it is one thing to know a way, and it is another to put it into practice. Enrolling into an online Time management course seems like the way forward for me right now.

  115. I work in Information Technology as an IT Support Specialist. To me, good communication is the key to interact with clients. Also ethics and adherence to standards are also important in my career. Continual professional development is also essential to my job. I always eager to improve my communication skills and professionally.

  116. As a Product designer, I understand that communication is of great importance in my field. Communication is the keyword between both the team members and client as well as Time management plays a vital role as building a product requires grouping activities into stages and duration. Also, work ethics must not be overlooked as this determines your level of professionalism. Continual professional development, I believe, is a must for everyone who wants to be successful in one area or the other. The world is evolving, therefore, we all must follow suit otherwise one will be left behind and dangerously knocked out of civilisation.
    Lastly, there are rules governing people, so also in design. You must know the WHEN, HOW, WHERE and WHAT in Design in other to avoid been regarded as an amateur.

  117. I work in the Information Technology sector, and i believe that it is very important for me as an IT personnel to have good communication skills, i should also understand the regulatory environment when it comes to best practices as well as ethics and adherence to standards.

    Also the need for continually professional development is an area where i need to improve upon, that is one of my reasons for taking up this class and i am glad i did.

  118. I work in the health sector currently and the skills I believe are essential for my job are;
    1, communication skill
    2, time management
    3, Ethics and adherence to standard

    I believe I should work more on time management.

  119. It’s interesting that every skill requirements of a PM is also essential for my current job as care support associate (CSA) and having these skills is a game changer in the social health industry as your client/patient will be guaranteed of optimum care and support.

  120. * continue improving on Communication, negotiations, Time management, understanding the regulatory environment, Ethnic and adherence to standards, and continual professional development are all key area all intending and project manager.

  121. *I am a talent manager, thus involves in managing music artists and their social life and social media. I get to work artists and a lot of producers
    *communication is Nano’s essential part of this job, lack of communication can cause a whole lot of confusion between my artist and the producers.
    * negotiation is very important for both parties because they need to agree on a price that will favour the both parties or everyone
    * time management is another thing to be looked on because both parties need Favorable time and I need to get a time to fit everyone and to get the work done
    This course has helped me better on that.

  122. All these skills are essential to my delivery on the job and in my career journey. Most importantly, I currently work as a Programme Manager for the Technical Partner of the Government on a State-wide programme where all the skills listed above are required to attain the programme’s strategic goals.
    I would state that continual professional development is key to staying abreast in this field, the very reason I am always on the lookout for learning opportunities to bridge gaps in learning and experience.

  123. I believe continuing professional development should be taken more serious because project managers spend less time trying to develop their craft and this is essential to their career development

  124. I am a digital marketer and I’m deeply involved in social media marketing which means I get to work with a lot of influencers and these skills work hand-in-hand with the job. Communication is an essential part of the job because lack of communication can cause a lot of confusion between client and influencers, negotiation is also vital as both parties need to agree on a price that favours everyone, time management on the other hand has been laggy and with the lessons from the course so far have taught me to properly manage my time and I’ll be implementing it in my next job managing influencers and my client

  125. The most important skills I need at the moment are;

    Ethics and standards
    Continuing professional development

    I am good with communication and my negotiations have been agreeable so far in my career so I need to delve deeper into the ethics and standards and continue my personal professional development.

  126. I am currently an entrepreneur who owns 3-4 businesses. The skills i need to cultivate as a project manager that is essential for my job are ;
    1. Negotiation
    2. Communication
    3. Time management
    4. Understanding the regulatory environment
    5. Ethics and adherence to standards
    6. Continual professional development

    For my job i need to improve on my negotiation skills, time management skills and communication skills.

  127. as a person involved in the construction industry, communication negotiation and continuous education, are very important roles that cannot be overemphasized. with what i have studied thus far via Dexa, i have come to the realization that, I lag behind in two key areas, which are, negotiations and continuous education.
    by this avenue, created for upskill, am sure to do better and improve. thank you Dexa.

  128. I am an Architect but currently working as a supervisor in construction company. I believe that communication, time management and negotiation will help me more effectively achieve maximum results by the time I am done with this course. Thanks to DEXA.

  129. As a gas engineer and aspiring Project manager to be…. My field requires me to work more on communication, Negotiation and Time management… And I believe before the conclusion of this Project management course I’ll have all what it takes to be successful in this program.

  130. Currently I’m an entrepreneur that deals in footwears, appropriate communication and good negotiation skills are essential skills I always rely on. My quest for continuously developing my professional skill is also a key aspect as it enables me to be up-to-date on new styles and offering my customers exactly what they want
    Time management is a core skill I use in ensuring customers order is done and completed within the set time-frame agreed upon for their work to be ready

  131. Communication, time management and negotiation are important to my job, out of the three I will have to improve my negotiation skills because I have negotiated poorly in the past and I only realised after we have come to an agreement.

  132. Communication
    Negotiation
    Time management
    Understanding the regulatory environment
    Ethics and adherence to standards
    Continual professional development

  133. Currently as an aspiring entrepreneur and a founder of a pre-revenue model I believe I have certain degree of communication and Ethics and standards skills , compared to the the rest of the skills above, while there’s room and need for constant improvement and development it’ll be crucial to focus more especially on time management, negotiation, and the ability to continuing professional development, and I believe Ben rolling in this very opportunity is a good start towards my development.

  134. communication skills ,time management & negotiating are the most important core parts of being a project manager i aim to improve on these three parts through this course

    1. As a Regional manager, schools, focused on tech-based automated teaching and learning, several tasks are required each day. The 2 key areas that my job requires of me the most are time management and communication.
      I need improvement in communication in terms of understanding people’s perception and empathising with them without judging them. Being patient is one big skill I would love to improve on

  135. communication skills ,time management & negotiating are the most important core parts of being a project manager

  136. Every transaction requires adequate communication to enable both parties have a better negotiation.

    Continuing professional development is a key to capacity development which enhance individual mindset to creating new ideas and advancement.

  137. Every Jobs requires the communication skills, because the way you communicate will determine what the output of your Job will be like. Bad communication ruins Work.
    Also continual professional development also matters because the world is advancing and we can’t just stay in a place. We need to advance with it so as to stay relevant

  138. In my administrative staff role, communication and time management are important. Effective communication is vital when sharing the vision and goals of the school with the parents and staff. in communicating it is also important to listen actively to concerns raised and feedback from the school community and address them accordingly. I need to improve on time management as most of the concerns brought to my table are time-bound and without tackling them at the right time it is purposeless.

  139. I believe in a profession I find intriguing skills like communication, time management are very important to have as well as Ethics and standards. And it is important in all professions to continue professional development because things evolve daily. And in every profession as an employee it is very important to have a knowledge of that regulatory environment.

  140. As a customer service representative, effective communication is so paramount and can never be over emohasize. I profer adequate solution when i am able to understand the customers and communicate feedback constructively.

    Time management is of a great essence also be each customers complaint should be looked at adequate and solution rendered as soon as possible.

    I need to improve on this points.

  141. Effective communication is indispensable for product designers like me. The capacity to articulate my ideas clearly and persuade others of the significance of my decisions is paramount in driving product development forward.

  142. My Profession and How It Relates To Project Management

    I am a broadcast journalist, working with a radio station. My job requires me to interact daily with people from all spectrums, whether physically or over the radio. With my stories and analysis, I give the society what to think about and collate their reactions for news.

    My job requires that I talk daily and confidently convincingly to;

    1. Share information in the most accurate, credible but factual form that will make the people connect with my story (communication),

    2. Speak politely but friendly enough to extract a needed piece of information from a respondent in my story (communication),

    3. Write the story in active voice, fitted with sound actualities within the shortest possible time and get it ready for airing in the next available bulletin (time management),

    4. Air the story with facts extracted from my informants, without disclosing his/her identity (professional ethics and standards)

    5. Convince a client to either buy a spot on the radio or pay for a service we offer, thereby making money for the company (and myself), while giving the clients value for their money (negotiation),

    6. Since my job requires me to know a bit about everything, I study wide and research extensively on topics before embarking on my stories (knowledge of the regulatory environment)

    7. It’s easy to get lost in journalism if one fails to read widely and stay updated. I am currently studying for a master’s degree in Development Communication. For me and my profession, learning never stops (continuing professional development).

    However, I am always interested in gaining new knowledge.

  143. I am a School Supervisor, my role entails overseeing school leaders to ensure effective management, community engagement, and student development, utilizing data-driven approaches. Responsibilities include spending 80% of the time in schools, observing teaching, and supporting staff development, while also facilitating school events and ensuring compliance with regulations.

    Communication, Time management, Understanding the regulatory environment, Ethics and adherence to standards are essential skills that has helped me succeed in my role

    I need to improve on Negotiation and have professional development continously.

  144. While I believe I have a solid foundation in communication, negotiation, and time management, there is always room for improvement. In particular, I recognize the need to enhance my understanding of the regulatory environment and stay updated on relevant regulations impacting the Scholars program, at Future Africa. Additionally, continual professional development is an area where I can actively seek out opportunities to expand my knowledge and skills related to internal relations and project management.

    To bridge these skill gaps and contribute effectively to the Scholars program, I plan to:

    Enroll in relevant courses or workshops: I will seek out courses or workshops focused on regulatory compliance, project management, and internal relations to enhance my knowledge in these areas.

    Networking and mentorship: I will actively engage with professionals in the field, seek mentorship opportunities, and participate in networking events to learn from experienced individuals and gain insights into best practices.

    Self-directed learning: I will dedicate time to self-directed learning by reading industry publications, attending webinars, and staying updated on emerging trends and regulations affecting internal relations and project management.

    Seek feedback: I will solicit feedback from colleagues, supervisors, and stakeholders to identify areas for improvement and actively work on addressing any weaknesses in my skill set.

  145. As a Radiologist about 5 of the skills are needed in my field, from communication which is very important in attending to patients down to time management skills, ethics and understanding the regulatory environment. Continual professional development needs to be improved because as a professional body there’s always room for improvement and growth.

  146. As an Analyst, Communication is key to understanding my Vendors. Time management and understanding regulatory environment as well as keeping impeccable ethics and standards are key to my role. The evolving world of technology also demands that I continuously improve on my skills sets to meet with new developments.

  147. As an Executive Virtual Assistant, excellent professional verbal and written communication and time management are very essential skills that I use to complete tasks and projects daily. Continuing professional development is another skill employed in this field which is why joined this program to develop myself and learn more about project management.

  148. Sales professionals should possess project management skills in order to organize their pipeline management.
    project management principles in sales brings about clarity and structure in sales cycle and also helps to improve efficiency and increase the likelihood of successful conversions.
    Complex sales processes
    Pipeline management
    Time and resource management
    Collaboration and communication
    Customer relationship management
    Scalability and growth
    Metrics and analytics

  149. As an archive manager, continual professional development is crucial to staying current with industry trends, evolving technologies, and best practices in archival management. Here are some skills and areas I should focus on cultivating for Continual professional development

    Stay Updated on Archival Practices: Keep my self informed about the latest developments, standards, and best practices in archival management. This includes staying updated on professional literature, attending conferences, and participating in webinars or workshops related to archives.

    Information Management: Develop skills in information organization, retrieval, preservation, and access. Stay updated on information management systems, metadata standards, and digital preservation techniques.

    Digital Archiving: With the increasing digitalization of archival materials, it’s essential to have skills in managing digital archives. This includes knowledge of digital formats, digitization processes, digital asset management systems, and digital preservation strategies.

    Records Management: Understand records management principles and practices, including record lifecycle management, retention schedules, and legal and regulatory compliance requirements.

    Data Privacy and Security: Develop knowledge of data privacy regulations and best practices for protecting sensitive information in archives. Stay updated on cybersecurity threats and strategies for safeguarding digital archives.

    Project Management: Enhance project management skills to effectively plan, implement, and evaluate archival projects. This includes skills in budgeting, resource allocation, risk management, and team coordination.

    Communication and Outreach: Develop strong communication skills to effectively engage with stakeholders, researchers, and the public. This includes writing clear and concise descriptions of archival materials, creating educational programs or exhibits, and utilizing social media and other platforms for outreach.

    Leadership and Management: If I am in a managerial role, I must focus on developing leadership skills such as strategic planning, team building, conflict resolution, and decision-making.

    Professional Networking: Build and maintain professional connections within the archival community through memberships in professional organizations, participation in online forums, and networking events. Networking can provide opportunities for learning, collaboration, and career advancement.

    Continual Learning: Cultivate a mindset of lifelong learning and be open to acquiring new skills and knowledge. Take advantage of online courses, certifications, and other learning resources to expand your expertise in relevant areas.

    By focusing on these areas and continually investing in my professional development, I can enhance My skills as an archive manager and stay competitive in your career

  150. As a sales manager and team lead, communication is one of the major skill needed to carry out my role effectively. as i need to pass information regularly on ever changing sales policy, competitors analysis and get feedback on their challanges and support need to improve.

  151. As an Engineer, All the six points are needed in my profession especially Communication skills, Time management skills, Negotiation and Ethics and standards. Being able to communicate effectively with my team member and Client is very important and I know I’m lacking in this department, because in my early stage as a project supervisor I made a lot errors because I couldn’t communicate properly and I couldn’t separate my relationship with my friends within the group and the work which makes my work difficult and I lost a lot of time on the project.
    Ethics and standards is another important skills set that is needed in my profession, I did a lot of installation and maintenance in my field and all these equipments have a standard they all follow, so an Engineer must adhere to the rules in order not to damage the equipment , this point brings me to another skills that I believe I’m lacking, which is continuing professional development. As technology evolve, so are the ways of operation changes, so one can not rely on the knowledge he acquired from years back, it is essential to always thrive to develop professionally.

  152. As a general cashier in the hospitality industry, communication is very important.
    The way I relate with my coworkers is very important.

    In carrying out most of the financial transaction it is expected of me to keep to time.

  153. As a healthcare personnel all project Management skills listed above can be useful in my career especially communication, negotiation, time management, Ethics and adherence to standards and Continual professional development. These skills enabled to provide good quality service and meet customer’s expectations.

  154. As a digital marketer, communication and time management are essential skills. Effective communication ensures clear messaging and collaboration, while time management is crucial for meeting deadlines in the fast-paced digital landscape.

    Negotiation skills are valuable for partnerships and collaborations, especially in influencer marketing or affiliate programs. Understanding the regulatory environment is vital to ensure compliance with data protection and advertising regulations.

    Ethics and adherence to standards are crucial for maintaining trust with audiences and stakeholders. Continual professional development is essential in the dynamic digital marketing field to stay updated on emerging trends and tools.

    Personally, I might need to improve my negotiation skills and deepen my understanding of the regulatory environment to enhance compliance. Steps to bridge these gaps could include taking negotiation workshops and staying informed on evolving regulations through relevant courses or industry updates. Sharing experiences and insights in a discussion group could foster collaborative learning and growth.

  155. As a Customer Support Specialist, communication sums up the entire job description. How we present statements, the tone, the medium, taking note of the receiver, etc. All of these would ensure that the job is successfully carried out. Also, ethics and standards matter a lot in the discharge of CS duties to maintain professionalism.

