Reading Recommendation: How to Hire a Great Project Manager

Ariane von Berg, Thursday 08 May 2014 | Reading time: unknown
When we think of project management, a lot of buzz words come to our mind: planning, deadlines, tasks, limited resources, coordination, etc. One of the essentials in any project is the head to it – the project manager.

The project manager will lead not only the project team, but one of your entrepreneurial missions. They help organize and prioritize tasks, interact with all stakeholders, and drive your project to a successful completion. In today’s job market, there are many project managers out there to choose from but how do you find the one that fits best your project’s needs?

According to Russel Harley, project manager and PMO director, hiring a good project manager is a two-step process. First, define what your needs really are. Second, communicate it clearly, starting with the job listing itself. Harley’s guest post on Forbes discusses best practices and gives practical hands-on advice for hiring managers and is our reading recommendation of the month. A great piece of writing for anyone who’s in the position to hire new leading members to a project team or might have to do so at some point in the future. 

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