Why Is Project Leadership Important?

“Whether you're identifying and assigning multiple project managers, whether you're establishing a regular cadence of reporting out for the project, it's important to have that leadership to help manage the project, create that shared vision, keep the team members motivated,” says Amanda Shepherd, Executive Director, Accounting Continuing Education at Kaplan.

Projects that are internal or external client facing can make or break careers and impact business results. Unfortunately, 71 percent of projects fail to meet schedule, budget, and/or quality goals. The Financial Education & Research Foundation has partnered with Kaplan to help senior-level financial executives develop the project leadership skills and strategies they need to execute projects successfully.