  156. As an Administrative Officer handling a region, it’s very pivotal to possess communication skill which enable proper interfacing both with superiors, colleagues and clients. This aids smooth and efficient office operations.
    Negotiating skill is also a must because every organization’s goal is to minimize cost and maximize productivity with scarce resources, hence, in procuring office utilities, this skill is needed to work with available resources.
    Also time management skill is essential so as to meet up with deadlines.
    Every organization has its ethics and standards in order to effectively achieve their goals, hence, to work with any organization under any department, these ethics are standard must be obeyed, which makes this skill a key factor in my job as an Administrative Officer.
    However, the need to continually develop in my profession as an Administrator made me find DEXA, which, through this intensive PM course, I will enhance my knowledge.

  157. As an healthcare professional. All skills related to a project management can be used in that area. Most especially communication,time management and continuing professional development.

    In this new vast world of technology, communication can be verbal, nonverbal, or written to pass information from one to another. Likewise time management is essential to clients and other professionals and colleagues so as to limit duration of process and steps.

    Building professional careers and keeping up to date with new knowledge in health related aspects helps to boost confidence and provide better rapport with others.

  158. As a practicing printing technologist, All the six project management skills are essential for my job role as a printer.

    1. Communication: Effective communication is essential for conveying instructions clearly to team members, understanding client requirements, and collaborating with colleagues. Clear communication helps prevent errors and ensures that everyone is aligned with production requirements and goals.

    2. Negotiation: This skill comes into play when discussing production timelines, pricing with clients, or resolving conflicts within the team. A printer or printing technologist needs to negotiate effectively to achieve mutually beneficial outcomes and maintain positive relationships with clients, material suppliers and workmanship.

    3. Time management: In a fast-paced printing environment, time management is critical for meeting tight deadlines and maximizing productivity. Being able to prioritize tasks, allocate resources efficiently, and manage workflow effectively even in the middle of some unplanned mechanical breakdown ensures that production is completed on time and within budget.

    4. Ethical standard: Upholding ethical standards is essential in the printing industry to maintain trust and integrity with clients, produce high-quality books. Following industry standards and ethical guidelines ensures that printed materials meet quality and safety requirements.

    5. Knowledge of the regulatory environment:
    A thorough understanding of regulatory requirements, such as environmental regulations, safety standards, adhering to legal regulations, avoiding piracy and copyright laws is essential for compliance and risk management in the printing industry. Knowledge of the regulatory environment helps prevent legal issues and ensures that printing operations are conducted responsibly.

    6. Continuing professional development: Improvement in any field helps to stay updated and more relevant in the advancement that comes up in your track, printing is not left out professional development keeps you abreast and informed of new printing technology advancement and enhancing materials and skills.

  159. I have come to again realize that effective communication is essential in project management where i need to understand that it is not in one way, there might be an exchange of thoughts, i have understood that for communication to be successful i need to consider cultural factors, the mood of the people i communicate to, the method and language I choose to use. time management also is crucial as a project manager and all of this is important in my daily personal life as well. thank you for bringing them on the table

    I have realized I need to improve my negotiation capacity since I have discovered that it is essential. i hope i will finish this training equipped to be a good and successful project manager

  160. All the six skills listed above for a project manager are very vital to his role, but I want to lay much emphasis on communication and Time management. In communication skills one have to be proficient and learn languages to avoid breach in communication with clients with reason of multi lingual languages over the globe and Time management is very vital in meeting clients expectations which procrastination should be avoided in all cost, Turn around time is very vital to any project.

  161. The skills I believe are essential for my job as a business executive are Communication, Negotiation, and Time Management. The areas I need to improve are the skills mentioned: Communication, Negotiation, Time management, Understanding the regulatory environment, Ethics and adherence to standards, and Continuous professional development because these are the required skills to master as a good project manager.

  162. As an aspiring project manager all six areas are very important, but I’ve come to realize that effective communication is not just about passing accurate information, I’ve learnt that the tone of of the communication matters more in effective communication. Getting a good negotiation deal is a win-win for a negotiation skills as it is essential in engaging with clients, and team members in order to gain resources, manage problems, and assure project success. Time management is of outmost importance, as it has to do with timely completing projects so as to gain confidence from your clients.

  163. As a consultant and PM in renewable energy. Continual professional development is paramount as we live in a society where new discoveries, improvements, technology advancement that make work easier and more precise. Without self professional dev.. One might become absolute.

  164. My name is Busayo and I am an Estate Surveyor and Valuers. As someone who is into real estate, we always have some construction project to handle and some times major valuation exercise across the country. In the past, most of the project handled were handled in a local ways and we always have challenges of not delivering as at when due and this most times lead to dissatisfaction from client. The skills a project Manager should master are as follows
    Communication
    Negotiation
    Time Management
    Knowledge of the regulatory environment
    Ethics and Standard
    Continuing professional development.
    Out of the above skills, I need to improve on communication, negotiation and time management. I have learn that effective communication is the key, once all major stakeholders have clear instructions on the way the project should go and all agreed, then the project will be delivered as at when due.

  165. Continual professional development
    This is one gap I will want to fill in my role as Compliance Manager in my organisation, one of the steps I have taken is taking courses online, like this course on DEXA.

  166. As an aspiring PM, I believe communication and negotiation are important skills to have.
    Communicating effectively can help in risk management and in negotiations as both parties feel heard and come to positive compromises that further enhance their plans.
    However, negotiating without the proper professionalism and ethics of the industry will inevitably lead to a breakdown in communications and render any previous agreement to shreds.
    Since communication and negotiation without the fundamental ethical background will undoubtedly flop and cause severe setbacks to already laid out projects, it is imperative that all go hand in hand to ensure the attaining of results.

  167. Personally, i take my communication and time management skills seriously. Life is all about give and take and to attain a certain level, you need ideas and to make bring others into your idea, you need to learn how to effectively communicate to them. To sell your idea, you need a means to communicate it.
    Also, time management is very important for me as an individual. At my present place of work, there are several tasks that needs to be achieved at a limited time, this way, i have to plan and also manage my time effectively to achieve my goals.
    Project management being a different world entirely, I will need to improve in these skills so that every project objective would be achieved always.

  168. As an Application Engineer/Analyst, good communication skill is an integral part of an organization.
    Negotiation is the ability to convince your client with visible evidence of excellent service delivery.
    Time management helps in meeting daily targets and milestones.

  169. Personally I believe that communication, negotiation and time management are the essential skills that I have been learning so far because they are necessary when trying to obtain a carrier in project management.
    As an educator, I have to make sure I am able to relate certain task to the necessary authority in order to get permission on what to do and also be able to relate them to my team. I must learn to be able to negotiate with the school head as to what will be favorable, benefiting to the school,students and my team. In all this time management must be considered because the project at hand must be delivered within the stipulated timeframe.
    I will need to do to build up this skills like attending more professional classes online and offline to boost my confidence and knowledge. Making me a better listener and communicator. I can also improve time management skill by working with sticky notes , to-do lists and some other tools that keep me on my feet in order to achieve a positive result on my project.

  170. In terms of the six areas of project management skills, I would say that communication, negotiation, and time management are especially important for a new entry civil engineer. Communication is important in order to effectively communicate with the team, clients, and other stakeholders, as well as to keep everyone updated on the progress of the project. Negotiation is also important in order to resolve conflicts, manage change requests, and agree on timelines and budgets. Time management is essential to ensure that the project is delivered on time and within budget.
    As for skill gaps, I would suggest working on improving communication skills, such as active listening
    To improve communication skills, may want to consider taking a communication training course, reading books on the topic, or even watching videos on effective communication techniques. Additionally, could try to make an effort to actively listen to others, ask questions to clarify information, and use a positive and clear tone when communicating. Practicing these skills will help become a more effective communicator.
    As for negotiation, may want to work on developing conflict resolution skills, as well as ability to compromise and find solutions that are beneficial to all parties involved.
    To develop negotiation skills, may want to consider reading books on the topic, attending workshops, or finding a mentor who can provide guidance and feedback. Additionally, could practice negotiation skills in low-stakes situations, such as negotiating a lower price on a purchase or negotiating a raise with your boss. This will help become more comfortable with the process and more confident in the ability to negotiate effectively.
    Time management can be improved by using tools such as a task list, calendar, or project management software to help you stay organized and on track.
    Additionally, it’s important to set realistic deadlines, prioritize tasks, and avoid procrastination. It may also be helpful to take regular breaks to help stay focused and productive.
    looking to improve the skills in the other three areas – knowledge of the regulatory environment, ethics and standards, and continuing professional development In terms of the six areas of project management skills, I would say that communication, negotiation, and time management are especially important for a new entry civil engineer. Communication is important in order to effectively communicate with the team, clients, and other stakeholders, as well as to keep everyone updated on the progress of the project. Negotiation is also important in order to resolve conflicts, manage change requests, and agree on timelines and budgets. Time management is essential to ensure that the project is delivered on time and within budget.
    As for skill gaps, I would suggest working on improving communication skills, such as active listening
    To improve communication skills, may want to consider taking a communication training course, reading books on the topic, or even watching videos on effective communication techniques. Additionally, could try to make an effort to actively listen to others, ask questions to clarify information, and use a positive and clear tone when communicating. Practicing these skills will help become a more effective communicator.
    As for negotiation, may want to work on developing conflict resolution skills, as well as ability to compromise and find solutions that are beneficial to all parties involved.
    To develop negotiation skills, may want to consider reading books on the topic, attending workshops, or finding a mentor who can provide guidance and feedback. Additionally, could practice negotiation skills in low-stakes situations, such as negotiating a lower price on a purchase or negotiating a raise with your boss. This will help become more comfortable with the process and more confident in the ability to negotiate effectively.
    Time management can be improved by using tools such as a task list, calendar, or project management software to help you stay organized and on track.
    Additionally, it’s important to set realistic deadlines, prioritize tasks, and avoid procrastination. It may also be helpful to take regular breaks to help stay focused and productive.
    looking to improve the skills in the other three areas – knowledge of the regulatory environment, ethics and standards, and continuing professional development

  171. As a learning and development specialist, time management will be key to ensuring training plans, content development, and execution of the training projects. However, Incase of a gap in the process communication will be key to the different stakeholders, and that brings in the ability to negotiate in case of any delays.
    I will need to upskill myself to be up tp date with the recent learning and development programs, and different forms of content development.ice-breaking sessions for both online and physical training. Being knowledgeable will boost my confidence.

  172. SKILLS GAP & POSSIBLE ACTIONS I WILL TAKE TO ADDRESS THEM
    Negotiation: I will love to carefully take this course and pay close attention to the week when Negotiation for project management will be taught. I will also start increasing my overall knowledge in this area by following content from credible sources like the APM’s website, International Journal of Project Management., amongst others, to fill this skills gap.
    Continuing professional development: I will invest time and resources (where necessary) to pursue additional professional development in project management, aside from this tuition-free course from DEXA.

  173. As a law student and a lawyer to be, all the essential listed above are of crucial importance. However, am interested in building my skill on time management, good communication, and negotiation.
    This is because, no matter the profession you find yourself, if you don’t know how to manage your time you will be lacking behind and will be feed up with loads of task. Communication is also of necessity. Poor communication skills could chase away prospective or ultimate client. I believe as a lawyer, you ought to know how best to communicate to your client and get useful information from them which will help in the defence or trial of such a person. Finally, negotiation plays a vital role in getting your professional fee as a lawyer. It is important to have good negotiation skill, especially if you want to venture into the Alternative Dispute Resolution sector which is quite different from litigation.

  174. As a counsel in a project team in an area I am not really familiar with, I believe continual professional development is essential, in order to acquire new skills and knowledge in relation to the sector in which I am working. You can’t really perform and deliver is you don’t have a good understanding of what you’re working on, and this, according to me, affects other skills as you cannot properly manage time,communicate nor negotiate about what you don’t master.

  175. As a data Analyst, good communication skill is an essential part of excellent service delivery and set goals/objectives in an organization.
    -Negotiation is the ability to convince your client with visible evidence of excellent service delivery.

  176. hich ones do you think your job requires you to have? What skill gaps do you have?
    I work as a teacher. A top priority is communication skills, without which I wouldn’t be able to facilitate learning. Another is
    Time management. Here timely assessment of learners – feedback and formative and summative assessments is crucial to effective learning process.
    Ethics and standards, and
    Continuing professional development are also a must.

  177. A project manager really needs communication skills as you will need to ow with your team members and also your clients in terms of convincing him/her about how good you can manage the work he is giving you. Also as a project manager you need time management skills. If a project manager does not have time management skills then his integrity might be at stake and he won’t be taken serious. As a project manager you must also inculcate the habit of having to-do as this help in reminding you of things that has to be done and not skipping or leaving a process. A project manager also needs to learn to plan every day of the week as this help to keep track of time.

    1. Good communication in any organizations help employees, productivity improves by up to 30 percent. Proper communication at work helps in maximizing productivity and also, the managers can properly understand the talent and skills of the workers. As a result, it helps in providing a proper direction to work effectively.

      As a project manager, I have to build a good relationship within my team, given my teams free access to come to me whenever they felt their is need for that.

  178. As an Education Officer, all of these skills, which include; Communication, Negotiation, Time management, Understanding the regulatory environment, Ethics and adherence to standards, and Continual professional development, are essential in carrying out my duties in my place of work.

    However, continual professional development is one aspect that needs to be worked on by proactively addressing this skill gap through targeted actions and seeking support from peers and mentors. Some of the potential steps I’ve decided to take in bridging this gap include;

     Establish measurable goals for my professional development that are in line with my
    interests and career ambitions.
     Create a professional development plan outlining actionable steps and timelines for
    achieving goals.
     Maintain a continuous improvement trajectory by periodically reviewing progress and
    modifying the professional development plan as necessary.

  179. Negotiation and time management. Better negotiation in order to do a good job and time management that is meeting deadlines and working effectively within time frames.

  180. As a research assistant, communication, ethics, adherence to standards, and the need for continual development cannot be overemphasized. Every chance I get is one I use to upskill. Taking extra courses that pushes me ahead is one I always have to do, and need to do. Little by little, I know I will get there.

  181. To continue in professional development, should not only be in abstract learning, it should be more of practicals. A person’s involvement in projects management over and over makes you a professional because of the experiences one has gathered which is the best way to continue professional development to me personally. So by the end of the course I’m open collaborations.

  182. communication, I believe adds value to a project, helping the project manager to stay on track {keep contact}. communication takes many forms to be effective, you need to consider not only the message you want to pass on but also the method of communicating. I am still developing my communication skill though.
    continuing professional development is a great skill that needs to be developed, it opens you more to learning, it helps you improve your knowledge on the profession so as to remain relevant and not outdated
    Time management is important because it helps balance job, it helps the project manager and teammate to work on the scheduled time and date, i think that is where the project plan is needed.
    All the skills mentioned are essential and excellent skills.
    THANK YOU

  183. A Project Manager needs to embody innovation and proactive behavior. Consequently, nurturing and applying efficient communication and time management skills are fundamental for reaching objectives. Furthermore, as a Project Manager, it’s vital to improve negotiation skills, maintain compliance with regulatory standards, and uphold ethical principles. Continuously adapting in the dynamic realm of project management is equally essential.

