Understanding the Role of a Remote Project Manager

Understanding the Role of a Remote Project Manager

Discover the skills you will need to succeed in this growth sector.

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Project managers are key members of any organisation. They are tasked with initiating, executing, and subsequently leading a team in achieving its goals in a certain amount of time.

As a project manager, you have a specific measure of successes that must be achieved at certain times during the execution of tasks.

The job of a project manager is far from easy. This might also be why they are as valued as much as they are today.

Below are a few of the most essential skills and traits of a good remote project manager.

Many of these skills can be obtained through short courses online or at local educational facilities.

1. Leadership

If your goal is to earn a living as a Project Manager, then you must be able to guide or lead those around you including leading teams and even organisations.

As a leader, you should be able to enlist the support of other people in the accomplishment of your common goals.

2. Communication

As a project manager, you should be able to share information with everyone, directly and indirectly, who has an influence on your project.

The nature of a project manager's job requires them to be vocal more often than they are not.

Effective communication is the key to being a successful project manager.

3. Information Technology

Remote project managers are required to transmit data via computers on a daily basis.

This directly implies that project managers must have a basic understanding of information technology.

This subset of Information and Communications technology will make or break you as a project manager.

4. Organization

Your job description as a project manager includes structuring, co-coordinating, and integrating your organisation's goals and activities to the necessary resources to complete your project and reach your objectives.

Organizational skills are held in high regard in the project management field, and especially for those working in a remote capacity.

If your goal is to earn a good living from project management, then you must be willing to master these critical organisational skills.

5. Risk Management

All project managers are required to identify, evaluate, and prioritise certain risks that can be associated with the task they have at hand.

After identifying risks, your job as a remote project manager includes an application of methods to minimise the risks associated with your task.

Project managers are often required to engage in risk management.

6. Negotiation

The art of negotiating is a delicate and intriguing one. Very few people have mastered this sacred art.

As a project manager, we can rest assured that you'll often have to engage in negotiations.

You will need to brush up on your negotiation skills by taking online courses that teach negotiation.

7. Scheduling

No matter how good your project management skills are if your scheduling skills are not up to standards, then you might end up being in jeopardy career-wise.

As a remote project manager, you should be able to arrange, control, and optimise work and workflows in your organisation or team. - even from a distance.

8. Budgeting

Budgeting is part of your job description as a project manager. You are in charge of creating a financial plan for the project you are handling and in a specified time frame.

It includes, but isn't limited to the act of expressing strategic plans of projects in quantifiable terms.

9. Problem Solving

A project manager should be a natural problem solver, but the truth is that not everyone was born with that superpower.

Luckily for anyone who wants to perfect their problem-solving skills and others, there are readily-available online courses to help you develop and improve your skills.

A problem-solving project manager is a gem to whatever of the organisation they end up with and most employer's know that for a fact.

10. Team management

As you might have already figured out by now, project managers work with quite a lot of people and to have an efficiently functioning team, you need to know how to manage the talent available to you.

This is where team management skills come into play.

They'll assist you in ensuring that you get nothing but the best out of your team members.

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Youth Homelessness. Where Will You Sleep this Christmas?

Let's find a way to keep the next generation off the streets this Christmas.
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Homelessness is always a sad thing, but it is even worse when it’s youth homelessness. New South Wales in Australia has seen a significant increase in the number of homeless children in the state.

This is a trend that has continued for over the last 20 years, and it doesn’t look like it’s going to let up anytime soon.

According to NDIS provider, The Samaritan Foundation, as many as 26,000 Australian children are living under homeless conditions each night and about 731,000 children in Australia live under the poverty line.

Many of these children often sleep in cars, friends’ houses, hotels, or on the streets outside. 

Between 2015 and 2016, New South Wales homelessness organisations had helped over 18,400 people who were between the ages of 15 and 24 years old. 

Shelters and homelessness service providers are seeing hundreds of more homeless youth requesting their help each year. As a result, the problem of youth homelessness is clearly getting worse instead of better.

Below are the top 4 causes of homelessness in Australia:

Escaping Abuse

An abusive household is a huge reason why many kids end up on the streets. They simply want to get away from the violence and arguing in their household so that they can find some peace and serenity in their lives.

