ideas, viewpoints, experiences, and opinions. Negotiating skills are also essential for project
managers. Good project managers also manage their time well.
Project manager competence can be developed through experience, learning from others,
interviewing effective project managers, conducting a self-evaluation and learning from one’s own
mistakes, getting a mentor, participating in education and training programs, joining
organizations, reading, earning a certification, and becoming involved with volunteer
organizations in which these skills can be applied.
Project managers need to be good delegators. Delegation involves empowering the project team to
accomplish the project objective and empowering each team member to achieve the expected
results for her or his area of responsibility. It is the act of allowing individuals to carry out
assigned tasks successfully.
One other important component of the project manager’s job is managing and controlling changes
to minimize any negative impact on the successful accomplishment of the project objective. To do
this successfully, the project manager needs to establish a change control system for the process
and procedures that define how changes will be documented, approved, and communicated. The
project manager must prevent scope creep, which can result in overspending the project budget
and/or not completing the project on time