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Project Manager - Qualities -Characteristics - Responsibilities

Written By Sambasivarao on Sunday, November 17, 2013 | Sunday, November 17, 2013

Top 10 Qualities of a PM
  1. Inspires a shared Vision
  2. Good Communicator
  3. Integrity
  4. Enthusiasm
  5. Empathy
  6. Competence
  7. Ability to delegate tasks
  8. Cool Under Pressure
  9. Team Building Skills
  10. Problem Solving Skills

Seven (7) Essential Characteristics of a PM:

  1. Guidance
  2. Adaptable
  3. Detail Oriented
  4. Delegator
  5. Vision
  6. Creative
  7. Resourceful

Project Management Responsibilities:

  • Progress - deliverables are being completed within the baselined time scales

  • Cost - deliverables are being completed within the baselined cost plan

  • Quality - deliverables are being completed to defined expectations, first time

  • Performance (Value) - progress is being earned for the expected cost

  • Cash flow - net project cash flow is being achieved as the defined expectations

  • SHE - the required Safety, Health & Environmental standards are being achieved

  • Regulatory - all required statutory and regulatory conditions are being met

  • Reporting - regular and timely reporting of project progress to the sponsors

  • Risk - to proactively manage foreseen project risk, mitigating as necessary

  • Change - managing changes to the project without unduly affecting the stated objectives and benefits

  • * The Project Manager is the person responsible for managing the project.
    * The Project Manager is the person responsible for accomplishing the project objectives within the constraints of the project. He is responsible for the outcome(success or failure) of the project.
    * The Project Manager is involved with the planning, controlling and monitoring, and also managing and directing the assigned project resources to best meet project objectives.
    * The Project Manager controls and monitors “triple constraints”—project scope, time and cost(quality also)—in managing competing project requirements.
    * The Project Manager examines the organizational culture and determine whether project management is recognized as a valid role with accountability and authority for managing the project.
    * The Project Manager collects metrics data(such as baseline, actual values for costs, schedule, work in progress, and work completed) & reports on project progress and other project specific information to stakeholders.
    * The Project Manager is responsible for identifying, monitoring, and responding to risk.
    * The Project Manager is responsible to the project stakeholders for delivering a project’s objectives within scope, schedule, cost, and quality.
    * The reporting structure of a Project Manager changes depends on organizational structure. He may reports to a Functional Manager or to a Program Manager.
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