Qualities of the Best Project Manager in the World


  • Project Management practices
  • Industry specific, e.g. codes, standards, laws, welding symbols, etc.
  • Trade specific, e.g. math, programming, graphic design, mechanical design, etc.
  • General skills, e.g. excel, writing, etc
  • Negotiation practices


  • Responsive
  • Communication
  • Decision making (seeks advice)
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Logs up-to-date, tracks all pertinent information
  • Project review
  • Change orders, effectively identify and collect
  • Write clear and effective RFIs
  • Familiar with each project and understanding of specific needs and requirements of each project
  • Good relationships (internal and external)


  • Leadership (including training, mentoring and coaching)
  • Teamwork
  • Cooperation
  • Integrity
  • Organized
  • Excellence
  • Growth mindset (reader, etc)
  • Continuous improvement mindset
  • Positive
  • “Can do” attitude
  • Wisdom
  • Sense of urgency
  • Confident
  • Good listener
  • Connected in the industry. Contractors, engineers, owners, suppliers, erectors, detailers, etc.
  • Problem solver
  • Passionate
  • Stubborn


  • Projects completed on schedule
  • Projects completed on or under budget
  • Satisfied customer (no complaints)
  • Exceeds customer expectations


  • Organizational support, works for the “Best Organization in the World”
  • Program Manager
  • Portfolio Manager
  • Support members (project assistants, purchasing, etc)

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