6 Hidden Roles Of A Project Manager
LAST UPDATED ON: 26TH AUGUST, 2019
There are some hidden roles that a Project Manager plays in a Project. A very good Project helmsman must be up and doing in order to ensure that a project succeeds. In this article, I want to look at some of these roles that he plays in order to ensure that a project succeeds.
The Project Manager first and foremost is a leader for the project. He is expected to lead and direct the project team in order to ensure that a project succeeds.
A PM might be involved in a project right from initiation through the closing of the project. There are organisations that will also include the PM in some pre-initiation activities so that he will fully understand what is at stake for the project.
Some of these pre-initiation activities might include acting as a Consultant to Departmental managers. He might advise them on the project can be used to advance the strategic objectives of the organisation. It can also include assessing how each of business activities meets customers need.
There are organisations that will involve the Project Manager in identifying business needs, business case development and other aspects of portfolio management for a given project.
A Project Manager is also expected to participate in some follow on activities which are meant to achieve project strategic objectives. The level at which the project Manager is carried along in all these activities varies from one project to another.
Above all, the PM ‘s role is tailored to fit the organisation in the same way that the Project management processes are tailored to fit the project.
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