Chapter The Project Manager

In this chapter

• Review the different roles played by the project manager

• Review the key skills every project manager should possess

• Learn why some project managers are much more successful than others

• Understand the common mistakes made by many project managers

As we reviewed in Chapter 1, the project manager has many activities to perform, challenges to overcome, and responsibilities to uphold over the life of a project. Depending on your individual experiences, your industry background, and the manner in which project management has been implemented, this review may have been quite enlightening to you.

To ensure that we have a common understanding on what a project manager does, we'll review the different roles a project manager plays over the life of a project, and we'll discuss the prerequisite skills that are needed to perform those roles. Most importantly, we'll accelerate your learning curve by sharing the characteristics of successful project managers and the common mistakes made by many others.

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Project Management Made Easy

Project Management Made Easy

What you need to know about… Project Management Made Easy! Project management consists of more than just a large building project and can encompass small projects as well. No matter what the size of your project, you need to have some sort of project management. How you manage your project has everything to do with its outcome.

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