  184. Communication, Negotiation are skills that I have acquired over time, communication for me is more innate, all I have to do is to get a good reading and understanding of the actors and factors involved and the rest comes naturally. Time management, I believe is very essential in all works of life and same goes for ethics and standards. It is also essential for one to engage in continuous professional development as processes and methods improves over time and it’s important for honing and improving one’s skills and understanding of the profession.

  185. So, time management is one skill that cannot be under spoken of.
    Every project has its own strategy and plans to make it hits her goal, but time management is peculiar to all, because it is taking the step of knowing when to start, setting the time frame and motoring that the time frame is not exceeded or over exceeded

  186. As an administrative virtual assistant, I believe communication, negotiation, time management, and continual proffetional development are essential skill set to possess and develope.
    1. Negotiation is very important in not only getting a good deal for myself as regards my work condition, it may also come in handy in dealing with clients on behalf of my employers. To bridge this gap therefore, I’ll just have to keep practicing and watch a lot of videos on negotiations case studies.

    2. Time management is perhaps one of the most essential skill to an Administrative Assistant. This is because there are many different tasks that must be accomplished within stipulated time and in order to meet deadlines, time has to be effectively managed. To improve on this, I’ll take more courses on time management. I will also set deadlines for myself and try to meet them.
    3. Continual Professional Development: While qualifications may get you in the door, continual professional development will keep you in the room. In order to prevent redundancy one has to continually develop one’s skills and conform with the times. I will therefore, garner more skills necessary for my profession.

  187. I want to be a Project Manager.
    This job requires me to have all the six skills.
    *Communication
    *Negotiation
    *Time management
    *Knowledge of regulatory environment
    *Ethics and standards
    *Continuing professional development
    But my skill gaps are Negotiation and Knowledge of the regulatory environment.
    What to do to rectify this is to be good in influencing people’s decisions, and also be able to identify and understand the important norms and regulations and their impacts on the project.
    I love to improve my knowledge on anything so it won’t be difficult to know where I’m lacking in my field and how to fix it. I’m good at communicating, being professional, good at managing time.

  188. The skills i believe are essential for my job are;

    1) Knowledge and understanding of the regulatory environment; mastering these skills are necessary to guide me in performing my job function without going against the law. To develop this skill, it is very important to belong to a professional body where the activities of its members are regulated within the specified law. Also, one must familiarize himself with the relevant laws and policies guiding the practice of his profession.

    2) Ethics and adherence to standards; Belonging to a body of professionals within your profession would encourage ethical practice as breaching ethical codes by members attracts disciplinary actions.

    3) Continual professional development; This could be attained by acquiring relevant professional certifications, attending conferences and more of on the job experiences through participation on projects, operation and other relevant activities.

  189. As an Engineer, all of the skills are very important in the discharge of my duty in the workplace.
    There is need for me to work on Continual Professional Development to help in my Career development.

  190. Education is a unique project on its own requiring special skills as the ones indicated as special skill that a project manager needs to develop. As the world is becoming highly digitally inclined, it becomes imperative that the guiding light revolutionize itself to meet the ever-changing digital world. In pursuit of this, students who enrolled to study education at the university are required to take a compulsory course in project management, particularly at the master’s level. The course is titled Project Management in Education. Communication skills are vital to everyone in the field of education. A teacher needs good communication skills to be able to impact knowledge to the students and interface with the community. A leader in education needs communication skills to be able to communicate the vision, the shared values, expectations, and the culture of the school to all stakeholders effectively. He should be conversant with ethics and standards in education and have a sound knowledge of the regulatory environment where the school operate. A clear understanding of ethics and standards and the rules governing the operation of schools are critical to ensure conformity. A non-conforming school will not be issued operational licenses and will not be accredited. Licenses are usually renewed annually in most cases and therefore school leaders are expected to be in constant touch with the regulatory bodies at all times. Negotiation skills are necessary for teachers and leaders so that they can mediate, reconcile and possibly arbitrate attendant issues that come up from time to time. Learning is from cradle to grave, so teachers and leaders in education are constantly engaged in learning and upskilling. School programmes are scheduled and therefore time management is critical.

  191. Being a project manager need to communicate to the team on tasks, to-do lists and deadlines, also negotiation is important so as to be able to get a good deal. Time management guides every project manager especially when working with tight deadlines. Also ethics and adherence to the regulatory body govern the project management body is key. A project manager need to cultivate their skills in all the 6 areas.
    I need to improve on continuous professional development because it helps you to keep learning, getting curious about what next and implementing it in your work

  192. Communication: This is essential for conveying information clearly and effectively, understanding user needs, and providing appropriate responses.

    Negotiation: Understanding negotiation principles can help in managing user expectations and finding mutually beneficial solutions.

    Time Management: This is crucial for optimizing response times and managing multiple tasks efficiently to provide timely assistance to clients

    Ethics and Adherence to Standards: This is important for maintaining trust with clients and ensuring that responses align with ethical guidelines and standards.

    Continual Professional Development: Regular updates and improvements to my training are necessary to stay relevant and accurate.

    Areas for Improvement:

    Understanding the Regulatory Environment: While I can provide information on various regulations, staying updated on specific regulatory changes and nuances requires constant monitoring and adaptation.

    Negotiation: Refining the ability to understand user preferences and tailor responses accordingly could be beneficial.

    Potential Steps for Bridging Skill Gaps:

    Regular Training and Learning: Engage in ongoing training programs or courses to stay updated on regulatory changes, negotiation techniques, and ethical standards.

    Seek Feedback: Solicit feedback from clients and supervisors to identify areas for improvement and adjust responses accordingly.

    Collaboration: Work colleagues to gain insights into complex regulatory issues and ethical considerations.

    Utilize Resources: Make use of available resources such as industry publications, online forums, and professional networks to stay informed and enhance skills in relevant areas.

    Practice and Reflection: Continuously practice communication and negotiation skills and reflect on experiences to identify areas for growth and improvement.

    By actively addressing these skill areas and implementing strategies for improvement, I can enhance my ability to effectively engage with clients and provide valuable assistance in various contexts.

  193. Communication
    Negotiation
    Time management
    Understanding the regulatory environment
    Ethics and adherence to standards
    Continual professional development

  194. Communication, Negotiation and Time management are essential in every successful project. But as a project manager, I need to stay more updated by continually developing myself professionally and being ethical in my interactions with stakeholders, by following the standards of project management and having indepth knowledge of the regulatory environment

  195. Having evaluate each area, I’d like to discuss potential steps for improvement:

    1. Communication: this is essential for any role, enhancing my written and verbal communication skills can involve certain training like workshops, public speaking group and more.

    2. Negotiation: this is a discussion aimed at reaching an agreement. Therefore, seeking mentorship is not a bad idea, learning about various negotiation strategies and apply them in real-life situations.

    3. Time Management: I must adopt tools and techniques such as time-blocking, prioritization, and setting realistic deadlines. And also, Consider time management courses or seminars.

    4. Understanding the Regulatory Environment: I need to stay updated on relevant regulatory environment publications, workshops, and networking with professionals in the field.

    5. Ethics and Adherence to Standards: I must take ethics courses, participate in discussions, and stay informed about industry standards. Seek mentorship to navigate ethical dilemmas.

    6. Continual Professional Development: I must have to attend conferences, workshops, and webinars. Engage in online courses and seek mentorship to stay current in the field.

    In all these, I will have to set specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound (SMART) goals for each skill area. Regularly assess progress and adjust my plan accordingly.

    I should engage with my discussion group to share insights, seek feedback and collaborate on learning opportunities.

    Being a project manager is just a way of being myself,

  196. As a project manager, effective communication is essential for interacting with users, and time management is crucial to ensure prompt responses. Continual professional development is vital to staying updated, while understanding the regulatory environment and improving negotiation skills can lead to more efficient problem-solving. Additionally, ethics is always important in all aspects of project management.

  197. All six skills are essential to my job.
    I would like to improve myself in these skills by taking some the actions below
    1. Communication
    a) Keep my audience in mind
    b) Leverage face-to-face communication when possible
    c) Make eye contact more
    d) Ask for feedback
    2. Negotiation
    a) Practice more of active listening
    b) Learn to be prepared
    c) Build rapport
    d) Build emotional intelligence
    3. Time Management
    a) Set reminders for all of my tasks
    b) Create a daily planner
    c) Give each task a time limit
    d) Learn to block out distractions
    4. Continuual Professional Development
    a) Identify my needs
    b) Plan and carry out development activities
    c) Reflect on my learning
    d) Share my learning with others

    1. Cultivating skills in communication, negotiation, time management, understanding the regulatory environment, ethics, and continual professional development are essential for success in the power distribution industry. These skills help professionals effectively manage operations, ensure compliance, and drive innovation in an ever-changing industry landscape.

  198. In my role as a project manager,
    Communication is essential for effective interaction with the users. Time management is crucial to ensure prompt responses.
    Continual professional development will help me to stay updated.
    I could improve negotiation skills for more efficient problem-solving. Understanding the regulatory environment is less relevant, but ethics is always important.

  199. Having evaluate each area, I’d like to discuss potential steps for improvement:

    a. Communication: Essential for any role, enhancing my written and verbal communication skills can involve workshops, public speaking practice, or joining communication-focused groups.

    b. Negotiation: I must attend negotiation training, practice scenarios, and seek mentorship. Further learn about various negotiation strategies and apply them in real-life situations.

    c. Time Management: I must adopt tools and techniques such as time-blocking, prioritization, and setting realistic deadlines. And also, Consider time management courses or seminars.

    d. Understanding the Regulatory Environment: I must also stay updated on relevant regulations through industry publications, workshops, and networking with professionals in the field.

    e. Ethics and Adherence to Standards: I must take ethics courses, participate in discussions, and stay informed about industry standards. Seek mentorship to navigate ethical dilemmas.

    f. Continual Professional Development: I must have to attend conferences, workshops, and webinars. Engage in online courses and seek mentorship to stay current in the field.

    To bridge these skill gaps, I have to consider creating a personal development plan. Set specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound (SMART) goals for each skill area. Regularly assess progress and adjust my plan accordingly.

    I must also engage with my discussion group to share insights, seek feedback, and collaborate on learning opportunities.

    And I must remember, improvement is a gradual process, and consistency is key.

  200. The skills that are needed by a project manager are:-

    Leadership

    Communication

    Team management

    Organization skills

    The two things to make it work is by learning and doing it.

  201. They are actually all essential in my job because each one of the skills as it’s own specific work and area of specialisation.

    Communication
    Negotiation
    Time management
    Understanding the regulatory environment
    Ethics and adherence to standards
    Continual professional development

    I need to improve on the following:-

    Communication

    Time management

    Continual professional development

    Negotiation

    Risk management

    Quality Assurance

    Closure(Close the deal)

  202. Knowledge of the regulatory environment… As a built expert, the major and critical aspect of managing projects is knowing the rules and regulations guidelines different forms of contract between clients, contractors and sub-contractors.

  203. I firmly believe that effective communication skills are paramount. They serve as the cornerstone of successful project management, enabling the clear and concise exchange of visions, plans, and goals among team members. Effective communication fosters collaboration, alignment, and understanding, ensuring that everyone is on the same page and working towards the project’s success. ; it’s about building relationships, resolving conflicts, and inspiring teams to achieve their best.

  204. Time management… sometimes, in my haste to make something perfect or to my satisfaction, I lose track of the time.

    1. Time management… sometimes, in my haste to make something perfect or to my satisfaction, I lose track of the time.
      Honestly, I don’t know how to work on this as every method I’ve tried left me feeling like something is not complete.

  205. Time management is essential in managing a project, this is why it is very important to me to evaluate a project again and again before giving a time frame and this includes involving my team(either old member or new that will be needed for the project) so I can know or understand their commitment to the project and also engaging them in evaluating the time Frame and if it’s okay with them.
    I also think I need to improve on professional development, I need to embrace new skills and engage in new work where I can learn more.

  206. A Project Manager need to be innovative and proactive. As such, effective communication and time management skills are a vital component that needs to be cultivated and implemented to achieve a set goals as a project manager. However, being a project manager, I need to develop my negotiating skills and adhere to regulatory standards and ethics of the profession alongside inculcating continuous development in the evolving field of project management.

  207. As an upcoming project manager or an assistant project manager, I need to work more on the time management skills to make it 95% perfect also need to work on negotiate which is insanely important, though all the skills are important and are paramount in this project management skills but with my current status as a undergraduate yearning to be a project manager, I Stan communication, time management and negotiation which are arranged in order of importance.
    Having this three skills will make me professional,balance and stabilise me as a good project manager which will also have a sweet effect on my day to day lifestyle.

  208. As a PM, effective communication is highly needed to achieve the target goals among the team members. Time management is also a crucial skill that needs to be implemented when handling a project. The time frame should be well defined and communicated to the team to achieve the desired result for the project. Good working ethics and negotiation skills are major skills I personally need to work on as a PM.

  209. Being a Project Manager is a continuously evolving role. As such, I will prioritize communication, negotiation and time management alongside key relationships and ethics of my regulatory environment to deliver only the best according to designated timelines and project deliverables as an evolving Project Manager.

  210. As an upcoming project manager or an assistant project manager, I need to work more on the communication skills to make it 90% perfect also need to work on negotiate which is insanely important, tho all the skills are important and are paramount in this project management skills but with my current status as a undergraduate yearning to be a project manager, I Stan communication, time management and negotiation which are arranged in order of importance.
    Having this three skills will make me professional,balance and stabilise me as a good project manager which will also have a sweet effect on my day to day lifestyle.

  211. As a young entrepreneur, and a project management enthusiasts, all the skills are really important, but specifically, Negotiation and continual professional development are the major skills that I need to build on.

    The ability to successfully strike a negotiation that is beneficial to both parties will make me stay professional. Also continual learning, being flexible and open to new ideas can also make me be at the top of my profession. Being well vested in these skills is paramount to becoming a good project manager and it also cuts across other aspects of ones’ life.

  212. As a person who is into building finishing and renovation, communication and time management are 2 important skills that one should have.

    I need to improve on my negotiation skill as I often develop soft spots for my clients though most of the people I’ve worked with are actually my friends.

    Ethics are also very essential and I think that’s something I’m most proud about myself.

    My communication skills is pretty good but no harm in improving on it.

    I really need to work on my time management skill though, not really proud on that area .

  213. As one who runs a young multi-media group, negotiation is basically the skill I need to catch up with as I am most of the times concerned about what to charge for what.

    I am an MC, a Red Carpet Host, I practice Broadcast Journalism, I do voice-overs, provide multimedia services for events, produce Radio jingles, TV and online Adverts. Everything media, is my business. Yet, I struggle with pricing.

  214. It’s my dream to work as an assistant project manager or at a shipping industry like Royal Caribbean cruises and all these skills are highly important and would be required on my everyday job, most especially communication and time management skills.
    I intend to learn and be well vested with all these skills so as to be able to deliver when given the opportunity.

  215. Time management is a very important key to keep up with in anything you do in life and as a project management try to learn and manage your time very well

  216. As a multimedia professional, at the core of my job is communication, it is the actual engine that drives everything I do. Passing across information clearly and concisely is very important. Firstly understanding the target audience and crafting campaign messages to suit them is very key, taking into account the tone and language as well.

