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The Role of The Project Manager

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http://www.pmperspective.com/pmvid Download your free Project Management Templates using the link above. In this video we talk about what a project manager does and the secret to becoming one of the elite few PM's who's skills and abilities are sought after.
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Niks Projects (7 days ago)
Hi Fellow PM's and Aspiring PM's, I am a follower/subscriber of PM Perspective channel too. My channel supplements this channel in some ways. I am focused on Microsoft Project related items and Agile (how to get CSM certification, SCRUM tutorials) and general PM related topics. I am sure some of you here will have a great interest in the videos I post on my channel. Appreciate if you can take a look by clicking on the green leaf icon on the left on this comment to check out for yourselves and if you find it useful please do subscribe. Just in the starting stages of building a wonderful community.
Valentina Vacarez (11 days ago)
Hi, can you add a role to the resource. Ex- I want bob in my team resource with him being labeled as ENGINEER, while Joe will be in my team Resource with him being labeled as MANAGER?
Aamer Ali (18 days ago)
https://pmperspective.com/pmvid is not working
Saurabh Dixit (1 month ago)
Hello Jason ! The site not working.. :(
Bill Van (1 month ago)
Your link isn't working. Where can I get the templates?
A K M Golam Murshed (1 month ago)
Great video. Template download url does not work..... please fix the link
R P (1 month ago)
Emotionally attaching yourself to a project is a terrible idea. You must think with your head not your heart.
Nfally M. Kora (1 month ago)
prayl00185 (1 month ago)
This was a very good video and really gave a simple, yet detailed look at what a PM does.
GUAVA BEAN (2 months ago)
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Rachel Ambalu (4 months ago)
Excellent. To the point.
saane roa (4 months ago)
Great video! For a first time project manager, it's very helpful. Thanks
shahzad awan (6 months ago)
Nice piece of information. I am surprised to see the criticism in comments. We should appreciate the effort of someone.
PM Perspective (6 months ago)
Hi Shahzad.  I'm glad you liked the information. When I decided to put stuff out on YouTube, I totally expected and appreciate all kinds of criticisms - it's the only way to get better.  I find that the key is to not take it personal and know which feedback to pay attention to.
Andrea Grimaldi (8 months ago)
Site is down :(
PM Perspective (8 months ago)
Sorry Andrea. I took the site down a couple of years ago when I realized I didn't have the time to maintain the community that was building around it. However, I'm happy to report that PM Perspective is coming back! Check out the announcement on the PM Perspective Channel home page. I've got lots of cool stuff prepared in the coming weeks and the site should be back up and running soon.
POORAV MEHTA (9 months ago)
Its getting boring too slow
PM Perspective (8 months ago)
Thanks for the feedback Poorav. Everyone likes a different presentation speed. It can be hard to find a speed that pleases everyone. Getting feedback like this is key to getting it right though! Thanks again.
POORAV MEHTA (9 months ago)
Speed up
A A (10 months ago)
Brilliant video. To the point and discuss what real project management is all about. Thank you for taking the time to make such a video. I have been saying the same message for over 30 years, few listened and many are stuck in tools, methodologies, inputs/outputs/processes, etc. A true project manager is one who maneuver through the project and the politics of the company, manage the stakeholders, facilitate decisions, pro-actively manage issues, get involved in business case and funding (if possible), manage vendors (many just hire vendors and let them do whatever, and they only get status of work!!!), and truly own the project and its outcome.
A A (8 months ago)
PM Perspective ... thank you my friend. Great minds think alike. Hit me up on LinkedIn when you get a minute. My profile is Amro Elakkad, PMP, SPL, SSGB, MSc. Take care and be well.
PM Perspective (8 months ago)
I can't tell you how much I appreciate your comment AA! Thank you so much. Looks like we have had similar experiences. I think there's a real opportunity out there for any new PM's who condition themselves to be outcome focused from the start. I think you're going to like what I have to say in the video I have scheduled for this Friday.
