What are the qualities of an effective project manager?

effective project manager

Effective leadership delivers effective results within timelines. Today number of graduates is performing their duties as a project manager but how many of them are fulfilling their duties as a project manager. Many of them will have adequate skills to perform project management and take-up challenging responsibilities. What are the abilities will make people to manage the projects and what factors will make a project manager effective in playing their role to scale up the business in profitative mode. Organizations choose to select a project manager with broader aspect of project management by matching the organization objectives with great impact on their business. Project managers are also known as business drivers who understand the organization strategic policy while implementing the management practices.


An effective project manager needs to have below qualities:

► Be organized
► Having good
leadership skills
► Need to explore the new ideas and able to drive the team forward
► Should have good
communication skills
► Interpersonal and
team management skills
► Able to perform multi tasking
► Should be self motivated
► Should understand the requirement and able to design the project plan

Experts say that members of a project management team would perform with better abilities from one to another. Combination people in team matters a lot and creates results. If the combination doesn’t matter and it get succeeds then the project moves ahead and sometimes a single person cannot perform well even if they have better management skills also. Many organizations give importance to project management certifications which are in huge demand in present market. But certification cannot produce an effective project manager. “Certification is not everything. In my own experience I have seen many certified project managers, who are good for nothing and I have seen many who do not have required certifications, but know what they are responsible for and are efficient time managers.” Says experts.