The Role of Project Manager - Explained!

The Role of Project Manager - Explained!

Today in the technologically evolved world, organizations choose to deliver quality projects to their clients. It leads them to hire experienced professionals who can handle a project to achieve the required objective.

Who Are The Project Managers? Project Managers are the backbone of any project that an enterprise takes upon. They are the anchor around which the entire project hinges upon, and if they fail to delegate their duties, project is bound to meet its fate

In this article let us understand the project manager’s roles and responsibilities.

So What Do Project Managers Do?

The Project Manager deals with the enterprise in a holistic manner on an everyday basis. The Project Manager keeps a track on the task for the benefit of the Project Board within the requirements and coordinates all through the venture with the Project Board and Project Assurance.

Project Manager is responsible for pitching ideas for projects that are assigned, plan the budget, monitor, and report on the project with project management tools. Project managers are the bridge between the management and the team entrusted with the execution of the project. They ensure that the scope of the project is comprehensive and a regular reporting on the advancement of the task is updated and also provide that the project is right on the schedule.

Responsible for all of the PRINCE2 processes except for the “Directing a Project” process, project managers need to plan the sequence of activities to achieve control over the track of implementing right strategies and complete the project on time.

Skills a Project Manager Should Have:

A Project Manager must have some skills and should find ways to develop them. The skills should include:

  1. Excellent communication skills

  2. Cost management

  3. An ability to understand the quality process

  4. Process change requests

  5. Document user needs

  6. Planning and Monitor the project

  7. Leadership and team-building qualities (includes, teamwork, problem-solving, reporting, facilitating meetings and conducting workshops)

  8. The ability to anticipate problems and to be proactive in solving them

In other words, a good Project Manager does not sit around and wait for things to happen.

Role of Project Managers while working with Stakeholders

As project managers, it is essential to understand and identify the stakeholders who are part of the project. The role of project managers keenly involves the engagement of stakeholders throughout the project. Few partners will be significant to the venture, giving bunches of data, recommendations, and support the project.

For instance, consider that the project was to assemble a new furnace on the outskirts of a city. The stakeholders could be an environmental group, city planning commission, contractors, equipment suppliers, and resident groups. There are chances for few stakeholders to oppose specific ideas of the project and the rest might support it as they would profit by the venture.

With the help of the executives, the project manager will choose to decide the way to communicate and engage with these stakeholders.

Factors a Project Manager should consider defining a successful project

Apart from understanding the methodology, it is also important for project managers to understand the other characteristics that lead to successful project management. Experienced Project Managers believe there are two critical factors in determining the success of a project:

  1. Recruitment of qualified project team members is essential to work on relevant projects that are assigned to the organization or the team.

  2. A well-documented approach that is kept simple and effectively versatile to various sizes of projects is an essential establishment for ensuring project success.

To conclude, in the present day’s competitive business environment, the employers mostly look for project managers with high-level skills who can manage a project and the team to achieve success provided they have sufficient resources, manage relationships with contributors and stakeholders.

 

 

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