Project Manager Resume

Your project manager resume is an excellent opportunity to highlight your experience and skills in supervising projects in your field, co-ordinating team members, and bring the project to successful completion.

Project managers work in a variety of different fields. Your expertise may be a technical area such as IT or software development, web development or marketing, or in the development of large-scale infrastructure and construction projects.

Whatever your focus, be sure to include appropriate industry-related language to communicate the depth of your knowledge in the field, as well as using powerful, active language to describe and quantify your achievements. Using job-specific keywords is a must if your resume is going to be scanned as part of an electronic shortlisting process.

Depending on the field and scope of the projects you have dealt with in your previous employment, you may be able to highlight specialist skills and techniques such as:

  • project resource management – using tools and applications to optimize use of human and material resources to maximize ROI
  • budget control – maintaining financial management through meticulous forecasting and monitoring to avoid overruns and scope creep
  • critical path modeling techniques – to establish an achievable sequence of activities and ensure meeting planned completion targets
  • collaborative project management and planning – for projects with extended development cycles, those involving partners / suppliers who are geographically dispersed, or a range of interconnected, dynamic disciplines

Here’s where you can find out more about project manager resumes.

The following example resume features an IT project manager who seeks a challenging leadership role that will extend his experience. It employs bullet point listing to communicate details succinctly and a profile that showcase the applicant’s key skills near the top of the page.

ANDREW HARDING
2260 Finmore Parkway Apt 16D, Huntsville, AL 35803
Tel: (098) 765-4321

PROJECT MANAGER

Efficient, responsible, team-oriented IT project manager, experienced in building credibility, rapport, and excellent communication with stakeholders at all levels. Focussed on achieving client goals and objectives while maintaining agreed budgetary limits, scheduling, quality and scope constraints, through agile project management as well as waterfall methodology.

• Review of Project Scope, Budget, and Schedules • Documentation and Project Management Tools
• Change Management • MS Word, Excel, Access, and SQL
• Cross-Departmental Approach • Microsoft .NET experience
• Resource Management • Meeting Tight Deadlines
• Sales Presentations • Multi-Tasking, Prioritization, Critical Analysis

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Henderson Technologies, Huntsville, AL – IT Project Manager (2009 – present)

  • Provide “hands-on”, consultative approach to deliver desired solutions on multiple concurrent projects
  • Lead project teams of 4 – 8 employees / contracted personnel
  • Review project scope, proposals, cost/benefit analysis, budgeting and scheduling, to ensure realistic and achievable deadlines
  • Identify and propose solutions to potential risks to satisfactory completion of projects
  • Act as primary liaison between customer and project team, managing communications (reports, status updates, Gantt charts, issue logs, etc.) and resolving conflicts
  • Ensure adherence to agreed methodologies, policies, procedures and tools
  • Co-ordinate project team members to determine objectives and assign appropriate personnel
  • Document details of project scope and change orders
  • Manage procurement requests of necessary hardware, software and supporting services
  • Facilitate testing and quality assurance reviews of tasks and deliverables, acting as liaison between engineers, developers, and external team members
  • Serve as client contact during installation
  • Coordinate client training in use of CMS and other proprietary systems
  • Other duties as assigned

Rogers-Delaney Services, Decatur, AL – PMO Manager (2005 – 2009)

  • Implement efficient operating strategies and long-term improvement initiatives in accordance with PMO roadmap
  • Maintain documentation, provide support, and capture metrics for teams, leaders, and managers as appropriate
  • Ensure project management standards, methods, and processes following PRINCE2 methodology
  • Set goals and objectives in projects of medium – high complexity in accordance with client needs
  • Coordinate work streams and cross-team partnerships
  • Communicate materials, issues, change requests, etc. to managers, team members, and business partners
  • Organize and chair regular PMO meetings
  • Manage project surveys and audits
  • Monitor payment of invoices and accounts receivable
  • Establish and maintain mutually beneficial relationships with stakeholders
  • Lead and mentor staff as assigned

EDUCATION

  • Anderson University, AL: B.S. Computer Systems
  • Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)
  • St Aloysius College Prep., Ridgeville, AL: High School Diploma

SPECIAL SKILLS / EXPERIENCE

  • Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Visio
  • HTML / XHTML, CSS programming, database design / management, WordPress, Content Management Sytems

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