Marion asard (1 year ago)
Great video! :) We took some insights to write our article ( http://thinkthyme.com/project-management/how-to-become-a-project-manager). Feel free to comment
fabdoc (1 year ago)
Role of project manager: 1- Guarantee objectives 2-recruit and motivate people 3- Build strategies and plans 4-control project execution 5- Detect and resolve issues 6- Ensure quality 7- Mitigate risk
Wenchen Xie (1 year ago)
Great video and loved it!
bilmarutha (1 year ago)
very useful thank you so much!! , unfortunately the website is not working...any other way to download templates?
Velocity0428 (1 year ago)
I'm Project Manager and I don't believe much on those Agile, Scrum and all those methodologies. I just focus on the goal of each projects. You don't need a fixed methodology. Most of the time, common sense is enough..
D DIESEL (3 months ago)
i for one believe experience is the best. however, just as in cisco certifications, HR's of companies use the certification as a short listing tool.
A A (10 months ago)
Hi MariaRus.USA .. just saw your comment and was wondering why no one helped you .. anyway, try to start with this book "Principles of Project Management" by John R. Adam, ISBN: 1-880410-30-3 ... its a 1996 book, but the information in it is very much relevant and it helped me personally back in the time ... hope this helps .. if you need more help let me know your email address and i will connect with you on LinkedIn .. take care
MariaRus.USA (1 year ago)
Hello, do you know what book would be a good one to read for some one that is just trying to get into the field with out a formal education? I am currently trying to figure out what steps do i need to take to get into the project management. What would you recommend to someone just starting out? Thank you.
loubino18 (1 year ago)
Well done - thank you!
vanguardnow (2 years ago)
i have finished mechanical engineering and is now looking for some not so technical subject like the project management, i am particularly attracted to the masters in project management from an Australian university. what are your thoughts?? good/bad idea?
Ram Kader (2 years ago)
this is a much clear video about PM
bomsbravo (2 years ago)
Don't choose project management as a career. It is just too risky. Just a pain with no gain. And the worst part is it just a fancy name for an office assistant. Everyone else in the team is getting paid more than a PM. It is the truth. PM is not a real manager. Just a facilitator for the high paid nerds who work in the team.
Dboi0623 (2 years ago)
+bomsbravo in the apartment industry, a pm is the one who is in charge of overseeing and coordinating an entire project. They are usually the ones who hire and fire contractors. Im not sure what the pay for a pm is, in the industry you are familiar with, but in the construction/apartment industry it ranges from 90-120k annually with about 20% bonus. Although pm generally do report to someone, they also lead and direct the work of others.
bomsbravo (2 years ago)
Thank you very much for your response. I come from an IT background and honestly i don't have a very good idea about other industries. But in IT field, a PM is just an administrative role which doesn't have much control of anything other than boring paperwork. And the worst part is the inequality of the payment. Software engineers get a really higher salary than an any PM. So please explain us about the other fields and the situation out there. Thanks again!
PM Perspective (2 years ago)
Thank you bomsbravo, for your comment. You bring up a very good point. Yes, sometimes PM's are treated like glorified assistants; relegated to filling in templates, booking meetings and taking minutes. I've seen this happen more times than I care to admit. But then there are also PM's who are highly valued as skilled leaders. These valued PM's are the first names that come to the executive's minds when they have a problem to solve or a new goal to achieve. I've seem both undervalued PM's and the valued ones working side by side, often within the same organization so I'm not sure we can say its systemic or a cultural thing. Why some PM's are valued leaders and others aren't would be an interesting topic for exploration, and perhaps another video...
nimesh prajapati (2 years ago)
Thanks for these video it's very helpfull for us.
decoratti joe (2 years ago)
thank you for this helpful inspirings videos . i am following and looking what do you have more :)
Riyaz Sheikh (2 years ago)
Was so frustrated since week about certain points, watched your two videos, they are simple to understand and importantly precise and to the point. Thank you
A very good video. Well put together and delivered.
