Qualities of a Project Manager
What is more important in project management is the management ability of the Project Manager, but most projects crashed because of the inefficiencies of the project Manager. And to avoid sure frequent occurrences, here we need to understand what is takes to be a good project leader (Project Manager).
Being a good project manager requires a set of core skills to help you manage a project efficiently and effectively. The manner in which you communicate and interact with people, as well as your ability to delegate, plan, and solve problems, are integral to achieving the outcomes of your project.
This is one of the attributes of a good Project Manager, he must have vision of what the project wants to accomplish. He must be sure to let the other in the team understand the vision. According to Bennis , “They offer people opportunities to create their own vision, to explore what the vision will mean to their jobs and lives, and to envision their future as part of the vision for the organization”
Communication is a key to successful project management. Project management is about directing people to execute a range of activities within a particular time-frame and cost. The ability to communicate with people at all levels of the stakeholders of the project is an important skill by project managers and team members. Project leadership calls for clear communication about vision, goals, responsibility, performance, expectations and feedback of the project. In essence, he must interact amicably with all that are involved in the project.
Always focus even in Face of Uncertainty
Uncertainty is part and parcel of life and working in project settings. A leader with a hardy attitude will take these problems in stride. When leaders encounter a stressful event, they consider it interesting, they feel they can influence the outcome and they see it as an opportunity. So a good project manager should create opportunity from bad times of the project.
A team leader can best be defined as a trusted person who provides the substance that binds the team together in common goals towards achieving common objective. In order for a team to progress from a group of individuals to a single cohesive unit, the leader must understand the process and dynamics required for this transformation. He or she must also know the appropriate leadership style to use during each stage of team development. The leader must also have an understanding of the different team players styles and how to capitalize on each at the proper time, for the problem at hand. So he must be ready to formulate a system that can binds the team together.
Addressing challenges and solving problems requires you to approach issues differently with a view to seeking alternative solutions. Creative thinking is a key element to problem solving.So an effective leader is said to share problem-solving responsibilities with the team, we expect our project leaders to have excellent problem-solving skills themselves. That is why every good team leader should have other options in case one is not working. In plan a business the project manager should have plan A, B, C, D of achieving same goal as escape route in order not be stuck at the middle of the project.