Nowadays, you see the job title „Project Manager“ everywhere. It goes from someone who schedules classes to people building new factories on another continent… In this lecture, we will talk about what Project Managers really do in the field of R&D and Engineered to Order businesses. What do they actually do? What are the key success factors? What kind of skill a Project Manager actually needs? And more…
Lector: Sebastien Migeotte, Project Management & Sales Support Manager
In my opinion, the Project Management Office has a key role in the organizations. By their nature, they oversee the entire value chain and help identify bottlenecks. In my daily work, my main focus is to create the organization and atmosphere for the team to thrive. By empowering the team and helping them grow, we are able to achieve the best results for both the customers and the company.
If I need to pick my career highlight, I’d choose the creation of 2 Project Management Offices in 2 different factories from scratch to world-class performance, improving greatly overall operation performance and profitability.
Co-lector: Lilli Hamari, Project Management Office Manager
As a project office manager I do my best to create an environment for project managers to excel in their work by supporting them in daily questions and with their long-term targets. Project manager’s main task is to make project plan, budget, and make sure that the project complies to customer requirement. Communication with customer and all project stakeholders is definitely one key element in project management. Due to the fact that every project and every customer is different, there is never a similar day in the project management office!
My career highlight was to manage a project that was the largest delivery of low voltage switch-gears to pulp and paper industry in Finland. The project was a success regardless of being very complex from every perspective.