People always wonder actually what qualities are the most important one for being a project manager. World leaders in Project Management Training were interviewed few years back to get answer for this question, what makes an effective project manager.
Below are the top and most important qualities mentioned which are must into a project manager:
An effective and efficient project manager is often described as having inspirational vision and with the scope of vision as where to go and the ability to articulate it. The one of best qualities in project manager is always the way how he/she thinks. The thinking of a person makes a great effect on his/her career. The person with Inspirational Vision thrives on change, extend current area of scope and being able to draw new boundaries to what we have in hand at present. A popular quote as you know is “lifts us up, gives us a reason for being and gives the vision and spirit to change.” Project Manager with Inspirational Vision enable people to feel they have a real stake in the project. A project manager with positive thought and good attitude offer his team the opportunities to create their own vision, so they can explore what the vision will mean to their jobs and lives.
Ability to communicate with others at every level of life is always named as the most important skill required by project manager. Only a project manager with effective and good communication skills can clearly teach his/her team about goals, performance, responsibility and reviews on work. Project manager is the main link to the larger organization. A project manager must have the ability to effectively negotiate and ensure the success of project and people working under project. Good communication supports an individual’s or a team’s achievement by giving clear guidelines required for accomplishing a project.
Ability to work under Pressure:
While working in an organization it is most important factor to deliver the project on time, within specified budget, with no major problems and proper testing. But sometimes as we know projects have problems. A good project manager with ability to work under pressure and with hardy attitude will take these problems in stride. Its all in a project manager’s hand to boost his/ team to work on project, its project manager’s responsibility to encounter a stressful event, and make it easy so team can consider it interesting. A project manager with this attitude can influence the outcome and make his/ her team see it as an opportunity.
A Team Builder:
A project manager with the quality to perform as a team builder can best be defined as a strong and positive attitude person who provides the substance that holds the team together. Only a project manager with team building skills can involve his/her team in common purpose toward the right objective which are basically required at time by an organization. A good project manager must understand the process and dynamics required for this transformation.
A person having team building quality can take the leadership responsibility and as you all know leadership is the art to use during each stage of team development. A project manager must also have an understanding with all team players.