The Role of a Project Manager

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The Role of a Project Manager

  1. 1. The Role of a Project Manager and his Environment Design Management 2010 | The Role of a Project Manager and his Environment | November 3, 2010
  2. 2. What is the actual situation? Design Management 2010 | The Role of a Project Manager and his Environment | November 3, 2010
  3. 3. - Offline - Verbal Communication - Less stakeholders - Experts in their field - Online - Virtual Communication - Equal stakeholders - Experts in collaboration Design Management 2010 | The Role of a Project Manager and his Environment | November 3, 2010
  4. 4. Project Manager Skills Design Management 2010 | The Role of a Project Manager and his Environment | November 3, 2010
  5. 5. Design Management 2010 | The Role of a Project Manager and his Environment | November 3, 2010 A project manager manages: • Resources People, equipment, material • Time Task durations, dependencies, critical path • Money Costs, contingencies, profit • Scope Project size, goals, requirements Hard Skills
  6. 6. Design Management 2010 | The Role of a Project Manager and his Environment | November 3, 2010 • Inspires a Shared Vision • Good Communicator • Enthusiastic & Motivator • Empathetic • Time Management Abilities • Cool Under Pressure • Problem Solving Skills Soft Skills
  7. 7. But there are different stages of projects... Design Management 2010 | The Role of a Project Manager and his Environment | November 3, 2010
  8. 8. 1. Painting by Numbers HS SS http://www.suite101.com/content/project-management-a98155 This is the most straightforward type of project. The stakeholders all know exactly what needs to be done. Design Management 2010 | The Role of a Project Manager and his Environment | November 3, 2010
  9. 9. 2. Going on a Quest SSHS Stakeholders know what they want to achieve but are not so clear as to how to achieve it. http://www.suite101.com/content/project-management-a98155 Design Management 2010 | The Role of a Project Manager and his Environment | November 3, 2010
  10. 10. 3. Making a Movie HS SS The methods to be used are known, but the end result is not so clear. http://www.suite101.com/content/project-management-a98155 Design Management 2010 | The Role of a Project Manager and his Environment | November 3, 2010
  11. 11. 4. Walking in the Fog HS SS Most difficult type of project. The main stakeholders are unclear about how things need to be done. And are not totally sure about what the end result should be. http://www.suite101.com/content/project-management-a98155 Design Management 2010 | The Role of a Project Manager and his Environment | November 3, 2010
  12. 12. About Project Management Tools... Design Management 2010 | The Role of a Project Manager and his Environment | November 3, 2010
  13. 13. t Design Management 2010 | The Role of a Project Manager and his Environment | November 3, 2010 TECHNICAL EASY TO USE FLEXIBLE RIGID Positioning Map - Project Management Tools
  14. 14. t Design Management 2010 | The Role of a Project Manager and his Environment | November 3, 2010 TECHNICAL EASY TO USE FLEXIBLE RIGID Positioning Map - Project Management Tools - Engineer - Programer Internal use
  15. 15. t Design Management 2010 | The Role of a Project Manager and his Environment | November 3, 2010 TECHNICAL - High-Technology - Construction Industry EASY TO USE FLEXIBLE RIGID Positioning Map - Project Management Tools Internal use - Engineer - Programer Internal use Detail oriented
  16. 16. t Design Management 2010 | The Role of a Project Manager and his Environment | November 3, 2010 TECHNICAL - Student - Freelance EASY TO USE FLEXIBLE RIGID Positioning Map - Project Management Tools - High-Technology - Construction Industry Internal use - Engineer - Programer Personal Planner Internal use Detail oriented
  17. 17. TECHNICAL t Communication Collaboration Information Sharing - Creative business - Media industry Design Management 2010 | The Role of a Project Manager and his Environment | November 3, 2010 EASY TO USE FLEXIBLE RIGID Positioning Map - Project Management Tools - Student - Freelance - High-Technology - Construction Industry Internal use - Engineer - Programer Personal Planner Internal use Detail oriented
  18. 18. Insights Design Management 2010 | The Role of a Project Manager and his Environment | November 3, 2010
  19. 19. Even in horizontal projects there must always be a level of authority to have a common direction. Design Management 2010 | The Role of a Project Manager and his Environment | November 3, 2010
