Quality Assurance and Project Management

Jul 26 2015   8:28PM GMT

When You Lead A Project You Own It

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja

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When you are asked to lead a project it is very important for you to understand it to the root level and gain first hand experience. This might require a lot of discussions, interviews and brainstorming sessions with your own management, customer and internal team owners. Ensure that all such interactions add a substantial amount of knowledge and clarity related to project and by the end of each such interaction, more and more light must be visible to you by the end of the tunnel. You must left with no confusion about your new project because when you build your project team, the members will have a number of queries and confusions that you will be required to resolve.

At this instance you must be in a very comfortable position to address to any concerns of your team members related to the project. Be it related to technology being used in the project or be it related to functional, there must be a best possible clarity to you and your team. And wherever your team gets stuck, you as a project manager need to address to it and clear the clouds.

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  • TheRealRaven
    This reads as if you're assuming that "project lead" and "project manager" are the same person. That's often not been the case for me. In most of my projects, 'project lead' has been the one who has the best technical understanding of the problem to be solved and of the methods of solution. And 'project manager' is the one has has resource allocation authority, e.g., which human resources can be assigned, etc.

    Authority over resource allocation/assignment is often not vested in competent technical leads.
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  • Jaideep Khanduja
    Definitely that is the scenario mostly. Project Lead, as described by you, is more towards technological solutions and directions whereas Project Manager is more towards "Human" and "Resource" factor. What I meant here in my article was that Project Manager is overall leading the project.
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