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)
    • Leadership skills
    • 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.

Key questions

  1. What are the triple constraints of a project?
  2. What are the components of the talent triangle of the project manager?
  3. Who are all the key stakeholders of a project?
  4. What is the key advantage, if a project manager understands the larger picture of his project like the associated programs and portfolios?

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  1. 1) Triple constraints of a project are: Scope, Cost and Time.

    2) The components are: Technical Knowledge and skills of project management eg. PMBOK, Leadership skills and Strategic and business management skills.

    3) The key stakeholders of a project are all the people/ organisations, directly effected by the project either positively or negatively.

    4) If a project manager gets a bird’s eye view of his project with respect to the program/ portfolio, of which his project is a part, then he will be able to align his project with strategic business goals and enhance the Key stakeholders satisfaction by meeting their expectationsat every stage of the project.

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