Project Management 101

Project management has quickly grown over the past few years, including the way businesses improve their performances. It is important for any professional to undertake and obtain a recognised qualification; you will be valued more by addressing tasks in an instant, finding solutions to minor and major issues. 

This course will give you the ability and techniques to effectively manage your team and implementing a successful project.

Demonstrate effective management skills & professional responsibility

What are your key responsibilities as a Project Manager

The role and responsibilities of a Project Manager

A project manager has the overall responsibility for the successful initiation, defining, planning, implementing, evaluating, executing and closure of a project. A project manager must have a various skills that include the ability to ask valid questions, identify unspecified assumptions and resolve conflicts, as well as more general management skills. As a project manager you must be able to make decisions, no matter the magnitude of the situation.

Every decision you make as a project manager will directly have an impact on your project. As a project manager you can lessen and control risk when you keep to an open communication policy, i.e., each member of your team has the opportunity to express their ideas and uncertainties.

A project manager must have the ability to manage a project and by doing so, be able to manage the resources, allocating and utilising them to their fullest potential. You will need to ensure that your resources are productive, motivated, thus being a successful team.

Some additional roles & responsibilities include:

  • Plan and define project
  • Prepare and plan schedules and sequence
  • Estimate project time period
  • Estimate and plan of project cost
  • Create a budget
  • Compile the necessary documentation
  • Analyse, manage risk and issues that might arise
  • Monitor and report on the progress of the project
  • Display and apply leadership skills
  • Communicate with internal and external stakeholders
  • Oversee quality control

With the right management support and authority, you will be a successful project manager.

  • Monitor and report on the progress of the project
  • Leave the team to do their own planning
  • Ensure that your team members take full responsibility when a risk is identified
  • Buy everyone lunch when working overtime

The role and responsibilities of a Project Manager

A project manager has the overall responsibility for the successful initiation, defining, planning, implementing, evaluating, executing and closure of a project. A project manager must have a various skills that include the ability to ask valid questions, identify unspecified assumptions and resolve conflicts, as well as more general management skills. As a project manager you must be able to make decisions, no matter the magnitude of the situation.

Every decision you make as a project manager will directly have an impact on your project. As a project manager you can lessen and control risk when you keep to an open communication policy, i.e., each member of your team has the opportunity to express their ideas and uncertainties.

A project manager must have the ability to manage a project and by doing so, be able to manage the resources, allocating and utilising them to their fullest potential. You will need to ensure that your resources are productive, motivated, thus being a successful team.

Some additional roles & responsibilities include:

  • Plan and define project
  • Prepare and plan schedules and sequence
  • Estimate project time period
  • Estimate and plan of project cost
  • Create a budget
  • Compile the necessary documentation
  • Analyse, manage risk and issues that might arise
  • Monitor and report on the progress of the project
  • Display and apply leadership skills
  • Communicate with internal and external stakeholders
  • Oversee quality control

 With the right management support and authority, you will be a successful project manager.