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This document is designed as a template for use by Ovum clients recruiting for, or defining the role of, a project manager.


  • Project manager is a common job title, but the role is found in many contexts, and in some of these the requirements of the role are notably different.
  • The scope of responsibilities can vary markedly, and it is not unusual for the role to be far broader and even to evolve in scale and complexity, encompassing different phases of a project as it progresses.
  • The project manager role changes over time, and involves a sequence of activities towards a goal (which may itself evolve).

Features and Benefits

  • Details the suggested title and reporting level of the role.
  • Details the suggested key responsibilities of the role.
  • Details the qualifications and experience needed for the role.
  • Details the skills required for the role.

Key questions answered

  • What requirements should my organization consider in defining the role of a project manager?
  • What requirements should my organization consider in recruiting a project manager?

Table of contents


  • Catalyst
  • Introduction

Job role description

  • Title and reporting level
  • Key responsibilities
  • Qualifications and experience
  • Skills required


  • Further reading
  • Author

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