Chapter3-Project Manager

Chapter3-Project Manager - Project Management A Managerial...

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Unformatted text preview: Project Management A Managerial Approach Chapter 3 The Project Manager Project Management and the Project Manager The Functional Manager vs. The Project Manager Functional managers are usually spets, analytically oriented and they know the details of each operation for which they are responsible Project managers must be generalists that can oversee many functional areas and have the ability to put the pieces of a task together to form a coherent whole Project Management and the Project Manager The Functional Manager Project Management and the Project Manager The Functional Manager Analytical Approach Breaking problems into their constituent parts to understand the parts better and thereby solve the problem. Direct, technical supervisor The Project Manager Systems Approach A wide ranging, synthesizing method for addressing problems that considers multiple and interacting relationships. Facilitator and generalist Project Management and the Project Manager The Project Manager Project Management and the Project Manager Three major questions face the project manager: 1. What needs to be done? 2. When must it be done? 3. How are the resources required to do this job going to be obtained? Project manager is responsible for organizing, staffing, budgeting, directing, planning, and controlling the project. Responsibilities of a Project Manager Responsibility to the Parent Organization Responsibility to the Client Responsibility to the Team Members Above all, the Project Manager must never allow senior management to be surprised Responsibilities to the Parent Organization Conservation of resources Timely and accurate project communications Careful, competent management of the project Protect the firm from high risk Accurate reporting of project status with regard to budget and schedule Responsibilities of the Project Manager Responsibility to the Client Preserve integrity of project and client Resolve conflict among interested parties Ensure performance, budgets, and deadlines are met Responsibility to project team members Fairness, respect, honesty Concern for members future after project Project Management Career Paths Most Project Managers get their training in one or more of three ways: On-the-job Project management seminars and workshops Active participation in the programs of the local chapters of the Project Management Institute Formal education in degreed programs Importance of Project Management Experience Experience as a project manager serves to teach the importance of: An organized plan for reaching an objective...
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