When big projects are being conceptualized, this is one of the many questions that need to be answered – “Who will lead the way?” For some, it is always a matter of credibility and experience – they choose the ones who have an established track record of leading people. However, there are also some companies that are after brilliant new ideas and concepts – they promote new faces to take on the role. Come to think of it, it doesn’t really matter. Still nothing changes the fact that it is a very daunting task to lead groups of different people with various job functions.
It takes a lot of courage to take on the Project Manager’s position. You are in charge of the planning and execution of the project from start to finish. Ensuring the success of the project is a must, while thinking of ways on how to minimize risk factors or threats that may come along the way. A proven technique is by establishing an open communication to all participants involved. By doing so, every concern can be addressed and every argument or dispute can be settled.
Here are some of the tasks of the Project Manager:
(1) Keeping the team coordinated and ensuring that work is finished on time.
(2) Recommending courses of action to take when presented with difficult situations.
(3) Tracking project progress and providing reports on a regular basis, if required.
(4) Developing policies and procedures to monitor and assist in controlling budget.
(5) Facilitating Project Team meetings.
(6) Coordinating with other members of the management and development team for consistency.