What is the Benefit of Having a Project Manager?

The Project Manager: A Three Part Series

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Dedicated Project Manager Benifits imagePart 2: What is the Benefit of Having a Project Manager?

At Unidev, we have a diverse team of experienced developers and aren’t tied to one platform or coding language. After fully understanding our clients’ goals, the project manager is tasked with determining the best solutions and resources for each project and works with both the client and developers to ensure those goals are met.

Why do some companies have project managers and others do not?

There are several reasons why certain companies don’t have project managers. Some software and web development companies are too small to employ project managers while other companies employ developers in a dual role of project manager and lead developer. The size of the project itself can also be the determining factor on whether a project manger is needed in order to coordinate the requirements and resources.

Are developers good project managers?

Is the developer someone who communicates well? Are they organized? Do they and have the availability and resources needed to focus on the management of your project as well as the development? Especially for larger projects, you want your developers continuously spending their time developing and working on your project. That’s why an intermediary focusing on the communication, budget, and timeline is helpful. Some developers can speak about technical subjects to someone who doesn’t understand the topics, but oftentimes it helps to have a project manager who can help translate technical topics to facilitate project communication.

These are a few of the reasons having a dedicated project manager is beneficial, they make sure all the requirements are being met, act as a middle man between the client and the developers, and they make sure the project is delivered on time and on budget.

The project manager is the first line of defense to make sure your project is successful.

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