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Project Management The Project Manager has some tasks that have to be carried out, he/she is responsible for the full project. The Project Manager has to make the best use of all the resources so the project can be completed successfully. The project Manager sets the boundaries for the project, such as schedules and what is done and when it has to be completed.

There are various tasks the project manager is responsible for such as: 1) Time and resource allocation and management 2) Setting up a team structure, specifying responsibilities, lines of command and reporting 3) Motivating the team, and establishing communication channels 4) Project planning, scheduling and progress control 5) Managing and controlling change to the system and overall quality 6) Interfacing and liasing with the client/user and senior management The important attributes needed in a person, so they are able to manage a project to a successful goal are: Leader Intelligent Chairman Competent Communicator Methodical Listener Observant Ambassador Perceptive Motivator Positive Decision-maker Resilient Problem solver Reliable Generalist Active There are many aspects that have to be considered when recruiting someone capable of controlling the lifecycle of a project.

The integration of the person into the team is just as important as having the specialist skills needed. You could say integration into the team is more important as the person can always get training to achieve these skills. A type of advertisement of what is needed to fill the post will have to be drawn up then advertised, internally and externally through national, local and technical press or other media. People who are experienced, loyal, motivated, with good team spirit and have ambition are desired. Personal recommendations, Interviews, aptitude, references and psychometric testing are methods that can be used to select the right individual. The individual does...