Every project manager needs to find a balance between finishing projects on time, staying within budget, and avoiding quality loss. In the construction industry, it’s even more complex. A lot of different parties are involved, projects are planned on the long term and a lot of tasks are codependent.
In the creative industry, the pressure’s always on to deliver cool projects to wow customers. It’s often tough to keep a cool head and deliver successful projects from A to Z, every project at a time. That’s why you need to have a few essentials in place to get from cool idea to ready-to-ship without any significant bumps along the way.
The project manager has a vital role to play in every project’s success. Apart from harassing everyone about deadlines, he or she needs a particular set of skills to get the job done. Here are the 8 essential talents every project manager should possess to a greater or lesser extent.
The amount of planning and work required to manage and complete a project can be overwhelming at first. Instead of throwing yourself out of the nearest office window, the best approach is to break it all down into ‘manageable’ portions and structure the required efforts into clear steps. Here’s how.