    Negotiation is also a vital skill required as this spans not only amongst team members but with vendors/suppliers that we are required to work with every so often especially whilst working on outdoor activation campaigns.

    In the media space Time management is a critical skill to possess. Campaigns are usually crafted to suit the client’s calendar/schedule. Hence it is very important to deliver within the stipulated time frame from conceptualization and ideation to final execution, time is of the essence.

    As a multimedia agency, our clients cut across various sectors such as Oil & Gas, Agriculture, FMCGs, Finance, Government, etc. Understanding the regulatory environment can not be downplayed to deliver top-quality results and achieve maximum customer satisfaction.

    As a professional, upholding ethics and adherence to standards should be a must-have to thrive in any field of endeavor regardless of the sector or industry.

    Continual professional development and growth should be the goal of every professional who seeks to advance in any given career part. My goal is to always improve my knowledge and skills to be more valuable to my team, organization and clients.

  217. I am a Graphic Designer, I mostly freelance.
    I notice most time when I get to do a project that involves teaming up with people. There is a need to be a project manager, and people always perceive me to be one.

    If there is any area I need to develop it is the communication, negotiation, knowledge of regulation environment, ethics and standard, continuance professional development.

    Communication: I see communication is key, and this not just about talking pr speaking, but it is totally creative delivery of your thought, understanding, ideas and vision. I don’t want to just talk, I want to give a digestible piece of my vision.

    Negotiation: as important as this is, it also rest on communication. If this is not done properly in my line of work, then there will be misinterpretation of value.

    Knowledge of regulation environment: I freelance a lot, so international regulations are needed, both nationally and within the organization.

    Ethics and standard: I believe the is a first thing that guide operation of a project, especially when it comes to relationship with the company, it aids trust.

    Continuance professional development: like we all know, growth is essential, even the years of experience that determines salary range is relevant, because people believe experience should equal growth. I will leverage on mentors and partnership.

    Thank you.

  218. As a computer scientist I have come to realize that the most important skill I need as a project manager is professional development.And If I want to get better I would have to develop myself and make sure I am up to date in the technology world . I would make sure to learn more and new ways to better solve problems in the world by taking courses online

  219. As a customer service Executive Communication: Effective communication is vital for understanding customer needs, providing support, and collaborating with internal teams. Improvement may involve enhancing clarity, active listening, and tailoring communication styles to different departments in the filed.

    Time management: Efficient time management ensures timely responses to customer inquiries, meeting project deadlines, and balancing multiple tasks effectively. Enhancing time management skills can lead to improved productivity and the ability to prioritize tasks based on their impact on customer success.

    Understanding the regulatory environment: Knowledge of relevant regulations and compliance requirements is essential for maintaining customer trust and avoiding legal issues.

  220. Communication skills is vital in my project . Crrying out stakeholder engagement meeting, project review meeting, work plan review and advocacy.

  221. As a sales promoter ,I have *Target* which I will convert that to *Time* making use of your time wisely makes us get a valid and interesting report ,
    Communication too is very important , let me use Derica tomato paste as an example , a carton of their tomato paste which is derica is now five thousand naira and it was sold for five thousand naira before , failure to communicate this with their distribution may cause problems , like loss of profits and many more,
    There should be room for negotiation as well .
    You should be able to learn new things in your area of studies and be a fast learner ,and ready to grow and be updated (that’s professional development.)

  222. Currently working as a sales manager, I believe that these six roles are crucial for effective sales and smith operation in my workplace.

    As much as I am very much acquainted with the first five skills mentioned here, I am trying to increase my efforts towards continuing my professional development.

  223. As a banker working in retail banking where I manage a unit responsible for implementing a project using a requirement set by another regulatory body.
    My major role is coordinating other group members and allocating tasks to be performed by the team members.
    Undergoing this training has been one of the best experiences over time.
    There are some skills stated here that I have well deployed to my work,

    The most important I have learned here is to focus on the goal of the project and embrace good communication skills, relating well with my team and the client we work with.

    Time Management is key to achieving a target goal while executing a project. Activities to be carried out while executing a project are time bound deploying a time management skill is an indication for positive results.

    To exhibit good knowledge of the regulatory environment paying closer attention to the environment and engaging the stakeholders in the environment in a dialogue intimating them with the scope of the project.

    Continuing professional development is what I have adopted and I am glad DEXA is giving me a platform to achieve this. I won’t let this opportunity stay with me alone as I have already shared with my teammates so we can all grow together.

  224. As a veterinary meat Hygiene Inspector, there is a need to effectively communicate my concerns, requirements and results from my inspection to my line manager and also the abattoir owners in other to maintain standards required for public health safety.
    Time management is also very key because for every amount of time wasted during production, there is loss of revenue.
    ethics and adherence to standards is very vital in my present profession as I deal with public health and need to abide by certain standards and ethics to effectively carry out my duties, knowing the ethics is an ever learning process and I tend to improve on mastering the ethics of the profession on the job

  225. As a movie language translator, I recognize the importance of continuously developing my skills to excel in project management. Reflecting on my current role, I acknowledge these 3 core skils, I feel my job requires me to have:

    Communication:
    I maintain clear and concise communication with my boss, ensuring alignment on project goals, timelines, and expectations.

    Negotiation: In negotiating project timelines and resource allocation, I strive to find mutually beneficial solutions.

    Time Management: I effectively manage my time to meet project deadlines and deliver high-quality translations.

    By embracing a growth mindset and actively pursuing opportunities for improvement, I am committed to achieving excellence in the following areas:

    Knowledge of Regulatory Environment: Continuously staying abreast of evolving regulations and industry best practices will ensure that my translations uphold the highest standards of quality and compliance.

    Continuing Professional Development: Embracing a lifelong learning mindset and actively seeking out opportunities for professional growth will empower me to adapt to changing industry trends and emerging technologies.

    In summary, by investing in my personal and professional development across these key areas, I am confident that I can excel as a project.

  226. As a fashion dsigner, communication is very important between the clienta and also staffs in other to know what youre working with and expcted of you. Also the power of negotiation to reach an agrement btw with the client. Time managment when there are too much works to deliver and deadlines to meet

  227. Communication, as an engineer communication is vital in the profession, communication with client, contractor, colleagues and workers, lack of communication can affect project with can cause huge loss to the client and the engineer.

  228. As a manager in a pharma industry, all the skills are very important and they are the skills i already have but continual professional development must be improved upon

  229. All of the 6 skills are keys to my long work experience from my previous two Companies where I worked as a Line Technician and Engineer in various capacities, and now as a Manager. To be successful I have to continuously develop myself to meet up with recent trends. In summary, the 6 skills are inseparable and must be used at all times together.

  230. Ethics and adherence to standards is key for me. Because every profession has their ethics and standards and adhering to them ie very important so as not to drop the ball in my projects.
    Communication is also very key. As a project manager, I have to have active communication skills with both my team members and stakeholders in the project.

  231. I currently work in the entertainment sector where I manage brands and their strategise their contents etc I also manage the other staffs who work for the brand like social media managers, graphic designers etc and I believe I put to use most of the skills stated here that a project manager should possess.i also look forward to transitioning to a project manager in the tech organisations.

  232. I operate in the energy sector and I have been involved in PM informally. All 6 listed skills are relevant in my job. However, I need to improve on my negotiation and time management skills. This I plan to do be reading up relevant materials and taking up targeted courses to enhance my skills in those areas.

  233. I currently work as a Tailor. In other words, I sew fabrics for clients. Skills such as communication, negotiation, time management and continued professional development is very crucial to my job.
    From getting to convince client to get contracts, negotiating with them on what I charge(fee), when and how to deliver which is time management are what I really need to work on. All of which are embedded in continued professional development. There’s the need to learn about trending styles, I have to consider the cost of materials needed to be able to negotiate proper with my clients. Above all, is time management. Prioritising the work I have to do at a particular time with domestic chores.
    I also look forward to taking up a job in an organisation.

  234. I currently work in an organization where I manage a unit responsible for implementing a project using a requirement set by another regulatory body.
    My major role is coordinating other group members and allocating tasks to be performed by the team members.
    Undergoing this training has been one of the best experiences over time.
    There are some skills stated here that I have well deployed to my work,

    The most important I have learned here is to focus on the goal of the project and embrace good communication skills, relating well with my team and the client we work with.

    Time Management is key to achieving a target goal while executing a project. Activities to be carried out while executing a project are time bound deploying a time management skill is an indication for positive results.

    To exhibit good knowledge of the regulatory environment paying closer attention to the environment and engaging the stakeholders in the environment in a dialogue intimating them with the scope of the project.

    Continuing professional development is what I have adopted and I am glad DEXA is giving me a platform to achieve this. I won’t let this opportunity stay with me alone as I have already shared with my teammates so we can all grow together.

  235. As a medical doctor, all this skills are really important to have and improve on, but of note, as someone that works in a government parastatal, I believe communication skills improvement is paramount as we naturally tend to be a bit too harsh in passing information or giving ideas especially when stressed up or having being overworked. Negotiations, ethics and standard also comes in handy

  236. Time management is more crucial to me as a forex trader because there are particular times to trade and times not to trade…Also in project management, I believe delivering a project at set of time is crucial..

  237. As a real estate consultant, my job requires me to communicate effectively to prospects, engage in marketing formulte strategies that will generate leads to buy the varieties of real estate solutions our company has to offers. This role is quite tasking tbh that at some point I deploy negotiations skills to help clients negotiate payments plan, I also get updated with the industry threads cause you can’t afford to goof on explanation of lands titles and land registry documents.

  238. I currently work as a freelance writer and the skills which are essential for my job are time management, communication, ethic and adherence to standards and continual professional development.
    Areas I need to improve on are mostly time management and continual professional development, I often find myself pressed on time to climb the academic ladder.
    One step I can take towards accomplishing this is not taking on more jobs than I can handle and delegating certain aspects of the jobs to other qualified writers for a quicker and smoother job experience.

  239. I currently work as a project and planning manager in my company. My roles are majorly to manage and oversee the general and daily performance of my department (planning department) in ensuring all allocated projects and maintenances are executed qualitatively and within budget. For me, Communication is a very important soft skill and in other to achieve this, a proper understanding of the internal and external stakeholders is paramount.
    NB: All other core skills highlighted are as well important in the project management success story.

    My area of continous development is mainly Continual Professional development and I am really open to recommendations and advises from the team.

  240. I am currently working as a Facility Manager in the built environment. In this sector, I am saddled with several mini and major projects from time to time. I have over the years managed several projects (informally) successfully.

    Notwithstanding, some of my skills area of deficiency are:

    1. Knowledge of the regulatory environment:

    3. Ethics and adherence to standards.

    It is my strong commitment to dedicate time in improving myself in these areas by learning and researching the godliness, government rules and regulations, professional ethics and standards that I need to know in the course of my daily job/projects management. This will apply to every environment or place that i find myself executing a project as these regulations vary from place to place.Also, it is my strong belief that at the end of this course, my deficiency in the ethics area would have been greatly improved upon.

    Best regards.

  241. As a customer success professional,

    Communication: Effective communication is vital for understanding customer needs, providing support, and collaborating with internal teams. Improvement may involve enhancing clarity, active listening, and tailoring communication styles to different stakeholders.

    Negotiation: Negotiation skills are valuable for managing customer expectations, resolving conflicts, and securing favorable outcomes. Strengthening negotiation techniques can lead to more successful contract renewals, upselling opportunities, and customer satisfaction.

    Time management: Efficient time management ensures timely responses to customer inquiries, meeting project deadlines, and balancing multiple tasks effectively. Enhancing time management skills can lead to improved productivity and the ability to prioritize tasks based on their impact on customer success.

    Understanding the regulatory environment: Knowledge of relevant regulations and compliance requirements is essential for maintaining customer trust and avoiding legal issues. Continuous learning and staying updated on industry regulations are essential for providing accurate guidance and ensuring ethical practices.

    Ethics and adherence to standards: Upholding ethical standards and compliance with industry regulations builds trust with customers and strengthens the reputation of the organization. Regular training and adherence to company policies can help maintain high ethical standards in customer interactions and decision-making processes.

    Continual professional development: Continuous learning and professional development ensure that customer success professionals stay updated on industry trends, best practices, and emerging technologies. Investing in training programs, attending industry conferences, and seeking mentorship opportunities can contribute to career growth and job performance improvement.

  242. Negotiation skills stands out as need to oversee and plan projects would require it for budgeting negotiation, setting ground for execution and collaboration. Closely, ethics,standards and regulations must be adhered to and may affect budget, time frames ,overall execution methods and various aspects of any projects

  243. So far, I have learnt a lot from this class and this below, is a summary of what I have learnt:

    PM means a variety of things to different individuals. It’s like the two side of a coin. You only name the part you see. I have learnt the basics of project management which commence from the traditional function of PM: Overseeing the successful functionality of a project.

    It is note worthy that PM transcends beyond overseeing a project. To start with, you must be fully aware of the constraints of project management which are; Scope, Quality, Risk, Time, Cost, and Resources and that extends to the key focus areas which span from scope, schedule, to stakeholders. All these, have summarized that PM is a wide concept.

    Also, during the process of learning, I have realized there are different methods to approach projects.

    Further more, there are principles of project management which aren’t just for PM but to all other aspects of management.

    As a PM, you must understand that a project doesn’t commences with tools, rather it start from your mind and then extend. You are the master mind of the success.

    You must be empathic, beyond the general meeting, you must build relationships with your team members to foster the smooth running of your projects.

    Also, having honest conversation with your clients and major stakeholders will help in delivering well.
    Have a clear cut firm on your team.

    Lastly, a project manager should know what skills to master.
    There are absolutely a lot to write about but this is a honest summary.

    I’m learning a lot from this programme and I love it.

  244. TIME MANAGEMENT IS THE BEST FOR ME

    Time management in the workplace:

    I have to identify where the time is going. I will Try thoroughly logging my time for a week by tracking my daily work. This audit will useful for me a) conclude how much i can practically accomplish in a day, b) recognize time , and c) focus on the task that provide the greatest outputs. As i use this time audit, it will be pretty clear how much of my time is spent on uncreative activities, conversations, and thoughts.

    I will gain a more actual sense for how long certain types of activities i take (which will be very useful for executing on a later). This practice can also help me calculate the time of day when I am most productive—so, I can identify when to work on your projects requiring the most concentration . Good time management is a talent – The more i exercise it, the more i master it. Work will be fun if i have good time management skills. Good time management skills make me prepared and trustworthy.

  245. TIME MANAGEMENT IS THE BEST FOR ME

    Time management in the workplace:

    you have to identify where the time is going. Try thoroughly logging your time for a week by tracking your daily work. This audit will useful for you a) conclude how much you can practically accomplish in a day, b) recognize time sucks, and c) focus on the task that provide the greatest outputs. As you use this time audit, it will be pretty clear how much of your time is spent on uncreative activities, conversations, and thoughts.

    You will gain a more actual sense for how long certain types of activities take you (which will be very useful for executing on a later). This practice can also help you calculate the time of day when you are most productive—so, you identify when to work on your projects requiring the most concentration and creativity.

    Now you realize how to be a good time manager. Good time management is a talent – The more you exercise it, the more you master it. Work will be fun if you have good time management skills. Good time management skills make you prepared and trustworthy.

