Characteristics of a Good Project Manager

Many people can claim to be a project manager and sometimes even have the title. But what does it really take to be a good project manager? The experts at The Smart PMP are here to answer that for you. Begin a project manager, especially a certified PMP is not something that just anyone is cut out for. Like a majority of careers out there, there are certain personal characteristics that one must have to be successful in his or her designated field, ESPECIALLY in the project management industry. You must be:

  • Inspirational – Be sure to lead by example because your team is always watching you.
  • Experienced – Know the necessities beforehand. Whether you’re a certified PMP or just a project manager, it’s your responsibility to know what individuals’ need to bring out their very best and to avoid possible future problems.
  • Goal Oriented – Stay solution oriented by wasting as little time as possible. So if something happens to go wrong, don’t play the blame game. Instead, keep your eye on the prize by remaining solution oriented and getting things done.
  • Driven – A good PM does any and everything it takes to make sure the job is done and done correctly. The quality of the results is dependent on the quality of the work that goes into the the project.

And this is just the tip of the ice berg when it comes to the characteristics of a good project manager. Would you like to learn more? Do you think you possess these characteristics? Then perhaps you should consider becoming a certified PMP! Contact The Smart PMP to learn more and schedule your FREE 15 minute consultation and get started on advancing your career today!