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The success of your project will depend significantly on who you appoint as manager.
Project management is not a science, it’s an art. When recruiting, people often
make the mistake of primarily seeking a project manager with subject matter expertise
whilst overlooking the actual key attributes of a successful manager. Project management
is a discipline in it s own right, with transferable skills that can be applied regardless
of the technical or business change in consideration.
There is no one size fits all to describe an effective project manager, but below
are some key traits demonstrable by those capable of delivering project success:
►Proficient mix of technical and management skills;
►Strategic focus - plan projects based on their impact on the business;
►Foster a motivated project team through management by objectives and establishing
►Creatively deliver pragmatic solutions by building effective problem solving teams;
►Build robust relationships with stakeholders and partners by establishing trust
and consistently demonstrating professional integrity - lead by example;
►Effective communication skills through all available mediums;
CERTAGO successfully demonstrates all of the above with a proven track record of
implementing complex projects in demanding environments. Click on ‘Expertise’ on
the left-hand side for more details on skill set. See the ‘Experience’ tab above
for an overview on projects worked on to date.