Besides, one of the most important individuals within the team is the software project manager who considers the responsibilities of managing the software projects and playing a significant role in successful project completion. For achieving these works, a lot of complex scenarios are faced by the project manager.
The key responsibilities of the project manager range from invisible activities such as highly visible customer presentations and building up the morale of the team. Some of the other key responsibilities considered by the software project manager are interfacing with customers, managerial presentation and report writing, risk management, software configuration management, project control, and monitoring, software process tailoring, project staffing, scheduling, cost estimation of the project, and writing the proposal of the project.
Project monitoring and control and project planning are some of the major tasks and responsibilities of the project manager. The project planning starts before the starting of the specification phase and requirement analysis and after the feasibility study phase. Project planning is started by software project managers once the project is feasible. Different characteristics of the project are estimated under project planning and then on these estimations, the activities of the project are planned. However, customer dissatisfaction is resulted due to schedule delay that may also result in project failure. Project planning also involves miscellaneous plans, risk management, staffing, scheduling, and project estimation. Once the developmental activities initiate the project control and monitoring activities are considered. The key objective of project control and monitoring activities is to assure that the development of software proceeds according to the plan. This also involves verifying whether the project is proceeding as per the plan.
In the development of software, there are various roles of a project manager. They are documenting the project report, liaison, tracking the progress, motivating the team member and leading the team. For the future purpose, the documentation is prepared by the project manager. Detailed features of different techniques and product are comprised by the reports. The quality of the project is then enhanced and maintained by these reports. The liaison is referred to as the project manager which the connection amongst the customer and the development team. The customer requirements are analysed by the project manager and forwarded to the development team. The project is also watched whether the requirements of the customer are being fulfilled or not. Besides, the project’s progress is monitored by the project manager. Necessary action is also considered in case of resolving the issue. Other than this, encouraging the team member is one of the main roles of the software project manager for the project completed successfully and the team of various members of different skills is led by the project manager.