- Time management
The project manager must be a decision maker. I'd like to say they must be a good decision maker and that is true...the PM must be a good decision maker. But even more than that, they must just not be afraid to make decisions. Sometimes the PM even needs to make questionable decisions that they may have to stand by because they are the best decisions that can be made on the spot. It's the best decision that can be made when a key decision is called for immediately and there is no more info to go on other than what is on the table at that moment. It doesn't happen often – usually we have time to perform more analysis, seek out another opinion or more advice, and research a few options. But when we don't, we need to have the boldness and...well...guts to make a decision.