Presentation on theme: "THE ABILITY OF IT PROJECT MANAGER. Learning Objectives Defining project management The importance of IT project management Skills for a successful project."— Presentation transcript:
The skills required for a successful project manager come from every discipline. Some are basic human skills while others are more technical. A degree in management is useful for someone who wants to go into project management as it provides a background in human resources, organizational behavior, finance, operations and information systems. Some of the skills are learned only by experiencing success and failure in managing projects. Responabilities and duties of PM
The combination of proficiencies required to succeed as project managers include personal, management and technical skills. Here is a further breakdown of some of the skills required to properly and efficiently lead projects and teams to success:
Team work – knowing how to listen, share, cooperate and learn together as a team Positive attitude – important for difficult times incurred along the way throughout the process Ability to clearly articulate expectations – clearly define what is expected of team members and define expectations on your deliverables to your management Manage by example – project managers must be straightforward and knowledgeable in all dealings. Be direct do not overpromise and under deliver Personal skills
Technical knowledge and skills required to complete the project Depending on the type of project it may be certain computer programs and software languages Technical Skills
Critical thinking Decision making Negotiation Growing and sustaining a high performing team Managing budgets, costs and expenses of the project Project execution and control Management Skills
The skills required are many and vary. A project manager must be prepared for all situations and be able to manage uncertainty and change in a less defined environment. A project manager must lead by example and motivate all parties involved. The project manager must strive to further develop and enhance their skills so as to continue leading their team to success. Conclusion
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