Project Managers are multi-talented species. They cannot be successful if they are not.

Managing a projects involves multiple tangible and intangible aspects such as

  • Leadership
  • Communication
  • Expectation management
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Keeping teams motivated & focused
  • Be the go-to man for the team
  • Expertise not only as a PM, but end to end understanding of the project
  • Managing timelines, budget, quality & deliverables

As is evident from the list, one size doesn’t fit all. And there is no silver bullet that will provide everything on a platter. A project manager has to have a mix of the technical knowhow, empathy, and ability to lead, take the fall if things go bad, and turn the tide in favor of the business.

And, he/she has to do it while keeping the business as well as the customers happy. Not an easy thing to do by any means.

 

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