Monday, January 26, 2015

Skills a Project Manager should have

I get asked this question a lot, “Which skills are most important for a project manager to succeed?” In all honesty, job of a project manager is not an easy one, while he has no direct authority, he has a great amount of responsibility and a greater number of deliverables. A manager has direct control over his team but a project manager has none and yet, he is tasked with getting everyone to work together to deliver. It is a tough job and one thing is for sure, only people with experience under their belt should take on the role of a project manager.

Here are some skills that are must have for a project manager :
  • Project planning in terms of resources, deliverables and schedule.
  • Identifying risks ahead of time and communicating to the stakeholders.
  • Ability to motivate the team and keep them focused on the tasks at hand.
  • Ability to deal with different and sometimes conflicting personalities in the team.
  • Being organized.

    Aditi Chopra is an experienced leader in the software industry.
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