Take a Look: DECA's New Project Management Events

Sep 30, 2019

The Project Management Events require participants to use project management skills to initiate, plan, execute, monitor and control and close a project.

Participants in the Project Management Events will:

  • Identify a problem
  • Develop a project management plan related to the problem
  • Implement the project using project management skills
  • Develop a written report and presentation on the project

The five process groups of project management are:

    Defines and authorizes the project.
    Describes how the project will be managed.
    Describes how the project groups work together to complete the work.
    Checks the progress of the project and corrects problems.
    Formally closes each phase or project and receives approval of the project work for the phase or project.

Career Spotlight: Project Manager

The career path of a project manager requires strong communication and organizational skills, the ability to juggle multiple tasks simultaneously and an understanding of the functional roles of departments throughout the organization.

Project managers (PM) always work in a team. They are most often sociable and great team players. As a PM, you will need to adapt to different people, cultures, environments and situations. Being flexible is key to team communication since you’ll be the builder and controller of the team.

Some of your duties in your career as a project manager will include: taking part in the creation process, executing the project, preparing communication methods, finding solutions to recurring issues, monitoring the project’s progress from start to finish, ensuring your team is actually getting things done and many more. To put it briefly, you’ll be responsible for connecting each project to the business world and to its clients.

Results from the Project Management Institute (PMI) survey predicts that between 2010 and 2020, 15.7 million new project management roles will be created globally across seven project-intensive industries. China and India will lead the growth in project management, generating approximately 8.1 million and 4 million project management roles through 2020, respectively.


Christopher Young, CAE
Chief Program Officer

Christopher Young, CAE, is DECA's chief program officer. In this role, he devises and leads organizational strategies and growth initiatives, including innovative student and advisor learning programs focused on ultimately preparing emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management.

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