Project management is the process of initiating, planning, executing, monitoring,
controlling, and closing of a project through applying of knowledge, skills, techniques,
and tools with the intent of successfully and efficiently implementing a project and its
requirements according to specifications. This is all made possible and is the
responsibility of the project manager, his trainee or assistant, and his team. Trainee
project management positions are equally as important as project management because
this position is directly responsible for inputs and outputs of knowledge, skills, and
While managing a project requires a project manager to identify the requirements of the
project, establish a clear and measurable objective, and balancing the needs of scope,
time, and cost, the trainee project management positions will handle some other parts of
the project that may be assigned to him by the project manager. This will include the
items mentioned above as well as selecting appropriate processes discussed by the group
in order to achieve objectives, adapting product specifications in order to meet the
requirements of the project, and then again balancing it with the requirements of the
project manager in terms of cost, time and scope.
Trainee project management positions will require candidates to have some experience in
best practices and an ability to work on their own initiative in the event the project
manager is not available especially in cases where problems need immediate resolution.
They will directly be dealing with clients and will therefore have to self-motivated and
confident on their experience with project management.
Trainee project management positions prepare candidates for positions that will make
them future leaders in their own project management.