In the course of giving advice to a recent graduate, he asked me to describe exactly what a great project manager does. My response was that a project manager always knows:
- What is happening, always
- Understands where we are on the overall project timeline
- Communicates this regularly – and on demand – to any and every person connected to the project.
We make apps, sites and services that communicate messages on behalf of our clients and a great project manager must be exceptionally skilled at briefing stakeholders appropriate to the stakeholders’ level of knowledge and interest.
As I’ve written before, tell me the story of what’s going on, where we are and where we need to go in order to succeed.