Hubert Chylewski

Mentor for Junior Project Manager

Benefits for the company

A satisfied customer from the project, internal or external customer

Project accomplished on time within a planned budget

A reliable picture of the project implementetion with the risks mitigated in advance

Instant Junior PM practice through training on the job while ensuring the safety of the project itself

Benefits for the Junior Project Manager

Soft skills

  • How to prepare for the meeting with the project team and customer
  • How to gain the project team's attention
  • How to present yourself professionally and confidently
  • Prepare meeting summary and action points
  • How to ensure the implementation of tasks and monitor the status of implementation
  • Learn communication ​skills with the customer, the board, or team members
  • How to prepare the project team for a meeting with the customer
  • Determine the necessary team competences
  • Acquire internal and external resources
  • Negotiations with contractors, experts, superiors, and suppliers
  • How to prepare for unforeseen problems
  • How to monitor delays, mitigate, and report them to the management board, team, client
  • Project team ​members' motivation
  • How to cooperate with various company departments
  • Lead project meetings
  • Lead customer meetings 
  • Team organization
  • Problem solving
  • Tasks delegation

Hard skills

  • Define the assumptions and goals of the project - Project Charter - 365 view
  • The right project methodology selection
  • PMO Project Management Office cooperation process
  • Selection of the most ​efficient project management tools (Gantt, kanban board, documents repositories, code repositories, quality monitoring, remote and onsite meeting tools
  • Project implementation control, monitoring processes and tools
  • Status preparation for the board, the customer, and the project team
  • Budget control
  • Schedule control and/or the pace of product development
  • Project quality criteria and product development quality monitoring
  • Responsibility matrix preparation
  • Risk identification and mitigation
  • Change control

Implementation steps

Get a High Level view of the scope

Agree on the development goals for the Junior Project Manager

Company culture and project environemnt analysis

Getting to know the details of the project: scope, schedule, project team

Verify the current competences of the Junior Project Manager his/her talents and exerience SWOT analysis

Prepare meetings schedule with Junior Project Manager, and other project team members

Define the project responsibilities for the Mentor and the Junior Project Manager

Project execution, monitoring and constant improvement

Mentor's input and responsibility

Key project indicators monitoring:

> project goals acomplishments
> schedule
> budget
> scope change management
> project communication plan execution
> potential risks

Knowledge and experience transfer to the Junior Project Manager, including the world's soft and hard skills best practices in Training on the Job

Project progress and communication quality observation and analysis. Drawing conclusions on what and how project execution can be improved. Support Junior Project Manager in implementing those changes.

Assessment of Junior Project Manager's competences before and during the project implementation