Since good project managers (PMs) are in high demand and short supply, employers are placing increasing pressure on higher education to better prepare students to contribute to project teams and assume PM positions. However, PMs’ perceived importance and perception of which skills are important for success among working professionals has not received much attention. As educators aspire to prepare students for the PM positions and their challenges, they should be aware of the perceptions of working professionals who have experience with many projects successful or not about the important and necessary skills in successfully completion of a project. This proposed research seeks to understand how practicing PM professionals view the relative importance of various technical project management skills. This research will help align PM course offerings to PM technical skills