Career memes of the week: project manager

21 May 2013

Thirty-nine per cent of projects valued in excess of €5.9m fail, and only 2.5pc of 10,500 projects from 200 international companies have been successfully completed, studies suggest. That’s a lot of pressure on project managers, the subject of this week’s career memes.

US research is behind the study that found the 39pc failure rate, and PricewaterhouseCoopers undertook the study of projects at the 200 firms, Business Review Europe reported.

A project manager’s role can involve many and varied tasks, such as hiring staff, communicating job expectations, planning, monitoring, budgeting and appraising employees’ progress and completion of a project, making recommendations to strategic plans, and essentially being responsible for the delivery of a project on time and on budget.

In Ireland, a project manager can expect to earn a salary of €40,000, at the very least, up to about €90,000, according to





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Tina Costanza
By Tina Costanza

Tina Costanza was a journalist and sub-editor at Silicon Republic. She came to Ireland from Canada, where she had held senior editorial positions at daily newspapers in Ottawa and Toronto. When she wasn’t saving dangling participles, she was training for 10K races or satisfying a craving for scones.

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