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A Project Manager is a professional in the
field of project management. Project
managers can have the responsibility of the
planning, execution and closing of any
project, typically relating to construction
industry, architecture, aerospace and
defense, computer networking,
telecommunication or software development.
They are organized, passionate and goal
oriented, who understand what projects
have in common, and their strategic role in
how organizations succeed, learn and change.

Controlling Planning

Staffing Organizing
1.Leading : A project manager is expected to
be an able leader of a chosen group of
people working for a common objective.
These people may belong to various
functional disciplines who are guided by the
some key duties for leading
projects include:
- setting team direction
- coordinating activities across different
organizational function
- motivating team members
2.Planning : Planning is an essential duty of a
project manager. Determining what needs to
be done, who is going to do it, and when it
needs to be done are all part of the planning
process. Keeping in mind, that planning is an
iterative process that take place throughout
the life of the project.
some key planning duties include:
- define and clarify project plan.
- develop the project plan
- develop the project schedule
3.Organizing : Organizing is about setting up the
project teams structure. A major driver in this
aspect is the companys existing structure. The
manpower from either existing or external
sources must be recruited and arranged into a
structure showing all the operating levels
according to assigned responsibilities.
some of the key organizing duties include
-Determine the organizational structure of the
project term
-identify roles and positions
-identify services to be provided by external
-staff project positions
3. Staffing: The process of
placing proper staff in their
positions is called staffing. It is
one of the important duties of
management to appoint the right
type of personnel for various
4.Controlling: Controlling is all about keeping
the project on track. A plan, while it is
being implemented, encounters various
For example, a supplier may not deliver
goods on time; or a machine fails in the
preliminary test, etc.
some key controlling functions
- defining project baselines
- tracking project progress
- project status reporting
- determining and taking corrective actions

1. TECHNICAL: The project manager
absolutely does not need to know how to
do everyones tasks within the project,
but needs to appreciate all the processes
being carried out and be able to
confidently challenge others at a level of
informed understanding. This Technical
aspects of the project management role
would include those activities needed to
2. TRANSACTIONAL: The Transactional
dimension refers to the traditional
project management activities associated
with managing the projects work flows
and performance. During the project
implementation stage, transactional
activities would include all those project
management control and reporting
activities carried out regularly , needed
to demonstrate control of the project.
Transformational dimension refers to
activities associated with leadership.
Here, the project manager is acting as
the project leader. Relationship and
communication skills need to put to
work, seeking to get the best
performance from the project team. The
is where it is believed that project
managers should be at their most
1.The project manager is the person
responsible for managing the project.
2.The project manager is the person
responsible for accomplishing the project
objectives within the constraints of the
project. He is responsible for the outcome
of the project.
3.The project manager is involved with the
Planning, Controlling and monitoring, and
also managing and directing the assigned
project resources to best meet project
4.The project manager controls and monitors
project scope, time and cost in managing
project manager controls and monitors
project scope, time and cost in managing
project requirements.
5.The project manager examines the
organizational culture and determines
whether project management is
recognized as a valid as role with
accountability and authority for managing
the project.
6.The project manager is responsible for
identifying, monitoring and responding to