The children are often the victims of this abuse, and instead of telling someone about it, they just run away because they’re too ashamed.  

Family Troubles

Families that fall under hard economic times may become homeless because they cannot afford a place to live. Parents in this situation usually want to be providers for their children, but they simply don’t have the means to do so.

This forces the children to either become homeless with their parents or to become homeless on their own. 

Abandonment 

Parents who abandon their children or kick them out of the house at a premature age will cause them to become homeless.

There are many reasons for why parents might do this to their children, but if the children are too young, they won’t have the means of taking care of themselves. 

Mental Health Issues

Something that doesn’t get talked about enough is children with mental disorders. A lot of homeless youth are suffering from these mental disorders. According some research (Johnson and Chamberlain, Are the Homeless Mentally Ill?, Salvation Army 2011) a disproportionate number of homeless people in Australia also suffer from some kind of metal anxiety, depression or mental disorder.

This makes it so much harder for them to get off the streets because they don’t have the mental capacity to land a job or get themselves cleaned up. Without someone stepping in to help them, they will stay homeless indefinitely.

Turning the Problem Around

A big reason why homelessness continues to trend is that these children don’t get the help they need fast enough. If they’ve been out on the streets for a few years or longer, it is going to be hard for them to ever reintegrate back into society.

Things, like going to school and getting a job, will seem too surreal for them to consider. 

In New South Wales, the state government is looking to crack down on this problem.

Instead of letting homelessness service providers handle everything, the government and local communities are looking to help troubled youths early on before they even become homeless. 

That way, they won’t fall into a hard life that they mentally can’t pull themselves out of.

Homelessness is always a sad thing, but it is even worse when it’s youth homelessness. New South Wales in Australia has seen a significant increase in the number of homeless children in the state.

This is a trend that has continued for over the last 20 years, and it doesn’t look like it’s going to let up anytime soon.

According to NDIS provider, The Samaritan Foundation, as many as 26,000 Australian children are living under homeless conditions each night and about 731,000 children in Australia live under the poverty line.

Many of these children often sleep in cars, friends’ houses, hotels, or on the streets outside. 

Between 2015 and 2016, New South Wales homelessness organisations had helped over 18,400 people who were between the ages of 15 and 24 years old. 

Shelters and homelessness service providers are seeing hundreds of more homeless youth requesting their help each year. As a result, the problem of youth homelessness is clearly getting worse instead of better.

Below are the top 4 causes of homelessness in Australia:

Escaping Abuse

An abusive household is a huge reason why many kids end up on the streets. They simply want to get away from the violence and arguing in their household so that they can find some peace and serenity in their lives.

The children are often the victims of this abuse, and instead of telling someone about it, they just run away because they’re too ashamed.  

Family Troubles

Families that fall under hard economic times may become homeless because they cannot afford a place to live. Parents in this situation usually want to be providers for their children, but they simply don’t have the means to do so.

This forces the children to either become homeless with their parents or to become homeless on their own. 

Abandonment 

Parents who abandon their children or kick them out of the house at a premature age will cause them to become homeless.

There are many reasons for why parents might do this to their children, but if the children are too young, they won’t have the means of taking care of themselves. 

Mental Health Issues

Something that doesn’t get talked about enough is children with mental disorders. A lot of homeless youth are suffering from these mental disorders. According some research (Johnson and Chamberlain, Are the Homeless Mentally Ill?, Salvation Army 2011) a disproportionate number of homeless people in Australia also suffer from some kind of metal anxiety, depression or mental disorder.

This makes it so much harder for them to get off the streets because they don’t have the mental capacity to land a job or get themselves cleaned up. Without someone stepping in to help them, they will stay homeless indefinitely.

Turning the Problem Around

A big reason why homelessness continues to trend is that these children don’t get the help they need fast enough. If they’ve been out on the streets for a few years or longer, it is going to be hard for them to ever reintegrate back into society.

Things, like going to school and getting a job, will seem too surreal for them to consider. 

In New South Wales, the state government is looking to crack down on this problem.

Instead of letting homelessness service providers handle everything, the government and local communities are looking to help troubled youths early on before they even become homeless. 

That way, they won’t fall into a hard life that they mentally can’t pull themselves out of.

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