Management Bug: Lack of Project Manager

A MngtBug is a problem, cause, or impact in a human manager’s decision which produces an incorrect or unexpected result.
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This week’s “Lack of Project Manager” is a problem I’ve seen over and over again.

By definition, a Project Manager is a person responsible for accomplishing the project objectives.
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Project management is one of the most complex fields of work out there. That’s why running projects without good project management is a false economy. And good project management without a Project Manager is a utopia.
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The Project Manager is the person who is responsible for leading an entire project through the 5 stages: Initiation, Planning, Execution, Monitoring & Control, and Closing.

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The boundaries of the role will depend on the context, but the Project Manager is always a facilitator.

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Without a Project Manager a couple of conducting teams, clients, and the process, projects are exposed to chaotic management, unclear objectives, lack of resources, unrealistic planning, high risk, poor quality deliverables, over budgeting, and many more.
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Having a Project Manager increases the likelihood a project will be successful and profitable, enabling your business to grow.
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Known Associates

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This MngtBug has been mentioned with several MngtFixes such as…
“Project Quality Definition and Update”,
“Project Management Training”,
“Project Scope Definition and Communication”,
“Project Schedule Definition and Communication”
and of course “Project Manager Hiring”!

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Eduardo Espinheira is a Consultant, Facilitator, Manager, Public Speaker, Creator of the Management Bugs&Fixes and the Machiavellian PM Stories

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