  246. As a health care provider in training ,Communication is key in my profession.I’m expected to communicate to my patients,team members and also report to my superiors.
    It is important because we carry out different projects and health campaigns which requires application of all of this qualities.
    Time management is very important and maintaining Ethics and standards cannot be compromised.

  247. I worked as an Operational Manager in my previous company. My roles were majorly supervising and overseeing the general performance of all departments. To me, Communication is a very important skill. To achieve this, you need proper understanding of the team and also your environment. Communication is also need to pass across the Ethics and Standards of the organization. Negotiation and Time Management are also key.

    My area of development is mainly Continual Professional development.

  248. As a business and marketing development executive, all the skills are crucial for my job role and I thrive in negotiation, time management, continual professional development, ethics and adherence to standards and also understanding the regulatory environment.
    I need to improve on my communication skills ,either among my colleagues or with my client“ A successful project manager has to be able to communicate effectively with the team members and understand that everyone communicates differently” but I adapt easily and I’m also a good team player
    Taking about time management-i really need to improve so it wont affect me more in future.

  249. As an Electrical engineer, the essential skills for an electrical engineer include communication, time management, understanding the regulatory environment, and adherence to ethics and standards.
    Areas for improvement may include focusing on continual professional development and enhancing negotiation skills.

  250. Olaniyan Naheem Akinkunmi

    As a System Analyst and UI Specialist, I ensure effective communication processes by actively involving in feedback of users on products and their challenges assessing them while also relaying the feedbacks to the development team to ensure UI is improved.
    Time management is also key in ensuring that solutions on feedbacks are delivered in time in order to keep the Users motivated.

  251. In my role as a logistician, I oversee the entire life cycle of a product, including its delivery, distribution, analysis, and coordination throughout the supply chain of an enterprise. I am the mechanism that transfers a product from supplier to customer. Through this I’ve learned how important communication is from my day-to-day activities. I put it this way: “Every act of communication is a translation miracle.” I talk clearly now and use our mother tongue most of the time (for understanding). Moreover, core values of a logistician include ethics and standard-abiding behavior; unfortunately, my overthinking has caused me to fall short in these areas (i.e., doing the simple things rigorously).I’m convinced, though, that this is merely a blip that could be fixed with additional information and comprehension.

  252. My name is Anna Tafri, I am a Civil Engineer

    Skills Needed and Gaps for Civil Engineer as Project Manager:

    With my background as a civil engineer provides a strong foundation for project management, all mention skills require further development for success in this role. Here’s an analysis of the six areas and potential skill gaps:
    1. Communication:
    • Needed: Clear, concise, and effective communication with stakeholders (clients, engineers, contractors), both written and verbal.
    • Gap: I need to hone your communication skills to effectively manage diverse teams and communicate complex technical information in understandable terms.
    2. Negotiation:
    • Needed: Ability to negotiate contracts, budgets, and timelines with stakeholders while maintaining positive relationships.
    • Gap: I need to develop a stronger negotiation skills to secure favorable outcomes and manage challenging situations.
    3. Time Management:
    • Needed: Excellent time management skills to juggle multiple tasks, deadlines, and resources efficiently.
    • Gap: While engineers have good time management, project management requires managing others’ timelines and unforeseen issues. I will consider further training in project scheduling and resource allocation.
    4. Regulatory Environment:
    • Needed: Deep understanding of relevant building codes, safety regulations, and environmental compliance requirements.
    • Gap: As a civil engineer, I have a strong understanding of these regulations, but staying updated on changes and specific project requirements is crucial.
    5. Ethics and Standards:
    • Needed: Upholding ethical principles and professional standards in all aspects of project management.
    • Gap: While engineers are trained ethically, project management requires navigating complex situations and ensuring ethical decision-making within a team environment.
    6. Continuing Professional Development:
    • Needed: Commitment to staying updated on industry trends, best practices, and new technologies through ongoing learning.
    • Gap: As with any field, continuous learning is crucial. I will explore project management courses, certifications, and conferences to stay ahead of the curve.
    Actions to Address Skill Gaps:
    • Formal Training: Enroll in project management courses, workshops, or certification programs to gain specific skills and knowledge.
    • Mentorship: Seek a mentor with project management experience to learn from their expertise and guidance.
    • Networking: Connect with other project managers to share experiences, learn best practices, and gain valuable insights.
    • On-the-job learning: Volunteer for additional project management responsibilities within your current role to gain practical experience.
    • Professional development resources: Utilize online resources, articles, and webinars to stay updated on industry trends and advancements.
    By actively addressing these skill gaps, i can transition smoothly into a successful project management role, leveraging my engineering expertise and acquired project management skills.

  253. It is very important to maintain ethics and adherence to standards as a project manager, I must therefore regularly familiarise myself with ethics and standards a particular project requires.
    I believe it’s also important to have a mentor who can help to navigate in this field and for continuos professional development.

  254. I am an inventory manager in my current job, basically in charge of keeping track and taking stocks of the company’s assets.
    Though I am less than a year in the job but in term of the appropriate level of communication – there are still glitches and I am seriously working on it.

    I also need to improve in Understanding the regulatory environment.

    The major point of improvement is the communication because where there is a break in communication, a lot can go south!

    ® Kishifuni 👑

  255. I think communication is very important, because you are dealing with people here,they need to understand you and you have to understand them

  256. From the previous work I did, I will say Communication, Time management, Understanding the regulatory environment and
    Continual professional development is the skill I possess

  257. All the points are essential to be a top notch product manager and taking continual professional development as key

  258. I currently work as a medical laboratory scientists, communication,Time management, Understanding the regulatory environmentEthics and adherence to standardsContinual professional development are very essential in my field of work, to manage and treat patients effectively.

  259. As a business and marketing development executive, all the skills are crucial for my job role and I thrive in negotiation, time management, continual professional development, ethics and adherence to standards and also understanding the regulatory environment.
    I need to improve on my communication skills as I’ve learned from the Module 1, “ A successful project manager has to be able to communicate effectively with the team members and understand that everyone communicates differently” but I adapt easily and I’m also a good team player.

  260. I currently work as a Consortium Official and all these skills are required to function in my field of work as it is sacrosanct to note that how I communicate and pass across my ideas and convincing my clients in record time is key…

  261. presently working as HR assistant and VA, all the skills are related to my work life and I can easily adapt to change, new work practices/organisation or tools and as well committed to new skills and certification.

  262. As a sales associate ,i need to have negotiations skills when it comes to interacting with clients on costs and time management. Also make sure I finish my sales targets before the deadline

  263. As an interior designer,I need to possess good communication skills between my team members and clients. I need to have negotiations skills when it comes to interacting with clients on costs and time management. Every project should have a schedule so I need to be conscious of meeting up with deadline when it comes to designing building interiors. I also must possess the knowledge of the laws and scope of designing an interior that aligns with the country standards. I must also be make sure that I’m not left behind by seeking more knowledge in regards to project management and interior designing

  264. As an executive assistant, I possess strong organizational and communication skills, can adapt easily to changes and commitment to learning and acquiring new skills.

  265. As a sales professional, my job requires a blend of project management skills to effectively engage with clients, negotiate deals, and drive sales initiatives. Reflecting on the six areas mentioned:

    1. Strong communication skills are crucial in my role to effectively convey the value proposition of products or services to clients and to maintain clear and open lines of communication with internal teams.

    2. Negotiation skills are essential when discussing terms, pricing, and contracts with clients to reach mutually beneficial agreements and close deals successfully.

    3. Time management is critical in prioritizing tasks, managing multiple client interactions, and meeting deadlines for sales targets and deliverables.

    4. Knowledge of the regulatory environment: While not as directly relevant in sales, having a basic understanding of industry regulations and compliance requirements can be beneficial when addressing client concerns or questions.

    5. Upholding ethical standards in sales practices is paramount to building trust with clients and maintaining a positive reputation in the industry.

    6. Staying updated on industry trends, market dynamics, and sales techniques through continuous learning and professional development is essential to adapt to evolving customer needs and market conditions.

    Identifying skill gaps:
    While I possess strong communication, negotiation, and time management skills, I recognize the need to further develop my knowledge of the regulatory environment and prioritize continuing professional development to stay abreast of industry trends and best practices.

    Actions to address skill gaps:
    1. Enrolling in courses or obtaining certifications related to industry regulations and compliance can enhance my understanding in this area.

    2. Connecting with industry peers and seeking mentorship from experienced professionals can provide valuable insights and guidance for ongoing professional development.

    3. Dedicate time to reading industry publications, market reports, and sales literature to stay informed about emerging trends, regulatory changes, and best practices.

    4. Actively seek feedback from supervisors, peers, and clients to identify areas for improvement and regularly assess my performance to track progress and growth.

    By taking proactive steps to address these skill gaps, I can strengthen my effectiveness as a sales professional and contribute more effectively to achieving organizational goals.

  266. I actually believe I have a bit of all the skills, but I would love to become exceptionally good at all of them, most especially negotiation and communication.

  267. As a project manager communication and time management skills are very essential with no exception to ethics and adherence standard. I will have to work on my negotiations skills.

    1. For my line of work, strong communication skill, Negotiation skill, Time management skills, Knowledge of the regulatory environment, Ethics and standards and Continuing professional development are all very important and must-have.

  268. For my job, communication, time management and continual professional development are essential skills. I excel in time management and communication . However, I need to improve upon my negotiation skills.

  269. As a project manager, communication and time management are most vital in project management because those are the areas that one needs to effectively carry out a project. Communication goes a long way with team work, you can’t make progress if you don’t communicate adequately with your team
    And time management means being able to deliver the job as at when due and adequately

  270. Communication, negotiation, time management and ethical adherence to standards are skills I believe to be incredibly important for my career as a project manager. However, I believe I need to improve upon my skills in time management, as this would enable me properly allocate and work through the given time periods for specific tasks.

  271. As a project manager, I believe that all six areas – communication, negotiation, time management, understanding the regulatory environment, ethics and adherence to standards, and continual professional development – are essential for my job. However, I think that communication, time management, and ethics are the most critical skills for me to cultivate.

    While I feel confident in my ability to communicate effectively with my team members and stakeholders, I do certainly need to work on my negotiation skills, more importantly when it comes to managing conflicts and dealing with difficult team members. I am also aware that I need to improve my time management skills to ensure I meet project deadlines and avoid delays.

    Additionally, I believe that ethics and adherence to standards are vital skills for project managers, as they are responsible for ensuring that the project is completed with integrity and meets all ethical and regulatory requirements. As such, I am constantly striving to improve my knowledge and understanding in this area.

    To bridge these skill gaps, I will attend training sessions and workshops that focus on negotiation, time management, and ethics. I will also seek feedback from my team members and stakeholders to identify areas where I need to improve and actively work on enhancing my skills in these areas.

  272. I will suggest a consistency over intensity approach towards more effective time management. Rather than approaching tasks intensely as the deadline approaches, it is better to complete tasks as they come by.

  273. Being able to communicate with employees effectively create more personal relationship. Communication is a skill I will love to develope

  274. I think the skill communication skill is more essential, to even cultivate the other skills stated above, communication skills is needed.
    Base on my current role as a Business Development Manager, Communication and the Negotiation skills is more essential for me.

  275. I just started managing a project in the Agricultural space even though i have spent many years in construction. It is obvious to me that I have to learn about the regulatory environment and the ethics and standards of this new sector to thrive as a project manger here.

  276. Consider the six areas where a project manager needs to develop their skills;
    1. Communication
    2. Negotiation
    3. Time management
    4. Knowledge of the regulatory environment
    5. Ethics and standards
    6. Continuing professional development.

    As a professional in any field, it is crucial to be well-informed about the six aforementioned criteria.

    As an Instructor, I need to work more on my Time Management Skills. I dont place more value on the important things i’m supposed to do, which hasnt been very effective for me. What I do now is to follow The Pomodoro Technique. I also set my own deadline apart from the initial deadline given.

    Gradually, i’m gaining on my time management.

  277. Though I am currently working on securing a job, communication, time management and negotiation are areas I would love to improve upon as I believe they’re very pivotal to whatever area a project manager intends to practice.
    I work on this daily by clearly stating what I want in regular conversations and when it’s a sensitive conversation, I apply empathy, something I learnt from attending a webinar.
    On time management, I outline things I have to do in a day, a day before. And I firmly say no to every other thing that is not on the outline. However, I leave a certain amount of time where I can fit in spontaneous activities.

  278. Communication as it is an essential aspect of our day to day activities as a business manager, been able to communicate with employees effectively create more personal relationship.

  279. Thrilled to be a prospective project manager and I believe this career path is a good fit for me. I think I have some of the skills locked on but I know I have to work on understanding the regulatory environment and continual professional development. Looking forward to learning how to improve my overall skills to be a good project manager.

  280. As a political science major, I would say all areas are essential for my field for a project manager. I also think I still have a lot to learn and develop myself more in this field I have chosen for my career path. That is to say, continuing professional development is crucial for me.

  281. With a good communication and negotiation skill my current job will do good which I am still working on my negotiation skill. As for communication skill I am quite good at it

  282. I have not been good with my Continual professional development as much as I should be. Looking forward to more positives on this aspect in 2024.

  283. I believe all six skills are essential for my job as a project manager. And the skills I need to improve on are understanding regulatory environments as well as continual professional development.

  284. All six listed above are essential to my job role and I believe I need to work on my negotiation skills more as this is pivotal in my career journey.

  285. I currently work as an administrative assistant and I need to brush up on my time management. I would admit that i have gotten better on the job but there is more room for improvement, I also need to brush up on my knowledge of the regulatory environment and the ethics and standard of those that report to me

  286. The skill that I need to work on amidst the skills important for a Project Manager is Negotiation.

    And I have to be consistent with Continual Professional Development

  287. Looking at the skills and how it fit in to my office, i really need to work on the following:
    1. Time management
    3. Negotiation
    2. continual professional development.

  288. As Geoscientist and GIS analyst, I have to deal with cycles of projects. The six(6) skills which are mentioned are very essential in carrying out projects. Personally, my focal point will be “continuing professional development”.

  289. As a filmmaker, project management skills play a crucial role in ensuring the successful execution of a film from conception to completion. The six areas that applies to me are

    1. Leadership:
    i need to inspire and guide teams toward a common goal. As a filmmaker, i must lead and motivate my crew, actors, and other collaborators to bring my vision to life.

    2. Communication:
    Effective communication is essential for me to convey goals, expectations, and updates.

    3. Time Management
    Project managers must efficiently allocate resources and manage timelines. Filmmakers face strict production schedules, and effective time management is crucial to staying on track and within budget.

    4. Risk Management
    Identifying and mitigating risks is a key project management skill. Filmmakers often encounter unexpected challenges during production, and the ability to anticipate, manage, and adapt to these risks is vital.

    5. Budgeting and Financial Management:
    Project managers need to create and manage budgets. Filmmakers must develop a keen understanding of budgeting and financial management to ensure their projects are economically viable and completed within financial constraints.

    6. Quality Management:
    Ensuring that the final product meets or exceeds expectations is a key aspect of project management. Filmmakers, like project managers, need to maintain high standards for the quality of their work and the final production.

