Posted on Feb 10, 2016 @[email protected]

How to Manage a Project

 By Robert Boroff

With Project Managers heading up our own executive search processes, we know the essential role the Project Manager plays in determining the outcome of a project. The Project Manager is ultimately responsible for the project and held accountable for the outcome. A Project Manager needs to be organized, clear, knowledgeable, and progressive.

About.com “How to Manage a Project” by John Reh offers 13 recommendations on how to manage a project:

Bullet Arrow Define the Scope
Bullet Arrow Determine Available Resources
Bullet Arrow Check the Timeline
Bullet Arrow Assemble Your Project Team
Bullet Arrow List the Big Steps
Bullet Arrow List the Smaller Steps
Bullet Arrow Develop a Preliminary Plan
Bullet Arrow Create Your Baseline Plan
Bullet Arrow Request Project Adjustments
Bullet Arrow Work Your Plan, But Don’t Die For It
Bullet Arrow Monitor Your Team’s Progress
Bullet Arrow Document Everything
Bullet Arrow Keep Everyone Informed

 

When managing a project the leader needs to execute direction to all team members in order to give them clear job duties and deadlines; the whole group needs to be informed of the goals, deadlines, and projected outcome. The optimal work environment is created by the Project Manager to produce team members comfortable and confident to express their concerns and ideas. The Project Manager needs to know who is working on which sections of the project and offer guidance and feedback along the way. The Project Manager is responsible for maintaining and keeping the team focused on the big picture for the project.

Although the task of a Project Manager may seem daunting by the expectations put on them, there is great reward in the managing position. When you have a hardworking team contributes to the project, you can have a smooth flowing process that delivers quality results.

Robert Boroff Executive Profile Managing Director Reaction Search International

•       Uses over 20 years of industry experience to provide clients with proven recruiting strategies that garner results

•       Leads a team of Executive Recruiters in fulfilling clients important hiring needs in a time and cost-effective manner

•       Keeps abreast of business and market trends in order to effectively consult clients on their hiring requirements

•       Skilled at using traditional and contemporary recruiting practices

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