Key Project Management Responsibilities

Adriana Girdler

The exact responsibilities you need to focus your attention on as a project manager! Project managers are responsible for SO much… It can be extremely …

The exact responsibilities you need to focus your attention on as a project manager!

Project managers are responsible for SO much… It can be extremely overwhelming. If you’re an overwhelmed project manager, you can make your life a whole lot easier by breaking everything down into the most critical places to focus your attention.

Let’s talk about some of the most critical project manager responsibilities that you should focus on if you want to achieve success on your projects!

1. Planning

Planning is the baseline for everything in project management. You have to ensure that you have everything you need to be successful not only for yourself, but for your team!

Ensure that you have your project planned in terms of what tasks need to get done, what your timeline will be, budget, and ensure that your team has everything they need at their fingertips.

Having a solid project plan should be your #1 priority as a project manager!

2. Establish the vision

The vision of your project is so important.

The vision gives you all the background information and the justification you need to get your project done.

When everyone understands the WHY of the project, it helps your project team connect the dots and be more motivated and productive on that project.

3. Managing Documentation

Everything in project management ultimately comes down to the paperwork. If you want to have a successful project, you can’t skip over the documentation of it.

When something pops up, you should have the ability to go directly to a document, folder, or file with all the latest information.

As much as projects are about executing, risk mitigation, and planning, it’s also about ensuring that all your documents are up-to-date. Documentation is worth the effort 10 times out of 10!

Other Key Responsibilities

This is a great start, but there are a few more responsibilities that you should be aware of as a project manager. Head over to YouTube with me and I’ll tell you what those are!

If you want even more project manager tips on every aspect of managing a successful project, make sure you check out my SLAY Project Management course where I give you all the templates, tips, and techniques to implement if you want a 100% project success rate going forward.


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Adriana Girdler is a project manager, productivity specialist, entrepreneur, professional speaker, facilitator, visioning wizard, and author. As President of CornerStone Dynamics, Adriana is one of Canada’s prominent business productivity and project management specialists—helping both individuals and businesses do what they do, only better. She is a certified master black belt lean six sigma with over 20 years’ experience improving how companies work.

She also holds both PMP (project management professional) and CET (certified engineering technologist) designations. She’s a Tedx speaker, as well as a HuffPost and Thrive Global contributor. She has been interviewed on Global, CBC, CTV, CHCH, 680News Radio, Newstalk 1010, Sirius XM and published in the Globe and Mail and numerous industry magazines. WANT ADRIANA'S FREE ONLINE TRAINING? In 45 min, learn Adriana's 5 project management secrets she use on EVERY project. Sign up for the Free Webinar here: THE FAB FIVE FUNDAMENTALS OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT

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