The project manager is responsible for day-to-day management of the project and must be competent in managing the six aspects of a project, i.e. scope, schedule, finance, risk, quality and resources. Project managers work on specific projects that have definite outcomes, have time limits and have to stay within a budget. (Source: APM – https://www.apm.org.uk/qualifications-and-training/career/)
The professional body for Project Management is the Association for Project Management (APM). The APM was awarded a Royal Charter in 2017 as part of its strategy to raise awareness and standards in the profession, and it is committed to developing and promoting project and programme management through FIVE Dimensions of Professionalism.
If you wish to explore a career in project management, then you might like to start with the video below, produced by the APM.
Students are able to register for free student membership – see http://www.apm.org.uk/SOPM, which will enable access to resources and other professionals.
The book mentioned in the video can be ordered here https://www.apm.org.uk/book-shop/starting-out-in-project-management-3rd-edition/
Students may find a second-hand edition online.