How to Manage a Project



These are a set of questions that people have asked, mainly about applying the project management approach to their normal work situation. We have tried to give what we feel are "best practice" answers but cannot pretend that the answers are definitive.

What is a Project Manager?

The Project Manager has day-to-day responsibility for management of the project. The prime role is to ensure that the project as a whole produces the required outputs and outcomes, within the timescales and resources available.

Key tasks may include:
  • Scope, plan and organise the projects
  • Summarise the results in a Project Plan.
  • Organise resources
  • Organises and builds a team if needed
  • Plans activities and reviews progress constantly,
  • Communicates plans and progress to those concerned when needed.
  • Identifies and predicts hold ups and difficulties and resolves them

Note: The project manager may not always be the same person throughout the life of the project. In some cases, the Proposal Stage may be carried out by one person, but then someone else takes over as project manager for subsequent stages