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Author: Dr.Joseline Edward, PhD

A Project Managers' role in a nutshell is being completely responsible for the successful planning executions, monitoring, control and closure of a project. This title is used in all most all industries. At a higher level, the role of a project manager is quite easy to describe. But it's impossible to apply one job description for all project manager positions as role and responsibilities differ from company to company. Below shows the requirements, roles & responsibility for project manager positions at a higher level:


Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience. Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is preferred

Experience in "Business Domain" or related industry preferred is valued

Must possess strong leadership, problem solving, decision making, analytical skills and organizational skills

Demonstrated experience in managing medium/large projects

Role and Responsibilities

Leads the review of project scope, budget, and schedule for compliance with customer specifications. Should Identify and present non-conforming issues to project sponsor and assists in resolution

Leads the project scope change management process. Identifies potential risks to the completion of the project, including resources, costs, and systems. Recommends appropriate solutions

Managing a multi-cultural team throughout project life cycle to achieve project goals.

Should Lead appropriate and timely written communications with all project team members, department managers, customers, and IT management throughout the life of the project, through effective use of project status reports, team meeting notes, project charts, risk registers, issue logs, cost data, etc.

Leads projects ensuring that they adhere to the established project methodologies, standards, tools, processes, policies, and procedures. Ensures project management methods are used throughout the project life cycle.

Leads the timely execution of major milestone approvals with customer. Prepares necessary paperwork to document approvals.

Conducts quality assurance for tasks and deliverables and Leads the "Lessons Learned" review

Performs staff evaluation and provide feedback to them.

Facilitates staff development and motivation by performing in a coaching role

Performs other duties as required

Candidates' prior experience, domain knowledge, Project Management knowledge, People Management skills and general management skills are mainly covered with this job description. I think this would help individuals who want to become a project manager in their career to perform some sort of self evaluation to prepare themselves for this new role. Furthermore, it would help managers to develop a detailed role and responsibilities when they develop job description for managerial positions.

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About the Author

Joseline Edward is founder and CEO of Lucas Project Management Consulting Company which is offering 60 days PMP® and CAPM® Prep courses and Mock Up exams online. We provide the required training, including all the materials needed to prepare for the exam. Free mock up exams included to evaluate your readiness. Check out the URL or our blog for additional information.


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