  20. 20. Leader Design Management 2010 | The Role of a Project Manager and his Environment | November 3, 2010 - Task - Task - Task - Task - Task - Task Leader = Linker Each member has his own tasks and responsibilities - Task - Task - Task - Task - Task - Task - Task - Task - Task - Task - Task - Task - Task - Task - Task - Task - Task
  21. 21. Balance mediums of communication Change in relationship dynamics due to social networking Deal with remote methods of communication Design Management 2010 | The Role of a Project Manager and his Environment | November 3, 2010 The challenge for project managers is:
  22. 22. In today’s diverse environment, project managers need social sensitivity to understand different cultures in order to enable people. Design Management 2010 | The Role of a Project Manager and his Environment | November 3, 2010
  23. 23. Example of a Project Manager Design Management 2010 | The Role of a Project Manager and his Environment | November 3, 2010
  24. 24. Project Manager in Engineering firm Managing 2 projects simultaneously with 2 different clients Local & international employees Design Management 2010 | The Role of a Project Manager and his Environment | November 3, 2010 Christina Saez
  25. 25. • everywhere & nowhere • juggling mutli-tools • spending time on communication • balancing her social network with her professional life (global & local) • advanced knowledge in PM software • great skills in problem-solving and communication Design Management 2010 | The Role of a Project Manager and his Environment | November 3, 2010 Christina is always...
  26. 26. Scenario Design Management 2010 | The Role of a Project Manager and his Environment | November 3, 2010
  27. 27. Design Management 2010 | The Role of a Project Manager and his Environment | November 3, 2010 12 6 39 6am
  28. 28. Design Management 2010 | The Role of a Project Manager and his Environment | November 3, 2010 12 6 39 Her job always interrupt her daily life. 6am
  29. 29. Constant multitasking. Design Management 2010 | The Role of a Project Manager and his Environment | November 3, 2010 12 6 39 9am Her job always interrupt her daily life.
  30. 30. Her job always interrupt her daily life. Design Management 2010 | The Role of a Project Manager and his Environment | November 3, 2010 12 6 39 12pm Difficulty in organizing her schedule across different time zones. Constant multitasking.
  31. 31. Her job always interrupt her daily life. Design Management 2010 | The Role of a Project Manager and his Environment | November 3, 2010 12 6 39 2pm Difficulty in organizing her schedule across different time zones. The huge workload fills up all of her time. Constant multitasking.
  32. 32. Difficulty in multitasking organization. Her job always interrupt her daily life. The huge workload fills up all of her time. Design Management 2010 | The Role of a Project Manager and his Environment | November 3, 2010 12 6 39 6pm Always has to be prepared for a state of emergency. Difficulty in organizing her schedule across different time zones.
  33. 33. Difficulty in multitasking organization. Her job always interrupt her daily life. The huge workload fills up all of her time. Design Management 2010 | The Role of a Project Manager and his Environment | November 3, 2010 12 6 39 6pm Always has to be prepared for a state of emergency. Difficulty in organizing her schedule across different time zones.
  34. 34. Needs Design Management 2010 | The Role of a Project Manager and his Environment | November 3, 2010
  35. 35. Simplicity integrated tool Design Management 2010 | The Role of a Project Manager and his Environment | November 3, 2010
  36. 36. Indexing documentation Design Management 2010 | The Role of a Project Manager and his Environment | November 3, 2010
  37. 37. Overview of existing and potential resources available Design Management 2010 | The Role of a Project Manager and his Environment | November 3, 2010
  38. 38. Opportunities Design Management 2010 | The Role of a Project Manager and his Environment | November 3, 2010
  39. 39. A Cloud computing system with adequate tools and documentation Design Management 2010 | The Role of a Project Manager and his Environment | November 3, 2010
  40. 40. Equal access of information to all project members Design Management 2010 | The Role of a Project Manager and his Environment | November 3, 2010
  41. 41. Prioritization in information systems Design Management 2010 | The Role of a Project Manager and his Environment | November 3, 2010
  42. 42. Thank you! Design Management 2010 | The Role of a Project Manager and his Environment | November 3, 2010

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