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    List skills that are needed by the project manager. Craft a high-level job posting that identifies the responsibilities, the skills required, and the experiences needed.

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    You are the manager of the production department, and the project manager will come from your group. This will be a first, as normally the project managers come from the marketing department. You need to assess the various people in your group and identify the person with the best skills. You will start by creating a job description for the position, focusing on the skills needed.

    List skills that are needed by the project manager for that phase. Craft a high-level job posting that identifies the responsibilities, the skills required, and the experiences needed.

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    PROJECT MANAGER SKILLS
    POSTING 88474
    PROJECT LIFE CYCLE
    The Project Life Cycle refers to a logical sequence of activities to accomplish the project's goals or objectives. Regardless of scope or complexity, any project goes through a series of stages during its life. The Project Life Cycle can be divided into five phases:
    - Define: This is the phase of the project where the project concept as a need solution is evaluated, selected, and defined.
    - Plan: This is the phase of the project where the concept is verified and developed into a workable plan for implementation.
    - Launch: This is the phase of the project where certain management activities are carried out to ensure that the project is established with clear reference terms and substantial management structure.
    - Manage: This is the phase of the project where the implementation plan is carried out.
    - Close: This is the phase of the project where the project process is completed and documented, and the finished product is transferred to the care, custody, and control of the owner.

    In most cases and methodologies the launching/managing phases listed above are usually combined. The following table summarizes the various tasks involved in each phase.

    Project Life Cycle Activity Tasks Skills
    Concept (where the project concept is selected and defined) User Need
    Initial Investigation
    User Review
    System Performance Design Gather Data
    Identify Need
    Set Goals/Resources
    Select management Team
    Determine Risks
    Get Approvals Sense of Vision
    Creative
    Conceptualizer
    Analytical
    Innovator
    Development (where the concept is verified and developed into a workable plan for implementation) General System Review
    Process Requirements Identification
    Database/Input/Output Design
    Software Selection
    Equipment Selection
    Design Specification Preparation Feasibility Studies/Budgeting
    Develop Tactics
    Set Project Team
    Set schedule/Budget
    Determine if it's a go/no go Leader
    Facilitator
    Planner
    Integrator
    Technically strong
    Implementation (where the implementation plan is carried out) Implementation Planning
    Computer Program Design
    User Review
    Equipment Acquisition & Installation
    Coding and Debugging
    Computer Program and System Testing
    Personnel Training
    Changeover Preparation
    User Acceptance Review Start-up
    Motivate Team
    Determine technical Requirements
    Procure equipment/software
    Execute work
    Resolve Issues Team Leader
    Organizer
    Interface Manager
    People & Task Oriented
    Controller
    Closeout (where the project process is completed and documented and the finished product is transferred to the care, custody and control of the owner) System Changeover
    Routine Operations
    System Performance Evaluation
    System Changes/Enhancements Reviews and Acceptances
    Training
    Transfer Responsibility
    Reassign Team
    Final Report

    Team Leader
    Trainer
    Doer
    Technical ...

    Solution Summary

    Your tutorial is 1,578 words and 12 references. It includes discussion of the product life cycle (including activities, tasks and skills), how to be an effective project manager, skills needed for various phases of a project, and a job posting created exemplifying these skills.

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