    Skill Gaps in Filmmaking:
    While many project management skills align with the needs of filmmaking, there are also some specific nuances within the filmmaking industry that might require additional skills:

    1. Creativity:

    2. Technical Proficiency:

    3. Collaboration and Relationship Building:

  290. Looking at my current job role, the areas that primarily apply to me are:
    1. Time Management.
    2. Ethics and adherence to standards
    3. Continual prof. development
    Communication.

    I seriously need to work on the Time Management skill some more for effectiveness.

  291. I have an engineering background and in the course of my work, i have had to deal with several projects. The 6 mentioned skill are relevant to me and i have applied them in one way or the other to several degrees depending on the project. I would however admit the areas for focus and improvement for me would be understanding the regulatory environment and adherence to standards. Different project types require an understanding of the regulations and requirements that guide that application or installation and as a project manager, i need to understand the basics of such regulations. It is also important to enforce standard but one would first have to know the basics of these standards in order to understand what appropriate ones need to be applied. In general, a vast knowledge base is required and as this training puts it, the project manager is more system oriented than being “specialized” because the PM need s to look at the total picture. Striving for continuous improvement through trainings, personal development and knowledge updates is also very important and a focus for me as well.

  292. Observations on my career, I’d also need to work on myself in the area of time management and areas of negotiation and continual professional development.
    As an aspiring project manager, I realized that all the above skills are necessary to succeed in this chosen field.

    Once again, thank you for this opportunity to learn at a non-cost.

  293. Observations on my career as a Project Manager, I realized that all the above skills are necessary to succeed in this chosen field.
    I’d also need to work on myself in the areas of negotiation, time management and continual professional development.

    Once again, thank you for for this opportunity to learn at a very affordable to nothing cost.

  294. Looking at my current working environment and the desk I manage, the major gaps I need to learn, cover and master are;
    1. Negotiation
    2. Time management
    3. Understanding the regulatory environment
    4. Continual professional development

    There are lots of changes in the Corporate world, and familiarising myself with the above skills are more than necessary.

  295. I work with the government in an administrative like office that coordinates activities of several MDAs and also reports internationally. However, key skills that my work require are communication and negotiation, although time management and continuing professional development are serious gaps identified.

  296. All the skills mentioned here are very sacrosanct to a PM. Considering my role in my current place of work, I think my skills gap and areas I need improvement are:

    1. Time management
    2. Understanding the regulatory environment
    3. Continual professional development.

  297. Communication
    Negotiation
    Time management
    Understanding the regulatory environment
    Ethics and adherence to standards
    Continual professional development

    All these skills are key as a project manager but after careful consideration I think I can confidently state that tge two most important skills would be communication and time management

  298. For me, the whole 5 areas count but communication tops the list.
    One can have smart ideas but when it’s not well-communicated, it will be very difficult to carry others along as a project manager.
    Time management is also extremely important in my job. Most projects have a time label to it. Spanning it beyond a giving time calls for a lot of iterations in terms of resources and logistics.
    Knowledge of Professional Ethics and Standards saves one from unnecessary litigations.
    Of course CPD ensures my knowledge is not outdated and makes me stay relevant.

  299. 1.Communication
    2.Negotiation
    3. Time Management
    4.Continuing Professional Development
    As A Project Manager I think Having the Four skills listed above is crucial to a successful Career.Being a good Communicator Paves way for Good Collaboration with everyone on the team as well as my Clients.
    Negotiation Helps Each Member of the team have an input and find a niche where a sense of fulfillment is reached without losing sight of the main goals of the project.
    Time Management allows the PM to Assign Tasks and Deadlines and Also let’s Team Members Know which Tasks is theirs and how much time they have before the Deadline
    Continuing Professional Development: As with Other professions Pm Management is not exempted in Keeping up to date with the new ways of Doing things and Successfu completing projects when due.

  300. All six (6) skills are very important however, in order for me to improve myself and up my game in the PM field, I will take the following steps
    1. Engage in PM related courses (one of the reason I’m taking this course)
    2. Engage in research to further broaden my knowledge in the field as well as understand the nitty-gritty of PM
    3. Work on my communication skills as it is very important in all facets of life
    4. Improve in my time management skills to enable me effectively manage my projects and deliver on time
    5. Consciously improving and developing myself to become a professional in this field of endeavour

  301. All six areas are very essential for a project manager to master. The areas I need to improve on are communication and continual professional development which is why I am on this course.

  302. I believe all six areas are essential for my profession. The areas I need to improve on are communication, negotiations and continual professional development

  303. Communication is a tool that is required in every settings in the universe. I love communicating to people 9f different calibres

  304. Communication is essential for project managers because they need to be able to communicate effectively with a variety of stakeholders, including team members, clients, and managers. They need to be able to clearly articulate project goals, keep everyone updated on progress, and resolve conflicts.
    Negotiation is also important for project managers because they often need to negotiate with stakeholders to get their buy-in and support. They need to be able to build relationships, understand the other party’s needs, and find creative solutions that meet everyone’s needs.
    Time management is essential for project managers because they need to be able to keep projects on track and meet deadlines. They need to be able to set realistic schedules, track progress, and identify and mitigate risks.
    I think that I am strong in the areas of communication and negotiation. I am able to communicate effectively with a variety of people and I am good at building relationships. I am also able to negotiate effectively and find creative solutions to problems. However, I think that I could improve my time management skills. I sometimes have trouble staying on track and meeting deadlines.

    I think that there are a few things that I can do to address my skill gaps in time management. First, I can create a more detailed project plan and track my progress more closely. Second, I can set realistic deadlines and break down large tasks into smaller, more manageable ones. Third, I can learn to delegate tasks more effectively.

    I think that by addressing my skill gaps in time management, I can become a more effective project manager. I am confident that I can learn and grow in this area, and I am committed to becoming the best project manager that I can be.

    Here are some additional actions that I could take to address my skill gaps:

    *Take a time management course or workshop.
    *Read books or articles on time management.
    *Talk to other project managers about their time management strategies.
    *Set aside time each week to review my progress and make adjustments to my plan as needed.
    I believe that by taking these actions, I can improve my time management skills and become a more effective project manager.

  305. I believe that all the skills are important As a project management
    But, I would consider communication, continual professional development and ethics and adherence to standard.

  306. The most important thing for me as IT specialist is Communication, Ethics, negotiation and Time management but i feel that all the skills mentioned are valid.

  307. The most important skills in my profession as a product researcher all the listed skills are important. However, skills such as communication, time management, ethics and standards and negotiation are quite imperative to have in other to successfully carry out tasks effectively.

  308. The core values of the organisation I am presently occupying is based some of these core values such as Trust and Integrity; my NGO is centered on this value because we are creating an outmosphere which we be valuable to benefactors,t this is applicable everywhere we go to be honest, irrespective of the team or groups you work under by the mere reason you belong to our team or Organization.

    There’s no deviation across board from the required standard of our products, while if any deviation must be it has to be corrected in line with the Organizational moral standard. This is our integrity path which will subsequently build trust between the NGO, Benefactors, Stakeholders and the beneficiaries.

    Shared Empathy and Values( Accountability, Transparency, Good and Clear Communication, and Creativity) and Tenacity.

    In each of these core values both volunteer workers are trained to be the best version of themselves and to ensure this sticks as our guides to communication and behavior with colleagues, clients, vendors, suppliers and also ensure we comport ourselves in any environment we find ourselves.

    Thank you for your time

  309. All the skills mentioned are important for a project manager to cultivate, however, as a teacher in private school, I will emphasize on communication and continuing professional development because when it come to education you need to pass knowledge and not just knowledge but updated knowledge to your pupils and the way you pass it is very important and that is where negotiation comes in.

  310. Wow, I can’t help but marvel at the fact that I live the life of a project manager even as a Head of Administration. But I need improvement when it comes to understanding the regulatory body, and I can achieve this by paying mind to the professional groups I belong to .

  311. As a management systems auditor, with bot my clients and team members , I already deploy the skills of communication , negotiation, time management , knowledge of regulatory envirionment, Ethics and standards. I need to definitely focus most on the skill set of continuing professional development

  312. As a management systems auditor, with bot my clients and team members , I already deploy the skills of communication , negotiation, time management , knowledge of regulatory envirionment, Ethics and standards. I need to definitely focus most on the skill set of continuing professional development

  313. As a cloud consultant, I already have the following skills communication, negotiation, knowledgee and ethics. I need to improve and progress in these skills Time management to be the best I can be and be able to manage complex projects.

  314. For my job, I am aware that I need to develop skills in transparent and effective communication, as well as time management, then ethics and adherence to standards.

    The areas I need to improve on is majorly time management.

  315. As a writer, I have to constantly show mastery of communication, time management and continual professional development but sometimes, I face difficulty with staying up to date with trends and consistent professional growth.

    To manage this, I’ve learned to keep taking courses. Doing this helps me bridge the gaps in my skill level and aids my work in a great way.

    1. All the skill mentioned are important on the journey of growth in addition to want to be a project manager, a revenue protection officer, learning project management will help broaden my mind to expand my scope in personal growth, career and managing people…

  316. All the skills mentioned are important for a project manager to cultivate, however, as a medical sales representative, communication, negotiation and understanding the regulatory environment I believe are very essential. Time management and Continual professional development needs to be improved.

  317. As a project manager, all the skills mentioned in the module are important, however, continuing professional development, knowledge of the regulatory environment are key skills set I desperately need to develop.

  318. As a Program Manager in an NGO, all the skills mentioned in this module are important, however, communication, knowledge of the regulatory environment, and continuing professional development are cutting-edge for me.
    In a world revolving around policies that affect business strategies, communication has helped me solve problems effectively
    Continuing professional development is one I find effective, just like this skill acquisition with DEXA, it is apt in advancing my career.

  319. As a Team Lead personnel, I found out that to have a good communication skills, time management skills and other essential skills mentioned above is so important. Good communications especially, has really helped me to solve challenges both with my colleagues and customers.

  320. Recently, I began to leverage the experience and network I have gotten over the years in the building materials industry to delve into construction project manager.

    I just finished helping a friend in the renovation of a Storey building in the heart of Lagos and this is what stood out for me.

    I need to get better with communication. There were times I got overwhelmed juggling my role as a sales development officer and a project manager and this made me unable to communicate properly to the stakeholders on time and it cost us more and the project timeline was exceeded. This issues of communication affected my time management also and I did very bad there. This, I believe was tied to the fact that the project timeline was not clearly defined from the beginning and also some of the artisans were just not available at their stages of the project.

    But I also found that that I was a good negotiator, as I was able to reach agreements with the different artisans needed at each stage of the project, thereby reducing the overall cost of the project from its initial value.

    I did poorly in being professional which I hope to improve on in subsequent projects.

    Overall, It was a learning curve for me and I know with the knowledge being gleaned from this course, I will be able to do better in subsequent projects.

  321. As a professional foreign language tutor, all the skills are quite expedient, as they are being displayed during the day to day activities of a teacher.

  322. As a church administrators
    All the six areas are important to me, but some are more essential.
    Communicating with church members is key to informed them about every programme and project.
    The other is the time management.
    There is usually a time time frame to every programme.

  323. Communication is really important in Project Management. Your first approach will make all task easy, then other skills will be flexible. It will also be easy for the project manager and the team to start on a good note and also make the project easy for them to complete as planned. Clients will be free to express their feelings about the project if your communication with them is smooth.

  324. As a manager in a Lift Engineering Company ( escalators and moving walks ).
    All the six areas are important to me, but some are more essential.
    Communicating with the Client is very key which I am working on ( timely communicating ) so the client will know how far we have gone with the completion of the project.
    The other is the time management.
    There is usually a time limit.
    Also as a Project Manager who manages Chaos, there are always unforeseen and circumstances beyond our control that at times might lead to delay in delivery, timely Communication comes in again to carry the Client along with what is going on.
    Also Negotiation is important. Most importantly because of the unstable foreign exchange in the Country.
    The rate at which Naira is going with Dollars, one needs to be abreast of the situation so that the Company will not suffer loss.
    Ethics and Adherence to Standard is key and needs to be monitored because Installing Lift in an apartment has to do with keeping up the Standard for safety of the Passengers.
    Also as a leader of the Children Department in my Church, Communication is very key with the members of the group and Time Management in preparing programs and presentation is very important.
    Continual Professional development is part of it.
    The way I relate to people around and developing in the business is important as well.
    I am really working on these areas to make me a good project manager God helping me.

    1. As an Aspiring project manager
      I must be able to communicate well with my teammates and find out where they are having difficulty in the project and also be able to negotiate well and able to solve the problems we are having and also . Go for courses to update my skills

  325. Time management is key in project management, because every project has a time lap for execution and if not met will cause a problem, and I’m developing my self on time management to be very effective

  326. I need to improve on ethics and standard. I need to improve in setting standards that will guide my professional development. Because professionalism and ethics go hand in hand

    1. One key skill deficiency I am developing is the “Ethics and Standard” this is important skills as a leader/Manager to own. Ability to Study, understand and Operate professionally with the standard and ethics guiding a particular business operation enables business success, One way to develop this is having a work relationship with key stakeholders in business, understanding how things works in that area of business and Operates in best practices by staying informed with the new trends.

  327. As a Marketing Manager in the health industry, all are essential but priority.
    The list below shows the priority of the skills;
    1. Understanding the regulatory environment
    2. Ethics and adherence to standards
    3. Communication
    4. Time management
    5. Continual professional development
    6. Negotiation

  328. Well, as I don’t have a specific job, I can share my thoughts on these skills more generally. Communication is key for me, considering our ongoing conversation. Time management is crucial too; I have to keep our chat flowing without dragging on. And ethics—well, I aim to uphold high standards in providing helpful and accurate information.

    If I were to pick areas to improve upon, negotiation might be one. I’m all about collaboration, but a little negotiation practice could add a nice touch. And continual professional development is a challenge for me; staying up-to-date is no small feat.

    1. WEEK 3 DISCUSSION

      Well, as I don’t have a specific job, I can share my thoughts on these skills more generally. Communication is key for me, considering our ongoing conversation. Time management is crucial too; I have to keep our chat flowing without dragging on. And ethics—well, I aim to uphold high standards in providing helpful and accurate information.

      If I were to pick areas to improve upon, negotiation might be one. I’m all about collaboration, but a little negotiation practice could add a nice touch. And continual professional development is a challenge for me; staying up-to-date is no small feat.

  329. WEEK 4 DISCUSSION

    The Stakeholders involved in staging such a large event at MD Supplies, and enables them deliver water to over 1500 Projects successfully are:

    1. Tanker Trucks
    2. MTD Laboratory
    3. Waste water buffer bag
    4. Break tank
    5. Booster pump
    6. Fire hydrants
    7. MTD System

  330. As a relationship manager, communication is very necessary in my day to day activities and in every other business or company. negotiation is also very important in my line of niche because its what makes business strive and it bridges the gap between the customer and the company,as a relationship manager its one skill i find very necessary.time management is also a big factor to consider in business and also as a relationship manager.

  331. *Day 2 Discussion*

    About myself and why I’m interested in *Project Management*

    My name is Susan Onyowoicho Otokpa.

