Project Manager job

Project Manager job Economy Insights

The name of this position (or role) can sound different - project manager, project manager, project manager, project lead / leader, delivery manager and variations on the theme.
2022-03-28, by Ted Jackman, Independent Financial Adviser

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Sometimes they even write "product manager", meaning the usual project tasks, so always read the job description carefully.

In vacancies among the tasks of a project manager, almost everywhere you can find the following in a typical Project Manager job description:

  • Compile and coordinate technical specifications;
  • Set tasks for the team, distribute the load and motivate to win;
  • Ensure that quality and deadlines are achieved within the project budget;
  • Manage the priority of tasks;
  • Identify risks and manage them;
  • Maintain project documentation;
  • Build relationships with clients (customer), hold meetings, phone calls and meetings.

Further, the tasks of a project manager and the requirements for candidates vary from company to company, depending on the industry and specifics. As a result, someone needs more product skills, someone needs a technical background, and someone will need the skills to describe business processes and launch advertising campaigns.

Project manager (project manager or Project manager) is a specialist responsible for the successful implementation of the project: within the time specified by the customer; with the required quality; with a fixed budget and limited human resources; as required by the customer. The main result of the work of this manager is customer satisfaction.

In fact, the project manager acts as an intermediary between the customer and the team. It brings together all the necessary resources to achieve a common goal.

Responsibilities

The responsibilities of the project manager include:

  • definition of the purpose and concept of the project;
  • risk assessment, prioritization;
  • preparation of technical specifications for performers;
  • budget allocation;
  • formation of a team of performers, setting tasks, conflict resolution;
  • control over the work process;
  • communication with the customer.

Project managers are needed in many areas. But in order to perform their functions qualitatively, a manager needs to be well versed in the nuances of a particular area - that is, to have specialized knowledge. For example, to be a project manager for creating a website, you need to understand web development.

Most often, project managers are required in the IT field. They manage the process of creating applications, computer games, and so on.

Ted Jackman

Ted Jackman contributor to abundance.org.uk
Independent Financial Adviser