10 Skills a Professional Project Manager Should Have
Many people agree that projects are a requirement of today´s world at a personal and professional level. The projects we make can help us achieve our objectives.
The 10 skills a Professional Project Manager should have are:
- Project Integration Management. This can be achieved through the Projects Constitution, a formal document which establishes authorization, objectives, members, reach, benefits, and required investment. This document contains the signatures of authorization.
- Project Scope Management. The Scope limits our projects; what is included, and what is not included. It sets our limits.
- Project Time Management. It is recommended to use the 03 Scenarios Technique to establish optimistic, pessimistic, and realistic times using a mathematical equation for the estimation process. A Gantt Diagram is recommended to see the different activities in a timeline.
- Project Cost Management. The Activity Based Costing is an excellent tool. Each activity has to have a cost assigned and should have a resource consumption value to calculate the real project cost. The budget should be stablished from this cost.
- Project Quality Management. There are Seven Basic Tools for Quality. Control Charts are great for monitoring costs and activities.
- Project Human Resources Management. The Responsibility Assignment Matrix will give you an edge by specifying who will be assigned what of each project.
- Project Communication Management. The Relationship Matrix will dictate communication channels and flow between actors.
- Project Suppliers Management. The Supplier Matrix will help you select the best suppliers for your project.
- Project Risk Management. All activities have risks. We recommend using AMEF, or COSO. These are two world class tools known for their risk evaluation and management.
- Project Client Management. All projects have clients and its necessary to keep track of their needs and expectations for the project.
At the end, a professional with these skills will be a qualified project manager.
By Enrique Gonzalez