A project manager is that individual assigned to carry out and be responsible for construction of all or specified portions of a project; also a representative of the owner supervising such work.
Definition according to the Construction Dictionary – Author Arizona Chapter #98 of the National Association of Women in Construction. – 8th edition.
Project management is like a recent joke about an accountant, an actuary and an election supervisor. The question to each of them is “What is 2+2?”. The punchline from the Election Supervisor is “What do you want is to be?”
Defining project management is varies widely from firm to firm, from subcontractor to general contractor and from Residential to Commercial to Industrial to
Project managers have two areas of responsibility. One is discrete that is directly related to a construction job. The other is functional, which translates into the continuous activities that relate more to the business operation. Discrete activities are outlined below. Functional activities can be recruiting, continuous improvement, supervising others etc. We will devote later posts to the discrete activities.