Project Managers Need to Do More

When it comes to what makes a good project manager it’s often not what you expect.
Project Managers Need to Do More

Today’s video explains how to be an EXCELLENT project manager, what you need to look for if you’re about to hire one, or how to get promoted if you are one. You can check it out here or continue with this quick read.

Usually, project managers come from two streams…

  1. They study at a university
  2. They work themselves up the food chain on site

Regardless… Most project managers are really good at fixing things.

They analyse problems and then work to solve them.

They tend to be onsite.

Bottom line…

They understand construction VERY well.

For these reasons that’s why they’re employed and are seen as valuable to construction companies.

HOWEVER…

There’s more to the story…

To be an amazing project manager you have to be able to be EXCELLENT at the Commercial Side…

This means…

  • Writing and Handing in Contractual Notices and Letters
  • Submitting Variations and EOTs

It’s VERY HARD to find a Project Manager who can fulfill both sides of the coin.

  • Training a Project Manager can help to upskill and improve them. But this takes time.
  • Encourage Project Managers to take initiative and learn the skills they don’t have.

Generally, Project Managers are weak regarding the contract side of things.

AND Everyone needs to learn this…

BECAUSE CONTRACTS ARE WHAT PUT MONEY IN THE BANK.

Get ahead of problems.

The benefit is

If you are good on-site and good commercially it’s likely you will get promoted.

OR

You can start your own business.

It’s never too late to start thinking commercially and getting contractually savvy. We’re here to help.

We want you to be the MOST SUCCESSFUL you can possibly be. That’s why we put together content with tips and advice that is tried and tested.

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