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A freelance project manager is broadly defined as someone who leads specific large-scale projects within a company and is responsible for the successful initiation, planning, design, execution, monitoring, controlling and closure of a given project. A freelance project manager plans, executes and manages the people, resources and the scope of the project in its entirety. Freelance project managers are also often referred as project planners and even though they are interlinked, they do have some differences. Freelance project planners are a part of the project planning team, which is a category in project management.

What Does a Freelance Project Manager Do?

A project manager is associated with a particular project from its inception and initiates the project by working around an idea. They then organize project tasks and clearly define the scope of the project along with the expected outcomes. Next, the project manager estimates staffing requirements and assembles a team and allocates duties and responsibilities. They work closely with individuals of all ranks and departments, helping them coordinate the efficient and accurate flow of information among all project stakeholders. The project manager is also responsible for budgeting the entire project and ensuring that the project is proceeding as per the planned costs. They work across industries and are most commonly seen in construction, healthcare, engineering, IT and hospitality management. Equally popular are government project managers that work on projects taken up by the government exclusively.

A freelance project manager is a contractor who leads projects on behalf of client organizations. Due to their use across varied industries, one can find a project manager for hire best suited in their field on an online freelance marketplace like Guru.

If you wish to hire a project manager, make sure your freelancer can:

  • Plan and define project objectives, goals and scope.
  • Conduct project feasibility studies and make the necessary amendments.
  • Communicate relevant information to internal and external stakeholders whenever necessary.
  • Manage project risks and draft contingency plans.
  • Manage project administration.
  • Conduct project evaluation.

Qualifications of a Project Manager

It is ideal for your freelancer to have the following skills:

  • Professional education in Business Management or relevant managerial experience in related field of the project
  • Exemplary organizational and time-management skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Dynamic personality and ability to lead
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

When looking for freelance project manager for hire, it is helpful to see their previous work as it gives you an idea of how suited they are for your project.

Benefits of Freelance Project Manager

A freelance project manager mostly takes up only one project at a time and thus is completely focused and dedicated to the ongoing project. They continually identify redundancies, delegate tasks and trouble-shoots, keeping the project on schedule by dedicating time and energy to it, which the client may not be able to do. A freelance project manager takes care of the smallest of nuances and the tiniest of details related to the project, which the client may just disregard as unimportant. They work across different projects and this richens their experience and skill set.

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