Leadership/InnovationProject Leadership

What Type of Project Manager Are You?

Being a project manager requires you to be the master of all trades. Besides being an expert strategist, you must also manage the time of many people, and keep your team members highly motivated. So, what separates good managers from the bad ones. In this article at Forbes, Jahn Karsybaev explains what makes a project manager good and where they can fall short.

What’s the Difference?

“While a good project manager provides clear definitions of everyone’s role on a project, a bad project manager offloads the overall responsibility on others, claiming they are just there to ‘oversee’ things,” explains Jahn. Bad managers often complain of not having enough funds, condensed timelines, and a lack of proper resources. They lack a clear understanding of various roles on a project.

Another great quality of a good project manager is that they anticipate serious project flaws and build solutions. Further, they understand their market and the industry of their projects.  Good project managers stay up to date on the latest industry trends and exhibit in-depth understanding and expertise of the projects. As they are incredibly organized, they take ownership of devising and executing a plan that delivers results.

On the contrary, bad project managers complain that they spend all day answering questions for the sales force. They fail to articulate the overall plan and rely on others to complete their part. In fact, they even point out all the projects they ‘worked’ on over the years – but are vague on the details of what they did for the project.

How Do You Know If You are Qualified to Be a Good Project Manager?

  • Good project managers communicate the actual work of the project.
  • They stay calm and work together towards a mutually agreeable solution.
  • Good project managers establish a process for accepting bids.

To read the original article, click on https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbestechcouncil/2020/06/17/good-project-manager-vs-bad-project-manager/#134bb80e420f.

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