Saturday 12 February 2022

The necessity of a project manager


Some people say that the project manager does not need to understand the technology, does not have to participate in the specific implementation of the project, is it possible to do without the project manager in the project?

"of course the project manager needs"

so let's talk about the importance of project managers.

from ancient times to the present, from the largest to the state and the smallest to the group, it seems that there is a leader, and each individual who makes up the country and the group is also independent and thoughtful.

for example, in the performance of a symphony orchestra, why always see a commander, holding a baton, the movements are sometimes elegant and sometimes manic, the expression is undulating, and the orchestra conductor can be considered the role of the project manager.

the characteristics of the symphony orchestra are many people, many instruments, and the ups and downs of the symphony change quickly and frequently. so many people, so many instruments, when playing, if you only play according to each person's own score, you may slow down or become faster because of the change of mood, which is a disaster for this large group, and eventually it will lead to chaos in the performance, and it will also lose the beauty of the music.

regarding the symphony piece, i know that there is a predecessor who wrote it in great detail, and if necessary, you can consult it yourself:

in short, the troops without commanders must not go far, must not be uniform, and cannot maximize their strength and accomplish the important tasks entrusted by the state and personal names.

so what does the role of project manager pay for in project management?

1. the project manager is different from the functional manager who specializes in a certain business or functional area, he is the role of the executive organization to lead the project team to complete the strategic tasks of the organization;

2. at the beginning of the project, the project manager acts as a project sponsor, team member and other relevant parties, including providing team members with project goals and visions;

3. after the project is launched, use professional skills to build communication bridges with the sponsor and team, including:

(1) develop sound skills through a variety of methods (e.g., oral, written and non-verbal);

(2) create, maintain and follow communication plans and schedules;

(3) communicate continuously in a predictable manner;

(4) seek to understand the communication needs of project stakeholders (communication may be the only channel through which certain parties have access to information before the final product or service is realized);

(5) communicate in a concise, clear, complete, simple, relevant and tailored manner;

(6) merge feedback channels 

(7)Interpersonal skills, i.e. extending a wide network of people through the project manager's sphere of influence. These networks include formal ones, such as organizational charts; but more important are the informal networks that project managers develop, maintain, and nurture. Informal networking includes personal relationships with subject matter experts and influential leaders. Through these formal and informal networks, project managers can involve many people in solving problems and exploring bureaucratic obstacles encountered in the project.

4. in the development of the project, responsible for the coordination of resources, the receipt and release of deliverables, and the measurement of the consistency of project objectives with organizational goals

5. Demonstrate the value of project management at the organizational level; improve the organization's acceptance of project management; improve the efficiency of existing PLOs within the organization;

6. in the development of the industry, obtain the latest development trends, including technologies, products, standards, and economic forces and processes that affect the progress of the current project.

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