Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Project Manager Responsibilities

After reading 'The True Role of a PM on Agile Projects' from Mike Griffiths - I started to think about what a PM does (at least from my experience) and (of course) put a mind map together (above) - first draft. If you click on it, you'll see the detail. I'm sure I'm missing about 25% of the activities - and it's focused on software development (most of it could be applied in other efforts...). So, where I am a very big proponent of Agile, I have some doubt about the limited list provided in the article.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Meade,

    Thanks for your comments, my post was intended to outline core roles and principles to focus on and is missing a whole host of activities that need to occur.

    I like your mind map of tasks, but again this is incomplete also, for instance I see no reference to Quality. (e.g. monitoring Quality, QA planning etc.) The same goes for sub-contractor management and elements of estimation.

    Another trouble with trying to generate exhaustive lists is that many of these roles are domain specific, so to keep it applicable I stuck to a high level. However, I could have done a better job of explaining that this is by no means a complete list.

    Best regards