    I’m a multi talented, and also a multitasking individual, sharing responsibilities as a *Sales Executive Ambassador* to multiple organizations, handling Social Media accounts as a remote *Social Media Manager*, and also managing my writeups as a *B2B Copywriter*

    I seek to onboard my personal team later on, and that’s why I’m engaging on this *Project Management* course, which I believe will keep me abreast on all the necessary skills to manage my time effectively and carry out successful projects

  332. 1. What skills are needed by Project Managers in three contexts?

    Leadership, Time Management, and Team Management

    2. How did the people who shared their experiences develop?

    They developed through Networking, Team Management, and Organizational skills, to plan what is needed and if people need what they’re delivering, and also timely tracking of when to deliver them.

    They also said “Yes” to challenges, a fundamental requirement to getting more knowledge.

  333. Identify your role’s project management skills.

    1. Communication: My role as a content writer and a product manager requires a lot of communication. As a content writer, I communicate regularly with my audience through my contents. A well crafted, relatable and compelling contents endear you to your audience. They can feel your pulse whether you are excited or sad, your contents carry the message. They also give me their feedback in the comment section or in my DM.

    As a product manager leading a team, I communicate regularly with stakeholders and team members. We hold meetings and briefs where we analyse progress and identify issues of concerns. I also communicate effectively when it comes to a project goal and what is required of each team member and I check up regularly. These are all some ways I communicate. My communication can be verbal or written or online collaborations. Within a product development lifecycle, there are projects or sprints because we use the agile methodology most of the with elements of waterfall (hybrid). I also ensure information is apt and well understood by asking them to relay what I already said. When there is need for a change in timelines, I also communicate that effectively

    2. Time management: So far, we have been delivering on our projects on time. Our meetings have also been well managed when it comes to time.
    My area of improvement here will be with regards to my own personal time management because it hasn’t been easy joggling work, studies and family.

    3. Negotiation: When it comes to my team and undertaking a project, I negotiate a lot with them to reach a compromise with regards to when we should meet. I try to explain the benefits of the project to us as a team so that everyone will buy in and call it their own.
    With regards to stakeholders, my team and I are currently working on an app that will require a lot of stakeholder engagement. So far, we are still working on Documentation of all the Requirements and when we are done, stakeholder engagement especially sponsors and partners will commence. This is the area I will need to learn properly.

    Continuing professional development: My currently role requires this and I have been doing well in this area for now.

  334. As a college teacher, working in a Senior High school, the skills are listed in order of importance:
    1. Communication
    2. Ethics and Standards
    3. Time Management
    4. Knowledge of the Regulatory Environment
    5. Continuing Professional Development
    6. Negotiation.

  335. As a Field Sales Supervisor working in a FMCG industry, all are essential but they are in priority.
    List below shows the priority of the skills
    1. Communication
    2. Understanding the regulatory environment
    3. Ethics and adherence to standards
    4. Time management
    5. Continual professional development
    6. Negotiation

    Failure on the usage of any of the six above skills brings down my performance rate for that month. I now understand better through the help of this course.

  336. As a sales representative working with KADUNA ELECTRIC, all these variables a project manager should master is being continuously and judiciously practiced on a daily basis. They are:
    1. Communication,
    2. Negotiation,
    3. Time management,
    4. Knowledge of the regulatory environment,
    5. Ethics and adherence to company standards,
    6. Continuing professional development.

  337. As an Engineer working in a FMCG industry, all are essential but they are in priority.
    List below shows the priority of the skills
    1. Communication
    2. Understanding the regulatory environment
    3. Ethics and adherence to standards
    4. Time management
    5. Continual professional development
    6. Negotiation

  338. As someone in the teaching profession, I can say for free that all these six(6) skills are very important. Let me try to relate each to my profession;
    1. Communication: As a teacher, you’re always in a position to communicate with the learners. Without understanding the mood of the learners(team), method of communication and your choice of language, you may struggle to transfer knowledge effectively.
    2. Negotiation: Having some sort of bargain with learners opens them up and that’s key for learning concepts.
    3. Time management: When a teacher fail to prioritize activities according to a set of criteria, stress will build up and that can be very dangerous for a teacher.
    4. Knowledge of the regulatory environment: Schools are regulated by the Ministry of Education in Nigeria. It is expected of all schools(teachers) to cooperate with the regulations set by this regulatory body such as date of resumption, curriculum, dress code, register, method of preparing lesson notes and plans etc.
    5. Ethics and Standards: A professional teacher must be guided by the teaching ethics at all times and uphold the standard. Failure to do so will leave such to his/her fate.
    6. Continuing professional development: Learning is a lifetime endeavor and it has been said that we stop living when we stop learning. Developing oneself has numerous advantages such as positioning one for leadership role. It also improves overall performance of the individual therefore increasing productivity.

    How to Improve
    1. Communication: Teachers should always pay attention to what’s going in the learners life to gain their confidence, hence, making teaching/learning fun.

    2. Continuing professional development should be a yardstick for promotion.

  339. As a lawyer currently transitioning to a international trade finance/ supply chain management/ financial engineering, I think all of these skills are essential, particularly negotiation, understanding the regulatory environment and adherence to ethical standards

  340. As an animal scientist I think what I need most is the knowledge of ethics and standards of my work.
    Without this in place it might be almost impossible to succeed or be efficient

  341. As a schools outreach coordinator for an initiative all the skills stated are all very important and are mutually inclusive.
    In terms of Communication, I intend to be more sensitive to the needs of my project members. When it comes to Negotiation, my job description really does not involve this because I volunteer, however, Time management is important if any reasonable outreach is to be carried out and as it stands I really don’t have an issue with time management. Understanding the regulatory environment would help me know my limits and boundaries on my job. Ethics and adherence to standards are also important in my position as I have to be cautious in carrying out outreach. Lastly, Continual professional development something you do not do overnight but I intend to make positives and swift progress in advancing my career.

    1. As the captain of a basketball team, I realize the skills of a PM are very important to posses. From communication with teammates, coaches, management and administrative members.
      Negotiation is key when it comes to needs and wants of player’s as it relates to the management. Time management is a skill we all were forced to develop as there are penalties to late coming to practices and more.
      Ethics and adherence to standards, applies to our every day activities, from the rules and regulations of the team.
      Understanding the regulatory environment, every location we find ourselves has got its own rules and regulations.
      Continual professional development,as an athlete, we strive to develop daily and become better in our careers as long as we can.

  342. As an entrepreneur ,there are several areas I need to focus on to improve my skills and increase my chances of success here are some keys
    Communication: Effective communication skills are crucial for enterpreneur to convey their ideas, build relationships, and inspire others

    Negotiation: Entrepreneur often need to negotiate with various stakeholders,such as suppliers, partners,and investors.negotiation skills involve finding common ground , understanding the needs of both parties and reaching mutually beneficial agreements.

    Time management: Entrepreneur have numerous responsibilities and tasks to handle effective time management skills help prioritize tasks ,set goals and manage deadlines.

    Ethics and adherence to standards: Entrepreneur should operate their businesses ethically, adhering to moral principles and maintaining high standards of integrity.
    Possible actions i may want to take in order to address these skills gaps
    *Continuous learning
    *Emotional intelligence
    *Financial management
    *Market and sales
    Entrepreneurship is a continuous learning journey so I have to be open to feedbacks,seek opportunities for growth, and constantly strive to improve in these areas.

  343. I am resolved to leverage the training , tools and resources and education made possible, available and accessible on both professional and formal platforms by Dexa or related project management institutions to pursue and further an illustrious career in project management;

    with the focus of achieving the prospect of becoming a professional and experienced PM, possessing necessary knowledge and skill wherewithal to operate in this capacity on a global stage .

  344. As an officer manager who handles business development and client service in the real estate industry, I wear many hats, each requiring a blend of project management skills.

    Communication: I constantly communicate with clients, prospects, internal teams, and external stakeholders. Clear, concise, and persuasive communication is vital for managing expectations, negotiating deals, building relationships, and ensuring everyone is on the same page.

    Negotiation: Negotiation skills are critical when it comes to deals, contracts, and resolving client concerns. I need to understand market trends, assess risks and opportunities, and find win-win solutions that benefit both the client and the company.

    Time management: Juggling multiple tasks and deadlines across different projects requires impeccable time management. I need to prioritize effectively, delegate tasks efficiently, and use tools like google calendars and Airtable to stay organized and meet deadlines.

    Understanding the regulatory environment: Staying updated on real estate regulations and legal requirements is essential for ensuring smooth project execution and protecting the company from compliance issues.

    Areas for Improvement:

    Ethics and adherence to standards: While I always strive to operate ethically, I could benefit from formal training on real estate ethics and professional standards. This would give me a deeper understanding of ethical practices and potential pitfalls in specific situations.

  345. As a virtual assistant, my role requires proficiency in various project management skills:

    Communication: Clear and concise communication is essential for understanding tasks, providing updates, and collaborating with clients or team members.

    Negotiation: While negotiating might not be as explicit, understanding client needs and expectations involves a level of negotiation. It’s about finding solutions that align with both parties’ goals.

    Time Management: Juggling multiple tasks and deadlines is a constant in my role. Efficient time management ensures that I meet client expectations and deliverables promptly.

    Knowledge of the Regulatory Environment: While not always directly applicable, being aware of data protection laws and privacy regulations is crucial, especially when handling sensitive information.

    Ethics and Standards: Upholding ethical standards is inherent in maintaining client confidentiality and providing honest and transparent communication.

    Continuing Professional Development: Staying updated on the latest tools, technologies, and industry trends is essential for providing valuable and efficient virtual assistance.

    Skill Gaps:
    Reflecting on my current role, I recognize the need to enhance my negotiation skills. This involves not just understanding tasks but proactively discussing expectations and finding optimal solutions with clients.

    Action Steps:
    To address this, I plan to explore online courses or webinars focused on negotiation skills. Engaging in discussions with experienced virtual assistants or professionals in a similar domain will provide practical insights for improving my negotiation abilities.

  346. Reflecting on my profession has food and decorating personel. All the six skills are so essential for achieving a set goal.

    Expressing on the skills gap in relation to my profession, I will like to bridge towards the continual professional development.

    Been that a lot of competitors are out there and the more experienced you have, the more contracts you win.

    Thanks for this gracious opportunity Dexa.

  347. As regards my profession as an interior designer, it is interesting to state that I also double as a project manager hence the six areas apply directly to my job description hence I must improve efficiently in all fronts.

    As an interior designer, it is also essential that I possess great communication skills as I interface on a daily basis with clients and skilled workers and my team in general, hence an excellent communication skills would enable free flow of informations in the course of project putting into consideration everyone’s relational capacity to comprehend the information.

    Negotiation: as the sole Team lead, it is important I hone this skill to ensure profitability, placing importance on a more win-win situation which is mutually beneficial for both client and team.

    Time management: another ability required to ensure the time spent on every project and also to track delivery timelines.

    This aforementioned, skills I believe are crucial and essential in effectively collaborating with clients, understanding their needs and delivering within deadlines.

    However, an overall improvement is necessary across all six areas, most importantly in the areas of negotiation, understanding regulatory environments and adherence to ethical conducts governing project environment.

    In order to bridge this gaps, I would also Taking steps in;
    1. Networking with industry professionals
    2. Enroll in courses and workshops
    3. Demand feedbacks from clients and team members
    4 follow industry trends amongst many others.

    By following through this steps, I am sure to bridge the gaps in becoming an expert in my practice leading to becoming a capable and well-rounded interior professional.

  348. To excel in the educational PM setting, it is key to create reflective scenarios ahead of time.

    For example, imagine communication instances with different stakeholders, like students, and prepare for dos and don’ts. Think of a workplace negotiation occasion and prepare the strategies to adopt, like during a staff meeting to decide. Harness the ability to properly manage your time and other resources effectively in your regular life.
    Also, seek to comply with the expectations set by the regulators. There are always requirements to meet in terms of quality, etc. Practice the principles of effectiveness and efficiency, commit to being a person of integrity in every endeavor, and don’t stop learning because knowledge grows endlessly, and the best educator should be the best learner.

    The above would make you successful in educational and other PM environments.

  349. Project management is a good program that promote the capacity, horizon, intelligence, and intellectuality of manager through the use several tools and technique that determine the technological era which is to accomplish and successful management goals through the use of Communication, Negotiation, Time management, Understanding the regulatory environment, Ethics and adherence to standards
    Continual professional development

  350. As a stay-at-home mom with experience in teaching, translation, broadcasting and customer support. The skill of Negotiation and that of having difficult communication tops my list in my skills gap.
    Both skills aforementioned are the bedrock of every and any successful Project a Project Manager works on and they require daily updates as there are constant changes in the approach to doing them effectively.

  351. This course is opening my eyes on diverse things that I may need for my current job as British council’s invigilator and my future career as a project manager. Therefore I may need improvement upon communication,continuing professionnel development,negotiation and time management which are relevant skills for my journey in a competitive employment world.

  352. As an NGO Administrator, there are lots of lessons for me here and great deal of skills to Learn as a Project Management professional.

    Communication skills is a must acquired for me because this is very effective in proposal writing and story telling techniques, if you can’t communicate effectively no matter the Vision and Mission you have, you can’t sell your products and services and that’s why communication skills is a must have.

    Next for me is the Ethics and adherence to standards.

    Learning this skills will keep you on top of your professional career and will also give you an edge over your competitors.
    So am glad to be part of this cohort 12, a special Thank you to Team DEXA from my heart.
    God bless and multiply all your endeavors…

  353. As a film maker, communication is a crucial part of any successful project team, and the project speed and completion is based on your ability to communicate effectively and setting your expectation to your team.
    In any profession, ETHICS AND STANDARD cannot be overlooked because this proves who you are and also measure your level of professionalism
    The areas i need to improve on are:-
    1: Continual professional development. As a project manager i need to be up in my game by actively engaging in a continual professional development. By signing up for training classes, including seminars, webinars and conference. I seek those courses that focuses on various aspects of project management skills i need help to develop on.
    Another area i need improvement upon is time management. As a project manager managing my time is an important professional skill to develop. By organizing my tasks each day helps me complete work on time, prioritize my projects and communicate my progress to supervisors and colleagues. Having strong time management skills can ultimate lead to accomplishing key goal and advancing in your career.

  354. I work as a project management intern at a startup company and I must say that my priority for now is Negotiation. Been an intern,it is best for me to learn the act of negotiation not just with shareholders and clients but also with my team members.

  355. I work as Internal Control – Risk Monitoring. I do engage with categories of employees in the company to understand their level of company’s guidelines, hence, communication, and ethics and adherence to standards skills come to play. Having mastery of these skills would make the work easier to know the knowledge level of the personnel, identify the gaps that can lead to risk.

    Risk management requires assessment and identification. To succeed as a risk monitor, 5 of the skills are to be deployed primarily. In summary, Communication to get information, Time management to ensure timeline meet, Understanding the regulatory environment to ensure no compliance gap and/or to identify it, Ethics and adherence to standards to ensure healthy environment, Continual professional development to keep me updated and ensure I have repository of knowledge for engagements.

