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What is a Program Manager?
A Program Manager is a project-management professional whose job is to reconcile multiple projects, teams, and other initiatives across an organization and give strategic guidance to an organization’s project managers.
Program Managers oversee and coordinate a group of projects linked to each other whereas project managers are generally responsible for individual projects.
Program Managers strategically analyze the benefits and pitfalls of each individual project with a bigger goal in mind. Therefore, most of their concerns are long-term and strategic in nature while for a project manager, they are majorly short-term and tactical.
Q: What skills are required to be a Program Manager?
A: Good communication skills, conflict resolution skills, patience, leadership skills, good risk assessment, and adaptability to an uncertain environment are some of the skills required for a good Program Manager.
Q: How much does a Program Manager make?
A: According to the website Glassdoor.com, an average Program manager makes about $95,455 per year.