I will start this article with exclamation.
Guys, learn to delegate!
I know that it is important to control each step, but I’m sure you have a lot of deals without development. Be calm and let your IT partner take on all the coding tasks, and take on all the hard project problems. He has experience, can research different ways to solve the problem and find out the simplest solution. And you will celebrate a project victory in the end.
So the main question is what exactly Project Manager brings to your project.
Agile projects still need a project plan to ensure the right thing is delivered, in the right way and at the right time. Time is one of the most important constraint of any project. To do this the Project Manager needs to coordinate roles, arrange meetings with senior stakeholders and have an understanding of projects and set goals – key criteria for an agile project.
- Communication and trust.
A Project Manager is the central figure of a project and development team, disseminating project information and updates to the project team, business leaders and project customer, which decreases confusion and increases accuracy. Also Project Manager organizes clear and useful communication between client and project team and within the development team.
Why is it important?
- Stakeholder engagement.
Conflicts escalation is an important part of any successful communication management strategy. This is a main responsibility for a Project Manager and includes escalating risks and issues up to the governance team and communicating decisions back down.
Fortifier recommend to confirm a schedule of Conflicts escalation in Project charter.
- Remove roadblocks.
No matter how well planned a chance for potential risks in a project exists. Project Managers help agile projects progress by understanding and anticipating risks, mitigating them and therefore being in the prime position to remove obstacles. They understand the organization and how the project fits in, so they assign the right people to the right roles. Project Managers are responsible for maintaining a high performing team environment – something delivery teams need to focus less on while trying to deliver products and services.
- Project and your business.
Your own Project Manager cares not only about project development, he/she pays attention at your business and constantly revisits it to verify the teams are heading in the right direction. If there is a long conditions project, it required a higher level of planning and control, led by the Project Manager with that holistic view.
- Cooperation in project team.
The project manager plays an important role in ensuring all the team members work on their assigned activities in the appropriate order. He/she works with team members to increase each member efficiency and confirm which activities must occur in the project and in what order so projects are completed faster and more efficiently.
Also thanks to Project Manager efforts, clients can solve any problems and get successful project.
- Manage costs and administer procurements.
Delivering on time and on budget are two constraints of any project. A Project Manager controls not only monetary costs but also the people resources, both internal and external, and equipment costs as well. So if your project requires purchases from outside vendors exactly project manager controls the contracts and terms and tracks invoices to ensure suppliers and the project customer live up to the terms of the contract.
- Project Release.
After the project meets the goals and expectations of the project, the project manager documents and reviews the project phases with the team members and leadership to analyze patterns, trends and opportunities for improvement for the next project.
Be sure Fortifier always finds ways to clarify all technical concepts for non-technical people. Your Project Manager is capable of solving all problems, either with the team or the project itself.
And of course your Project Manager has quality management processes that will help the team understand your needs and create a product that meets your expectations.