Noor Mansour (2 years ago)
I think on of the hard things about managing a project is to keep people motivated throughout the journey . I have noticed that some people get very excited at the start and they tend to lose that excitement when things get complicated or take longer that they were expected which sadly will affect the outcome of the project ..
Tom Walsh (2 years ago)
Excellent video! Thanks for sharing!
Shrikant Govil (2 years ago)
Good video
Jawariya Shehzadi (2 years ago)
what are the most important (happy) moment of project manager in planning process
Juliet Lawrence (2 years ago)
Thank you so much! This is very helpful.
Abhay Mishra (2 years ago)
very nice.
olim22 (3 years ago)
Great Video, unfortunately your site is down currently. Is there any other way to get access to the templates?
Mary Sakala (3 years ago)
easy to understand and to the point
Mike Blanch (3 years ago)
AWESOME !!! Excellent Topic and well said !!!
vsekar1979 (3 years ago)
Jason. First Thanks for the Video. I am trying to become a member using link:  http://www.pmperspective.com/pmvid and it redirects to Lead Pages Alert. Can you please let me know if there are any other ways to become a member. I need the Tools and charters for learning and apply for a assignment.
kishor pawar (3 years ago)
Good One, helps a lot..
Aman Shabon (3 years ago)
You have done a great job Jason, thanks!
Omar Kabbani (3 years ago)
u sound depressed
Paschalis Siskos (3 years ago)
Good, right to the point!
Imran Sharfuddin (3 years ago)
Samuel Nwobodo (3 years ago)
I love this video. Help to improve my Project management skill. Pls, how can i download this?
Edna Mello (3 years ago)
The first really good basic PM presentation
Mahmoud Hafez (3 years ago)
Wonderful, Keep going
Max S (3 years ago)
Thanks Jason, great video!
Prathap Gunasekara (3 years ago)
Valuable video , now i can starts my projects properly , and i love this background music, if you don't mind can you tell me where to get it?
Andrea Antonel (3 years ago)
Very helpful. Due to huge guidelines as pmbok, required to achieve competence certification, you risk to loose focus on the real thing. Processes should be tools to help PMs and not (as stated in the exams dynamics) mandatory steps. thanks!
DolceVita (3 years ago)
Wonderfully helpful video, the best I have watched.  Subscribed
james leal (3 years ago)
Nice video!!!
katt brown (3 years ago)
Finally i know what a pmp is thank you!
Ashraf Osman (3 years ago)
Amit Panchal (3 years ago)
christine o (4 years ago)
Excellent, Excellent, Excellent.
Paul Booth (4 years ago)
like so many Neuvo , Trendy things today, PM terminology, is basically old fashioned, applied logic and common sense, via a Spin Doctor!, still  I earn TWICE my old salary using all this hip -power language, it really does impress the ignorant ... and Jason, the video was well put together 10/10
Chidimma Janet (4 years ago)
Thank you for this, I was just approached to start as a project manager at work and although I am excited about the opportunity, I need to learn more about this new career path. I really appreciate this :-)
Jolly Wong (1 month ago)
Hey Janet, I would like to first congratulate you for this new role! I am a recent graduate with a BBA and I am interested in pursuing a Project Management career. I would like to know what roles were you previously working before being promoted as a project manager? I am looking for a job right now and I am unsure what roles I should specifically apply for first. Thanks and I hope you can give me some tips!!
Mathan Kumar (1 month ago)
Rod Palgar (4 years ago)
This topic is excellent, congratulations. Thank you for your attention. I appreciate so much.
Chris Miles (4 years ago)
Thanks for the info!
Ad Meral (4 years ago)
Good job Jason!
Fatima Salah (4 years ago)
I would like to cover " How to conduct a project kick off?" its  important   thanks ....   
Radek Warelis (3 years ago)
+Jason Dodd have you finished the Project Kickoff video yet?

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