When is a Project Manager Required?

| March 28, 2016

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Software development companies use so called project managers to improve communication with their clients and understand them better. The clients often appreciate what their project managers do for them. And even though it seems that the project owners should be happy to have a project manager, some of them are not certain they need one and they frequently ask us, "What for and when is a project manager needed?" There are two main reasons why project owners think they can go without a project manager: a) they think that a fully capable engineer does not need a manager or b) they think they can carry these responsibilities themselves. The first point is absolutely incorrect while the second point is incorrect only in perhaps 99% of occurrences. To see that, let us talk about the role of a project manager.

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