Updated: Jan 10
You've got the idea, the vision, and even the budget ready. You've talked to many people and done the research, but you can't seem to wrap your fingers around who's the right people to hire for your project. This is perfectly normal.
No matter how massive or small your project's scale is, hiring the right people that will have your best interests at heart can be challenging. To help you qualify excellent project managers better, here are signs that they are the right fit for you and your project!
Client Focused Mindset
A good project manager doesn't just look out for their client's best interests. They try to imagine what it's like to be in their client's shoes, and they try to imagine what it's like to be their customers. They can put themselves in the client's shoes and recognize what has to be done to achieve the client's goal. It lessens uncertainties and puts both sides on the same page. They'll look at your concern from every angle to ensure they fully understand it and treat it like it's their own so they can better help you.
The demand to cut down on expenses, speed up building, and boost the final product's quality is continuously growing and because of this, coming up with innovations to solve such problems is essential. An excellent project manager is always on the lookout for new solutions to improve results easier, faster, and even with better value for money. This not only ensures better project outcomes, but the construction industry as a whole will benefit as well through newly found advancements.
Committed to Responsibilities
An excellent project manager is committed to their responsibilities. This not only increases the likelihood of a successful project but also indicates that they understand how to accept responsibility should problems develop. When delays or complications occur, a property owner will likely experience finger-pointing among parties working on their project. However, this is different when your project manager has a shared responsibility mindset. This takes you out of the finger-pointing situation since they will immediately focus on solving the problem at hand. Their priority will be to find solutions!
Genuine and Honest
A competent project manager realizes that building trust with prospects and clients is the key to success. The best way to gain a client's confidence is to demonstrate that you're sincere and passionate about your work and genuinely believe in its value. They walk the talk! Even if they think no one is watching, great project managers will follow through on their promises and act in the best interests of their clients.
Driven by Success
Drive and determination to achieve excellence are keys to project success. The success of a project is directly proportional to the amount of motivation and resolve put into it. In order to ensure the project's success, it's essential to have a manager who is fully invested in seeing it through to the end. When a project manager is devoted to the successful completion of a project, they are more likely to give it their all! They will keep trying to make things work even after it seems like everyone else has given up. People that are driven to succeed will put in the time and effort required to achieve these goals with excellence.
The attitude of a project manager toward a specific project is extremely important to a project's success. What's better than a great project manager who can communicate effectively with stakeholders and team members? This is why it is critical that you can determine whether they are a good fit for your project and that they are experts with the tasks they would be responsible for. Ultimately, your project manager should always be compatible with your company's culture and mission. After all, what is project management, if not the practice of interpreting and carrying out a project vision into reality?
JCVA's core values are deeply rooted in these qualities! Find out how we lead your project to success. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.jcvassociates.ph to learn more about our services.