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In a software development project there are many people involved with variety of skills and reasons. Like analyst, architect, developer, QA, tester etc. There is a misconception about including a project manager in the team. Initially it may seem that a PM will increase the cost of the project but in reality a project manager act as the key success factor.
There are two main constrains of any project.
PM controls internal and external resources to achieve the goal within the budget.
Time is undouble the key constrain of a project success. PM controls the project deadline by examining milestones (short term & long term) and resource capabilities.
A PM needs to understand the resource capabilities and bring out the maximum output from them. She/he plays mentorship role and boost up the moral of the resources.
The PM plays an important role in ensuring all the team members work on their assigned activities in the appropriate order. PM helps members calculate the time a task takes. He/she also calculates efficiency of the resources, their availability to meet their deadlines.
There is always a chance for potential risks in a project no matter how well planned. A project manager will identify potential risks, assess the impact they may have and consequently make a plan to avoid or manage them. It’s important to make risk prevention part of the initial planning phase. If the project manager can’t prevent the problems, managing them is the next best solution.
If your project requires products and services from a third party organization, the project manager manages these contracts and controls the terms of these contracts.
Communication is one of the main key of a successful project. Once the project is up and running, it is crucial to communicate to both the project team and the stakeholders about current progress of the project. The project manager can submit a report regularly to the business leaders about the goals and performance of the project.
In iXora Solution we practice all steps of Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC). From the kickoff of the project iXora count up a project manager in team building to secure successful software solution for our valued clients.