On April 5th, a seminar with the topic “Outstanding Project Managers Have Mastered Key Skills and So can you!”, hosted by Mr. Brian O’Reilly – Deputy Director of VGU’s Industrial Relations and Technology Transfer Center, and Mr. Rick Yvanovich – Founder & CEO of TRG International, has given participants the opportunity to learn more about the important and necessary skills in making up an outstanding project manager.
Key project management skills to master
According to Brian, there are 9 “golden words” every single project manager need to remember:
These “golden words” represent the “should-be” skills for a project leader. In addition to good knowledge (which is the top priority), a good project manager should always cultivate and develop himself ceaselessly. They also need to comprehend their own strengths, weaknesses and master other soft skills such as problem-solving, time management, conflict management, communication skills, etc. If they can master all of them, the path to success will not be far away.
Many participants were concerned about the cultural differences since they are expats working in Vietnam. To solve that problem, Brian shared from his own experience that people should learn from each other, simplify complex situations, and try your best to bring people together. Brian also emphasised “You never too old to learn” because no one is perfect.
At the end of the Talk, Rick shared some of his real experience working in Vietnam as an expat in order to help participants to be more confident in their work and life. According to Rick, expats living in Vietnam should learn to accept and integrate into a common culture so that they can work easily and effectively.
About TRG Talk
TRG Talk is a series of events co-organised by TRG International and PJ’s Coffee Vietnam in order to promote the latest trends in the IT industry and the HR world, as well as tips and trick in improving your project management skills.
About TRG Talk – Project Management
A good Project Manager must be able to identify problems and risks. He/ She also needs to know how to minimise these issues and is able to make the decision needed throughout the entirety of the project. Do you consider yourself a good project manager? Do you have the required skills and power to handle the situation and the people involved in your project?
TRG Talk – Project Management is a monthly meetup that allows project managers to discuss in detail what it takes to become great at what you’re doing. The event takes place every first Thursday of the month.