Blog   Being a Project Manager: A Short Survival Guide

Being a Project Manager: A Short Survival Guide

By Kate Punova
Reading Time: 1 minute

Just imagine: one day, you, an experienced QA tester who knows everything about testing software, completely switch to managing projects. That’s a good step forward, but being a project manager is not an easy challenge. No worries, we will give you some tips on how to survive.
Keep your priorities in order
You are not a tester anymore, so pay attention to planning tasks for your team. Don’t forget to communicate with your clients and control the deadlines.
Check the status of your project
Make sure that all the milestones are delivered. It’s better to do this regularly, between the deadlines. Providing your team with a feedback is a must.
Don’t dig into details too much
Being aware of everything is great, but when you’re a project manager, you have no need to know ALL the details. Don’t overload yourself – you just have to know where to get the essential detail when necessary.
Be responsible for your team
You’re not walking alone. You’re a project manager now, and you should learn how to communicate with your team, motivate them, and so on. Even if something goes wrong, don’t blame a particular person. You should be the greatest fan of your team – never forget about this.
Don’t forget about the documentation
There is no need to create a formal document to back up a project request – you just need something to provide your team with guidelines. If there is no documentation like this – create it. Reviewing such documentation with your clients is also a good idea.
Never stop learning
Improving your skills is essential for being a really good project manager. Learn new practices and always stay tech-savvy – set an example for your team.

Latest Posts

QA Madness Acquires a Prominent Position Among Top Testing Companies at GoodFirms

By Anna Senchenko
Reading Time: 3 minutes The article is created by GoodFirms content writer. GoodFirms recognized QA Madness for its excellent testing services and has enlisted the organization among the top testing companies in Lithuania. The company is soon
Read more

Top 10 Software Testing Blogs to Follow

By Yana Andyol
Reading Time: 3 minutes While heavy books and guidelines come in handy for the enthusiastic beginners in realms of software testing, this is not quite a strategy for experienced QA engineers. The rise of Youtube and blogging
Read more

Getting QA engineers and Developers Cooperate

By Yana Andyol
Reading Time: 4 minutes A work-in-progress. This is a word-match to describe the relationships between developers and QA specialists operating on the same software product. Apart from the long-lasting stereotypes, some of the strategic pitfalls and lack
Read more

Software Testing Outsource – FAQs Revealed

By Yana Andyol
Reading Time: 5 minutes Since the outsource of software testing services is a multi-faceted process, it is natural for the questions to occur at any stage of cooperation with a software testing company. This is the reason
Read more

Misconceptions of the Automated Testing Debunked

By Yana Andyol
Reading Time: 4 minutes Recently, automated software testing has been widely identified as game-changer for software projects. With artificial intelligence quickly gaining traction, total automation sounds like an inevitable reality. Yet those jumping to conclusions gave birth
Read more