SIGIA-L Mail Archives: RE: SIGIA-L: Project management
RE: SIGIA-L: Project management
From: Lynn Boyden (lynn.boyden_at_raremedium.com)
Date: Tue Jul 10 2001 - 05:43:52 EDT
i find myself doing lots and lots of project management, or none at all,
depending upon the abilities of my colleagues. in my experience, there
a lot of great project managers out there who have only a little technical
expertise, so if we're not managing the operational aspect of the project,
then we're certainly managing the technical or organizational aspect of
as far as i'm concerned, the PM is there to manage the client's
and to serve as the client's point of contact (i.e., to keep the client
of the team's hair so it can get some work done), as well as to keep the
team on track (schedule and deliverables) and to manage the scope of the
project. containing scope creep is a primary responsibility of a PM,
secondary only to being able to position scope creep as an upsell.
it's very hard to find a good project manager; one way to tell is to look
how they run their own lives (it's not infallible). another way to tell
if they ask questions you hadn't thought of. if they sit silently through
meetings, that's not a good sign. you need someone who can understand the
intricacies if italian politics and who can sell icemakers to eskimos.
why, are you looking? --lynn
From: Chris Chandler
Sent: 7/9/2001 4:37 PM
Subject: SIGIA-L: Project management
How much project management do the IAs out there do?
How hard is it to find good project managers? How do you know when you
one, and how do you know when you don't?
How would you pick a project manager if you got to pick?
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