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OPMA 5364 Project Management Part 2 Project Managers
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Copyright 2004, Dr. Greg Frazier Part 2 - Project Managers 2 Topic Outline: Project Managers Selecting the project manager Roles of a project manager Project manager responsibilities Characteristics of an effective project manager Project manager challenges Project manager rewards Project manager selection exercise Project Management Institute (PMI) Tips for managing meetings
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Copyright 2004, Dr. Greg Frazier Part 2 - Project Managers 3 Project Manager (PM) When is the PM appointed? Who is the PM responsible to? Who should be appointed as the PM? a technical expert? whoever is available at the moment? someone with good organizational skills?
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Copyright 2004, Dr. Greg Frazier Part 2 - Project Managers 4 Project Stakeholders & Participants Customer/Client Project sponsors Top management Project team Subcontractors and vendors Administrative support groups (HR, IT, Purchasing) Functional managers Other project managers in the company Government agencies and other organizations
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Copyright 2004, Dr. Greg Frazier Part 2 - Project Managers 5 Functional vs. Project Managers Functional Manager Expert in functional area Full authority over employees Competes for resources with other functional dept. Knows subordinates very well Functional environment is fairly stable & people are comfortable in their jobs Project Manager May not be expert in any area May have limited authority over employees Competes for resources with other projects May not have known subordinates very long Project environment is temporary & people expect changes
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Copyright 2004, Dr. Greg Frazier Part 2 - Project Managers 6 Roles of a PM Manager oversees and manages the work and the employees Facilitator ensures that all resources and work are available when needed and that any problems are resolved Communicator must effectively communicate with senior management, client, project team, and other participants (vendors, dept. managers, etc.) as needed (which is frequently)
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Copyright 2004, Dr. Greg Frazier Part 2 - Project Managers 7 Roles of a PM Politician knows how to “get things done”, how to “work the system”, how to get people to cooperate, how to influence others Negotiator skilled at getting what is needed for the project to succeed: negotiate with senior mgmt. for more resources, negotiate with functional manager to get a particular project team member or to use a functional resource, negotiate with vendor for shorter lead time, negotiate with client about project goal changes
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Copyright 2004, Dr. Greg Frazier Part 2 - Project Managers 8 PM’s Responsibilities Doing whatever it takes to get the job done Acquiring resources Funds, personnel, other resources Fighting fires and obstacles Providing leadership Making tradeoffs between project goals Negotiating and persuading Resolving conflicts
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Copyright 2004, Dr. Greg Frazier
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