This workflow detail captures the daily, continuing, work of the Project Manager, covering:
The Project Manager needs a mix of organizational, planning, communication, time management, triage, and analytic skills for this part of the discipline.
The Project Manager should put
in place mechanisms to automate, as far as possible, the collection and reduction of
information (metrics, for example) about the project. Time should be spent in
analyzing trends, not in collection and calculation. The Project Manager's role is then to
implement the suggested solution which may give rise to a secondary problem, say,
lack of resources, which does have to be solved by the Project Manager.
The Project Manager puts in place the infrastructure and resources to
implement the solutions.