The project manager - administrative skills

This tutorial briefly discusses a number of fundamental administrative skills that project managers would do well to develop. These skills include effective communication, an understanding of organizational policies and procedures, and the ability to attract and keep good people. Effective project managers learn to delegate effectively, and because they know that changes are always costly, they learn to minimize changes, to negotiate for resources, and to organize multifunctional programs. Since measurement is the prerequisite for control, it is necessary that project managers measure the right things without overlooking any critical variables and learn to communicate thoroughly with their bosses and clients.
registered user content locked

Log in or join PMI to gain access

or Register

Advertisement

Advertisement

Related Content

  • PM Network

    A Foot in the Door member content locked

    By Scott, Lindsay Project management recruitment professional Lindsay Scott, answers questions about making the most of informal meetings and looking for new career opportunities beyond the usual sectors.

  • PM Network

    On Your Own member content locked

    By Thomas, Jen For project professionals, a boss can be the biggest advocate—or biggest obstacle—on the career path. A helpful manager will mentor and champion project wins, promote face time with high-level…

  • PM Network

    Bridging Ambition and Ability member content locked

    By Parsi, Novid Agile is everywhere, but not every organization is ready for it. According to the 12th annual State of Agile survey published by CollabNet VersionOne, 41 percent of organizations cite a lack of…

  • PM Network

    How to Get Hired in the Age of AI member content locked

    By Thomas, Jen From self-driving cars to search engines, artificial intelligence (AI) is slowly transforming the world around us. Now, it's starting to play a role in how project professionals land new gigs.…

  • PM Network

    Conference Connections registered user content locked

    By Scott, Lindsay Project management recruitment professional Lindsay Scott gives advice about searching for jobs at professional events, acing interview presentations and leadership skills.

Advertisement

Publishing or acceptance of an advertisement is neither a guarantee nor endorsement of the advertiser's product or service. View advertising policy.