Project management: Is it necessary to have a Project Manager in my project?
A good project and task management leads many companies to be highly competitive in the market. Always having a project manager or project manager in your project.
This management responds both to the internal needs of the companies and to the needs of customers.
In recent years, and especially after the Covid 19 pandemic, the role of project managers has presented important changes.
It was based on project management but focusing the PM on a director role, and although that is still its essence, its closeness to what it directs is increasingly close. For this reason, we currently speak of project management and direction.
Management: administration of resources and decision-making on the field of action, based on a more direct and personalized treatment.
Direction: resource management and decision-making on the field of action, based on less direct and personalized treatment.
What does a Project Manager do?
Definition of the project.
The Project Manager activities start from the definition of the project, the presentation by stages and the definition of delivery terms to the clients.
At this stage, the PM is much more precise in defining dates, responsibilities, resources and budget.
SMART objectives are defined based on the requirements of the client or investor. Giving meaning to the project.
We could say that this is the main function of the Project Manager. Or at least, the most recognized.
A strategic vision is maintained by evaluating and measuring the evolution of each assigned task. And the performance of the team, the changes generated during the process and the new order of priorities are taken into account.
To a large extent, the success or failure of projects depends on the degree of supervision of the tasks.
The implementation of changes and solutions is a fundamental point in the work of the project manager.
It requires a capacity for constant analysis, planning and resilience.
Why projects fail without a project manager
The PM is a leading intermediary between the client and the team working on the project during the development.
If we do not have a project manager in charge of managing this relationship, who should assume this role?
Generally, projects that do not have a project manager present problems in their planning, development and delivery.
These are some of the most common:
- Non-strategic planning.
- Ineffective communication and without fluency.
- Delay in deliveries.
- Rework on tasks that might seem simple.
- Lack of measurement in the progress of the project.
- Little agency in the direction of the project.
- Poor budget control.
- Lack of quality in deliveries.
- Dilation in decision making.
That is why it is essential to have a project manager to guarantee the proper development of the project.
But which characteristics should our PM have?
At Swapps, all our projects are managed by a project manager (PM) focused on facilitating the development of the project through resource management, always attentive to the client’s requirements and needs.
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