Project manager is a respected profession for active people
Project manager is a new profession thatonly begins to receive distribution in Russia. Previously, management of all tasks, events, projects fell on the shoulders of the head. This significantly burdened the people holding senior positions, and also reduced the effectiveness of the work. Therefore, on a wave of improving the management of the organization, the specialty "Project Manager" appeared. This employee may be a member of the staff of the company or be invited by an expert.
The project is a set of activities to achievespecific goal in strictly defined conditions: timing, quality, budget. A project manager is an expert who is responsible for its results. Unlike the functional manager, the project manager in each project faces a unique goal that requires an innovative approach and a new solution. The manager's management of the project ends as soon as the idea is implemented. The complexity and specificity of this profession consists in the fact that each new project the project manager is forced to implement with the new team, which implies the construction of working relations from scratch. Once the project is completed, a manager who is not part of the organization's staff can remain temporarily unemployed.
Each project is a test, a challenge, so the profession of the project manager is good for ambitious, self-confident and motivated people. It involves constantly changing living conditions.
The project manager must have a mandatory set of professionalcharacteristics, without which his work will not beeffective. For such a leader, knowledge in the field of general management is important, since it, in the first place, manages people. These skills are especially important in the context of a volatile team whose members need to be combined in a short time and direct their efforts towards a common goal. The specificity of the profession is expressed in the special knowledge of projective management. In this area, a large number of practical solutions and techniques have been accumulated that every such manager needs to know. Project management requires the competent treatment of many categories, such as time frames, finances, communications, conflicts, personnel, risks, security, supplies. The work can concern any branch, therefore the project manager should be informed about all branches, i.e. have at least a broad outlook and be able to quickly fill in the missing knowledge if necessary.
This is a unique profession. Management requires a person of special personal qualities. Not everyone, having learned the theory, can become a good manager, and in particular a project manager. First of all, this sense of responsibility and the willingness to carry it. The project manager has personal responsibility for everything, he alone is responsible for the activities of the whole team as a whole and individual members. In the project manager's work often there are unforeseen situations in which it seems that the collapse is inevitable. But the manager must at all costs achieve a positive result and prevent the project from failing. Aiming at the result is the second necessary quality for the manager. Of course, the leader should be the leader. Behind him people should go, without hesitation, believe and trust him. And to achieve this, communication skills and proper negotiation skills are needed. The project is a huge system of various interactions. In order to be aware of the status of each part of the project, the project manager should be able to think systematically and quickly make optimal decisions, even in the face of a lack of information.
Project management is difficult, but interesting. This is a work that does not suit everyone. But the one who considers himself to be an energetic, ambitious, brave person, will be able to find success in this field of activity.