Project management skills are essential for every project manager ensuring success in accomplishing his assigned project. It has been evident with research that different tools, skills, experience, knowledge, and techniques are mandatory for fulfilling the pre-requisites of projects. Effective leadership, active communication, expertise in subject matter, sound planning, deliberate negotiation, managing time and potential risks are the essential skills of project management, which has to be incorporated in project activities for accomplishing each milestone of the project.
First, mastering leadership demonstrates that the leader has to be the one who leads rather than one who manages. The project manager is the person who not only provides the vision to the team but also sketches the roadmap to success. Furthermore, he serves and empowers them to get through all the potential obstacles. Also, he is the one who leads his team in a particular direction and makes sure that everyone is satisfied and harmonious in his visionary mission.
Second, mastering communication skills enables the project manager to listen and understand the prevailing problems and proactively finds the best possible solution for them, which is acceptable by each one of them without any conflict and dispute. It has been further observed that the flowing of concrete information to the right person at the right time and via the right mechanism, the challenges can be overtaken sagaciously and timely.
The good project manager communicates his message to the team clearly and leaving no ambiguity. Third, the project manager needs to master ineffective planning which manifests that he has to manifold ahead of the contingent problems; he must be able to face them intuitively