Looking good, all the time. How a good project manager can make you shine.

November 17, 2014

Who doesn’t like to look good in front of their boss and co-workers? I know I do. But it’s hard to look good when you’re in over your head – and you don’t have the time, resources or the means to get everything done in a timely manner. Am I right?

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If this sounds all too familiar, don’t worry – you’re not alone. The good news is there’s a fairly simple solution to all your problems: hire a good project manager.  

A good project manager can help you figure out how and where to start, who’s on first and what’s next. The bad news? Well, there is no bad news. It’s really all upside.

So, what exactly can this miracle worker, I mean project manager, do for you?

  1. A good project manager mitigates cost. Effective project management provides cost containment, which not only save an organization money on a single project, but delivering a project within budget helps ensure money remains available for other projects.

  2. A good project manager ensures on-time delivery. Time is money and projects that drag on can take a toll on everything from revenue to cash reserves. Good project management provides a means for setting specific goals within realistic timeframes. As part of the process, the project manager then tracks each of the deliverables to ensure on-time completion.

  3. A good project manager ensures ongoing communication. A good project manager gets everyone on the same page from the start of the project. Ensuring that a project stays on track requires constant communication, which is driven by the project manager.

  4. A good project manager prevents scope creep. Whether it’s time or money, or both, eating away at the success of a project, you can be assured that both are a result of scope creep. Successful project management controls the flow of a project and keeps team members focused on and working within the original scope of work.

  5. A good project manager manages risk. Should a problem threaten to derail a project in the middle of it, a good project manager has a clearly defined plan in order to make timely decisions to resolve the problem or mitigate the potential risks.

Bottom line: a good project manager has the tools and resources to help you get your project done on time and on budget. In essence, making you look good, all the time.

And at the end of the day, isn’t that what it’s all about? 

Learn more here about JLL's project management services.  

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