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Project Manager / Client Relations

Last updated Oct 17, 2003.

No matter how well a team works together and gets along, it needs guidance, a voice. The project manager builds the schedule, including the deadlines—usually in the form of a timeline or Gantt chart—communicates with the teams, and manages the requirements and budget.

Project managers are similar to account executives. They assure the client that everything is on track and put out fires before they can turn into blazes. They check on the design and development teams' progress and track it. They ensure the client is happy and resolve any issues between the design team and the client.

Project managers are skilled in communications and using project management software for creating the timelines. Some have PMP (project management professional) certification, which is not easy to earn.