Role And Responsibilities Of A Project Manager

Introduction

In this article, I have shared some key role and responsibilities of a Project Manager. The following are discussed in this write-up.
  • Background
  • Who is project manager
  • Some key skills of a good project manager
  • Role and responsibilities of a Project Manager
  • Conclusion
Background

In my firm, I was very much impressed by my project manager. He manages the clients as well as the development team in a kind and efficient way. He has strong knowledge and skills in project management. So, I learned many things indirectly from him. That made me share the key responsibilities of a Project Manager.

Who is Project Manager

A Project Manager is a person who is responsible for the entire project. Project Manager is involved in planning, designing, developing, executing, monitoring, and controlling a project. A project manager should be a good decision maker. Those decisions should benefit their project.

Project Manager assigns tasks to team leaders and to team members. Team members report their status to their respective team leader and the team leaders report the status of team members to the project manager. A project manager may handle more than a project at a time. Project Manager is kind of an intermediary between software development team and clients. Mostly project managers report the project development status to the clients. Thus, a project manager should have good communication skills to interact with them. Frequently, project managers check if the client's requirement is fulfilled in the application being developed.

Some key skills a Project Manager should possess
  • Experience in offshore-onshore project management
  • Developing project plans, goals, and budgets; identifying resources if needed
  • Developing schedules and methods for measuring results
  • Guiding and performing strategic analysis for the project
  • Should able to track project milestones and deliverables.
  • Organizing and managing all phases of the project to ensure on-time completion
  • Assembling and coordinating project team members; assigning individual responsibilities
  • Preparing requests for proposals and conducting all necessary meetings to facilitate selection of project services and products
  • Planning and overseeing the preparation and dissemination of project communications.
  • Expertise in overseeing the accounting, costing and billing.
  • Expertise in carrying out the risk assessment.
  • Should have Core Technical knowledge in software development.
  • Must have knowledge in End to End Project Management
Roles and Responsibilities

The following are the roles and responsibilities of a project manager.
  • Should be a good Leader
  • Liasion
  • Planning a Project Design and Development
  • Set goals for project development and delivery
  • Time Management of Project
  • Budget Allocation and Cost Estimates
  • Monitoring Projects
  • Controlling Projects
  • Implementing Projects
Conclusion

In this article, I have shared some basic idea of the skills, roles, and responsibilities of a Project Manager. Hope it was very useful. Please share your feedback in the comment section.

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