The project manager is a key person appointed to manage tasks in a project from its initial stage (approval) to project completion. The role of project manager is to manage the development, implementation and completion of a group of tasks or a group of projects. This key project participant takes overall accountability for establishing project base-line, managing project changes and controlling task performance. The area of responsibility of project manager concerns the activities like those:
- Project integration management
- Project scope management
- Project quality management
- Project change management
- Project cost management
- Project risk management
- Project procurement management
- Project time management
Orientation to team collaboration and coordination should be the basic lines of project manager activities. Managing the team task performance, he determines whether overall project progress is recognized as a valid and acceptable against project plan. The project manager collects metrics data (such as baseline, task actual and estimated time, schedule, task priority and task statuses) and reports on project progress to stakeholders. Throughout the project life cycle the project manager is focused on intermediate and final outcomes to lead the project to succeeding. The project manager is involved in planning, controlling and monitoring the project, and also coordinating the assigned project resources to meet project objectives.
Among a variety of project management software VIP Task Manager is distinguished by perfect usability and powerful functionality. The software creates a project in single database with capability to share the project and tasks with all participants and stakeholders. The project manager is able to get full control over the project database. Using Task Tree view he can create a work breakdown structure of the project with any depth and multiple levels. Using Resource list view the project manager can manage resources involved in the project. There are two tools to set role and responsibility to project manager: Roles panel and Permission panel.
Here are some steps to set project manager's role in the project using VIP Task Manager Professional edition:
- Open a project database
- Go to Resource List view
- Create a new resource for project manager entering Name, Job Title, Email, Password, etc.
- In Roles panel create role "Project Manager"
- Select the resource and check the role "Project Manager" in
- In Task Tree view go to Permission panel
- Select appropriate resource of project manager
- Set allow/deny options to the resource according to the project policy
Note: In Resource List view there is default role "Unlimited" that grants unlimited and un-restricted permission to the project groups and tasks. You can use that role if a project manager in your project is about to have unlimited right and permissions. Then just create a resource for the project manager and check the role "Unlimited".