Being a project manager could be really challenging. First of all, qualifications and areas of expertise must become one of the top priorities before assigning a manager to any project regardless its nature. Time availability and a good support team can make a big part of his/her success; otherwise, the manager can find him/herself buried in confusing work that could easily get out of hand or quite overwhelming for the lone team player leading to potential failure. As well, treating every project as a routine type of work would often cause important task details to be left out or neglected.
- Managing a project can be a difficult but rewarding challenge. There are a lot of things a project manager can do wrong.
- A difficult project that is supposed to bring change should be led by an experienced manager with support of an executive sponsor who can provide access to company resources.
- A project manager should be invested in the project and be aware of its importance to the company. It’s important to stay on track and within a timetable.
“This means that we should all adopt a more focused approach to managing projects and exercise our efforts where it really matters, rather than rushing around like busy, busy bees involving ourselves in unimportant, non-critical activities that others can better address, or which do not need addressing at all in some cases.”