The Project Manager is responsible for delivering the project goal (scope) on time and on budget.
Lots of industry knowledge and resources exist defining the responsibilities of a Project Manager. This is a quick recap of some of the key “must haves” to have success on any sized CIM-related project.
- Has a clearly written project goal
- Creates and manages/updates a written plan (i.e. tasks / work) to hit that goal
- Lines up the resources they need to work the plan
- Keeps the project running on time
- Keeps the project on budget
- Addresses any issues that come up (by parking them or turning them into tasks in the plan)
- Manages changes (to the scope, timeline, and budget)
- Routinely communicates with the Program Manager and other key stakeholders on the project status and risks.
3 Steps to Set Up Your Project
The 3 Steps to Set Up Your Project article helps you understand the basics of setting up a project for success.
Check-in Calls (Meetings) For Success
This Establish Your First (Next) Check-in Call article walks through a simple approach (by always have a next call and deadlines) to keep your team on track and accountable.
One of the Big 3 Most Critical Roles
The Lead Project Manager is one of the “Big 3” most critical roles that needs to be filled to have success with any CIM-related project (or your overall program).
There Should Be Only One Lead
This Lead Project Manager role should be filled by 1 and only 1 person. Two or more people sharing this role = no-one in this role.
The typical time commitment varies by project. It is medium for a new CIMcloud implementation project (or a Classic-to-Current migration project. It is typically small for Software Bundle upgrade projects.
Project Manager Onboarding Checklist
The following checklists are used for onboarding the Project Manager.