A project manager is a person who has the overall responsibility for the success of projects. Below is responsibilities list for a project manager.
Manage the project taking into account integration across all areas.
Engage with stakeholders.
Develop Project Plan.
Direct project resources.
Monitor and manage the project schedule.
Monitor and manage the project budget.
Monitor and manage the project risk.
Deal with operational issues.
Organize steering committee meetings, including ensuring that minutes will be taken.
Report to the steering committee, raising strategic issues.
Prepare Project Status Reports and Project Change Requests for the steering committee.
Ensure project meets requirements and objectives .
Manage project team members.
Negotiate and resolve issues as they arise across areas of the project and where they impact on other activities, systems and projects.
Look after the interests of the project team.
Organize and chair project reference group meetings, as appropriate.
Communicate project status to project sponsor, all team members, and other relevant stakeholders and involved parties .
Maintain project documentation.
Additional important remarks, in order to be successful, the project manager must be given support and authority by senior management.