  356. The significance of all six skills is very important in my current position. My priority will be on communication as this is what brings everyone on the same page as a team, thus my striving to learn and bring in the communication style and pattern fit for my team. The skills I need an upgrade will be negotiation and every other skill as a project manager

  357. I understand the significance of all six areas in the development of effective abilities. In my current position, however, I would prioritize and stress the following aspects as essential:
    Communication is critical for my job because it fosters collaboration and ensures everyone is on the same page. Areas to Improve: I want to improve my ability to tailor communication styles for different audiences and to articulate complex project details in a more straightforward manner.
    Negotiation skills are essential in engaging with project stakeholders, clients, and team members in order to gain resources, manage problems, and assure project success. Areas for Development: I realize the need to strengthen my negotiation abilities, particularly in contract management, resource distribution, and conflict resolution.
    Time Administration: My job requires the following skills; Efficient time management is essential for achieving project deadlines, properly allocating resources, and guaranteeing overall project success. Areas for Improvement: I want to improve my ability to prioritize jobs, especially during times of excessive workload, and to accurately estimate project timelines.
    Recognizing the Regulatory Environment: My job requires the following skills: Understanding and adhering to regulatory regulations is critical, especially in businesses with stringent compliance standards. Areas for Improvement: I need to enhance my grasp of specific legislation affecting my projects and ensure that all applicable legal and compliance standards are met.
    Standards Compliance and Ethics: My job requires the following skills: Adhering to ethical standards is critical for project integrity and creating confidence with stakeholders. Areas for Improvement: I wish to identify and resolve possible ethical issues within my projects, guaranteeing responsible and ethical data and technology use.

  358. I consider the six areas as very imperative to enhance effective performance in my job delivery currently and as a PM. However a kin attention to ethics and adherence to standards, and knowledge of the regulatory environment would be given further attention for great improvement.

  359. Taking actionable steps to master the standard professional codes and ethics as well as taking advantage of all opportunities to advance my knowledge in the profession.

  360. As a Quantity Surveyor, the skills enlisted above are very essential to my profession and to make a good and competent project manager, I really need to be good in aforementioned skills as it won’t just boost my confidence when speaking to my fellow team members but also amongst workers on site.

  361. All the skills listed are essentially for my jop surprising as an operation Manager in a stock broking fiem. Just will view the negotiations as comparison of stocks. I need to improve on negotiation

  362. I am the team lead of Green Initiativw kakuma, a community based organization.
    I highly need communication, ethics and standards ans knowledge of the regulatory environment as the beneficiaries are members of the refugee and host communities.

  363. As a teacher, I use the following skills with my students, parents, colleagues and bosses;
    * Communication
    *Time management
    * Negotiations
    * Ethics and adherence to standards
    * continuance of professional development and more.
    I hope to fine tune them as a project manager

  364. As a technical support engineer, effective time management is a crucial skill. I believe that enrolling in this course will help me develop that skill.

  365. Ethics and adherence to standard: As an Architect or Architectural Designer, it is essential to get acquainted with the various building codes such as minimum set backs from adjoining properties, minimum accepted floor area for specific spaces, maximum number of floors for a particular region etc and other bye laws of the specific area where a proposed Building Project is intended to be carried bout this is because these laws differs from place to place.Having these at your finger tips will help produce a good design and meeting the client requirements.

  366. Its quite difficult to manage people, but learning ,more about the skills of a PM would help improve my approach in managing projects after this course

  367. As a project management student, I hope to better my communication skills and paying more attention to my regulatory environment.

  368. In my current job, the skills I have are
    1. Time management
    2.Ethics and adherence to standard
    3. Communication
    4. Understanding the regulatory environment.
    Skills to improve
    1. Negotiation
    2. Continual professional development

  369. I am an Education Specialist for an NGO and I am leading a 3 year EduQuality project in Nigeria. In this role, I require the skills of Communication, Negotiation Time management, Knowledge of the regulatory environment, Ethics and standards, Continuing professional development. I current I have a gap in continuing professional development and ethics and standard and I have plans to start the APM soon so as to bridge the gap.

  370. As a project manager in my current job requires that i should be an effective communicator as it is important in dealing with clients and my competitors in fashion industry and i believe all successful projects starts with effective communications, negotiations,time management and team work. Also, continual professional development can not be ruled out as far as Fashion is concerned i need to top up my game by upgrading myself attend trainings to get more knowledge.

  371. All the 6 skill area are inportsnt to a project manager in order to successfully Cary out His role as a PM.

    As a business founder, I see adhering to standards and ethics of the job as where I will like to work more on.

    Although I am no fearing bad there, but I still wish to perfect it more.

  372. All the 6 skill area are inportsnt to a project manager in order to successfully Cary out Hus Rask as a PM.

    As a business founder, I see adhering to standards and ethics of the job as where I will like to work more on.

    Although I am no fearing bad there, but I still wish to perfect it more.

  373. In the pursuit of career in project management, acquisition of relevant skills as in many other fields, cannot be overemphasized. Some of the skills required to be a good project manager may include the following
    1. Communication
    2. Negotiation.
    3.Time management
    4. Knowledge of regulatory environment.
    5. Ethics and standards.
    6. Continues professional development.
    In my field as farm consultant ,it is important to be able to communicate effectively with my clients as well as my team both on and of field, such that every one understands his or her role in the set task for the success of projects.
    It is also important to be able to manage time because every project runs on a budget and time of not properly managed, could result in projects being prolonged beyond specific budgetory allocation.
    Knowledge of the regulatory environment is one very complex aspect in my field of endeavor. This is due to the dynamics of regulatory environment which differs from place to place.
    In addressing the afore mentioned, continues professional development is key. Gathering as much knowledge of the regulatory environment(e.g government policies ) as well as in Agro technology is very important. These can be achieved by being updated on the ever evolving government policies and framework, as well as attending/ enrolling in seminars and programs centered around new technology, techniques and methodologies to help increase knowledge and personal development.

  374. All the six PM skills are paramount in my everyday activities. I serve in a community of students, and I utilize these skills especially the communication skill to serve them well and to maintain the relationship

  375. As a project manager i believe communication is a crucial part of any successful project team, so i establish how i will communicate with clients and my team, and set those expectations ahead of time. You may choose a weekly email or decide to meet in person each morning to discuss the day ahead.
    The areas i need to improve on are:-
    1: Continual professional development. As a project manager i need to be up in my game by actively engaging in a continual professional development. By signing up for training classes, including seminars, webinars and conference. I seek those courses that focuses on various aspects of project management skills i need help to develop on.
    Another area i need improvement upon is time management. As a project manager managing my time is an important professional skill to develop. By organizing my tasks each day helps me complete work on time, prioritize my projects and communicate my progress to supervisors and colleagues. Having strong time management skills can ultimate lead to accomplishing key goal and advancing in your career.

  376. In as much as my job is concern, i will improve my communication skill that will in turn enhance my negotiation skill, as part of a win-win approach because i deal with people on a daily basis.

  377. In current role, communication, time management and ethics, and adherence to standards are vital.

    Negotiation is an important skill I need to improve upon to become a better team leader.

  378. As far as my job is concerned, these six PM skills are a must have, reason being that I deal with people, where plans and programs come with deadlines and must be met when due.

    To get the best of my services, I realize that I need to culviate more of the negotiation skills as part of a win-win spirit to enhance my effective service delivery.

    1. I will enhance more, my negotiating skills by improving communication skills with a positive business mindset, using a win win approach.

  379. As the Head of the ICT Unit at FCT Fire Service, while I may not officially hold the title of a Project Manager, my role involves responsibilities that align with Project Management in the following areas with the likely skills gaps which I intend to develop in this course.

    1. Communication:

    a. Relevance to my job: Communication is crucial in my role for conveying technical information to non-technical stakeholders, coordinating with various departments, and ensuring a clear understanding of project or operations requirements.

    b. Potential Skill Gaps: Gaps may exist in adapting communication styles for different audiences or effectively communicating complex technical details.

    c. Actions (Taken/Taking): I Considered enrolling in communication training programs or courses. I have been practicing simplifying technical information for non-experts and enhancing my ability to convey project or operations, training and updates clearly.

    2. Negotiation:

    a. Relevance to my job: Negotiation skills are valuable when dealing with vendors, team members, stakeholders and higher authorities to secure resources, manage conflicts, manage emergency incidents and to ensure project or operations success.

    b. Potential Skill Gaps: I have been working on the need to improve in negotiating contracts for my unit, obtaining necessary resources from authority, or resolving conflicts with the Management due to lack of understanding of what ICT entails.

    c. Actions (Taken/Taking): Attend negotiation workshops or courses. Practice negotiation techniques in scenarios relevant to procurement, resource allocation, or conflict resolution.

    3. Time Management:

    a. Relevance to my job: Efficient time management is crucial for overseeing project timelines, allocating resources effectively, and meeting deadlines. Firefighting and time management go hand in hand. Our goal is to consistently meet response times, ensuring a swift and effective response to emergencies while minimizing the loss of lives and property. We are actively implementing various measures to enhance and optimize our response times.

    b. Potential Skill Gaps: Gaps may exist in prioritizing tasks especially when there several emergencies at the same time, managing competing demands with other emergency agencies, or accurately estimating project timelines.

    c. Actions (Taken/Taking): Explored time management training programs, implementing project management tools or techniques to enhance scheduling and resource allocation within the ICT Unit. Pushing for real-time road/traffic monitoring equipment to provide support for operations staff

    4. Knowledge of the Regulatory Environment:

    a. Relevance to my job: Understanding and adhering to regulatory requirements is critical, especially in government organizations. Non-compliance can have legal and operational consequences. The Organisation has National Fire Safety Emforcement Code which provides knowledge of the job environment

    b. Potential Skill Gaps: There is no specific document providing understanding of specific regulations impacting ICT projects in the fire service.

    c. Actions (Taken/Taking): Making effort to stay updated on regulatory changes through regular training. Collaborating with legal or compliance experts from other Ministry or Agencies to ensure projects align with all relevant regulations.

    5. Ethics and Standards:

    a. Relevance to my job: Adhering to ethical standards is essential in maintaining the integrity of my projects and the organization in line with the ICT operations for Government Agencies in Nigeria.

    b. Potential Skill Gaps: Identifying and addressing ethical issues in the ICT field, ensuring ethical use of data, or establishing clear ethical guidelines for the ICT Unit.

    c. Actions (Taken/Taking): Attended workshops on ethical considerations in ICT with Fed. Ministry of Innovation, Science and Technology, NITDA, NIGCOMSAT and FCT Emergency Management Agency’s workshop on National Development on ICT. Currently developing ethical guidelines for the ICT Unit to ensure the responsible use of technology.

    6. Continuing Professional Development:

    a. Relevance to my job: I have been staying updated on industry trends, technologies, and best practices to ensue that my organisation is not lagging behind in relevant ICT projects and applications.

    b. Potential Skill Gaps: Keeping up with rapid technological advancements or industry trends has not been easy due to financial challenge which is responsible for some skill shortage.

    c. Actions (Taken/Taking): Facilitating training for myself and my team. Attending conferences, webinars, and training sessions to stay abreast of ICT developments to enhance my effectiveness in managing ICT projects or operational activities within the FCT Fire Service.

  380. As the a Managing director in my organization, I need to improve on my communication, negotiation, and time management skills. Improvement on these skills will help my career a lot.

  381. All the six skills are highly important to becoming a successful and exceptional project manager. However, understanding the regulatory environment is an area that would need some improvement.
    Thanks so much for this important information, i am really appreciative

  382. My current job requires that I be an effective communicator as it is important in dealing with colleagues, executives, clients as well as everyone I encounter on a daily basis. In the same vein, negotiation and time management skills are also necessities in enabling effective performance at my job. Also, continual professional development can not be over emphasised because as the world evolves, new ideas and knowledge for effective execution of the job comes to play just like in project management where every project manager needs to know and understand how to use the tools and softwares available for helping them perform better at their jobs.

    The skills I need to improve on are:
    1.) Negotiation.
    2.) Time management.

    The potential steps I might consider taking to bridge these skills gap are:
    1.) Understanding how important communication is, I will always want to communicate ideas and expectations with anyone I work with as well as receive their inputs.
    2.) Working on becoming a better negotiator by understanding and addressing situations from a point where it favours both parties involved.
    3.) Harnessing scheduling as an important way to work on time management and sticking to it despite the odds, challenges and changes along the line.
    4.) Having meetings to communicate with the people you work with on the progress made and possible challenges they may be facing on their job.

  383. Communication is essential in project management for several reasons:

    1. Clear and effective communication helps in setting expectations and objectives. It ensures that all team members understand their roles, responsibilities, and project goals.

    2. Communication facilitates collaboration and teamwork. When team members can communicate effectively, they can share ideas, opinions, and feedback, which leads to better decision-making and problem-solving.

    3. Communication helps in managing stakeholders. Keeping stakeholders informed about the project’s progress, risks, and updates helps in building trust and maintaining good relationships.

    4. Proper communication helps in managing conflicts. By having open and transparent communication channels, issues and conflicts can be addressed promptly, minimizing their potential impact on the project.

    Negotiation is a critical skill in project management because:

    1. It helps in managing conflicts and resolving disputes. Inevitably, disagreements and conflicts arise during projects. Negotiation skills allow project managers to find common ground and reach agreements that satisfy all parties involved.

    2. Negotiation helps in managing stakeholder expectations. Project managers often have to negotiate with stakeholders to align their expectations with the project’s scope, timeline, and resources.

    3. Effective negotiation leads to win-win solutions. By understanding the needs and interests of different stakeholders, project managers can find creative solutions that benefit all parties involved.

    Time management in project management is important because:

    1. It helps in setting realistic project schedules. Effective time management allows project managers to accurately estimate the time required to complete tasks and determine project timelines.

    2. Time management ensures that project tasks are completed on schedule. By prioritizing tasks, allocating resources efficiently, and monitoring progress, project managers can avoid delays and meet project deadlines.

    3. It helps in resource allocation. Effective time management allows project managers to allocate resources based on project priorities and ensure that the right resources are available at the right time.

    4. Time management allows for better risk management. By carefully managing time and scheduling, project managers can identify potential risks and take proactive measures to mitigate them before they become major issues.

  384. Effective communication is crucial for project managers to convey goals, expectations, and changes to team members, stakeholders, and clients. I have a communication skill gap, and I feel focusing on enhancing my ability to articulate ideas, listen actively, and convey information clearly could significantly benefit me in any role. Leadership skills are often intertwined with effective communication. We should all focus on inspiring and guiding our team, making decisions with confidence, and fostering a positive and collaborative work environment.

  385. As an introvert, person I am sure I will need to improve on my communication skills. As a good project manager one should be able to to communicate clearly and directly with team members. And be sure that you are not hiding any information. With effective communication, the project will be done and done ontime.
    CPD, Is a process which helps in developing and improving one’s professional practice.
    Time management, on the other hand is also am important part of PM. I believe if we are able to manage our time as a team..projects will be done on time and there will be time for more brainstorming before finally delivering the work done. Every project needs an end date, inorder to meet this date..Every projects needs a schedule and a plan on how to manage their time and ensure deadline is met.
    Negotiation, negotiation skills is very essential in P. With strong negotiation skills project managers will be able to secure the necessary resources, and manage team members and also manage stakeholders expectations.
    Understanding, the regulatory environment will help in understanding the environment in which they are operating.

    Ethics and adherence to standard in project management, consists of transparency, honesty and communication. Project managers must exhibit