Six things I must do to bring value
Even in tight times, when the number of resumes floating around has risen dramatically, many Project Management Office (PMO) leads are still saying there is a shortage of talent. “Get me a good Project Manager”, they say to the headhunters.
I take it for granted that good managers are great leaders and excellent communicators. What are the differentiators that make a good manager a good Project Manager (PM)? I believe there are six things a PM must do during the planning and execution of a project in order to bring value as a Project Manager:
- Create a Work Break Down Structure
- Determine which tools, methodology, and documentation will be used on the project.
- Facilitate the creation of an appropriate schedule and save the baseline.
- Use Earned Value to track schedule and budget progress against plan.
- Hold regular status meetings.
- Escalate unresolved issues and significant change requests to a management team.