The 3 Most Important Qualities of a Project Manager

Gina Lijoi of Interactive Project Management blog gives the 3 keys to project management success: finesse, time management and multitasking. I’ll put a brief comment on each of them (my 2 cents).

  • Finesse. This stands for the ability to talk to people politely and convincingly. Sometimes this is the only “weapon” a project manager has to influence the customers, the managers or the team members.
  • Time management. The essence of managing projects, especially software projects, is to complete them on time. I know many people who have problems with managing their times. A tip of advise from me: make notes and use software organizers. It’s human nature to forget. But if you are a project manager – it’s not forgivable.
  • Multitasking. I would call it “ability to focus dynamically”. The project manager should be able to focus on a single task at a given time but should be able to switch to the other quickly and should never lose sight of “the big picture”.

Read her entire post here. It is worth it.

4 Comments

  • Gina Lijoi says:

    I appreciate the reference to my blog entry. It’s difficult to find relevant, recent information for interactive Project Managers. I will continue to visit your blog, and kudos on the Bulgarian version! Very cool, eventhough I can’t read it.

  • Mike Ramm says:

    Thank you, Gina!

    I find your blog very interesting and useful, too. I am a subscriber for several months already.

    I really like the fact that there are bloggers who write about Project Management. It is very helpful, especially in the Software Development field, and especially for us in Bulgaria.

  • Ashley says:

    I feel that interpersonal skills is also another important aspect a PM should possess.

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