PM’s job in 4 words: Setting and managing expectations.
Any PM who isn’t able to do this, really should look at a different career.
There are so many things that can go wrong (and they do) and it’s our job to monitor how things are going and take corrective actions.
That’s why I say that unless project is set up to fail (miss-sold in the first instance), PM’s are fully responsible for the success or failure of the project.
Project kick-off is where we do the “The ‘sitting down’ and setting the expectations”…. and then we manage it throughout the life of the project.
This includes both the internal and external project kick-off.
Come listen to my podcast with Jasmine Ashley – dropping next Monday 3rd May.
I am also very pleased to be getting the hang of this video editing thing 😎