Project Management Research Paper

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Project managing being the profession I aspire to go into in the near future, communication is the key factor to completing every project assigned. Project managers have the job description to oversee an assignment and create a clear goal while their main responsibility is to plan, execute and close out a project. Anyone within this profession must have those responsibilities and full authority to complete a project. The meaning of the word “management” is to bring together the efforts of individuals to accomplish goals with the resources given for an organization. The meaning of the word alone verifies how communication is the number one benefit in the profession of project management. Project management requires for the project manager to …show more content…
Besides communicating an objective with a team, listening and understanding to other is crucial when executing a project. For example, in a construction project, a project manager request for constructors to move faster in finishing a project to meet a deadline but the constructors’ advice that would a faulty decision because the building wouldn’t be high quality. The project manager should not only be able to listen but also understand that they know what they are talking about by asking questions like what risks would occur due to rushing the project. Building relationships based on trust and respect between both project managers and their work peers is a benefit in a project. Trust requires for the project manager to display leadership of how to fix a project that goes wrong during the execution stage and his/her work peers being able to take directions for a new plan. Then, the respect aspect falls into place because the workers observe that the overseer can take control of any problems that come their way and it is apparent to the project manager that individuals can take instructions. Project managers should be able to set clear priorities for their team. They should have ability to explain the strategy they have planned using the five W’s and H of the project. The five W’s and H are who, what, where, when, why and how. Having the position to manage a project, the person in charge should encourage teamwork. Even …show more content…
It is common for problems to occur during projects and the weekly meetings allow project managers to inform their clients that while progress is being made a problem has occurred but he/she has gotten on top the problem and figured out a way to fix the problem. Project managers must have the characteristics of being good communicators in order to persuade their clients to make changes to the decisions they made for their project. For example, a construction project may start towards the beginning of winter but due to the harsh weather during the season, the project manager might think it would be smart to change the projects deadline from the end of winter to the middle of spring. The project manager will have to persuade the client to make changes by giving the reasons that by not extending the deadline, there will be more money spent to have the site plowed and shoveled, the days will be shorter and colder, it will be harder to get large trucks in and out of the site, and having to always make sure frost doesn’t get into the ground after a hole has been made or the construction is finished. By the project manager giving factual reasons to his/her suggestion, it is more likely that the client will be persuaded to change the

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