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Project managers may do some or all of the following

  • meet project goals on time and to the required standard
  • manage the project team to ensure group and individual performance criteria are met
  • maintain an accurate and up-to-date project plan 
  • manage the project budget 
  • manage resources, such as staff, and risks and issues
  • communicate with stakeholders and ensure project team members develop a relationship with stakeholders
  • ensure suppliers deliver the products and/or services requested
  • ensure that all project documentation, such as the issues and risks register, is kept up to date
  • hire staff to work on projects.

Project managers need to have

  • knowledge of project management methodology
  • skill in developing, piloting and implementing new business processes
  • an understanding of the strategic direction, structure and issues affecting the organisation they work for
  • the ability to identify risks and issues that could affect the project, and put in place effective solutions
  • excellent planning and organisational skills
  • the ability to manage a team
  • leadership skills
  • negotiation skills
  • excellent communication skills
  • writing and presentation skills
  • basic computer skills, including the ability to use project management software tools
  • an eye for detail.

Project managers need to be

  • creative and innovative, but also able to make practical decisions
  • adaptable
  • able to relate well to people from a range of cultures and backgrounds
  • able to develop and coach people
  • motivated, with a high level of initiative
  • able to work well under pressure.
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