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    • The Role of a Project Manager and his Environment Design Management 2010 | The Role of a Project Manager and his Environment | November 3, 2010
    • What is the actual situation? Design Management 2010 | The Role of a Project Manager and his Environment | November 3, 2010
    • - Offline - Online - Verbal Communication - Virtual Communication - Less stakeholders - Equal stakeholders - Experts in their field - Experts in collaboration Design Management 2010 | The Role of a Project Manager and his Environment | November 3, 2010
    • Project Manager Skills Design Management 2010 | The Role of a Project Manager and his Environment | November 3, 2010
    • Hard Skills A project manager manages: • Resources People, equipment, material • Time Task durations, dependencies, critical path • Money Costs, contingencies, profit • Scope Project size, goals, requirements Design Management 2010 | The Role of a Project Manager and his Environment | November 3, 2010
    • Soft Skills • Inspires a Shared Vision • Good Communicator • Enthusiastic & Motivator • Empathetic • Time Management Abilities • Cool Under Pressure • Problem Solving Skills Design Management 2010 | The Role of a Project Manager and his Environment | November 3, 2010
    • But there are different stages of projects... Design Management 2010 | The Role of a Project Manager and his Environment | November 3, 2010
    • 1. Painting by Numbers This is the most straightforward type of project. The stakeholders all know exactly what needs to be done. HS SS http://www.suite101.com/content/project-management-a98155 Design Management 2010 | The Role of a Project Manager and his Environment | November 3, 2010
    • 2. Going on a Quest Stakeholders know what they want to achieve but are not so clear as to how to achieve it. HS SS http://www.suite101.com/content/project-management-a98155 Design Management 2010 | The Role of a Project Manager and his Environment | November 3, 2010
    • 3. Making a Movie The methods to be used are known, but the end result is not so clear. HS SS http://www.suite101.com/content/project-management-a98155 Design Management 2010 | The Role of a Project Manager and his Environment | November 3, 2010
    • 4. Walking in the Fog 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. HS SS http://www.suite101.com/content/project-management-a98155 Design Management 2010 | The Role of a Project Manager and his Environment | November 3, 2010
    • About Project Management Tools... Design Management 2010 | The Role of a Project Manager and his Environment | November 3, 2010
    • t Positioning Map - Project Management Tools EASY TO USE FLEXIBLE RIGID TECHNICAL Design Management 2010 | The Role of a Project Manager and his Environment | November 3, 2010
    • t Positioning Map - Project Management Tools EASY TO USE FLEXIBLE RIGID Internal use - Engineer - Programer TECHNICAL Design Management 2010 | The Role of a Project Manager and his Environment | November 3, 2010
    • t Positioning Map - Project Management Tools EASY TO USE FLEXIBLE RIGID Internal use Internal use Detail oriented - Engineer - High-Technology - Programer - Construction Industry TECHNICAL Design Management 2010 | The Role of a Project Manager and his Environment | November 3, 2010
    • t Positioning Map - Project Management Tools EASY TO USE Personal Planner - Student - Freelance FLEXIBLE RIGID Internal use Internal use Detail oriented - Engineer - High-Technology - Programer - Construction Industry TECHNICAL Design Management 2010 | The Role of a Project Manager and his Environment | November 3, 2010
    • t Positioning Map - Project Management Tools EASY TO USE Personal Planner Communication Collaboration Information Sharing - Student - Creative business - Freelance - Media industry FLEXIBLE RIGID Internal use Internal use Detail oriented - Engineer - High-Technology - Programer - Construction Industry TECHNICAL Design Management 2010 | The Role of a Project Manager and his Environment | November 3, 2010
    • Insights Design Management 2010 | The Role of a Project Manager and his Environment | November 3, 2010
    • Even in horizontalprojects 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
    • Leader = Linker Each member has his own tasks and responsibilities - Task - Task - Task - Task - Task - Task - Task - Task - Task - Task - Task Leader - Task - Task - Task - Task - Task - Task - Task - Task - Task - Task - Task - Task Design Management 2010 | The Role of a Project Manager and his Environment | November 3, 2010
    • The challenge for project managers is: 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
    • 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
    • Example of a Project Manager Design Management 2010 | The Role of a Project Manager and his Environment | November 3, 2010
    • Christina Saez 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 is always... • 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
    • Scenario Design Management 2010 | The Role of a Project Manager and his Environment | November 3, 2010
    • 12 9 6am 3 6 Design Management 2010 | The Role of a Project Manager and his Environment | November 3, 2010
    • 12 9 6am 3 6 Her job always interrupt her daily life. Design Management 2010 | The Role of a Project Manager and his Environment | November 3, 2010
    • Constant 12 multitasking. 9 9am 3 6 Her job always interrupt her daily life. Design Management 2010 | The Role of a Project Manager and his Environment | November 3, 2010
    • Difficulty in organizing her schedule across different time zones. Constant 12 multitasking. 9 12pm3 6 Her job always interrupt her daily life. Design Management 2010 | The Role of a Project Manager and his Environment | November 3, 2010
    • Difficulty in organizing her schedule across different time zones. The huge workload fills up all of her time. Constant 12 multitasking. 9 2pm 3 6 Her job always interrupt her daily life. Design Management 2010 | The Role of a Project Manager and his Environment | November 3, 2010
    • Difficulty in organizing her schedule across different time zones. The huge workload fills up all of her time. Difficulty in 12 multitasking 9 6pm 3 organization. 6 Always has to be prepared for a state of Her job always emergency. interrupt her daily life. Design Management 2010 | The Role of a Project Manager and his Environment | November 3, 2010
    • Difficulty in organizing her schedule across different time zones. The huge workload fills up all of her time. Difficulty in 12 multitasking 9 6pm 3 organization. 6 Always has to be prepared for a state of Her job always emergency. interrupt her daily life. Design Management 2010 | The Role of a Project Manager and his Environment | November 3, 2010
    • Needs Design Management 2010 | The Role of a Project Manager and his Environment | November 3, 2010
    • Simplicity integrated tool Design Management 2010 | The Role of a Project Manager and his Environment | November 3, 2010
    • Indexing documentation Design Management 2010 | The Role of a Project Manager and his Environment | November 3, 2010
    • Overview of existing and potential resources available Design Management 2010 | The Role of a Project Manager and his Environment | November 3, 2010
    • Opportunities Design Management 2010 | The Role of a Project Manager and his Environment | November 3, 2010
    • A Cloud computing system with adequate tools and documentation Design Management 2010 | The Role of a Project Manager and his Environment | November 3, 2010
    • Equal access of information to all project members Design Management 2010 | The Role of a Project Manager and his Environment | November 3, 2010
    • Prioritization in information systems Design Management 2010 | The Role of a Project Manager and his Environment | November 3, 2010
    • Thank you! Design Management 2010 | The Role of a Project Manager and his Environment | November 3, 2010