Role Of Project Manager In Project Planning

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Explain the role and activities of the project manager in relations to planning and executing the project over its life cycle. According to Haughey (n.d., par.1) "A project manager is a person who has the overall responsibility for the successful initiation, planning, design, execution, monitoring, controlling and closure of a project." The project manager should possess unique skills such as the ability to ask in depth questions, identify hided assumptions and rectify conflicts. A crucial skill of a project manager is to measure and recognize risk that might directly or indirectly affect the success of the project throughout its lifetime (Haughey, n.d.).
There are eight key role and activities a project manager should implement over
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Planning is vital for initiating the project on time. Many projects fail to materialize as a result of poor planning and weak assumptions (Mrsic, n.d.).
A project manager should outline a clear and precise plan which will be use to direct the control and execution of the project. However, a project plan is not written in stone and it may need to be updated over time (Mrsic, n.d.).
2. Organizing and motivating a project team
A project manager is expected to focus on the project team as they are the key resource for a successful project. The project manager is responsible for formulating a plan which aids team skills and performance in achieving the project objective and goal. It is the job of the project manager to guide and direct his team and encourage them to harness their full potential (Mrsic, n.d.).
3. Controlling time management
A project is deemed successful or failed base on if it was completed on time. Hence, essential for success is the on-time accomplishment of a project. A project manager must set realistic and achievable deadlines and communicate the importance of meeting such deadline with his team (Mrsic,
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Page Break To Get the project off a great start, develop a detailed Project Initiation Document

A Project Initiation Document is arguably the most important document in the management of undertaking a project. It renders a base for and defines the project that is being undertaken. It should tell what the project is aiming to deliver and by when, the course it will take in delivering and the time span in which it will be completed (Mastering-project-management.com, 2017). Project Title: S.T.E.N.J. Modelling Agency
Project Sponsors: NCB and Terrence's financial services
Project Manager: Johnelle Evans
Start Date: September 1st, 2017
Completion Date: September 31st, 2017 Project Definition
This project will be carried out in new Kingston, Jamaica. This project intends to establish international and local models and will also help the growth and development of S.T.E.N.J Modelling Agency. The relevance of this project is to seek new talents that can represent The Agency on an international and local level. This will provide opportunities not just for the agency but also creating jobs for young girls some of whom may be in poverty stricken or underdeveloped
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