A project manager is a specialist who manages the project as a whole: communicates with customers, sets priorities, plans and tracks tasks, and organizes problem solving. If a product is being developed, a project manager is responsible for each individual project as part of the overall strategy. The strategy is the responsibility of another specialist, the product manager.
The main goal of the project manager is to ensure that the customer's idea is fulfilled within the promised time frame and within the budget.
For a PM, soft skills are very important:
These qualities are not easy to test in an interview – that's why employers usually prefer project managers with demonstrated experience in the position . For a project manager in IT, it's important to have at least a basic understanding of IT infrastructure and architecture, and knowledge of terminology.
INDIGO Tech Recruiters collected the most common questions about project management specialists and prepared answers to them. Need more information? We will be happy to provide it to you.
1. Should I hire a project manager without technical skills?
2. Can I do without a project manager?
3. What is the difference between a project manager and a product manager?
4. Do I need a PM if I use Scrum?