The Project Manager

Meaning 

A project manager is a professional in the field of project management. The person who takes this ultimate responsibility and guarantees for the desired result to be achieved on time, and within budget is the Project Manager. Project managers have the responsibility of the planning, execution, and closing of any project, relating to construction industry, architecture, computer networking, telecommunications or software development etc. The project manager is responsible for the overall accomplishment of the project, and accountable for ensuring objectives of the project's assignment. His job is to coordinate a project from initiation to completion; using maximum utilization of project management tools, techniques, experience, creativity, and management skills, to reach the predetermined objectives.   

Role of the Project Manager

 As a role. project managers must satisfy these sets of needs: Task Needs + Team Needs + Individual Needs .

he should meet his "Task Needs" as follows.The project manager role.         Attaining team objectives Planning work Allocating resources Defining tasks Assigning responsibility Controlling and monitoring quality Scrutinizing progress Checking performance .

     Appointing secondary leaders Building and upholding team sprit Setting standards and maintaining regulation Training the team Setting up systems to facilitate communication with the team Developing work methods to craft team function cohesiveness  . he should meet his "Team Needs" as follows.The project manager role.

Developing the individual Balancing team needs and task needs Balancing team needs and individual needs Performance appreciation and rewards Helping with other team members personal problems      .The project manager role. he should meet his "Individual Needs" as follows.

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namely initiation. Contd«««. controlling and closing. These stages have responsibility areas for the project manager & the functional manager. Hence. . we will focus on Functional Manager & Project Manager.. planning. executing.  There are five stages of the Project Management life cycle.

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