Answer to the following Classmate\’s Post:
Question: What do you think is the most important role of a project manager? Do you think that role has or will change over time?
The most important role for a project manager is as a coordinator. The project manager needs to be able to coordinate all the aspects of a project to include the selecting the project, estimating a budget, calculating the timeline, selecting the teams to work on the project, and ensuring the customer is getting what they want from the project. When a project manager chooses a project to work on they have to look at all these things and more. The project manager needs to ensure that the money provided to his team is adequate to cover all the costs that will be incurred. The appropriate team for the project must be chosen. He/she also needs to track the progress of the team to ensure they are meeting deadlines and milestones in a timely fashion so that the project does not get behind in schedule. If the project starts to fall behind he/she needs to coordinate with the team to get it back on track which may result in acquiring more resources whether that be money or team members.
The role of a project manager has basically stayed the same over time. A project is always chosen based on resources available and the benefit to an organization. A project manager has always been responsible for ensuring the project is completed and completed on time and within budget. While the position has stayed the same the process has been changed as more complex projects have been implemented with the growth in the business world to include not only state wide but national and international companies. With larger projects there is more delegation within the project but there is always a project manager to oversee the entire project.
-You need to answer to my Classmate\’s Post in a minimum of 150 words. It has to look like a conversation between us, it is not enough just agree or disagree what my classmate said in her post, you need to add something new to the discussion. Make sure to include citations in your response in order to add credibility to your assignment.
-PLEASE MAKE SURE TO INCLUDE THE REFERENCES USED TO COMPLETE THE ASSIGNMENT. IT\’S IS REALLY IMPORTANT YOU USED APA FORMAT TO CITE THE SOURCES.