What is Project Manager?

He is a person, who is assigned to lead the team by an organization, and that organization made him responsible for achieving the project objectives. Project manager responsibilities are to manage project processes, and apply the necessary tools and techniques to carry out the related project activities. For good project management, variety of interpersonal and professional skills are needed. In general, project manager role is to satisfy the task needs, team needs, and individual needs.

Project Manager Responsibilities:

Effective project management responsibilities are to possess the following competencies:

  • Knowledge — Refers to what he knows about project management.
  • Performance — Refers to what he is able to do or accomplish while applying his or her project management knowledge.
  • Personal — Refers to how he behaves when performing the project or related activity. Personal effectiveness encompasses attitudes, core personality characteristics, and leadership, which provides the ability to guide the project team while achieving project objectives and balancing the project constraints.

A typical project manager responsibilities include:

  • Planning and organizing the work.
  • Managing the day-to-day activities of a project.
  • Delivering the project deliverables to the client.
  • Identifying potential stakeholders and skilled in project scope management.
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Role of Project Manager in Skills Development:

He accomplish work through the project team and other stakeholders. Effective management require a balance of ethical, interpersonal, and conceptual skills that help them analyze situations and interact appropriately. Some highly desirable interpersonal skills needed for project management:

  • Leadership.
  • Team building.
  • Motivation.
  • Communication.
  • Influencing.
  • Decision making.
  • Political and cultural awareness.
  • Negotiation.
  • Trust building.
  • Conflict management, and
  • Coaching.

Primary role of project manager is to lead the project teams by providing vision, delegating work, creating an energetic and positive environment, and setting an example of appropriate and effective behavior. He must focus on teamwork skills in order to use their people effectively. They need to be able to motivate different types of people and develop esprit de corps within the project team and with other project stakeholders.

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Note: This lecture is a part of diploma in project management and project management courses, which leads to phd project management.

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