Questions: Is project management skills important to have these days?
Answer: YES. Regardless of one’s background, a little or at best a working knowledge of how to run projects effectively would help one become successful in one’s career.
This is because many initiatives or opportunities such as launching new products or new services come up and are considered as “temporary work” / “ad hoc work” which all require a project management approach.
If you want some basics on how to run projects, try attending something like Six Sigma training or basic project management. Project management teaches us the framework, Six Sigma teaches us the detailed tools and techniques inside the framework.
“Not knowing how to start, what to deliver, and how to end can really make or break one’s career.”