Project Management, Analysis, and Advanced Analytics

Analysis roles typically focus on identifying changes or new approaches required for an organization to achieve its strategic goals. These changes might include strategy, structure, processes, information systems and finance, and are often implemented through targeted projects.   

Project Management professionals apply management skills and techniques to corporate projects, as well as to broader programs composed of interrelated projects that may be so expansive they affect the entire organization and require significant financial investment. Given the costs involved and potential benefits to be achieved, Project Management & Analysis is becoming more critical and a core competency for many organizations.

In-demand roles in Project Management & Analysis generally require:

  • Good interpersonal skills and strong knowledge of project and change management methodologies and tools (Management)
  • Strong data-mining, prototyping and modelling skills, with proficiency in spotting trends and patterns (Analysis)
  • Diverse educational backgrounds in Business, Management Information Systems, Actuarial Science, Accounting, Computer Science, Software Design, Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics, Economics, Commerce, Operations Research, Logistics, Finance or Data Science

Interview with Manulife EVP & Chief Analytics Officer, Cindy Forbes. This video is shared courtesy of Manulife Financial, a TFSA member.

In-Demand Careers in Project Management, Analysis, and Advanced Analytics

Data Scientist

Possessing an intellectual curiosity that helps them discover solutions to difficult problems, Data Scientists analyze and extract meaning and value from large and complex volumes of an organization’s collected data.

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Financial Analyst

Financial Analysts are comfortable working in a data-intensive environment. They drive business decisions through their analysis of data that measures an organization’s performance.

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Performance Analyst

A Performance Analyst is a forward-thinking business professional who manipulates large volumes of data and identifies the most critical and valuable information to influence business decisions.

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Process Analyst

Aspiring professionals with an aptitude for analytical thinking in an ever-changing environment will be well-suited to a Process Analyst role, which involves analyzing and improving day-to-day organizational processes.

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Program Manager

A Program Manager leads an organization’s individual initiatives that make up a larger collective of business objectives. This business professional excels at multi-tasking and possesses strong leadership and communication skills.

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Project Management Office (PMO) Director

Applying their senior experience as a Project Manager or Program Manager, a PMO Director is responsible for the leadership and development of a project or program management office.

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Senior Project Manager

Senior Project Managers oversee the development, implementation, and effectiveness of organizational projects. This business professional is goal-oriented, has excellent leadership skills, and knows how to bring out the best in their team members.

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