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International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
www.ijsr.net | Open Access | Fully Refereed | Peer Reviewed International Journal

ISSN: 2319-7064


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Unravelling the Critical Role of Project Manager in Project Management Success

Crispin George

Abstract: A project that lacks competent project manager is definitely heading for failure. The motivation, passion and direction needed in project management comes from the project manager. He supervises project team members and ensures that each member is assigned project tasks. Project manager must ensure that these assigned tasks are completed within the stated timeframe. The project manager performs the following responsibilities: • Management of project resources; in doing this, care must be taken to avoid wastages and thefts. • Identification of critical project tasks during the early stages of the project. • Management of stakeholders; this is an important aspect that contributes to project success. The project manager must learn how to relate with the various stakeholders of the project. Creating and maintaining that good relationship will contribute immensely to the success of the project. • Financial management; even though the project manager is not a financial expert but he should have fair knowledge on how to manage the finances of the project to keep the project alive. However, it is advisable for project managers to start from small to large projects. This gives them the opportunity to fully understand management principles and skills needed for bigger projects. Projects create an excellent learning atmosphere for project managers. Project initiation, planning and implementation are rigorous stages that requires someone with the requisite knowledge, temperament and technical skills to meet project deadlines. As a project manager, having gone through such, will leave you with the adequate knowledge and skills needed for future organizational growth hence, improving one’s career path. Imagine the challenges associated with the implementation of projects, if the project manager is able to meet project requirements within those constraints then it becomes imperative for senior management to consider such project manager for future senior positi

Keywords: Project Manager, Project Environments, Project Conflicts, Technical Skills, Senior Management


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