The value of a Project Manager

4 min readJun 28, 2021


Projects can be large or small, created for large industries or personal projects, under any scenario, the project manager must generate value for the general scope of the venture.

One definition for a project manager, of the many there are, can be one who manages a project from the beginning to the end, where it serves as a guide for the team or for himself, using impeccable organization and interpersonal relationship techniques. at all stages of the project.

The value of a project manager is that the team’s work is optimized, the project’s resources and its focus is constant to ensure that the project is a success story.

Areas where the value of a project manager stands out are:


A project manager adds value to their teams and organizations by effectively prioritizing the tasks and resources required to complete a project.

They are also experts in guiding team members to be able to carry out these tasks in addition to what is done by the project manager.

One of the things in which a project manager adds value to the team and the organization is to provide an abstract approach that allows team members to break tasks down into smaller, more manageable chunks of work.

Within the prioritization tasks, the project manager is in charge of maintaining or managing communication with those interested in the project.

In this way, he is a realizer and enabler of the project’s prioritization tasks.

Knowing how to prioritize tasks and resources in an appropriate way, to focus the effort on those elements that are of greater value, guarantees a better result.


The process of delegating is a key task for a project manager, since it is not only about distributing the work.

Delegating work is being able to find the person who is best able to solve a task or problem in the project.

Many times it can be tempting to assign all your work to one person and have them randomly distribute it, or even take a lot of work to do yourself.

A good project manager evaluates who to delegate to, when, and the optimal amount of work.

This has the benefit of a better use of resources in terms of time, cost and even satisfaction and motivation in the work team.

Focusing resources on tasks and jobs that have a particular domain will generate less resistance to seek excellence in the result and reduce frustration in case they do not know how to do the work.

Effective Communication

Communication for a project manager must be between him and the work team, as well as between him and those interested in the project “Stakeholders”.

In the event that communication must be direct, the project manager must serve as a bridge to generate an environment of open and effective communication between both sides of the project.

A fundamental part of effective communication, it must also cover the documents generated throughout the project.

All information must be available to those who need it, in a timely and objective manner. That is why the information repositories fall significantly on the project manager

Communication can be very varied, from the fact that a member of the work team has specific doubts regarding how to do the work, to the progress report of the project before its sponsors.

Coordination of communication is key, both when planning project meetings, as well as unforeseen events that may arise that require opening channels quickly.

In this way, the value of a project manager becomes evident:

Prioritizing resources

Delegating activities to those who are best able to do them

Communicate effectively the needs of the project and generate communication channels to solve problems or doubts within the project




I strongly believe that project management is key in life as it is in business. It help us achieve our goals and maintain a balanced life.