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PM roles and responsibilities
As per the triple constraints of the project, a project is considered as successful, if it is completed on time, within budget and met the scope of the project. This is the basic success criteria of a project, based on the triple constraints of the project, that is time, cost and scope. Hence project manager’s fundamental responsibility was to complete the project within agreed upon time, cost and meet the scope.
Of late, the scenario has changed. Even the accomplishment of the project’s business case has become the project manager’s responsibility.
As a project manager, one has to manage and meet the project stakeholder’s expectations. These stakeholders can be either internal or external to the project.
As a project manager, one has to have;
The technical project management knowledge and skills (Project management best practices like PMBOK, PRINCE2, TCM, Scrum etc)
Strategic and business management skills
These three form the talent triangle of the project manager
Integration management – Integrating the work of the sub-teams towards the accomplishment of the project’s goals.
What are the triple constraints of a project?
What are the components of the talent triangle of the project manager?
Who are all the key stakeholders of a project?
What is the key advantage, if a project manager understands the larger picture of his project like the associated programs and portfolios?