The Role of Project Manager
The Project Manager is responsible for
the management of all phases of a project, its outcome and its on-going success after implementation.
The Project Manager role is critical as the Project Manager has full responsibility and accountability for the project: they should manage a project 'as if it was their own business' (Neal Whitten, "The EnterPrize Organization")
Heres what Project Managers are generally responsible for:
define project roles and responsibilities
manage all tasks, schedules and budgets
perform project tracking
coordinate all communications
perform risk management
coach and mentor team members and junior project
report project status and present to top management
Here are the skills that a good Project Manager should possess:
Extremely organized, diligent, detail-oriented and self-motivated
Proven ability to execute
Ability to multi-task and manage multiple projects start to
conclusion, on time and on budget
Willing to work hard and put extra effort forth to meet deadlines
and exceed client expectations
Formal project management process and methodology
Exceptional interpersonal skills
Strong writing and communications skills
Proficiency in MS Office and MS Project
The Project Management Professional (PMPฎ) Credential
Individuals who hold PMIs PMP credential demonstrate a proficient level of project management leadership skills and, as a result, are able to command salaries that exceed those of their non-credentialed counterparts.
To be eligible for a PMP credential, you must meet specific guidelines that objectively measure experience, education and professional knowledge. You also must agree to adhere to the PMI Code of Ethics and pass a rigorous examination that assesses your abilities in project management.
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