Project managers can be found in a range of sectors. They are responsible for seeing a project through to completion whilst maintaining deadlines and managing budgets. This involves the planning, procurement, and execution of each task within the project. Whilst often working within strict timescales, project managers must be well organised with great attention to detail.

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Day-to-Day Tasks of a Project Manager

No two days are the same when you are managing large projects, or multiple projects at once. A multitude of skills are needed to become a good project manager. The day may often involve putting on different ‘hats’ as you deal with stakeholders at varying levels.

A project may have tasks at various stages of the project lifecycle. Managing these elements simultaneously is often crucial for the task’s success.

Project management responsibilities include:

  • Scoping the project and defining the tasks needed to bring it to conclusion.
  • Setting deadlines and communicating these to your team.
  • Assessing and mitigating any risks involved with the project.
  • Resource allocation.
  • Allocating and managing budgets.
  • Monitoring the quality of work.
  • Managing stakeholder expectations.
  • Time management of tasks and completion.
  • Organising and motivating team members.

Managing Resources

Successful projects require multiple resources. Project planning will include being mindful of the 5Ms of management: manpower, money, men, machinery, and methods.

Each element will need to be considered as you work towards completing each project on time and within budget.

Management Processes

From the use of a Gantt chart to Kanban cards, finding a way to keep track of tasks, resources and budget is essential. There are various tools and techniques that can be employed. Project management software is also available and may be useful for those managing larger projects.

In some cases, agile project management may provide better outcomes. This involves breaking down the project lifecycle into incremental steps. Each step is assessed allowing changes to be made throughout the project based on evaluation and feedback.

Project Management and Aspray

Project management is the foundation of the Aspray franchisee role, and you may be managing multiple projects at varying stages at any one time.

As a franchisee, the project management role involves:

  • Scoping the size of the claim, works needed to reinstate the property and potential timescales.
  • Working with the insurer or their representative to agree a settlement.
  • Managing vetted contractors to complete reinstatement works whilst working within the settlement figure agreed.
  • Managing customer expectations and keeping them informed throughout the process.
  • Assessing risks and working within FCA and building regulations.
  • Ensuring the quality of workmanship meets Aspray standards.
  • Maintaining relationships with key stakeholders across the business.

If you are looking for a role in project management, and you’re passionate about property, speak with our franchise recruitment team.

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