The tasks that a Project Manager faces at the beginning of a project lie in extract critical and important issues of the same. That is, clarify the reason for the project is important, specify the required quality to it, estimate its resources and its required deadlines. Also, You must manage his investment and financing, as well as evaluate the risk associated with it. Finally, the Project Manager must well close their projects. You must lay the groundwork for the production of a new project.
The selection of a Project Manager for an organization is essential to the success of any initiative. Is a serious mistake to select a Project Manager on the basis of criteria of availability rather than demand for joining certain critical personal skills, qualifications, experiences and knowledge. Statistics give mismanagement for a high percentage of the possible causes of failure of a project. Is determined then to the selection of this position, as essential part for success.
For a correct selection of the professional to be appointed Project Manager, is often quite helpful to group the different profiles of Director of projects in three categories.
The first, would represent a type of Project Manager with a more intuitive profile. This type of Manager, not generally noted for their knowledge or formal training in project management, however, knows how to use common sense and good practice in project management throughout his professional career.
An individual with this profile has probably managed to deliver a series of not very large volume projects with success and is a good Communicator, with well developed skills in the planning and organization. One of its strengths is to be proactive, that is noted when it comes to solving problems and their natural interactions with stakeholders.