A project manager is responsible for leading and directing a project. This requires strong communication skills and the ability to think quickly to resolve problems in real time as well as leadership ability, organizational skills, and close attention to detail. A systems engineer works with the project team, applying an interdisciplinary approach to assure a projectâ€™s technical specifications and quality goals are met on schedule. There are many points during a project where the roles and responsibilities of the project manager and systems engineer intersect.
For this assignment, develop a three-page document, excluding cover sheet and reference page, which describes how the roles and responsibilities of the project manager and systems engineer may be interrelated during different project phases. What reliances and needs does each have on the other? Consider the planning, execution, and control phases.