Can you find the difference between Project Manager and Managing Project?
I noticed that these 2 terms been vaguely used. I am have managing project for 1.5 years, but I am in a long way towards as a project manager. Project Manager is more like managing people. Note: we don't have project manager in our company but rather QA manager where the managers are managing the QAs and not project. Am I right?
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Re: Can you find the difference between Project Manager and Managing Project?
I'd disagree with you here - Project Managers should manage projects not solely people.
But, where you may be thinking this is in that Project Management involves a great deal of managing resources - and the largest resource to most projects is people. Ensuring that the skillsets of a team are right, timelines are planned appropriately, resolving conflicts, etc. are part of a Project Manager's job. Additionally, though, the PM must work with the user community (however that may be defined for a given project) and define the business requirements for a project, and try to ensure that these are at some point finalized, so that scope creep doesn't affect the overall timeline and quality of their project. They work with technical analysts and developers to write functional and system requirements, and with QA to ensure that all of the proper documentation and processes are met so that their project can be properly tested.
When you say you've managed a project for 1.5 years, what have you done? Perhaps more of a PM's job than you believe?
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