Important Qualities a Project Manager Should Have

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Projects exist in various fields such as IT outsourcing and offshoring services. The company searches for someone qualified and experienced to take the responsibility of managing a project from conception to completion, and for the success or the failure of the project. And that person is the project manager.
Major Roles

  • Plan how the project must proceed
  • Contact person of the top management, client and team members
  • Ensure that everything is running smoothly

A project manager is the most trusted part of the team. She or he will receive praises and of course, she will be blamed if the project failed or encountered certain challenges. She must ensure that everything goes well, finish projects on time and in the right manner for the clients to be satisfied with the finish product or service. Part of a project management is to become an effective project manager. It is like being the most wanted person on the market. It is also quite viral to be a project manager because if a PM becomes efficient to a certain project, her management skills will spread so fast among various companies and her competitive edge as a PM will increase. The top qualities a project manager should have are the following..

One of the top qualities a project manager should have is enthusiasm. Of course, who would like leaders who are negative? Managers should have a bounce in their step and that can-do attitude. Enthusiastic managers are dedicated to their goals and express this dedication through optimism. Effective managers must know that being enthusiastic is contagious and it inspires the team members to possess similar attitude towards work.

A project manager must remember that it is not actions that set the modus operandi for the team. It is his or her words. He or she must create standards for ethical behavior and must live by these standards. Giving rewards or incentives to those exemplify these practices are also part of being a project manager. Take note that leadership based on integrity signifies a set of values others share, behavior consistent with values and commitment to honesty with self and team members

To be an effective project manager, she or he must know what he or she is doing. However, competence here does not necessarily refer to the manager' technical abilities in the core of every projects assigned by the company. A project manager must be known based on his or her ability to successful manages the team rather than technical expertise. Competence mentions here is the ability of the project manager to challenge, inspire and encourage the team members.
Other good qualities a project manager should have are:

  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Trustworthy
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to allocate team members' task

An efficient project manager is often described as having a vision of where to go. Of course, he must have the ability to articulate it. And lastly, don't get personal.

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Eastvantage is a European owned and managed consultancy and business process outsourcing (BPO) company. We provide offshoring and outsourcing services to entrepreneurs in consumer digital experience and business IT solutions. We are experts in eMarketing, business intelligence, and enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems. We deliver our web-enabled services from the heart of South East Asia.

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This article was published on 2012/03/22